News for Tuesday, February 28, 2012


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McCleskey, Glenn

Glenn McCleskey, of Forest Park, passed away on Feb. 25, 2012.

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Libraries to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Clayton County libraries are poised to celebrate the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss — with several days of special events later this week, and early next week.

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Clutch shooting sends Jonesboro to quarterfinals

As Kenisha Reeves walked off the court Tuesday, Jonesboro principal Stephanie Johnson shouted, “Awesome job!” to the junior guard.

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Total dominance propels Forest Park to elite eight

Total dominance. That’s the best way to describe the Forest Park Lady Panthers’ destruction of the Bainbridge Lady Bearcats in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs Tuesday night at the Forest Park gym.

Forest Park woman sentenced in federal court

A Forest Park woman was sentenced, Tuesday, to 10 years in prison for stealing corporate identities and getting credit on their behalf, after serving a term in federal prison on an unrelated fraud conviction.

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Local boys teams back in action

If Jonesboro, Eagle’s Landing and Henry County are to advance to the boys basketball state quarterfinals, they must win on the road.

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Morrow makes ‘minor changes’ to personnel rules

Morrow firefighters can now sleep on the job –– without running the risk of getting into trouble with city officials.

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Three men honored for saving burning neighbor

Before Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson left the courtroom, following the conviction of a man who poured gas on his girlfriend and set her afire, she said she wanted three witnesses honored for saving the victim’s life.

School Notebook - February 29, 2012

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Jonesboro woman wins $1 million jackpot

A Jonesboro woman recently won $1 million through the Georgia Lottery, according to a lottery spokeswoman.

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Hartsfield official named ‘engineer of year’

The assistant general manager for planning and development at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been named “2012 Engineer of the Year in Government” by an engineering alliance, said airport spokesman Al Snedeker.

Fresh fruit, vegetable sales ongoing in McDonough

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office, at 97 Lake Dow Road, in McDonough, is conducting its annual Small Fruit Plant Sale. Through March 9, the agency is offering asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, figs, muscadines, raspberries and strawberries.

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COUPON QUEEN: Retailers weigh in on coupon etiquette

Jill Cataldo saves hundreds on groceries by making the most of the common coupon. You can, too.

Sutherland, Joan Miller

Joan Miller Sutherland, 75, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.

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Sweet nuthin's — Peter Funt

We're in the midst of an information explosion –– a virtual supermarket of news options –– and Americans are stuffing themselves with sweets.

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Happy Leap Year! — Martha Carr

Leap year is upon us, and according to 800-year-old lore dating back to St. Patrick, the time is ripe for anyone hoping for more love or money.