News for Monday, February 6, 2012

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Locust Grove, Forest Park lead charge into wrestling sectionals

Locust Grove, Forest Park, Ola and Morrow are the Southern Crescent schools sending at least 10 wrestlers on to the sectional rounds of the traditional tournament across the state this coming weekend.

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Big stakes on line between Forest Park, North Clayton

Chances are both Forest Park and North Clayton will be pretty pumped when the teams meet this evening in the regular-season finale for both squads.

January gasoline prices hit record high

It looks like drivers had good reason to cringe at the sight of gasoline prices last month, when they stopped to fill up.

Customs: Flower inspections increase as Valentine’s Day nears

An annual holiday known for its ability to significantly boost the sales of flowers and chocolate candy has forced the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency to increase its flower inspections at its ports around the country.

Morrow teen held in shooting

A Morrow teenager has been charged with accidentally shooting his friend. However, police say both of them may have been part of a robbing crew terrorizing Clayton County residents.

Attorneys want wounded inmate out of custody

Attorneys for a suspect shot in the head during an armed robbery want him released from custody to continue expensive medical treatment under his parent's insurance, not Clayton County taxpayers.

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Lyle, William “Sonny”

William “Sonny” Lyle, 74, of Rex, Ga., passed away Feb. 6, 2012.

Faulkner, Mrs. Chris

Mrs. Chris Faulkner,69, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.

Convicted killer indicted in attack on jailer

A convicted felon sentenced two weeks ago to life in prison for the shooting death of a Riverdale father of five, has been indicted for attacking a prison guard.

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Congressman recognizes academy nominees at ceremony

Several people shed tears of joy, Saturday, as Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) recognized his 2012 military academy appointments, at the Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta.

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The GOP: Preaching the prosperity gospel — Tina Dupuy

When I hear "entitlement society," I think "country club." But when Mitt Romney, the heir apparent, next in line GOP nominee, uses that phrase, he doesn't mean rich guys like him, given all the advantages of wealth, who are now enjoying its comforts — he means the rest of us.

Savaging Newt — Michael Reagan

I am somewhat mystified –– and dismayed –– by the spectacle of a lot of so-called conservatives, who weren't around in the 1980s, dropping Ronald Reagan's name to promote themselves while they go about slandering Newt Gingrich.

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