News for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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Absher, Troy Ivan

Troy Ivan Absher, 74, of Jonesboro, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.

Men caught on camera arrested for burglary

Police search for third suspect

Two men were arrested for allegedly stealing $800 worth of lottery tickets from a Hampton store, and police are searching for another suspect involved in the heist.

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Plea bargain gets Stanley 15-year sentence

Lesser charge offers parole time

Wanda Stanley will be spending time in a state prison, after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, as part of a plea bargain offered by prosecutors.

Datebook - February 9, 2012

Library System hosts several events for families

Attorneys want judge off case

Attorneys for a near-brain-dead inmate have asked a Clayton County magistrate to recuse herself, as they continue to fight to have him released from custody so private insurance can pick up the tab for his care, and not taxpayers.

Clayton health board offers emergency preparedness seminar

The Clayton County Board of Health is inviting local businesses, community organizations and members of the general public to participate in an upcoming program on emergency preparedness and response efforts in the county.

School Notebook - February 9, 2012

‘Tribute to Success’ at Jonesboro High, Thursday

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For Jonesboro wrestler Rice, not seeing is believing

Only three months ago, Lucas Rice discovered wrestling. Soccer, football and basketball all sounded nice, but the diminutive Jonesboro freshman didn’t think he could be any good at them.

Piedmont Henry commended for breast-feeding program

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association, recently, honored the Stockbridge hospital with a Care Award, for achieving excellence in its lactation program.

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An unexpected connection — Jason A. Smith

I have developed a strong connection with Henry County, but this connection took on a new level of significance, recently, in light of a discovery made by my wife a few weeks ago.

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The GOP soap opera — Will Durst

It's been more exciting than a zip-line over crocodile-infested streams, watching the Republican reality TV show currently playing across the nation.

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Sexes’ differences good for Valentine’s Day — Tom Purcell

Italian researchers concluded there are significant differences between the sexes. And in my humble opinion, nothing illustrates those differences better than Valentine's Day.

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BOC votes to redraw commission district lines

Most changes affect Jonesboro, Lovejoy areas

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners narrowly approved a new map for commission districts, on Tuesday, that would leave people living in the southern half of the county feeling the biggest changes — if state and federal officials sign off on the re-shuffling.

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