News for Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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Big third quarter key to Drew’s 74-26 win over Locust Grove

Drew went into halftime easily in control of its Region 4-AAA game against Locust Grove with a 16-point lead.

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Mundy’s Mill puts away pesky North Clayton 52-39

Senior guard Brianna McQueen turned in her usual standout performance, scoring a game-high 22 points, as the Mundy’s Mill Tigers used a strong second half to dispose of host North Clayton 52-39 in a Region 4-AAAA contest on Tuesday.

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Lovejoy girls edge Morrow again

Playing each other for the second time in the last three games, Tuesday night’s Lovejoy-Morrow girls basketball clash was nearly a carbon copy of the first. The

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Digital, amplified phone available to hearing impaired

Southern Crescent residents, who are deaf, or hard of hearing –– from one percent hearing loss, to profound deafness –– can now obtain a new amplified, cordless phone for free, thanks to the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, Inc. (GACHI).

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Man allegedly takes keys, then steals car

Keys left on customer service counter

Keylis Jere Bridegeforth is alleged to be a different kind of car thief.

Eased tensions with Iran lower oil prices

Could moderate pump prices for gas

News of the European Union considering a six-month delay on sanctions against Iran, to allow European countries to find alternative supplies, seems to have lifted a heavy weight that was pinching the nerves of the world-wide oil industry, according to a spokesperson for AAA’s Auto Club South.

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Former Clayton Sheriff could be indicted today

A Clayton County grand jury is expected to hear evidence, this morning, against a former sheriff accused of theft, lying, racketeering, and influencing witnesses.

Kirkpatrick, III, Ira Lee

Ira Lee Kirkpatrick, III, 54, of McDonough, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

School Notebook - January 18, 2012

‘500 Standing in the GAP’ conference this weekend

Fugitive in student attacks arrested

A Stone Mountain man has been arrested on outstanding warrants, in connection with the armed robbery of Clayton State University students during the summer.

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COUPON QUEEN: How to snap a coupon slump

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

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Searching for Ian — Martha Carr

Talk about Ian Burnet and share with friends that an engineering graduate student from my alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, who is looking forward to getting back to school, is missing.

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Mitt Romney takes us to infinity and beyond! — Cliff Schecter

If Willard Mitt Romney didn't exist, we'd have to invent him. And in a way, we did.

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Remembering King’s Legacy

Locals celebrate MLK parade’s return to Jonesboro

The sites and sounds of Clayton County’s 12th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade were just a bit too attractive to Jonesboro youth, Makala Neaves.

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A history lesson on King’s birthday

MLK, Michelle Obama ancestors buried in Rex

Historic Rex Village was quiet. The buildings seemed to be existing in the past, even though people from the present were driving around them.

First Atlanta officers graduate from TSA education program

The first group of transportation security officers in Atlanta were recently recognized for completing their courses through a higher education program funded by the Transportation Security Administration, said a spokesman for the agency.

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Some inconvenient facts — Michael Reagan

Republicans need to take a good look at the most recent unemployment numbers and run against them, not against each other, and if they do they will win.