News for Monday, January 9, 2012


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Jonesboro OKs zoning for Lee Street store

A Jonesboro couple, hoping to open a convenience store and Caribbean restaurant in a long-vacant building on Lee Street, cleared a key zoning hurdle on Monday when the city council unanimously approved a conditional use zoning permit for the business.

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Luella student to sing at Carnegie Hall

Rachel Stokes is preparing to attend the 2012 American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. She was selected last fall to take part in the event’s Honors Choir showcase.

Bostwick, Sr., John Wesley

John Wesley Bostwick, Sr., 80, of McDonough, went to be with his Lord in heaven on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

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Clayton students receive free eyecare

For five years, the Clayton County Schools Social Work Department has partnered with the Luxottica Group, in an effort to identify, and refer, eligible students in need of vision services.

Man charged after shove kills roommate

A Forest Park man is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail, after police said he killed his roommate during an argument.

Riverdale man dies in Miss. motorhome wreck

JACKSON, Miss. — A second man has died from injuries sustained in the southern Mississippi wreck of a motorhome carrying a group of friends from Georgia to New Orleans to attend the national college football championship game, authorities said Sunday.

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Forest Park, Locust Grove take area duals crowns

Forest Park and Locust Grove will go to the state duals wrestling competition with one thing in common: an area championship.

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Region 4-AAAA powers Lovejoy, North Clayton collide

Lovejoy’s basketball season can be divided into two parts: What the team did while the football squad was enjoying an extended run to the state-championship game, and what the team has done since.

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Close-knit Ola meeting expectations

At the beginning of the season, Ola boys basketball coach Curt Miller wrote three goals the players had for the team.

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Laws, Moody win top honors in Region 4-AAA

Drew coach Jarrett Laws and Henry County quarterback Chris Moody won two of the top three honors from Region 4-AAA.

Former police chief waives Monday court appearance

Former Morrow police chief, Jeff Baker, waived his formal arraignment hearing Monday, a move that puts his criminal case on next month’s State Court calendar, officials said.

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What to watch for in 2012 — Joe Gandelman

There are some things to look for politically this year, which could give us a clue to where America is heading as it zooms further into the 21st Century.

State’s gas prices rise by more than 10 cents

Gasoline prices are on an upward spiral nationally –– and in the Southeast –– as the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular in Georgia jumped by 14 cents over the last week.

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Iowa votes — Michael Reagan

The Iowa caucuses are over, but the fun has just begun.

Joiner, Lloyd Bennett

Lloyd Bennett Joiner, of Jonesboro, passed away on Jan. 7, 2012.

Needham, Nancy

Nancy Needham, 48, of Jonesboro, died on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

Hodgson, David L.

Mr. David L. Hodgson, 80, of Riverdale, passed away Jan. 8, 2012.