News for Tuesday, June 12, 2012


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Drew QB Jay Murray hopes to build on last season’s success

As a first-year starting quarterback last season, Jay Murray had the benefit of being surrounded by a talented, experienced and speedy supporting cast of receivers and running backs.

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Lovejoy looking for some revenge in Virginia

Lovejoy coach Al Hughes has been preaching “unfinished business” to his Wildcats for the past couple of years.

Riverdale: Construction grant will buy playground equipment

The City of Riverdale was awarded a $20,000 construction grant from a national non-profit KaBOOM! The grant will allow for the city to purchase playground equipment for the city’s multi-million dollar regional park on Wilson Road. The news was revealed during Monday night’s City Council meeting.

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Clayton BOC approves $268.7 million county budget

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s proposed $268.7 million fiscal year 2013 budget on Tuesday night.

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July 4th parade organizers desperately seeking bands

Jonesboro City Council waives fees for popular event

Fourth of July Parade organizers are having trouble finding musical groups, particularly marching bands, to perform in the parade.

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Jonesboro woman accused of stabbing, killing mother

Bond was denied Tuesday for a Jonesboro woman accused of stabbing her mother to death during an argument at their home.

T-SPLOST ‘wireside chat’ scheduled Thursday night

Have a question about the Transportation Investment Act and its tax, known as the T-SPLOST? Clayton County Chairman Eldrin Bell will take questions about it via phone with a “wireside chat” Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

North Carolina man arrested on Clayton County rape charges

A North Carolina man charged with raping a minor in Clayton County in 2008 was arrested Monday morning in Hertford, N.C.