News for Tuesday, June 19, 2012


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Mr. William Dale Kent

Mr. William Dale Kent, of Jonesboro, passed away June 16, 2012, at the age of 37.

Morrow police serving up crab for a cause

Morrow police will be serving up crab cakes all day Thursday, along with everything else on the menu at Joe’s Crab Shack, to raise money for Special Olympics.

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County leaders defend expenses for Obama memorial

The county’s plan to memorialize Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great-grandmother of First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, next week has become entangled in the county’s long-standing fight over last year’s property tax increases. It has brought allegations of misuse of money, and charges of racism from opposing sides on the issue.

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Lovejoy wins passing tourney in Va.

Wildcats headed to Georgia Invitational at Lassiter

For Lovejoy, it was “mission accomplished,” part one.

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Forest Park looking for different cast to lead

You can use a lot of words to describe the task Steven Cole has as he enters his fifth season as Forest Park girls basketball coach.

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Younginers deal their way in

Only in racing can a 1996 Mustang turn into a Legends car for dad then a Bandolero for son.

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Police arrest pair in copper theft

Two Jonesboro men were arrested Monday after a daring daytime theft of copper from a vacant grocery store, said police.

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New BOE map drawn by federal judge

Public has until Monday to file objections

Members of the public have a very brief period of time — until Monday to be exact — to inspect the maps, and have their attorneys file any legal objections with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, according to a June 15 order Pannell issued for the release of the maps for inspection.

Judge sends murder case to Superior Court

The murder case against three relatives was bound over to Superior Court for possible grand jury presentment Tuesday following a lengthy preliminary hearing.

Woman accused of killing mom to be evaluated

A Jonesboro woman accused of stabbing her mother to death earlier this month in an argument over her eviction was in court briefly Tuesday, but her hearing was continued.

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Small-business workshop helps entrepreneurs meet lenders

Conference ‘a huge success’

More than 100 area entrepreneurs listened to lectures and met with money men Tuesday at a Clayton State workshop devoted to helping small businesses find financing.


District will make vote on final budget Monday