News for Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Bun hearing delayed while court awaits higher ruling

A hearing to determine whether a sentence of life without parole for a teenage killer is cruel and unusual punishment has been delayed while the local court awaits a pending ruling on the issue by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Forest Park recycling looking profitable

In just two days, Forest Park made $700 from collecting residents’ curbside recyclables, giving hope that the decision to start the program will prove profitable for the city, said officials.

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Seniors get tips on staying healthy

Clayton senior services host health expo

Scores of seniors got a lesson in healthy eating and a few summer recipes they can cook without using their stoves.

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Jonesboro readying for return of farmer’s market

Jonesboro City Councilwoman Pat Sebo sees a farmer’s market in the town’s downtown area as a positive addition to life in the city.

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Campaign treasure hunters — Will Durst

Face it, people: In America today, the major difference between a campaign contribution and a bribe is five syllables.

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Cool, but not for spending — Tom Purcell

I wonder how many government programs dreamt up during the Great Depression era might not have happened had federal government buildings been made unbearable by hot, sticky air.

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Henry fire captain gets national credentialing designation

A veteran Henry County firefighter, Capt. Brandon B. Mitchell, has been designated by a national organization as one of the best in the country in doing his job

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Clayton man among first to receive specialized EMT training

A Jonesboro emergency medical technician was among the first civilians in the nation to be honored for completing training in “tactical casualty care” — in other words, how to tend to victims while the bullets are still flying.

Forum will present T-SPLOST pros, cons

Chairman Bell and anti-tax activist to speak

Clayton County Chairman Eldrin Bell and an activist opposed to the Transportation Investment Act are scheduled to speak Saturday at an educational forum organized and moderated by the chairman of the county GOP.

Teenager indicted for exposing self to kids

A Riverdale teenager faces numerous public indecency charges after being indicted Wednesday by a Clayton County grand jury.

Cops working possible hostage situation

Clayton County police continued into Wednesday evening dealing with a possible hostage situation inside Saddle Creek subdivision off Panola Road.

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Clayton County Police working possible hostage situation in Ellenwood

As of about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Clayton County police had been working a possible hostage situation in Ellenwood for more than five hours, said police.

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