News for Thursday, June 21, 2012


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Mrs. Virginia Winge Hicks

Mrs. Virginia Winge Hicks, 88, passed away, June 20, 2012.

Willie Fred Easterwood, Jr.

Willie Fred Easterwood, Jr., a.k.a. Chip, 57, of Ellenwood, died June 16, 2012, at his home.

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Lenzly made way through Lovejoy to Olympic tryout

Former Lovejoy basketball standout Mike Lenzly has been on Great Britain’s national team three times and is trying out for a fourth stint that could be sweeter than the others for one reason.

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Drew looking for right chemistry

For the last two summers, Drew coach Jarrod Davis has taken his team away to a team basketball camp.

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Young drivers make for tough division competition

If you ask any of the drivers in the Young Lions division of Thursday Thunder, they will without hesitation let you know that they have the “most competitive” division of the summer racing series.

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Former Negro League pitcher honored

Jamuel Tarrant was honored Thursday at Lake City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for his history-making role in the National Negro League.

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Mattie’s Call issued for Jonesboro man

Clayton County police have issued a Mattie’s Call for a Jonesboro man who suffers from a severe brain injury.

Clayton cops involved in second shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the second officer-involved shooting in Clayton County in five days.

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The useless opinions of others — Ronda Rich

You can miss out on something grand if you spend too much time considering what somebody else might say.

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The cost of visiting the Olympics — Curt Yeomans

I never expected a visit to London during the Olympics to be cheap, but the running tally so far is a staggering testament to how much it truly costs to be a part of that big of a celebration.

No hostages here: Police surround empty house for more than eight hours

Clayton County SWAT and police officers spent more than eight hours Wednesday working what they thought was a hostage situation — only to discover the house they were watching was empty.