News for Friday, June 29, 2012

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Riverdale’s concert series begins on a high note

Thousands of people from across metro Atlanta were on “Fire” to attend the first installment of the City of Riverdale’s South City Concert Series. “We turned Riverdale out,” said Cie Cie McGhee, the city’s marketing and events specialist.

Teens charged with stealing neighbors car, flipping it

A man on an out-of-state vacation got what might have been the shock of his life Friday night when Jonesboro police called him and said his 2010 Chrysler 300 was upside down in the middle of Ga. Hwy. 138.

Man busted for taking pics of woman undressing

A Jonesboro man was holding his 1-month-old baby girl as he used his cellphone to snap photos of a woman undressing inside a Goodwill store, said Fayetteville police.

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Powers fastest clergyman at AMS

David Powers is officially the fastest pastor in the Southern Crescent.

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Fagan’s early birthday gift — a win at AMS

Terry Mathis has been racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway for 14 years.

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STOVALL: Georgia’s Crowell’s troubles brings back memories

It was February 2, 2011 — National Signing Day for college football.

Clayton school approves $335.83 million budget

The Clayton County Board of Education approved the school district’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013, on Monday, after weeks of deliberations, public hearings and exhaustive efforts to cut costs.

GBI IDs teen shot by police

Accomplice makes court appearance

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the Jonesboro teenager shot and killed by Clayton County police Wednesday during a residential burglary. GBI spokesman John Bankhead said Trevion Davis, 13, of Jonesboro died late Wednesday afternoon.

OH Cannnamerrrica!

I was standing only 100 yards away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario 363 days ago.

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Mr. Jackie “Jack” Edward Caudle

Mr. Jackie “Jack” Edward Caudle, 84, of Jonesboro, passed away, June 26, 2012.

Locals caught in fed sting

Eight Clayton County residents were among more than 60 busted in a federal takedown of illegal gun trafficking in Atlanta, said officials Wednesday night.

No property tax increase!

Morrow approves balanced $14.4 million budget

Morrow residents can rest assured that they will not see their taxes go up and they will not see a drop in city services cut over the next 12 months.

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Grants a 'blessing' for neighborhoods

Marion Hutchinson could not hold back his emotions Thursday morning as he accepted a $750 grant to help fund a newly-formed Neighborhood Watch program in his subdivision. Hutchinson was one of 11 recipients of a grant from the Kem Kimbrough Foundation, awarded during a ceremony at Arts Clayton. Hutchinson got choked up and had trouble finishing his acceptance speech.

High court ruling delays Bun sentencing

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week that teenage killers are exempt from serving life without parole has delayed today's sentencing of a Riverdale teen convicted last month in the shooting death of a Clayton County sheriff's deputy

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