News for Thursday, June 7, 2012


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PAGLIA: A dream deferred

A few Southern Crescent baseball players found out the dream of being selected in the Major League Baseball draft doesn't always going according to plan.

Mrs. Mary L. Casey

Mrs. Mary L. Casey, of Fayetteville, passed away June 6, 2012, at the age of 86.

Mr. Gary Ronald Hatcher, Sr.

Mr. Gary Ronald Hatcher, Sr., 57, of the Jonesboro and Stockbridge area, passed away, June 5, 2012.

Final Morehouse murder defendant sentenced to life

The last of the defendants to go on trial for the 2006 murder of Morehouse College Student Carlnell Walker received a life sentence from a Clayton County Superior Court judge on Wednesday.

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Turkey Chop: Fast-food alternative that tastes good

First metro Atlanta location opens in Jonesboro

“A no beef, no pork alternative” to traditional fast food and soul food restaurants? And it tastes good? That’s the message Chicago restauranteur Quentin Love hopes to bring to Jonesboro when he helps open the first Turkey Chop just off Tara Boulevard on Friday.

Man featured on ‘America’s Most Wanted’ indicted for murder

A 39-year old Riverdale man was indicted by a grand jury this week, on several charges, including felony murder, in connection with the 2010 shooting death of his estranged wife.

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Driven crazy by love lost — Ronda Rich

I’d always heard that love — or rather the loss of it — could drive a woman crazy. ... But I never believed it until it happened to her.

AAA: June to bring lower prices at pump

While the rate of decline has slowed in recent weeks, gas prices continue to fall almost unimpeded, according to officials with AAA’s The Auto Club Group.