News for Thursday, March 1, 2012


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Jonesboro-Lovejoy finally happening

Eighty-seven days have passed since Lovejoy defeated Jonesboro in a key Region 4-AAAA contest.

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‘Confident’ North Clayton takes shot at Alcovy

North Clayton started the season hot, winning seven of its first eight games. The Eagles were ranked in the coaches’ state poll.

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Jonesboro takes on defending state champs

When it comes to state-tournament experience, there is no doubt that Fayette County has an edge over Jonesboro.

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Forest Park proving doubters wrong

OK. So you’re the Forest Park Lady Panthers. Last year’s state runners-up and this year’s Region 4-AAAA runners-up, despite a roster decimated with injuries and dependent on two freshman post players.

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Old-fashioned me — Ronda Rich

Call me old-fashioned, for I am. Say I’m out-of-date and behind the times. But, I have always believed that when it comes to courtship, men should be the pursuers.

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How do you rank the world’s newest landmarks — Curt Yeomans

“Travel + Leisure” magazine's recent list of the top 20 new landmarks in the world is largely a lovefest for modern architecture.

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American Airlines workers rally at Hartsfield-Jackson

Protest plan to cut 13,000 jobs

A small group of unionized American Airlines employees held banners before the public, protesting the bankrupt airline’s announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs, pension and healthcare benefits nationwide.

Datebook - March 1, 2012

United Way’s 7th Annual ‘Shoebox Project’ starts Thursday

Morrow names finalists in police chief search

Morrow officials confirmed Wednesday that Lithonia’s former police chief; a top-ranking official in the Atlanta Police Department, and the spokesman for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office are the only people left in the running for the city’s police chief position.

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Hill pleads not guilty to 37-count indictment

Judge ponders gag-order motion

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill pleaded not guilty, Wednesday, to 37 criminal charges filed last month against him, but will have to wait a day or two to learn if a judge will muzzle him until the trial.

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Senior Services preparing to ‘March for Meals’

Clayton County Senior Services officials are hoping to raise public awareness, this month, of the need for donations to support a program designed to provide food to elderly, homebound residents.

Clayton State University official joins law firm

A Clayton State University official and assistant professor has joined an Atlanta law firm, where he will serve “of counsel.”

Korean Air Airbus starts daily service next year

Passengers will be able to travel from Atlanta to Seoul, South Korea, next year, on the world’s largest passenger jet, according to a spokesman at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Soldier charged with sex crimes

An Army National Guardsman, serving as a military police officer, has been arrested and charged with two sex crimes, said a Clayton County Sheriff’s spokesman.

Police arrest three in pot bust

Clayton County police said a local business was a front for illegal drug activity, and arrested three people on marijuana charges.

Goree: BOE’s personnel policy unfair to employees

During Monday night’s board of education meeting, school district officials presented several updates on the operation of the school system, but sparks seemed to ignite among board members over the district’s personnel policy.

Clayton officers involved in Riverdale shootout

Clayton County police officers exchanged gunfire with a 24-year-old Riverdale man Wednesday afternoon, after he allegedly robbed a Jonesboro restaurant, carjacked a woman, and “threw” a toddler from the car.

Deal, college presidents seeking 250,000 more graduates

Gov. Nathan Deal is leading the push for Georgia to produce an additional 250,000 college graduates by 2020.