News for Monday, March 12, 2012


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Jonesboro City Council OKs $61K spending increases from $76K surplus

The Jonesboro City Council approved an amendment to the town’s 2012 budget, to give the police department $35,000 to buy two new police cruisers this year — part of $61,400 worth of budget amendments made Monday by the council, at the mayor’s request.

Mr. James E. Satterfield

Mr. James E. Satterfield, 80, of McDonough, was born on Jan. 24, 1932, and passed away, March 11, 2012. He was retired from Clayton County.

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Rush’s fluke controversy was no fluke — Joe Gandelman

The controversy over talk show king Rush Limbaugh’s sexually-insulting and innuendo-filled three-day rant against Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke for her advocacy of health-plan coverage for contraceptives was ... no fluke.

Ruth Wheeles

Ruth Wheeles, 84, of Forest Park, died on Monday, March 12, 2012.

Mr. William Shank, Jr.

Mr. William Shank, Jr., 68, of Molena, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Emory Midtown Hospital.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Pruden Shannon

Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Pruden Shannon passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Jonesboro, at 88 years of age.

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Cool It, America — Mike Reagan

We all need to calm down and watch our mouths.

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Morrow opens new walking trail tunnel

Morrow residents no longer have to play a real-life version of the old video game, “Frogger,” to get across Ga. Hwy. 54, near Clayton State University.

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Woman arrested in assault, armed robbery

The Clayton County Sheriffs Office has arrested a woman they allege robbed another woman at knifepoint.

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A look at the NCAA field

Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and Michigan State are the No. 1 seeds.

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White Academy dancers boogie down at benefit

White Academy’s all-girls dance team, The Dynamic Dancers, recently performed in the Southeast Region Spinal Cord Benefit, to honor Zac Bradley, a 2010 graduate of North Clayton High.

Two Tampa men killed in I-75 crash

Two people died following an accident on I-75 over the weekend.

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Central Georgia EMC marking 75 years

Co-op a fixture in community

The EMC moved, around 1950, to what is now the central offices of the Butts County school system, and moved to its sprawling Mulberry Street campus in 1971.