News for Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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Martha's big adventure –– I want what I want - Martha Carr

I want what I want when I want it, which is always now.

How the South can rise again: Immigrants - Tina Dupuy

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, members of the media noticed there was widespread devastation in the South. Watching it on television, as a person of Southern heritage, to me it was clear: "Some of that was like that before the storm."

Saving California - Michael Reagan

In less than 50 years, they ruined my home state.

15 Clayton schools listed as ‘Focus Schools’

The Georgia Department of Education has released a second list of schools in the state whose performance in certain bench-mark categories needs improvement.

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Lovejoy’s balance key to team, region success

With the return of six starters, and his top pitcher, Lovejoy coach Craig Chatman had reason to feel good about his team’s potential this season.

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Coaches ready to embrace new practice rules

Fine for teams that violate rules

For his entire 35-year coaching career, Al Hughes has always conducted preseason football practice the same way.

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BOC OKs 60 positions for sheriff’s office

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners signed off on a plan to eliminate overtime in the county sheriff’s office by adding $4.4 million to the office’s budget for new positions, on Tuesday.

Victim was shot from above, says doctor

The doctor who performed the autopsy on the body of a gunshot victim testified, Tuesday, that the bullet that killed the man was fired from about three feet away, and above his left shoulder.

Annual 'Savor the Taste' doubles as food drive

The fourth annual “Savor the Taste” event in Riverdale doubles as a food drive, this year, with donations to benefit an organization that targets local youths.

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Clayton legislators, business leaders seeking stronger partnership

Roughly 40 Clayton County business and municipal leaders traveled to the State Capitol building in Atlanta on Tuesday to build new bridges of cooperation with the county’s legislative delegation.

Mrs. Evelyn Lyles

Mrs. Evelyn Lyles, 78, of Jonesboro, passed away, March 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Lyles.

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Murder suspect hospitalized in Jesup

Friends, colleagues mourn, believing that Coker is victim of foul play

The Jones County woman wanted for the murder of a man believed to be Henry County businessman William G. “Doug” Coker, was in a hospital in Jesup, Ga., being treated for a drug overdose.

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Spring has sprung: Blooming flowers, green trees, bring pesky pollen

The Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic reported Monday a record-high pollen count in Atlanta, at 8,164, surpassing the previous record of 6,013, set on April 12, 1999.

Forest Park amends alcohol ordinance

Forest Park City Council again tabled a request for an alcohol license from two closed former strip clubs and amended the ordinance regulating issuance of the licenses.

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SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Riverdale Mayor will visit students at Brown Elementary

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon will be speaking to fourth and fifth grade students at Brown Elementary School at 9 a.m., about Women in History.

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Former Forest Park star and Steelers WR Hines Ward retiring

Ward, a high school standout at Forest Park High School and star in college at the University of Georgia, announced his retirement Tuesday after 14 seasons in the NFL and two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mrs. Lillie Mae Felt

Mrs. Lillie Mae Felt, of Jonesboro, passed away, March 19, 2012.

Stephenie J. Pearson

Stephenie J. Pearson, 29, of Riverdale, died March 12, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother and daughter, who will be greatly missed.

Houston W. Vise, Jr.

Houston W. Vise, Jr., 78, of Jonesboro, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012.