News for Wednesday, March 28, 2012


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Pet of the Week - Roxy

Roxy is a one year old, tortie domestic shorthair.

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Pet of the Week - Nino

Nino is a 10 month old Yorkie mix.

Mundy’s Mill High planning community day

The school known to its students and parents simply as, “The Mill,” is planning a big “Community Day” for late April, an official at the school has announced.

No shame in moving back home with Mom and Dad - Tom Purcell

At least I was embarrassed about it.

Romney Inc. - Will Durst

No. It's not over. Well, OK, it's kind of over.

Faith Notes - March 30, 2012

‘A Baby Changes Everything’ prayer breakfast April 21

DATEBOOK: March 30, 2012

Easter eggs, taxes and talent expected Saturday

Jimmy Lamar Green

Jimmy Lamar Green, 73, of Riverdale, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Mrs. Amaryllus “Marilyn” Askew

Mrs. Amaryllus “Marilyn” Askew, 78, of Meridian, Miss., passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012.

A community garden to grow in Morrow

City leaders are hoping to grow a new feature in the town — a community garden. It is part of an effort to make the city into a “Lifelong Community,” where people choose to live in the town from their childhood until they become elderly.

Army charges Ga. soldiers with murder

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Army has filed murder charges against four soldiers in the shooting deaths of an ex-soldier who had been part of their brigade and his girlfriend, a spokesman for Fort Stewart in Georgia said Wednesday.

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Spring brings threats for pets

Humane Society officials urge vigilance, care

Spring is upon us, and with the blooming flowers and warmer temperatures come several threats — from parasitic to environmental — that can put a pet’s life in jeopardy, according to officials with the Clayton County Humane Society.

Clayton County grand jury returns indictments

A Clayton County Superior Court grand jury indicted a man for bringing in a handgun to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in January, according to documents.

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North Clayton retires Love’s jersey

From politicians to educators and former coaches, just about everyone had a story to tell about former North Clayton High standout Kyle Love as the school officially retired his No. 72 jersey on Wednesday.

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Cops arrest teen in theft of seven guns

A suspended Clayton County alternative school student was arrested Tuesday morning for what police said was his third burglary in a month after they allegedly caught him in the act of stealing seven firearms from a Jonesboro home.

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Clayton Parks and Rec host youth event Saturday

An Easter egg hunt, with more than 1,000 plastic eggs filled with “yummy candy,” will be held at Clayton County’s International Park, located at 2300 Hwy 138 SE, in Jonesboro this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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New Teen Council takes office in Forest Park

About 20 members of Teen Council to take the oath of office as administered by Judge Allyson Pitts.

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Bake sale helps raise dough for Relay for Life

The tables outside Clayton County Office of Solicitor General were laden with all manner of sweets Tuesday as the staff worked to raise money for the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. Tough job, but someone had to do it.

Couple sent to prison for molesting children

A Clayton County couple, formerly of Henry County, pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to three counts of child molestation during a break in jury selection for their trial set to start this week. They were sentenced to 15 years, to serve five in prison followed by 10 on probation.

Morrow shooter gets life plus five years in prison

A Clayton County Superior Court judge sentenced a Morrow man to life plus five years in prison for the 2010 shooting death of his friend.