News for Tuesday, March 6, 2012


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Romney, Santorum, Gingrich split ‘Super Tuesday’ spoils

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney rolled to primary victories in Virginia, Vermont and home-state Massachusetts on Super Tuesday, reaching for a decisive advantage in the most turbulent race for the Republican presidential nomination in a generation.

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Cartwright elected Lovejoy mayor

Bobby Cartwright was elected Lovejoy’s mayor in a special election Tuesday and vowed that the city “will start tomorrow in the right direction.”

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MAHONE: Let the best region, county basketball debate begin

The debate will move from cyberspace to where it rightfully belongs — the basketball court.

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North Clayton-Southwest DeKalb game features three top-100 players

For the casual basketball fan from the Southern Crescent, today might mark the first time they’ve witnessed three top-100 players on the same court.

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Jonesboro’s guard trio has been catalyst for team’s postseason success

Sharman White doesn’t personally know any of the Jonesboro players, but the Miller Grove coach has gotten a good feel for the Cardinals personnel as he studied film. White’s assessment is that the Cardinals guard trio of Daniel Peace, Pat Petty and Cameron Sutton are a close-knit group that plays with a lot of confidence.

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Jonesboro confident in return to semifinals

Both the Lady Cardinals and their opponent, Southwest DeKalb, return to the semifinals, but took much different paths.

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First Lady Deal visits youngsters at Huie Elementary

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal stops by Huie Elementary School in Forest Park to read to kindergarten and first-grade students as part of her “Read Across Georgia” tour.

Fugitive is returned to Clayton County

Clayton County sheriff’s investigators went to the Atlanta airport Tuesday night to pick up a Riverdale man sought since the 2010 shooting death of his estranged wife.

Clayton police arrest teens in burglary

Clayton County police said a pair of teenagers went up into an attic to break into apartments inside a College Park unit.

Forest Park OKs authority for high-speed rail

The Forest Park City Council adopted a resolution supporting the formation of an authority to operate a planned high-speed rail between Macon and the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Hearing continued for teen accused of taking baby

Tuesday’s preliminary hearing for a teen accused of kidnapping a newborn from a Riverdale hospital has been reset to April 24.