News for Wednesday, March 7, 2012


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Betty Carole Sobers Crawley

Betty Carole Sobers Crawley, 44, died on Feb. 25, 2012, at Retreat Hospital, in Richmond, V. "BC," as everyone knew her, was born on April 16, 1967, in Albany, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Edward Kenneth Sobers and the late Catherine Webster Sobers.

Datebook - March 9, 2012

An evening of ballroom dancing on Friday

Faith Notes - March 9, 2012

Annual Men's Day at Knights Monumental, Sunday

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A celebration of diversity

MLK Elementary hosts multicultural event

The aromas of Italian, Mexican, Indian, and Vietnamese cuisine filled the air at Martin Luther King Elementary School’s cafeteria in College Park. Several parents, teachers and students came out to feast on the assortment of foods in support of the school’s Multicultural Diversity Celebration.

Forest Park tables alcohol license request

The Forest Park City Council, recently, tabled a request for alcohol licenses from two closed businesses formerly operating as Clayton County’s only strip clubs.

Ask the tax-prep expert

I've been self-employed for many years, which has made me an expert on tax preparation. With tax season upon us, my e-mail queue is filling up with questions from readers.

A tale of two Romneys

Odd week for Mitt Romney. The roller-coaster candidate was on the receiving end of more mixed messages than a basement bulletin board at the United Nations on “Take Your Schizophrenic to Work Day.”

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A celebration of diversity: MLK Elementary hosts multicultural event

Several parents, teachers and students came out to College Park's Martin Luther King Elementary School to feast on the assortment of foods in support of the school’s Multicultural Diversity Celebration this week.

Carole Sue Barrett Gravitt

Carole Sue Barrett Gravitt, passed away, on March 3, 2012. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend, who gracefully lost her seven-year struggle with cancer.

Frances Morrow Royston Stanford

Frances Morrow Royston Stanford, 94, of Jonesboro, died March 6, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Nannie Watterson Royston and Julius Barton Royston.

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Pressure gets to Jonesboro girls in semifinals loss

Two doses of Southwest DeKalb's full-court defense and playing in the semifinals for the first time in three seasons proved too much for Jonesboro in a 51-35 loss Friday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

IRS: Refund scam targets seniors, families, church members

The Internal Revenue Service is alerting senior citizens and others to watch out for a federal tax refund scam, tempting victims to claim fraudulent refunds.

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National Archives to host Irish genealogy webinar

Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region — the National Archives at Atlanta’s support group — is planning to hold a free online program next week that could help those with Irish roots trace their family lines from the Emerald Isle.

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Hunt's 40 not enough as North Clayton falls to SWD

North Clayton star and Georgia Tech signee Marcus Hunt scored 40 points in his final high school basketball game, but the Eagles couldn't overcome a star-studded Southwest DeKalb team in a 74-67 loss in the Class AAAA semifinals at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

State seeking public comment on ‘Babies’ application

Clayton County residents are being encouraged to participate in a state-wide public comment period on Georgia’s “Babies Can’t Wait” funding-grant application.

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Gingrich dominates in Clayton in “Super Tuesday” contest

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich dominated his opponents in Clayton County in Georgia’s “Super Tuesday” presidential primary, much the same way he took the rest of the state — by double-digits.

Gerald R. Benton

Gerald R. Benton, 28, of Atlanta, died Feb. 21, 2012 at his home in Vogelweh, Germany

School Notebook - March 7, 2012

Last week for parents to register students for Pre-K lottery