News for Thursday, March 8, 2012


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HUD launches mortgage-scam prevention campaign

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced the second phase of its mortgage-scam-prevention awareness campaign in Atlanta, said a HUD spokesman.

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Clayton health board opens sports-themed male clinic

Men need to treat their bodies the same way they treat their cars, according to former State Rep. Mike Glanton.

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Drew, Washington meet on ‘big stage’ in semifinals

Drew coach Jarrod Davis and his Washington counterpart William Faulkner have been trying to operate as “business as usual” as the two teams meet in today’s Class AAA semifinals at the Macon Coliseum.

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Jonesboro has all hands on deck for 2013 run

Jonesboro boys basketball coach Dan Maehlman knows what he has on his roster.

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Jonesboro loss gives way to expectations

This trip was different. Unlike in 2009, when Jonesboro arrived in Gwinnett with a senior-laden team for its first semifinal in school history, the Lady Cardinals appeared this season with one young at its core.

Frances A. Link

Frances A. Link, aka Granny, 90, of Hampton, died March 7, 2012. She was a beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

Mr. Robert Gardner Cunningham

Mr. Robert Gardner Cunningham, 64, of Jonesboro, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

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Mr. Demetrius “Meechie” Mosley

Funeral services for Mr. Demetrius “Meechie” Mosley will be held Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m., at Tara Garden Chapel, located at 681 North Ave., Jonesboro, Ga., 30236.

Emma L. Mathis

Emma L. Mathis, of Forest Park, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Hugh Douglas Thomas

Hugh Thomas, 79, of Senoia, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan.

Clayton Relay fund-raising for a cure

The event is months away but the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clayton County has already started its fund-raising initiative.

Break out the big bucks for air travel

Well, this is sure to stick in your craw.

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Jonesboro suffers familiar fate against Miller Grove

Jonesboro again falls to No. 1 Miller Grove in the semifinals behind Wolverines' star center Tony Parker's 30-point performance and poor shooting from the Cardinals.

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Clayton launches multi-million dollar housing initiative

To help residents become homeowners

Several Clayton County dignitaries and public officials have joined the City of Riverdale in launching a $15 million housing initiative, known as “Get Home Now.” It is designed to give residents a chance at becoming homeowners, and, thereby, spur the rehabilitation of distressed homes, and stimulate home sales.