News for Tuesday, May 1, 2012


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School Notebook - May 2, 2012

Schools’ Exceptional Students Department hosts several events

Mitt Romney’s challenge - Floyd and Mary Brown

Mitt Romney faces a daunting task. In the best of circumstances, it is hard to beat an incumbent president.

Georgia Power will haul off your old fridge — and pay you

Hauling off old refrigerators and freezers is part of the company’s EarthCents program, designed to help its customers save money on energy bills, in this case by making it easy to swap older refrigerators for newer, more energy-efficient models.

Kern Graham Mauldin, Jr.

Kern Graham Mauldin, Jr., of Stockbridge, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

Heatley's budget-reduction plan gets OK, though modified

After weeks of consideration and exhaustive discussion, the Clayton County Board of Education decided to move forward, Monday, with the proposed budget and budget-reduction plan recommended by Superintendent Edmond Heatley, but not without some modifications.

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Prep roundup

With the playoffs in full swing, here is a look at some of the highlights from soccer and tennis:

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Kenneth Wiggins has heard stories about the thrill of playing in the high school baseball playoffs.

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Area has plenty of hopefuls at state meet

With 25 athletes competing in 35 events this week at the Georgia High School Association girls state track and field championships, chances are good that the Southern Crescent will have a few success stories.

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Jonesboro releases details for jazz festival concert

With only a week and a half to go before the City of Jonesboro hosts an installment of the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s 31 Days of Jazz, details are emerging about scheduled performers and food vendors.

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District hosts last academic gallery

Mount Zion Elementary school fifth-graders Kalissa Hernandez and Toriyah Fields were more than confident that they would shine as bright stars, during the Clayton County Public Schools’ final Academic Gallery held Tuesday at the Administrative Complex in Jonesboro.

Air Quality Awareness Week highlights progress, challenges

Campaign encourages Georgians to take action

The Clean Air Campaign kicked off its Air Quality Awareness Week, which lasts through May 4, to educate Georgians about ways to reduce air pollution, for better health.

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Clean Air incentives include gas cards, transit fare

Hampton resident Gayla Richards rides Xpress and MARTA from Jonesboro to her job in Sandy Springs, and she gets occasional gifts from The Clean Air Campaign to keep doing it

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Deputies give emotional testimony of Daly’s death

Tuesday marked the first day of testimony in Veasa Johnathan Bun’s trial. The 17-year old is facing 19 counts, including felony and malice murder, in connection with the shooting of Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy Rick Daly