News for Friday, May 11, 2012


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Southern Crescent athletes sign scholarships

During the past week, seven former athletes in the Southern Crescent signed athletic scholarships.

Sonny Oswalt

Sonny Oswalt, of Morrow, passed away on May 10, 2012.

Mr. Fred G. Kelley

Mr. Fred G. Kelley, 72, of Jonesboro, passed away May 10, 2012.

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Players stay ‘motivated’ for college coaches

Lovejoy coach Al Hughes prepared 75 recruiting brochures to pass out to the college coaches that were expected to attend his team’s spring practice drills the last two weeks.

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Purvis, 95, still bowls in top form

Orman Purvis has been bowling for so long that he almost forgot what it was that got him started in the game. But he definitely remembers what keeps him coming back.

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Still gettin' down: Local seniors set unofficial ‘Soul Train Line’ record

Hundreds of local senior citizens, including Stewart, shook their groove things in Jonesboro Friday in an attempt to do what the late Don Cornelius himself might have called the “hippest trip” in Clayton County’s history.

Men try to lure children, police urge vigilance

Forest Park police are asking residents in the city to keep a protective eye on children in light of reports this week of men trying to lure young children into their vehicles.

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Deputies catch one of their ‘10 Most Wanted’

An Atlanta man accused of raping a woman two months ago, while offering her assistance with car issues she was experiencing, was taken into custody by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office this week, according to officials from the office.

McDonough gears up for Geranium Festival

The downtown Square in the City of McDonough will be in full bloom next weekend for the annual Geranium Festival. It will be held on May 19, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m. It is sponsored, for the 35th straight year, by the McDonough Lions Club.

Henry, Clayton projects on transportation referendum list

Residents in the Southern Crescent soon will have an opportunity to make their voices heard on a number of planned transportation projects in metropolitan Atlanta.