News for Monday, May 14, 2012


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Jonesboro OKs annexation, funeral home

Proponents of a proposed funeral home won an unofficial battle with a prominent Jonesboro family and a local historical society, Monday, over the use of a small plot of land, with possible historical significance, on Ga. Hwy. 54.

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BOC approves dealership despite zoning group’s objections

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners overrode a recommendation from its own zoning advisory group, and gave a Jonesboro-area used car dealership the OK to expand to neighboring properties last week.

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Anticipation builds for annual Geranium Festival

The McDonough Square is decked out in a sea of red flowers, in anticipation of a long-standing tradition in the city.

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Only Obama is better off — Michael Reagan

The only person I know who is better off today than he was four years ago is President Obama.

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Some certainties about the 2012 election — Joe Gandelman

Who needs TV with its bad acting when we can watch the Oval Office race between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney?

Henry, Clayton, have Gates Millennium Scholars

Ten winners are from Southern Crescent schools

Jeromey Chad Beaman, of Woodland High School, and Khadijah Tisdale, of Henry County High, are among 88 graduating seniors in Georgia who have been named winners of the 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholarships awarded to pupils in the Class of 2012.

Gas prices continue slide

Oil hits its lowest cost since last December

Pessimistic economic news across the globe caused the price of a barrel of oil to drop to its lowest point of the year, according to officials with AAA Auto Club Group.