News for Tuesday, May 15, 2012


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Brenda Elaine Rowland

Brenda Elaine Rowland, of McDonough, passed away May 14, 2012.

Mr. Don Shannon

Mr. Don Shannon, 74, of Jonesboro, passed away May 13, 2012. He retired from the City of College Park as a Building Inspector.

Mr. Randy Wilson

Mr. Randy Wilson, 61, of Jonesboro, passed away, May 14, 2012.

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Trio of Boy Scouts to receive Eagle Awards

Three members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 963, in Riverdale, are set to become Eagle Scouts this weekend.

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Crawford, Harmon named region’s top players

It is apparent that opposing coaches in Region 4-AAAA took note of what Mundy’s Mill teammates Rashad Crawford and Corey Harmon did this season.

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Morrow’s Evans wins state title

Morrow’s Ayrian Evans’ favorite track event is the 400-meters race.

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Jonesboro celebrates ‘Jazz Under the Stars’

Despite the looming threat of rain, hundreds of people gathered at Jonesboro’s Lee Street Park this past weekend to relax and enjoy some jazz.

Police seek gunman who aimed at bus

Clayton County police are looking for a gunman who witnesses reported as having aimed a rifle at a school bus, and carried a notebook full of school bus numbers.

Bank in Forest Park robbed

Detectives with the Forest Park Police Department said an unidentified, armed man robbed the Wells Fargo Bank, in Forest Park, on Monday morning.


BOE to host last hearing on budget Thursday

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National ‘Police Week’ observed

This week has been set aside to pay tribute to the thousands of men and women who serve as peace officers, and to remember those who have given their lives in their profession.

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Feels like flu, lasts a lifetime

Lupus sufferers live with pain but stay positive

Nobody’s sure what causes it, but lupus — a disease that puts its victim's immune system on overdrive — seems to run in families with autoimmune disorders. Eight in 10 sufferers are women, and it’s two to three times more prevalent among women of color.