News for Tuesday, May 22, 2012


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Three district high schools receive national ranks

Three Clayton County high schools have received bronze medals in the U.S. News & World Report’s national rankings for best high schools. They are: Jonesboro High, Lovejoy High, and Mount Zion High.

Qualifying for elected offices begins Wednesday

Qualifying begins across the state today, at 9 a.m., for federal, state and county-level elected offices, including 31 seats that directly impact the lives of Clayton County residents. The qualifying period will end on Friday, at noon.

Tino R. Reyes

Tino R. Reyes, of McDonough, passed away May 19, 2012.

Palmer Clayton Anderson

Palmer Clayton Anderson, 88, of Conley, passed away May 21, 2012.

Course offers advice for new businesses

Starting a business in the midst of an economic recession might sound like a bad idea, but renowned companies like CNN, Dell and Microsoft did it and succeeded. Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center will show how they did it — and how others can do it as well — at a three-hour class to be held 5 p.m. Wednesday at Clayton State East on Trammell Road in Morrow.

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Police: Jonesboro teens arrested, confess to burglaries

An automatic license-tag reader that identified a stolen GMC Envoy was the break Clayton County Police needed to end a six-month burglarly spree in Jonesboro that targeted more than 20 houses in the Drake’s Landing subdivision.

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Former UGA stars to host camp

Former Georgia Bulldog and NFL players D.J. Shockley and Lindsay Scott will host a sports camp at Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy on June 9.

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Good Shepherd doctor recognized for service

Good Shepherd Clinic’s medical director, Dr. Charles Johnson, turned the word “whereas” into a running joke Monday night after he received a proclamation, in honor of his lifetime of work, from Morrow Mayor Joseph “J.B.” Burke.

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Mitt Romney’s definition problem — Joe Gandelman

America’s 2012 Presidential election has now officially entered its “English Class” stage. On Election Day, they’ll get a pop quiz to see how well the national voting class learned the teachers’ definitions. Top grade goes to the teacher whose definition was learned.

McDonough woman gets federal murder sentence

A 50-year-old woman who federal authorities said trafficked in firearms, and sought help in killing a man, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and three more years on probation.


Clayton County offering summer youth programs