News for Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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Ellie S. (Pat) Lanford

Ellie S. (Pat) Lanford, 76, of Keysville, Ga., passed away May 26, 2012.

Marshall DaShiell Hitch III

Marshall DaShiell Hitch III died in his home in Forest Park, on Friday, May 25, at age 65.

Sharon Marie Walters

Sharon Marie Walters, of Forest Park, passed away May 25, 2012.

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Mrs. Linda Esther Winnette Moye McClendon

Mrs. Linda Esther Winnette Moye McClendon, of Stockbridge, a native of Hazlehurst, Ga., passed away at home May 28, 2012 after an extended illness.

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Lovejoy’s Jackson commits to Auburn

Saying it “has everything” he was looking for in a college, Lovejoy tight end A.J. Jackson decided to commit to Auburn over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Are hoodies thug gear? — Joe Gandelman

If someone shoots a person wearing a hoodie, could it be partially explained because it made the person look like a menacing gangster? Apparently that continues to be the view of Fox News’ fading, mustachioed news personality Geraldo Rivera, who is at it again. Rivera seems stuck in defending racial-profiling mode as he again calls hoodies provocative “thug gear.”

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Trust me: You believe in gun control — Tina Dupuy

Are far-right politicians saying we need civilians to have shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles “for protection?” Of course they’re not. They actually do want limits on ownership.

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White House website gone wild — Michael Reagan

We’ll never know what Ronald Reagan would have done with, the official website of the White House. But I know my father wouldn’t be abusing it the way President Obama is.

Money stolen from VFW post

Someone apparently saluted Clayton County veterans an hour after Memorial Day ended by breaking into the VFW Post on Huntingdon Drive in Jonesboro and stealing a small amount of money.

Man found dead in College Park apartment

A College Park man was found dead at a Clayton County apartment complex Tuesday morning.

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Gospel Challengers: Memphis sound with a jazz swing

The Gospel Challengers, featuring singers from Jonesboro and Locust Grove, are old-school and proud of it.