News for Thursday, November 15, 2012

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State playoffs capsules

Five teams from the Southern Crescent will play tonight in the opening round of the state playoffs.

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Teams see some unfamiliar foes in playoffs

The Georgia High School Association state playoff bracket can send teams on four hour bus rides or just trips across a county line.

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Clayton playoff defenses are built tough

Jonesboro, Lovejoy, Riverdale stake their playoff fortunes on D

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STOVALL: Should be a good night for the Southern Crescent

Welcome to football’s second season, a.k.a., the playoffs.

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Seniors honored at seminar and expo

Information on senior services shared at event

More than 100 senior citizens took part in the 17th annual Celebrating Seniors Health and Service Awareness Seminar/Expo and Luncheon held Thursday at Divine Faith Ministries International Church.

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Man accused of dragging, kidnapping girlfriend

Toddlers witness incident

A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend.

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Knife found in book bag after argument

Confrontation with student started on school bus

A Riverdale High school student was arrested on campus Thursday.

Mr. Donald S. Cohen

Mr. Donald S. Cohen, 80, of Riverdale, passed away on Nov. 14, 2012.

Mrs. Eva B. Hendon

Mrs. Eva B. Hendon, of McDonough, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.

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Hot chili for a cold day

CSU Women’s Forum hold popular cook-off fundraiser

The total dollar figures are not yet available but Women’s Forum officials said they expected the cook-off, as well as an affiliated online auction and quilt raffle, to bring in big dollars for scholarships the group provides to female students and staff.

Morrow’s counsel quits over political infighting

Mayor consults attorney general, district attorney

The Morrow’s City Council’s legal counsel has quit because of a growing split emerging in the town’s government, according to a copy of her resignation letter.

Morrow is not alone: All citizens should demand transparency

The City of Morrow is not alone. The Clayton County Commission, the Clayton County Board of Education and each municipal government should be paying close attention. Few issues matter more than government transparency.

Former DeKalb police captain indicted

Judge says she ‘remained ignorant’

A former DeKalb County police captain is part of a 20-count felony indictment returned in Clayton County Wednesday related to charges she turned a blind eye to stolen property piling up on her Lake Jodeco property, said prosecutors.

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