News for Thursday, October 11, 2012


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Previews on every high school football game in the Southern Crescent tonight.

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MAHONE: Locust Grove ready to take next step

It appears that we learned last week that Locust Grove must be taken serious.

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Lovejoy looking to turn up heat on defense

Lovejoy defensive coordinator Kevin Jones says he is sleeping a lot more peacefully these days.

Author to address Henry, Clayton group

A renowned historian and wearer of many hats will address Saturday’s meeting of the Genealogical Society of Henry and Clayton counties.

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Forest Park gets $25,000 “talking” trash cans

City says sun-powered trash compactors reduce costs

The City of Forest Park now has five “talking” trash cans that cost $25,000 in grant monies.

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Alleged getaway driver asserts innocence

Bond reduced from $40K to $25K

The attorney for a man who allegedly drove the getaway car during a recent bank robbery said his client is innocent and knows nothing about the Bank of America robbery.

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Mrs. Bonnie Sue Turner

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Turner, 76, of Riverdale, passed away Oct. 9, 2012.

EDITORIAL: Government should help, not hurt

On the local level city and county governments have grown to the point that no longer are communities governed by a representative form of government made up of popularly elected legislators, a judiciary and an executive branch.

Variety of styles planned for Fashionatta

“Fashionatta” will be held Sunday, at 3 p.m., at the Morrow conference center, 1180 Southlake Circle, in Morrow.

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Clayton Firefighter awarded for Special Olympics work

A Clayton County firefighter has been nominated for the 2012 Liberty Mutual’s Firemark Award for his outstanding work with special needs children.

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Police headquarters or Noah’s Ark?

Jonesboro may replace leaky roof for cops

An aging, patchwork roof at Jonesboro Police Department Headquarters needs to be replaced. But city officials can’t agree on how to fix it, leaving the two-story building looking like a scene out of Noah’s Ark when heavy rains fall.

Business leaders release BOE candidate surveys

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce has posted the candidate questionnaire responses it received from candidates for four Clayton County Board of Education seats, the business group announced Wednesday.

What would our homes reveal to visitors? — Curt Yeomans

If we rented our homes to foreign tourists, what would our homes reveal about us?

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Love your natural tresses

Local creates natural hair care products

Tajuana Hughes, of Jonesboro, had an epiphany several years ago while toiling away as a hairstylist in Augusta.

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Hollywood actress launches literacy tour in Clayton

“You all must listen, read, study, and stay in school” — words of wisdom from actress Ellia English, who visited Mt. Zion Primary School early this week to promote her literacy tour.