News for Monday, September 17, 2012


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Mr. Franklin Wayne Goode

Mr. Franklin Wayne Goode, 71, of Hampton, passed away on Sept. 13, 2012, at his residence.

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Jazz violinist astounds Lovejoy Fallfest crowd

Ken Ford among musical guest at festival

LOVEJOY — “He was violectric!” exclaimed Niecy Dobson of Atlanta, coming up with her own word to describe the following: “The way he moved his leg and his electrifying smile and I loved the way he walked through the crowd playing the violin!”

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Lawyers argue over crack

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin today in the murder trial for a man authorities allege is a Vice Lords gang member.

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Jonesboro needs elves for Christmas parade

Participants, street vendors sought

Jonesboro is seeking craft and food vendors, as well as groups, bands and individuals who want to participate in its Christmas parade and an associated festival, said City Councilwoman Pat Sebo.

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Hill defense arguments ‘ludicrous,’ says DA

Both sides in court Monday ahead of Nov. 26 trial

he Walton County district attorney appointed to prosecute former Sheriff Victor Hill called his defense arguments “ludicrous” and “absurd” during a Monday afternoon hearing on motions related to the Nov. 26 trial.

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Southern Regional, Emory finalize management agreement

Health care system gains influence over hospital

Southern Regional Medical Center and Emory Healthcare will begin merging their health programs on Oct. 1, when the Atlanta-based healthcare system moves into the Southern Crescent and takes over management of the Riverdale-based hospital, according to officials from both healthcare groups.

U.S. News: Clayton State among top five Southern regional public schools

Clayton State University is the fifth best public regional college in the South, according to U.S. News & World Reports latest annual ranking.