News for Thursday, April 11, 2013


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Azcue looking to finish on top

Ayrton Azcue never offered any excuses, and quitting was never an option.

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Georges-Hunt to tryout for World Team

Apparently Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt freshman season didn’t go unnoticed.

Commissioners revive ethics reform plans

Advisory committee to be reconstituted

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners is taking another crack at implementing ethics reforms by reconvening a committee whose previous recommendations fell on deaf ears.

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When a deal isn’t a deal — CURT YEOMANS

Have you ever noticed that the so-called deals on airplane tickets always include an asterisk?

Thieves enter unlocked park bathroom, take toilet

If you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat — but don’t swipe the seat.

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Peacocks on the loose in Jonesboro

It’s not uncommon to see hawks, owls and sparrows in Jonesboro, but a peacock? Now that’s a shocker.

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The yellow-brick road to candy land

Arts Clayton offering Willy Wonka, Oz-themed summer camps

Oompa Loompa, do-ba-dee-doo, Arts Clayton offers youth camps for you — and your “little dog” too.

Southern Regional, fire officials extend training agreement

Officials from Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services and Southern Regional Medical Center will continue a training partnership for paramedics and emergency medical technicians for another year.

Edward Smith

Edward Smith, 86, longtime resident of Clayton County, died April 9, 2013.

Ruby Brown Harris

Ruby Brown Harris, 78, of Forest Park, Ga. died March 16 (December 13, 1934 — March 26, 2013).

Suffering county employees can work from home

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has made it possible for Clayton County employees to stay home and do their work rather than coming into the office.

Trash in Jonesboro’s cross hairs this weekend

An army of Jonesboro residents will fight to vanquish trash from their town’s main thoroughfare Saturday.

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Lovejoy launches 2013 party series Saturday

Organizers are expecting sunny skies and mild weather Saturday to kick off Lovejoy’s Third Annual Block Party series.

Clayton State professor to lead grant program


Clayton State University professor Dr. Lisa Eichelberger announced to help oversee the use of grant funds in the nursing profession statewide.

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Prevent Child Abuse Henry County gains supporters

Morrow car dealers donate $5,000 to awareness campaign

There were 2,076 reports of child abuse and neglect in Henry County in 2012, according to data from the nonprofit Prevent Child Abuse Henry County.

Suspect told police he 'might have blacked out'

Hickman claims no memory of girl's death

Prosecutors allege Marshae Hickman lured a Forest Park teenager into the woods, stabbed her to keep her quiet about a previous assault, covered her body with a nearby discarded mattress and went home.