News for Tuesday, April 16, 2013


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Our nation mourns

Once again the nation mourns.

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David Lockhart takes Forest Park mayor seat

Pledges government transparency

FOREST PARK — David Lockhart is the new mayor of Forest Park.

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Judge declares mistrial in Harvey trial

A woman awaiting trial on charges that she was involved in the murder of her mother will have to wait a little longer to have her day in court because her attorney caused a mistrial Tuesday.

James Dillard Love

James Dillard Love, age 76, of McDonough, GA died Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Charles “Chuck” W. Jimison

Charles “Chuck” W. Jimison, age 79, of Jonesboro, GA passed away on April 15, 2013.

Louise Cobb Glover

Louise Cobb Glover, age 82, died Monday, April 15, 2013.

Virginia M. Conner

Virginia M. Conner, of Forest Park, passed away on April 14, 2013.

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Clayton librarians geek out for books

Clayton County residents are being encouraged to get their geek on with an encyclopedia.

Jonesboro mayor ready to flush city’s toilet thief

The person responsible for the theft of Jonesboro’s stolen commode is probably not on Mayor Joy Day’s Christmas card list.

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Congressman’s job fair only days away

Residents from Clayton and Henry counties who need employment have only a couple of days left to get ready for a big area jobs fair.

Lake City asking for residents junk

Lake City Mayor Willie Oswalt and other city leaders are asking residents to clean out their homes of all of the dust-collecting papers, appliances, empty boxes and other junk they don’t need anymore.

Clayton seeks systemwide accreditation through review

The Clayton County School System is attempting to regain systemwide accreditation this week.

Church hosts semi-annual barbecue

The semi-annual Jones Memorial United Methodist Church barbecue is scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Top 10 stories for the week of April 8-14

Top 10 stories for the week of April 8-14

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Sunshine greets Lovejoy block party

Residents kept the lunch line filled out as they trickled into the outdoor pavilion.