News for Tuesday, August 13, 2013


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Hill case goes to the jury Wednesday afternoon

Both sides in the case against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill rested Tuesday afternoon without Hill taking the stand.

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National Museum of Commercial Aviation becomes home of Smithsonian collection

The Smithsonian is moving to Clayton County.

Hill declines to take the stand, defense rests case Tuesday

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill will not take the stand in the case against him.

Collier drops influencing witness count against Hill

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Albert Collier dropped a charge of influencing a witness Tuesday afternoon in the case against Sheriff Victor Hill.

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THOMAS: What is the president's foreign policy?

It bears restating that the Ayatollah Khomeini believed in the strength and resolve of Ronald Reagan. That is why on the day of Reagan’s 1981 inauguration he released 52 American hostages held for 444 days. Strong individuals deter bullies. Strong nations deter enemies and keep the peace.

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Jonesboro looks to continue its success

Jonesboro volleyball looks to continue its dominance

JONESBORO — If its one thing that Dan Maehlman has learned in all his years of coaching is that patience sometimes has to be the most important aspect of developing a team.

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Schools kick off free meals program

School nutrition workers Corinthia Alston and Sabrina Howard busily prepared the salads — 50 of them spread out over a large stainless steel table.

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Jonesboro resident debate Lee Street Park input

Resident versus non-resident argument emerging

Open discussions about the future of Lee Street Park turned into a debate about whether people who live outside the city, but use its resources, should have a say in the town’s affairs.

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Area Deaths

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AMS staff starting to prepare track for Advocare 500

AMS staff faces major cleanup after hosing Global Rallycross

As spectators exited Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday following the Global Rallycross race, track president Ed Clark greeted them.

Jonesboro postpones cleaning fee decision

A controversial proposal to charge Jonesboro residents a fee to keep the city clean has stalled for now.

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Riverdale student flies high

Riverdale High School senior Clarke Martin recently completed training in the Flight Line Academy, sponsored by the Organization of Black Airline Professionals.

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Former Hill PIO takes stand Newton breaks down Monday

Newton breaks down Monday

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s former public information officer and book editor broke down on the stand Monday when he was asked about the day after Hill lost his 2008 bid for re-election.

Congressman Scott announces health fair speakers

Event takes place Saturday

Southern Crescent residents will be able to see if they are healthy enough to live nine lives this weekend.

Judge drops charge

Charge dropped

Jonesboro approves computer tutoring business

A computer and medical transcription education business has been given the green light to move to North Avenue.

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Clayton schools kick off first day

Clayton County Public Schools kicks off its first day of classes for an estimated 52,000 students.

Jonesboro OKs parking spaces for phone company

One of the largest telephone service providers in the nation has pemrission to lease 40 parking space from the city of Jonesboro.