News for Tuesday, August 6, 2013


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Let justice take its course

Editorial by editor Jim Zachary

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THOMAS: The enduring legacy of Anne Frank

On the day I visit the Anne Frank House, which is actually the family’s hiding place atop Anne’s father’s business, the wait to get in is as long as three hours. Such is the attraction of this historic site, 53 years after it was opened to the public.

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Judge rules state can use evidence against Hill

Defense fails in effort for immediate review of decision

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Albert Collier ruled Monday that the state can use similar transactions in their case against Sheriff Victor Hill.

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Freshmen will try to make their impact this season

In the ideal world of high school football, incoming freshmen would learn the game on the lower level teams.

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Attorneys, judge progress with jury selection Pool of 36 qualified jurors needed for trial

As of the lunch break Tuesday, attorneys were able to qualify 21 jurors needed for the pool of 36 in the state’s case against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

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ELCA defensive back commits to Tennessee

Bryson Durden could have waited to see what offers were going to come his way this fall, but the Eagle’s Landing Christian rising senior saw what he wanted and decided to commit.

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Clayton teams preparing for volleyball season

Teams gearing up with plenty of optimism

Fall means more than just football. OK, we know that’s hard to believe, but the new volleyball season starts in about a week.

STOVALL: Baseball makes a sportswriter think

I watched the movie “42” for the first time this past weekend.

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Mount Zion DE looking for breakout season

JONESBORO — It had the makings of a good season for Alexis Johnson.

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Community spirit strong for Back-to-School Bash

More than 5,000 people showed up to be part of the Back-to-School Bash at the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro Saturday.

Hip hop pioneers to headline Riverdale seafood festival

How fast can you say “A hip hop, hippie to the hippie, the hip, hip a hop and you don’t stop a rock it”?

Forest Park council appoints elections head

Forest Park City Council members voted Monday night to appoint a woman relatively unknown to them to replace the elections superintendent they fired last month.

Jonesboro may get new website, technology upgrades

The blue and white website that has greeted Jonesboro’s online visitors for years may be headed for the online graveyard.

Williams settles with Forest Park for $35,000 Ousted councilwoman asks to be re-seated

Ousted councilwoman asks to be re-seated

Ousted former Forest Park Councilwoman Karen-Brandee Williams wants to be re-seated in Ward 2 after settling a federal discrimination suit with city leaders for $35,000.

Proposed clean-up fee stirs debate in Jonesboro

Some see it as an unwanted tax

A proposed $180 city-wide cleaning fee is stirring up a hornet’s nest in Jonesboro.

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Local student earns foundation scholarship

Morrow student earns scholarship.

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Teams from around the state were allowed to put on full pads last week after a five-day mandatory conditioning period by the Georgia High School Association. This was the first time teams could don full pads since spring practice in May. Most didn’t waste time getting used to the pads as players engaged in one-on-one drills and most coahes threw in a scrimmage to the delight of the players. Sports editor Derrick Mahone was at Mount Zion and Riverdale practices as they put the pads on for the first time and engaged in a little contact.

Scheduling conflict delays Jonesboro audit presentation

Residents of Jonesboro will have to wait a little bit longer to find out the results of the city’s annual audit.

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Looks Salon dream comes true

Looks Hair Salon hosts grand opening

BOE makes policy, job description changes

The Clayton County Board of Education approved a few policy changes during a brief regularly scheduled meeting Monday.

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Clayton trio receive congressional scholarships

Mylon Craig couldn’t stop screaming at her Jonesboro home a few weeks ago when she got a call that may have changed her life.