News for Thursday, February 14, 2013


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Salvation is more than just getting by - Gabriel Stovall

Salvation is more than just a "get out of hell free" card.

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Jonesboro girls taking advantage of ‘new season’

Don’t worry because Lamar Harris isn’t confused when talking about his Jonesboro squad.

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Second-half surge lifts Forest Park girls

Still alive for a title and still perfect. That sums up the Forest Park girl’s basketball team.

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Riverdale girls take shot at Woodland’s winning streak

Can anybody stop Woodland?

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MAHONE: Unpredictable region tourneys continue

Like with any basketball tournament, this week’s region tournaments have seen its share of upsets.

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North Clayton boys looking for repeat performance

It looks like the perfect set up for some North Clayton region tournament deja vu.

Mr. Ewell Leon McDade, Sr.

Mr. Ewell Leon McDade, Sr., 78, of Hampton passed away Feb. 12, 2013.

Loretta C. Riesberg

Loretta C. Riesberg, our wife, mother and grandmother leaves a legacy of resourcefulness, creativity, love, and devotion to her family and God.

Mr. Donald E. Mulkey, Sr.

Mr. Donald E. Mulkey, Sr. of Forest Park passed away Feb. 11, 2013.

John Randall “Randy” Dunn, Sr.

John Randall “Randy” Dunn, Sr., 54, of Morrow died Thursday, Feb. 7.

Sequoyah Middle hosts first health fair

RIVERDALE — Sequoyah Middle School took the “Heart of the Matter” into their own hands at the school’s first-ever health fair.

Deal backs effort to expand access to tech schools

Legislation combines 2.0 requirement for HOPE Grant with plan to increase the number of graduates

McDONOUGH — Gov. Nathan Deal recently unveiled a proposal to lower GPA requirements for the HOPE Grant to allow more students access to state funds for technical schools.

Housing Authority cleared of wrongdoing

Audit shows consultant, not JHA, messed up

The findings of an audit of the Jonesboro Housing Authority highlight the dangers of county officials casting stones in a glass house.

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Potential cadets face fete from congressman

U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) is set to announce eight Clayton County residents will be part of his annual nominations for military academy appointment Saturday.

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That ‘Southern’ spirit will never die — CURT YEOMANS

Mother Nature put a stake through the hearts of Golden Eagles everywhere on Sunday, when a tornado tore across Hattiesburg, Miss., and part of our beloved university’s campus and the surrounding area.

Governor’s Office recognizes Clayton County Public Schools

Clayton County Public Schools is the state’s second-largest school district to go all in on the governor’s new workforce development project.

Free tax prep program available at Clayton State

Tax preparation assistance is available to the area’s lower-income residents.

Clayton State FIRST Step peer mentors, students honored


Clayton State University’s Office of Orientation & New Student Programs’ FIRST Step Peer Mentoring recently recognized the academic achievement of its mentored freshmen earning a cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or higher their first semester.

Gambling cases indicted

Five people arrested during last summer's gambling raids in Forest Park were indicted by a Clayton County grand jury this week.

Jonesboro woman charged with human trafficking

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a Jonesboro woman Tuesday on human trafficking charges, said officials.