News for Friday, February 15, 2013


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A capitol day for beloved historian

FIve months after his death, Ted Key honored by Georgia House

“Mister Historical Jonesboro” was honored on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives this week.

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No shock for Day in JHA audit

Mayor said she expected authority would be cleared

Mayor Joy Day always believed the Jonesboro Housing Authority did nothing wrong.

Doris Speights Johnson

Doris Speights Johnson, 84, of Clinton, Miss., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

Helen “Diane” Davis

Helen “Diane” Davis, 49, owner of Jodeco Pet Grooming, passed away Feb. 13, 2013 after losing her battle with pancreatic cancer. She is preceded in death by her father, Joe Davis.

Legislative term reaching midpoint

Forest Park ‘clean up’ bill on governor’s desk

Clayton County legislators have gotten one long-sought piece of local legislation through both houses of the Georgia General Assembly and another is making its way through the legislative process.

Police issue Mattie's Call for endangered patient

For the second time in a day, Clayton County police have issued a Mattie's Call for an endangered adult.

Man accused of luring victims to rape and rob

Clayton County police arrested a Jonesboro man on Valentine's Day for allegedly luring victims through social media to rape and rob them.

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Clayton State’s philosophy conference continues Saturday

Dr. Mark Risjord helped kick off Clayton State University’s Sixth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress Friday. He presented a keynote lecture on “Jazz Improvisation and the Problem of Joint Action.”

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Students rock dance floor with school official

Robotics team recognized during social

School board member Jessie Goree was the first but students quickly followed her lead and piled onto the dance floor.

Child rapist guilty on all counts

Will be sentenced Monday

A Riverdale man will be sentenced Monday following his conviction on eight felonies involving child rape.

Parker gets advanced training

Clayton County police Detective Alan G. Parker has completed an advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

Clayton County EMS crew honored

The Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services crew at station 8 was named the EMS Crew of the Quarter by the Atlanta Medical Center.

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Never too old for love

Couple ties knot at Lake City Nursing Home

Just one look — that's all it took.

Faulty brake lights lead to drug arrest

Those pesky brake lights.

Retired educators association hosts monthly meeting Tuesday

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday.

EDITORIAL: Faith, community service, volunteerism celebrated

No state in the Union can boast an African-American history more rich and influential than the state of Georgia.