News for Wednesday, February 20, 2013


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Morrow advances with win over Newnan

The Morrow Mustangs overcame an early deficit and built an 11-point halftime lead behind the hot shooting of Anthony Calloway on their way to posting a 63-54 victory over Newnan in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

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Jonesboro boys get ready for the road

Cardinals advance in Class AAAA first round with 61-27 victory, play at Statesboro on Saturday

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Making deception look delectable — Gabriel Stovall

Satan is the master of making the good look bad and the bad look good.

Westover too much for North Clayton

Is it Cromer & Miller, or is it Miller & Cromer?

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Big third quarter lifts Lady Cards to victory

After jumping to an early lead in the first quarter, Jonesboro Lady Cardinals players admitted they got a little complacent against visiting Cairo in their first round Class AAAA playoff game on Wednesday.

Hundreds wait in courthouse line

Hundreds waited at least 30 minutes to get through security at the Clayton County Courthouse Monday.

Qualifying week ends with six candidates in Forest Park election

The mayor’s race is a four-person contest with two candidates facing off for Ward 1 during the March 19 special election. 

Compton pleads guilty to DUI, sentenced

Jonesboro City Councilman Joseph Compton pleaded guilty Friday to a DUI charge and was sentenced to two weekends in jail, probation and community service.

Molester gets 30 years in prison, life probation

A Riverdale man convicted of child rape continued to avow his innocence Monday as he was sentenced to 30 years in prison followed by life on probation.

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Riverdale assistant principal fights for job

Tribunal to determine whether he used unnecessary force

Genghis Shakhan, an assistant principal at Riverdale High School, is accused of using unnecessary force to restrain students in three altercations last October.

EDITORIAL: And, who thinks this is good public service?

The standing practice of city and county government of holding out-of-town retreats is not illegal.

Schools recognized for finance reporting

Clayton County school finance officials were recognized recently for meeting national financial reporting standards.