News for Thursday, February 21, 2013


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Forest Park girls looking to step up pace

Of course Forest Park coach Steven Cole isn’t making any predictions on the outcome of today’s matchup against Northside-Warner Robins, but the Lady Panthers coach does expect a better performance from his team.

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Peace contributes in many ways

If you’re trying to find the impact that Daniel Peace has on the Jonesboro basketball team, here’s a clue —his stat lines don’t tell the story.

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Jonesboro's Florence getting use to expanded role

Some things Victoria Florence doesn’t have to get used to.

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Two charged in cabbie’s death

Less than a month after a cabbie was found shot to death in Riverdale, Clayton County police announced charges against two men they believe are responsible.

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College Park women spearhead BB ICON Awards

COLLEGE PARK — The Southern Crescent and metro Atlanta were flooded with some of the best hair and make up artists in the entertainment industry, this past weekend. Several conventions and hair shows were hosted around town showcasing the latest trends in fashion and hair for African American women.

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Youth garner inspiration from career day

Fifth-grader Christopher Hyde was enthralled with Shayla Nealy’s seven-minute career day presentation at Roberta T. Smith Elementary School Thursday.

Thomas Ray "Tommy" McWilliams

Thomas Ray "Tommy" McWilliams, of Jonesboro, passed away on February 20, 2013.

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Former DA testifies in husband’s civil case

Former Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott repeatedly and adamantly denied firing her ex-chief of staff in 2007 because the man intended to run against her husband for commission chairman.

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Police learn to handle challenging subjects

Yvette Pollard urged a room full of police officers to take an extra few minutes to find out if a person causing trouble has issues that may explain the bad behavior.