News for Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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Spivey Hall kicks off spring season abuzz

‘SoloDuo’ performance Tuesday

Spivey Hall, considered a jewel of cultural exchange in the Southern Crescent, has a busy month ahead.

Postal workers sentenced in multi-million dollar scheme

A former Stockbridge postal worker was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison after being convicted for his role in a multi-million dollar scheme involving U.S. Treasury checks, said officials.

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Money (or lack of it) pushing back Dutch visit — CURT YEOMANS

So, it appears Amsterdam and Brussels are out for now.

College Park man indicted for alleged child rape

A College Park man has been indicted on child rape charges involving two alleged victims.

House postpones archives transfer vote

For the second day in a row, state representatives put off a vote on legislation to give the state’s university system control of the Morrow-based Georgia Archives on Wednesday.

Man indicted in child's death

Three relatives held in barber's shooting

The live-in boyfriend of a mother of four has been indicted in the death of one of her children and the serious injury of a second.

Doctor testifies about girl’s autopsy

The Ellenwood teenager accused of shooting to death his girlfriend didn’t appear to look at her autopsy photos during a medical examiner’s testimony Wednesday.

Defendants to take stand Thursday

The state rested its case against two accused killers Wednesday — both of whom are expected to take the stand in their own defense Thursday.

Former Riverdale basketball standout killed in morning crash

2010 Riverdale High School graduate killed in a car accident.

Drew High parents invited to workshop, play and dinner

The Parental Involvement department at Drew High School will host a Black History and Heritage Celebration that will feature the play titled “From Slavery to the White House: A Historical Journey.”

EDITORIAL: City, county government mirrors Washington D.C.

As the United States Congress faces yet another fiscal crisis of its own making, citizens are left wondering why the people they put in office spend more time fighting than legislating.

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Mundy's Mill anxious for baseball season to start

Mundy's Mill baseball has some holes to fill this spring.

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Former Mundy's Mill lineman makes mark at NFL Combine

Jamaal Johnson-Webb gets his feet wet in the NFL experience.

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STOVALL: Jonesboro basketball a family affair

Jonesboro boys still find a way to impact state tournament.

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Forest Park girls advance with 51-44 overtime win

Forest Park reaches the semifinals for the third time in four seasons.

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Benson and defense key to Jonesboro's quarterfinals win

Lady Cardinals are headed to their second straight semifinals.

Six Clayton schools recognized for progress

Grad rates improve over past three years

The Clayton County Board of Education will recognize six schools at its upcoming meeting for being named among the state’s “high progress” reward schools.