News for Thursday, February 28, 2013


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MAHONE: Forest Park deserves better support

It has always been said that success is contagious.

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Jonesboro prepares for champs

Kimberly Dawkins doesn’t know much about two-time state champion Columbia.

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Lovejoy has arms, bats to compete

Lovejoy baseball coach Craig Chatman says his players know and understand the inherited pressure of being an athlete at the school.

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Forest Park, SWD meet for second time

Southwest DeKalb and Forest Park have played before, but neither team’s coach is factoring that into their scouting report.

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Drew QB Murray signs with D-III power

When Jay Murray first tried to win the starting quarterback position at Drew, Titans coach Jarrod Laws actually had other plans for him.

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Business leaders get ‘Common Core’ education

Clayton County Public Schools is adjusting to new academic and financial challenges from outside the district, the school system’s interim leader told business leaders Thursday.

Morrow ready to put gas station site up for sale

The city of Morrow is getting ready to dump a place where residents used to go to get gas.

Mr. J.B. Hunter

Mr. J.B. Hunter of Jonesboro passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, after an extended illness.

Co-defendants blame each other for man’s death

Two co-defendants gave conflicting stories Thursday about the events leading up to the shooting death of an Alabama man during a February 2011 drug deal.

Girl’s shooting was accidental, says defense attorney

The February 2011 shooting death of Angel Hope Freeman was an accident, said the attorney defending the teenager accused of killing her.

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Jonesboro’s homestead exemption bill in peril

Forum to be held Monday to gauge residents opinion

State officials may silence the voices of Jonesboro residents if they don’t speak up.

Georgia Archives vote postponed — again

An expected House vote on transferring the Georgia Archives to the University System of Georgia turned out to be a case of third verse, same as the first Thursday.

Defendant says killing was self-defense

Accused killer Chaz Ballard said he was only protecting himself from an Alabama man who became angry when he found fake methamphetamine during a February 2011 drug deal.

Filing season mixed bag for taxpayers

Free tax prep available this month

Changes to federal laws will be a relief to some taxpayers and a strain to others.