News for Thursday, February 7, 2013


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Jonesboro DBs Sutton, Ferguson set to be SEC rivals

Ferguson: “We’ll come together and be like family again.”

The Tennessee-Vanderbilt instate football rivalry has gotten rather intense lately. And for two Jonesboro athletes, it’s about to get downright personal.

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Large signing class validates Lovejoy’s success

State runner-ups send 19 on to college ranks

In what coach Al Hughes called the largest signing class that he can remember, Lovejoy saw 19 former players sign letters of intent to play college football Wednesday during National Signing Day.

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Wyche’s wait might have cost him big

Riverdale senior Troy Wyche had his sights set high this season.

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MAHONE: NSD is only the beginning for area athletes

The day started early and ended late.

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Clayton County football signees

There were 29 former football players from Clayton County that signed college scholarships on Wednesday.

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Southlake Mall for sale?

Morrow officials fret over retail center’s future

If Southlake Mall cannot keep its doors open, it would be another blow for a city that is considered the commercial center of Clayton County.

Babb Middle gets career know-how at expo

COLLEGE PARK — Ten Babb Middle Family and Consumer Sciences/Family, and Career and Community Leaders of America students attended the Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia (HEFG) 2013 Hospitality Career Expo Feb. 1 at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Eleven district chorus students sing their way to the top

JONESBORO — Eleven district chorus students hit a high note with scores exceeding 90 percent at the recent All State choir competition.

CSU Students celebrate “Hump Day”

MORROW — Nearly 50 booths, arranged like the parting sea, lined the Student Activities Center Wednesday afternoon in an array of colors as hundreds of Clayton State students convened for homecoming festivities.

‘Phantom Tollbooth Jr.’ musical comes to PAC

JONESBORO — Jackson Elementary and Roberts Middle school students put on their dancing shoes and warm up their voices for the first kindergarten-through-sixth grade Magnet School Musical — “The Phantom Tollbooth Jr.,” which opens today at the Performing Arts Center.

County ready to build another recreation center

After a three-and-a-half-year wait, Clayton County is ready to build a new recreation center on the east side of Jonesboro.

Poppin with passion

JONESBORO — ReGina Sherrer would rightfully consider herself a connoisseur of sweet treats.

White’s sermon empowers faith-based community

SOUTHERN CRESCENT — World-renowned evangelist, author, motivational speaker and church leader Paula White had the Southern Crescent in the palm of her hands Tuesday night, as she preached to them about this being “a year of restoration and the suddenly.”

Arts Clayton announces contest winners

JONESBORO — Tony Monry was flabbergasted he won “honorable mention” at the Arts Clayton Juried Art Competition on Friday night.