News for Thursday, January 10, 2013


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Jonesboro starters looking for redemption

If you happened to find a boxscore from Tuesday’s Jonesboro-Spalding basketball game, you probably saw at least five names you didn’t recognize.

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Potts’ long wait over after injury

On Tuesday, Kayla Potts name was finally penciled in as a starter.

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Lovejoy hoping to catch stride against Luella

What does Lovejoy coach Rick Francis do about the fact that he’s putting a team on the floor that seems to be going in the opposite direction as his opponent — and not in the positive sense, either?

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Sweeting gets prestigious all-star invite

With his business management degree already secured, Rod Sweeting is hoping to advance his athletic career a little farther before entering the job market.

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Luella boys headed in the right direction

Lions believe another hot start won't fizzle

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When prayer becomes procrastination - Gabriel Stovall

Is prayer becoming a tool of excuse for you?

Marilyn Anne Hall

Marilyn Anne Hall, 70, of Rex, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Mary Lucille Bell

Mary Lucille Bell, of Newnan, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the age of 69.

Mr. Henry Wardenga

Mr. Henry Wardenga, 90, of McDonough, passed away and went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Mr. James Paul Powell

Mr. James Paul Powell, 93, of Christian City in Union City, was promoted to Heaven on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.

Executive Session questioned at BOE meeting

JONESBORO — Following an hour-long meeting behind closed doors, one public participant addressed the board at Monday night’s Clayton County BOE meeting and requested executive session be moved toward the end of the monthly meetings.

Walmart awards Mount Zion High teacher $1,000 grant

JONESBORO — A career technical instructor at Mount Zion High School has been awarded a $1,000 Walmart Educational Grant through the corporation’s Local Community Contribution Program.

North Clayton Middle to receive $500 grant

COLLEGE PARK — North Clayton Middle School has been selected to receive a $500 science teaching tool grant award from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).

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Police release name of woman found dead

Officials waiting on autopsy results

A woman found dead in a shed apparently used to live in the house on the same property, said Clayton County police.