News for Friday, January 11, 2013


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Jonesboro excising previous tax vote?

City Council to reconsider stance on energy excise tax

The Jonesboro City Council may change its mind on an energy excise tax it previously decided to stay out of, when it meets Monday.

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Write an essay, see a turtle

County recreation department accepting ‘Children’s Outdoor’ applications

Twelve Clayton County children will have the opportunity to touch sea turtles and touch hammerhead sharks this summer. It remains to be seen, however, which 12 children will get that opportunity.

Delta ranks high with on-time arrivals

Everyone has a delayed flight story.

Clayton State to Hold Secondary Education Information Session

Individuals interested in pursuing degrees in secondary education are invited to attend an information session at Clayton State University Jan. 28.

Hugh Alvin Hancock

Hugh Alvin Hancock, 72, of Jonesboro, passed away Jan. 10, 2013. He was born in Meriweather County and worked with Blalock Oil.

Martha Jean Hanson

Martha Jean Hanson, 74, of Conley died Jan. 5, 2013.

Shooting suspect was 'off the chain,' say police

A Stockbridge man was "off the chain" in November when he shot at four Clayton County police officers during a custody exchange in Morrow, a detective testified Thursday morning.

Truth reflected in verdict of child rapist

Out of the mouths of babes.

Trial set Monday in mother's beating death

A Morrow man and woman accused of beating to death her mother in 2011 are set for trial Monday in Clayton County Superior Court.

Jonesboro woman indicted in death of mother

A Clayton County grand jury indicted a woman for stabbing to death her mother in June in an argument over being evicted.

Clayton County police investigating discovery of two bodies

Clayton County police are investigating the early morning discovery of two dead bodies at a Morrow home.

EDITORIAL: Belly-aching won't help Forest Park

Forest Park residents face an important decision for the city’s future.