News for Thursday, January 31, 2013


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Players find journey through junior college worth the wait

At least 15 from Southern Crescent were on JUCO rosters last season

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Senior duo makes Drew boys a contender

RIVERDALE — Want a quick gauge to know if Drew coach Jarrod Davis is happy?

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Clayton State’s Griggs is a little matter of toughness

Drameka Griggs is, by no means, the biggest baller on the court, no matter who her Clayton State Lakers may face each game.

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Wade Starr may become interim Housing Authority director

Hired Thursday as contractor to learn the ropes

Controversial former County Manager Wade Starr is six weeks away from becoming the interim executive director of the Housing Authority of Clayton County.

Mr. Harold M. Poindexter

Mr. Harold M. Poindexter of Palmetto passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the age of 69.

Mary Jo Galbreath King

Mary Jo Galbreath King, born Jan. 4, 1948, in Birmingham, Ala., went home to be with Jesus on Jan. 29, 2013.

Effie Lee Johnson

Effie Lee Johnson, 91, of McDonough died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

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Helen O’Kelley Dalton

Helen O’Kelley Dalton, 86, of Eatonton died Jan. 26, 2013.

Man arrested on rape charges

A Rex man will appear in court for the first time today after he was arrested this week for allegedly raping his girlfriend in October.

Bomb threat provokes lockdown at Mt. Zion High

Shooting locks down Atlanta middle school

Mt. Zion High School was put on a "soft lockdown" for more than an hour Thursday afternoon after a bomb threat was called into the school, Clayton County Public Schools spokesman David Waller said.

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‘Crochet Club’ giving back to seniors

JONESBORO — Crocheting is a pastime enjoyed by at least a dozen women who meet at Clayton County Public Libraries Headquarters in Jonesboro every week. For most, it’s a relaxing way to pass the time and create a few heirlooms along the way.

A pageant with purpose

SOUTHERN CRESCENT — Young women encompassing Henry and Clayton County high schools and middle schools strutted their best attributes at the Performing Arts Center, in Jonesboro, on Sunday evening.

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Former football star preaching the gospel

RIVERDALE— No one would ever have imagined that William Wynn, a football star who played for the University of Georgia, would become a pastor one day. “I was nervous at first, but I saw that he was serious. I was so used to him being the guy who likes to have a good time,” said his sister Maria.

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Clayton State’s Gibbons plans to resign after season

Lakers men's basketball coach in 12th season