News for Tuesday, June 4, 2013


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Four firefighters taken to Atlanta hospital

Four Clayton County firefighters were taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment after crash.

Joyce A. Wojcik

Joyce A. Wojcik, 68, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, June 1, 2013.

Dorothy May Pfeifle

Dorothy May Pfeifle, 93, of Stockbridge, Ga., died of natural causes Friday, May 17, 2013.

Mr. Johnny Eugene "Gene" Harvey

Mr. Johnny Eugene "Gene" Harvey, 39, of Molena, Ga, died June 2, 2013, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.

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Jonesboro debating additional police officers

The Jonesboro Police Department may get some help to patrol the city.

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Jazz under the stars

Jonesboro’s second annual concert impresses attendees

Baatin Muhammad had to wait a year but he finally got to perform at Jonesboro’s Jazz Under the Stars concert Friday.

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STOVALL: Thursday Thunder creates new memories

The first time I stepped foot onto a NASCAR-level racetrack was about this time last summer.

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2013 Thursday Thunder Preview

Queens of the Track

In the male dominated sport of auto racing, Thursday Thunder has seen its share of female drivers that have had unparalleled success in the Thunder Ring.

Smoking ban appears likely for Jonesboro

The Jonesboro City Council appeared ready to enact some form of a ban on smoking on city property this week, but what that prohibition will look like remains to be seen.

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Women take center stage in ‘Steel Magnolias’

"Steel Magnolias" will be performed June 14-15 and 21-23 at First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, 1842 Lake Jodeco Road.

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Hundreds turn out to sample Georgia products

Reed Crouch drove his family down from Marietta Saturday to sample dozens of Georgia Grown products at the State Farmers Market.

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Judge mulling action in Forest Park motion

Clayton County Superior Court Chief Judge Deborah Benefield heard from lawyers on both sides Monday morning in a dispute over the May 6 firing of Forest Park's city attorneys.

Boot drive kicks off this week

An annual boot drive to benefit area charities will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout Clayton County, said fire officials.

Revived Jonesboro concert series taking shape

After an absence of a few years, Jonesboro’s summer concert series is expected to return this year with a heavy focus on music of the past.

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Annual sale attracts quilt, animal lovers

Naomi Murphy loves animals and quilts so Saturday's annual sale to benefit the Clayton County Humane Society was a win-win for the Gainesville student.

Arts Clayton to open two exhibits Friday

The Arts Clayton Gallery will open two new exhibits this week that take different approaches to capturing places and people for future generations to enjoy.

Lions Club seeking interest in Jonesboro chapter

Organizational meeting scheduled for Thursday

A worldwide community service group is coming to Jonesboro.

Bond set in gang-related murder case

A murder suspect and alleged member of a violent Atlanta street gang was in Clayton County Superior Court Tuesday morning asking for bond on 19 felony counts.

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