News for Wednesday, March 20, 2013


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Felon arrested in alleged armed robbery

A Decatur man with a criminal record going back at least 20 years was charged Wednesday for robbing someone looking for a day laborer, said Clayton County police.

Jonesboro adopts service delivery, LOST agreements

Proposed service delivery strategy and Local Option Sales Tax agreements between Clayton County and its seven cities took another step towards becoming official Tuesday when they were approved by the Jonesboro City Council.

Kiwanis serving up spaghetti for children

Dinner will raise money for kids groups

The Jonesboro Kiwanis Club will hold a fundraiser with lots and lots of spaghetti at the Jonesboro Fire House Museum and Community Center Friday night.

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County hired lobbyist to fight airport anti-tax bill

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has hired a Lovejoy-based lobbyist to help it defeat a piece of legislation that could collectively cost it and the county’s school system a total of $12.6 million in tax revenues.

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Soul food without shortcuts

RIVERDALE — Movale Hagler takes no shortcuts in her kitchen, when preparing some of her finest Southern soul food dishes for Clayton County residents.

Lawyer gets it right — executive sessions are a choice

Finally, an attorney representing local government gets it right.

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Calvin Coleman compiled a 62-8 record and third place overall finish in his weight class in Class AAAA.

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AMS introduces new racing series

Move over NASCAR, there is a new racing series headed to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Jones ready to build ‘great program’ at Dutchtown

Former Lovejoy defensive coordinator makes introduction as new Dutchtown football head coach