News for Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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Gibbons, Lakers want ‘exciting’ end to season

Gordon Gibbons has a team that is sitting right at .500, and one game below that percentage mark in conference play.

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Unbeaten Lady Lakers primed for postseason

National championships. No. 1 rankings. Undefeated regular season. Ho-hum.

Hampton man, two others sentenced in drug smuggling

Trio are former Delta Air Lines workers in Atlanta

A Hampton man and two former Delta co-workers were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for their roles in a drug-smuggling scheme, said officials.

Summer camp held for burn victims

Children who have suffered burn injuries are invited to attend a special summer camp supported by Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services.

Questionable tactics used for getting absentee ballots

City officials have uncovered questionable but legal tactics being used to get absentee ballots for the March 19 special election.

Suspect in cabbie’s death returns to Clayton

A Riverdale man charged in the Jan. 25 shooting death of a cab driver has been returned from Rhode Island to the Clayton County Jail.

Stockbridge teen to compete in pageant

A Stockbridge teenager has been selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Atlanta pageant competition March 24.

Church again hosts prom dress giveaway

For the second year in a row, members of First Baptist Church are providing prom dresses and all the accessories needed to make a high school girl’s dreams come true.

HERO worker charged with fraud

A Georgia Department of Transportation supervisor hurt himself while trying out for a job as a Clayton County police officer and lied to collect benefits, said officials.

Grand jury indicts driver charged with hitting officer

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a Hampton man in the alleged hit and run of a police officer in December.

Former sheriff’s clerk pleads guilty to theft

A former Clayton County sheriff’s accountant pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing thousands of dollars from bond accounts during 2011.

Jonesboro resurrecting summer concert series

It might sound like a soap opera plot at first glance but something is returning from the dead in Jonesboro.

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Jonesboro returning to Atlanta Jazz Festival lineup

City will participate in '31 Days of Jazz' for second year

The sounds of jazz will return to the city of Jonesboro this spring.

Clayton State players receive Peach Belt honors

With the Peach Belt Conference Tournament starting this week, the league handed out its annual awards.

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Memo to Clayton fans: Support your teams

It would take rapper 2 Chainz to tell you about the last time a Clayton County school won a Georgia High School Association team championship in any sport.

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Jonesboro girls managed to put it all together

Jonesboro must replace some key players to make a third straight Class AAAA semifinals appearance.

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Forest Park girls poised to make another run

With the majority of its players returning, Forest Park could make another long playoff run next season.

Jonesboro unsure about providing SROs

Questions abound about who would pay for officers

Jonesboro leaders are sitting on the fence about whether they will provide school resource officers to Clayton County schools — if any are requested.

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