News for Thursday, May 2, 2013


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New Forest Park coach wants to restore pride

When Forest Park opened its spring drills on Monday, it was apparent what coach John Diehl was trying to get accomplished.

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Who to watch

Clayton County should have several athletes in the hunt for state titles

There are several track participants that could do well this weekend in Jefferson.

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ELCA's Heyward makes his own path

Chargers' senior outfielder has dealt with comparison to older brother and carved out his own career

Mrs. Mary G. Parsley

Mrs. Mary G. Parsley, 92, of Jonesboro, passed away April 28, 2013.

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Schools tee off to raise scholarship funds


Clayton County Public Schools is inviting golfers to the Fourth Annual Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament Friday.

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County fencing in Morrow’s community garden

Questions abound over ownership, cost

A wrought-iron fence erected earlier this week around a community garden in Morrow is raising questions about who actually owns the garden and how much it cost.

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Clayton health officials win award for partnership

Clayton County health officials are doing right by their residents, according to a statewide health group.

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Residents encouraged to thank state employees

State employees work hard for the benefit of Georgians.

Big weekend ahead for Clayton County

Relay for Life and CSU hosting major events

Clayton County will be filled with runners, mothers, daughters and partiers this weekend.

Rain postpones Humane Society yard sale

Maybe Mother Nature isn’t ready to show the love for animals this weekend.

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Should crepe myrtles follow the rose’s lead? — CURT YEOMANS

Let’s try something a little different this week and recognize one Georgia city that went all out for its annual spring festival.

Man falsely claimed benefits, say prosecutors

A Riverdale man was indicted Wednesday for allegedly bilking the state out of $8,250 in unemployment benefits while holding a job.

Lockhart takes own oath, heads first council meeting

In an unusual move for a newly-elected official, David Lockhart took the oath of office on his own Wednesday hours before a special called meeting.

Chief Justice Hunstein part of Law Day observance

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein will be part of today's annual observance of National Law Day in Jonesboro.

Higher court throws out Hill appeal

Case expected to be set for trial

The Georgia Court of Appeals Tuesday threw out the state's appeal of five indicted counts dropped by a Clayton County Superior Court judge in the case against Sheriff Victor Hill.