News for Thursday, October 24, 2013


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ROBINSON: It's time for growth

Another target for economic growth is the energy sector. Because of the natural gas boom, the United States may soon be the largest producer of hydrocarbons in the world. Intelligent rulemaking can ensure that as the industry expands, parallel industries dedicated to safety, cleanup and alternative fuels grow with it.

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Upstart Tigers like their defense

JONESBORO — When Mundy’s Mill coach Greg Manior looks at his team’s improvement during the Tigers’ current three-game win streak, he is quick to point to the defense.

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Clayton State proves rankings right

Clayton State proves rankings right

MORROW — A day after it cracked into the women’s soccer rankings, Clayton State continued its hot streak in the regular season finale against Georgia Southwestern.

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With starting QB out, Lovejoy has not missed beat with backup Khaleel Rogers

No coach ever wants to see his starting quarterback go down with an injury, but if happens, he definitely want a solid backup.

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Riverdale, Jonesboro contest has playoff implications

RIVERDALE — It was hard to image a few weeks ago that tonight’s Jonesboro and Riverdale match-up would have any bearing on the Region 4-AAAA, Div. B standings.

New judge to be sworn in Friday

Clayton County’s new chief magistrate judge will be sworn in to office Friday morning.

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B.J. Burrell ressurrects annual Halloween display in Jonesboro

Church Street home a frightful sight for Halloween

JONESBORO — B.J. Burrell never shies away from turning her Jonesboro home into a big, scary sight when the goblins, ghouls and gremlins run wild at Halloween.

Sunday alcohol sales gets its day on the ballot in Morrow

This year’s municipal election in Morrow will decide more than who fills two open council seats.

Free movie will honor Tuskegee Airman

Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner said the life of Tuskegee Airman Brew Graham will be honored Friday night with the free airing of “Red Tails,” complete with popcorn.

Lovejoy has several events on tap this fall

Several upcoming events are on tap for the city of Lovejoy.

Verdicts likely mean life in prison for Crab Shack robbers

Three people convicted in the June 15, 2012, armed robbery of Joe’s Crab Shack face life in prison plus 300 years when they return to court for sentencing Nov. 15, said prosecutors.

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. needs more volunteers, docents as tour demands increase

President says tour demands increasing

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. is expecting a big year for Stately Oaks tours in 2014, but the group’s president says that means more docents are needed.

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Southern Regional Medical Center participating in Donate Life America organ donor float for Tournament of Roses Parade

Hospital participating in Rose Parade donation float

Southern Regional Medical Center will have a tiny presence in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Cali., but it’s unlikely it will be seen by most people.

Forest Park officials refuse to release documents

Newspaper seeks settlement agreement

Forest Park officials have refused to comply with Georgia’s Open Records Act by denying Clayton News Daily’s request for documents detailing a $35,000 settlement with a former councilwoman.

Lake City approves participation in TriCity opportunity zone

Forest Park, Morrow expected to join soon

The proposed TriCity opportunity zone got its first formal show of support Thursday when the Lake City’s city council voted to be a part of the large-scale economic development project.

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Breast cancer survivor takes control by helping others

As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Memphis native Toni Bell said she knew she had to take action to help others avoid getting the disease or learn how to cope if they do.

Hoping for progress in Forest Park

Letter to the Editor

Animal Contol hosting pet adoption fair

Animal lovers will have a chance to rescue dogs and cats from possible death this weekend.