News for Tuesday, September 17, 2013


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STOVALL: Spread offense take over more like a virus

During my normal Friday night football wrap-up routine of checking and posting final scores to our Facebook page and my Twitter page, I saw something that startled me.

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THOMAS: We've been played

Who sounds more presidential: a tentative Barack Obama, who speaks loudly and too often, but carries a small stick, or Mitt Romney, who clearly understood that for threats to be diminished or deterred a president must have credibility?

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Police say teen taken in home invasion

A Levi’s Call alert has been issued for a teenager Clayton County police said was taken from her Ellenwood home during a robbery.

Jonesboro keeps tax rate the same

City also buying $13,000 public works vehicle

It will be the same old, same old for Jonesboro’s property tax rate this year.

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Spivey Hall remembers accomplished organist

Spivey Hall officials are mourning the loss of one of the artists who called the concert facility home.

Elections really job interviews


Riverdale man gets 22 months in federal prison for fraud

A Riverdale man has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison for defrauding taxpayers through a scheme to forge vouchers issued to needy families.

Arts Clayton good for Clayton County

From Jim Zachary

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Rock-A-Thon tops $3,700 raised

Parents ate cool treats as their children frolicked about the oversized front lawn during the Rock-A-Thon charity event Saturday.

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Morrow to get tested at Battle of Atlanta

MCDONOUGH — After his team was overwhelmed at last season’s Class AAAAAA cross country meet, Morrow coach Anthony McKissic wanted to upgrade his team’s schedule.

SPLOST V for education to be determined by votes in November

Funding for textbooks and mobile devices has been included in the November ballot question asking voters to continue Clayton County’s 1-cent sales tax for education.

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Contaminated soil removed from Jonesboro shopping center

What may seem like a construction or renovation project at 8600 Tara Blvd. could be a far more serious threat to the community, Jonesboro officials have confirmed.

Contest winners head to weekend circus at AMS

What’s better than a trip to the circus?

Council wants to hire PIO to boost image

City leaders are split on hiring a public information officer to counter what some say is a negative image created by the local newspaper.

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Humane Society needs yard sale donations

Clayton County Humane Society is seeking donations for its Oct. 5 yard sale fundraiser.

Jonesboro murder featured in episode tonight

A 1999 Jonesboro kidnapping and robbery involving a woman and her daughter will be featured tonight on a new series on Investigative Discovery channel.

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Lovejoy fall festival greeted with mild, sunny weather

Music sounded across the park, where children laughed and played in the bright sunshine.