News for Tuesday, September 24, 2013


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Some teams looking for first win

The first Friday of Fall will be the see some of the final tune-up games for many teams in the area.

RENJE: Reefer madness on campus

A telling quote gave an indication of how our youth are ensnared while growing up with the rebranding of marijuana as a soft or harmless drug.

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Burke gets Morrow cooking

Morrow Mayor Joseph “J.B.” Burke sticks his hand in a pot during a cooking demonstration Sept. 14 at the Morrow Tourist Center’s weekly Morrow Market Days.


Last week’s middle school football action featured a battle of undefeateds, as M.D. Roberts took on Kendrick in a key game at Tara Stadium. Roberts escaped with an 8-0 win to remain undefeated and in contention for a top seed in next month’s playoffs. The Kendrick Comets are looking to get back in the playoffs after missing it for the first time in eight seasons. Kendrick had a potential game-tying touchdown called back in the first quarter on a holding penalty. Staff writer Derrick Mahone was at the contest to capture images of the game.

Gas prices could continue falling

McDONOUGH — Georgia drivers could see gas prices drop another five to 10 cents through September and possibly into October.

BBB warns of Affordable Care Act scam

Scam alert

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Area Deaths - Sept. 25, 2013

Mrs. Louise Brown

MARTA plans for emergency drill

Road closings announced for MARTA drill

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Humane Society in dire need of yard sale donations

Collections down 50 percent this fall

There is a problem that could derail the Clayton County Humane Society’s fall yard sale — donations have so far been down by 50 percent.

Hope Cafe: Event aims to stop domestic violence

Event aims to stop domestic violence

Young women experience domestic violence at a higher rate than other age groups, although the reason is unclear.

Jonesboro farmer’s market closing Saturday

There is an old English proverb, reputedly crafted by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, that says “all good things must come to an end.”

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Lovejoy receiver has a blossoming model career

Lovejoy receiver has a blossoming model career

If football doesn’t work out, Preston Williams always has his modeling career to fall back on.

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Jonesboro bonding on and off court

It was during the point of the season that Jonesboro was dealing with some adversity that the volleyball team begin to come together.

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Crochet Club donates handmade baby booties

Pregnancy Care Center receives 200 booties from club

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Griggs added to Clayton State staff

There will be a couple new faces on the Clayton State women’s basketball team sidelines this season.

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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Veterans recognized for patriotism, sacrifice

Veterans recognized for patriotism, sacrifice

State Sen. Ed Harbison (D-Columbus) still remembers the advice he received as a young Marine returning to the U.S. after a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Riverdale Middle School student injured in restroom

Clayton County Public Schools officials are investigating an incident that involved a male student hitting his head against a “concrete block” wall.

Institute names Clayton among Georgia’s neediest, cash-strapped districts

A report released by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute lists Clayton County Public Schools among the districts who can least afford continued state funding cuts.

80s music: taking the good with the bad

Despite the fact I can’t carry a tune in a high-tech bucket or play an instrument, music has always played a huge role in my life.