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Community Calendar - April 16, 2014

A job fair will be held at the Lovejoy Community Center.

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Winners announced for ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay contest

Chibunkem Onyinanya and Nicholas Saucedo honored at Jonesboro City Council meeting

JONESBORO — Awards were handed out Monday evening to the winners of “If I Were Mayor” essay contest.

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RENJE: I was healed of my disability

With Easter weekend upon us, I think it’s important to look at what I think are the two most significant of Jesus’ miracles.

THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat

President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius, budget director Sylvia Burwell, might turn out to be better at fixing websites, but she doesn’t have the power to fix Obamacare. No one does because it is based on a weak foundation and the notion that government can do anything.

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Adults search sales, children find eggs at Rex Community Spring Fling

The Easter egg hunt Saturday was part of activities during the Second Annual Rex Community Spring Fling Yard Sale presented by Historic Rex Mill Inc.’s Step-up Program.

Autopsy reveals cause of death of Ultimate Warrior

The 54-year-old wrestler, James Hellwig, collapsed on April 8 outside a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Freeze warning issued for Wednesday morning

The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a freeze warning for north Georgia, including parts of the Southern Crescent.

How secure are our liberties?

Editorial

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Boston marks anniversary of marathon bombing with somber ceremonies | Photos

Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note Tuesday, with Mayor Martin Walsh and Cardinal Sean O’Malley visiting wreaths left at the spots where the two bombs went off.

Florida woman survives bear mauling

Terri Frana, 44, of Lake Mary, received stitches and staples in the back of her head to close a wound, and had visible gashes on her forehead, back and around her mouth.

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Bryce Rauhof looking for Peach Belt Conference repeat

Bryce Rauhof admits that it wasn’t a pretty sight.

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Mount Zion one of favorites at Region 4-AAAAA Track and Field Championships

Mount Zion coach Jason Battles is not willing to make any predictions about this week’s Region 4-AAAAA Tracka nd Field Championships, but he is confident that his team can do well.

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Montrell Custis switches pledge to Alabama

The Lovejoy High junior safety calls Alabama a better ‘fit’ than Kentucky

For the past six months, Montrell Custis had been committed to Kentucky after making the pledge in early November.

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Hundreds stroll sale seeking treasures

There were treasures galore Saturday, from a bag of socks for a buck or two to boxes of books to stacks of mattresses.

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Primary election voter registration deadline looms

Georgia’s May 20 party primary is just over a month away, but a key deadline related to that election is right around the corner.

Sing as if no one can hear

I am not sure why God blessed me with the passion to sing but not the ability. I can’t read notes or carry a tune but I’ve loved music and singing for as long as I can remember.

Man jailed in 2011 shooting

More than two years after police said he shot and killed his girlfriend, a Griffin man is in Clayton County Jail on a murder charge.

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Pets of the Week - David and Zeva

David has been at the shelter most of his life.

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Clayton County commissioners still reviewing ethics advisors recommendations

Chairman said policy proposal may come soon

The head of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners’ ethics advisory committee said he believes the county is working on an ethics proposal even though little has been said publicly about the issue in more than four months.

Gillem board meets ahead of May 2 closing

Days before a planned May 2 closing, the Gillem board will meet to finalize plans on the purchase of 778 acres inside the former Army base.