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Variety of styles planned for Fashionatta

“Fashionatta” will be held Sunday, at 3 p.m., at the Morrow conference center, 1180 Southlake Circle, in Morrow.

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Police headquarters or Noah’s Ark?

Jonesboro may replace leaky roof for cops

An aging, patchwork roof at Jonesboro Police Department Headquarters needs to be replaced. But city officials can’t agree on how to fix it, leaving the two-story building looking like a scene out of Noah’s Ark when heavy rains fall.

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Jonesboro City Councilman Compton arrested on DUI charge

Blood-alcohol level was 0.239 grams

Clayton County police arrested Jonesboro City Councilman Joe Compton after he allegedly drove his car into a neighbor's mailbox Wednesday evening, said Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen.

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Lake City’s community center a hit

A dozen rental inquiries made before opening

Approximately 250 people toured the new Lake City Community Center Saturday during its open house, which was the public’s first opportunity to see the inside of the center.

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Jackson sworn in as interim superintendent

JONESBORO — Retired Clayton County Public Schools administrator Luvenia Jackson officially returned to the district Monday morning, when she was sworn in as the school system’s interim superintendent.

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Phillip Phillips is the new 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES — Bluesy guitar man Phillip Phillips is the new "American Idol," defeating teenage songbird Jessica Sanchez.

Falcons GM comfortable with low profile in draft

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Before the NFL draft began, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff knew his team would not create a national buzz.

Army charges Ga. soldiers with murder

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Army has filed murder charges against four soldiers in the shooting deaths of an ex-soldier who had been part of their brigade and his girlfriend, a spokesman for Fort Stewart in Georgia said Wednesday.

Storm kills Ga. woman taking shelter in drain pipe

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Authorities blamed violent storms for the death of an 83-year-old Georgia woman Saturday as vicious weather pounded the state for a second straight day.

Police say parents tried to fight children at game

CARROLLTON — Police say some parents tried to fight 11- and 12-year-old football players during a chaotic scene at a recreational game in Carroll County.

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Perry attacks Romney, Obama in policy speech

Rick Perry said Friday anyone with doubts about how he would govern as president should simply look at Texas.