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Health officials: West Nile found near Jonesboro

The West Nile Virus has once again shown up in Clayton County, officials with the Clayton County Board of Health confirmed Wednesday.

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Jonesboro may join anti-sagging pants bandwagon

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said people wearing their pants too low is not a widespread issue in the city, but he wants to nip it in the buttocks -- before it grows into one.

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Historical Jonesboro to evoke 'Tara' at 'Special-Tea'

As God as their witness, some local residents and Scarlett O'Hara fans will never go thirsty again. Or, at least for one day.

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Jonesboro leaders grant license for 'Exotic Pleasures'

It is now OK for the City of Jonesboro to have its "Exotic Pleasures."

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Jonesboro leaders grant license for 'Exotic Pleasures'

It is now OK for the City of Jonesboro to have its "Exotic Pleasures."

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Alligator takes up residence in Jonesboro lake

Clayton County has long been considered the "home" of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara, but it has now gained another noteworthy resident.

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Jonesboro facing fight over allowing 'Exotic Pleasures'

Pleasure was on the lips of several Jonesboro City Councilmembers on Monday, as they discussed whether to let a proposed store -- called Exotic Pleasures -- open its doors in the city.

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Jonesboro facing fight over allowing 'Exotic Pleasures'

Pleasure was on the lips of several Jonesboro City Councilmembers on Monday, as they discussed whether to let a proposed store — called Exotic Pleasures — open its doors in the city.

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Jonesboro gets free alert system

Jonesboro police added another tool to what already is in place to help find missing children, or endangered adults who wander away from home.

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Jonesboro leaders weighing Sunday alcohol sales

The Jonesboro City Council is scheduled to vote next week on whether a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales should be placed on the city's Nov. 8 municipal elections ballot, city leaders have said.

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Jonesboro to create community center rental policy

Jonesboro city leaders are pondering how to deal with renting out the Jonesboro Fire House Museum and Community Center, to civic groups, after a bid by the Clayton County Republican Party to rent the facility for its monthly meetings raised concerns among some members of the city council.

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Jonesboro to open 'Taste' with ribbon cutting

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said he hopes people will get a favorable taste of his city's newly-revamped downtown area this weekend, when it plays host to the 18th annual "Taste of Clayton" event.

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Jonesboro to open 'Taste' with ribbon cutting

Jonesboro Mayor Luther Maddox said he hopes people will get a favorable taste of his city's newly-revamped downtown area this weekend, when it plays host to the 18th annual "Taste of Clayton" event.

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Jonesboro adds sanctions to teen curfew ordinance

The Jonesboro City Council unanimously approved revising its teen curfew ordinance on Monday, making parents accountable if their children are out and about in the city late at night, without adult supervision.

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Historical Jonesboro preparing for annual spaghetti dinner

It may not be a tiny ristorante on a side street in the heart of Roma, Napoli or Firenze, but the Jonesboro Firehouse Museum and Community Center is about to spend one day among the ranks of Italian restaurants around the world.

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BOC to honor senior center membership contracts

Senior citizens, who have been fighting increased membership fees at Clayton County senior centers, won the battle over their pre-2011 membership contracts on Tuesday, but an overall victory remains elusive in their fee war with the county.

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Officials encourage emergency weather preparedness

Clayton County and state officials are encouraging residents to be prepared for any severe weather events that may blow through the area this year, weeks after much of north Georgia was shut down, for days, by a severe snowstorm.

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BOC accepts seized vehicles for sheriff's office

Two vehicles seized in a drug raid will now be used to help nab criminals.

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Jonesboro storm drain to get overhaul

Leaders in the City of Jonesboro have announced that they are moving to do a little old-fashioned ditch-digging, of sorts, to clean up an overgrown storm drain on the eastern side of the city, that has a reputation for clogging up, and overflowing.

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Jonesboro City Council OKs 2011 budget

The Jonesboro City Council approved its 2011 budget on Monday, but an outcry from residents over a planned property-tax increase means the battle may just be starting.

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