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Jonesboro resident Rachel Butler (left) and Stockbridge Barbara Arradondo applaud for speeches given Thursday night during the Democratic national convention. Southern Crescent Obama supporters held a convention watch party in Jonesboro to see the president address the convention.

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Lorette Batiste said President Barack Obama took her on a time traveling trip Thursday night when he delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Batiste, who is the deputy regional field director for Obama’s campaign office in Clayton County, said she was reminded of a time when he only was a candidate seeking a first term with a message of hope.

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