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Heather Middleton

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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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Humane Society in desperate need of yard sale donations

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Humane Society is in desperate need of donations for its upcoming spring yard sale.

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Humane Society raising money for animals with its annual spring yard sale

Shelter is asking for yard sale donations

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Humane Society is kicking off the warm weather with its Spring Treasures for PAWS yard sale.

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Playwright holding auditions for ‘The Mentor’

JONESBORO — Kenn Cobb wants his upcoming play, The Mentor, to be a teaching moment.

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Roses Express opens in Forest Park

New store brings 30 jobs to area

FOREST PARK — Celebrations got off to a busy start at the new Roses Express in Forest Park Friday.

Area church hosting healthcare sign up

Deadline for the Affordable Care Act is March 31

McDONOUGH — The deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching.

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Church bags food for those in need

Annual pumpkin sale helps fund event at Jonesboro First United Methodist Church

JONESBORO — As a result of Jonesboro First United Methodist Church’s annual pumpkin sale, the group was able to purchase and bag food for people in need.

Southern food rooted in tradtion and family

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over, most folks are looking to the next big holiday — New Year’s.

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Lights display a ‘labor of love’ for Stockbridge resident

STOCKBRIDGE — Valentino McDowell is serious about his Christmas lights.

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Civil War re-enactors take over Nash Farm Battlefield

Civil War re-enactors take over Nash Farm Battlefield

HAMPTON — More than 300 Civil War re-enactors recreated the Battle of Utoy at Nash Farm Battlefield Saturday.

Consumers urged to be informed before buying pink

McDONOUGH — Consumers this month will find many items with pink labels, pink boxes and pink ribbons claiming to donate proceeds to a breast cancer charity.

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Jonesboro resident starting mentoring program

JONESBORO — Mark Little, 49, is a life long resident of Jonesboro.

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Men get breast cancer too

Approximately 410 men will succumb to it this year

McDONOUGH — Dr. Scott Timbert has been a breast health specialist for 15 years.

Gas prices could continue falling

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

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Southern Belle Farm kicking off fall season

McDONOUGH — With the promise of chocolate milk and Oreo cookies, more than dozen piglets take to the race track at Southern Belle Farm’s Oinker Stadium.

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Patrons have nearly limitless options with a Clayton County library card

Patrons have nearly limitless options with a Clayton County library card

JONESBORO — A library card is for more than just checking out books these days.

BBB releases list of scams against seniors

For people age 70 and above, often a word was a good as a handshake.

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AMS bans smoking starting in 2014

Grandstands will be off limits to smokers

Beginning in 2014 Atlanta Motor Speedway is banning smoking in the grandstands for all events.

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Fans get to see NASCAR up close

Jordan Ashely, 3, wanted to see ‘the candy car.’

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Campers ready for races to begin

HAMPTON — Magnolia the chihuahua and her human Joseph Youst are already in line to get their favorite camp site at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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X marks the spot

Geocaching offers high-tech treasure hunting

When Jimmy Kelly unwrapped a Christmas present in 2003 from his wife, he wasn’t really sure why she’d bought it for him.

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Community welcomes Lett to library system

JONESBORO - Members of the community turned out to welcome new Clayton County Library Director Rosalind Lett.

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Jonesboro tattoo shop offers ink for toys

JONESBORO — Cliff Clark is starting Christmas early this year.

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Community spirit strong for Back-to-School Bash

More than 5,000 people showed up to be part of the Back-to-School Bash at the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro Saturday.

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Crochet Club: Once stitch at a time

Members of the Crochet Club in Clayton County have been busy making more than 100 pairs of baby booties for a local pregnancy center.

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Riverdale couple appear on Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids edition

RIVERDALE — Cortney Dunmyer was surfing the web last November looking for a wedding dress when she came across a link to apply to be on The Learning Channel’s Say Yes to the Dress television show.

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Lee Street Park host summer concert

Crystal Glaze gives her son Brenden Glaze, 3, a piggy-back ride during the Music in the Park series at Lee Street Park.