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Local students get collegiate accolades

School Notebook 8-1-15

A few Clayton County residents have received recognition through Georgia State University in Atlanta.

ROBINSON: ‘Twas the week before the GOP debate

I feel like a kid the week before Christmas. There’s just one present under the tree, but it’s all a columnist could ever hope for: the first Republican debate!

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Tax-free weekend begins Friday, ends Sunday | POLL

Ready for two days of tax-free back-to-school shopping, Clayton County?

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Southern Regional Medical Center files bankruptcy to get one step closer to Prime Healthcare ownership

The hospital board voted on a step that will bring Southern Regional Medical Center one step closer to being owned by its third-party savior.

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Man in custody after standoff with police, Chief Register says no one was hurt | VIDEO | PHOTOS

Chief: No one hurt

Man in custody after standoff with police, faces charges. Chief Mike Register says no one was hurt.

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Commissioners approve tax increase

Clayton County residents will pay more in property taxes this year.

Chamber hosting ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join them for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

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Deal launches juvenile justice committee

Expansion of JDAI sites will make Georgia safer, help youth

Clayton County Juvenile Court Chief of Staff Colin Slay and Chief Judge Steven Teske have been commissioned to join a statewide steering committee on juvenile justice.

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Annual walk-a-thon benefit puts people first | PHOTOS

Annual walk-a-thon benefits People First, an organization that raises money to pay for free social activities for the special needs community in the Southern Crescent, including Clayton, Henry and Butts counties.

Ex-Clayton County police officer indicted on simple battery charge

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a former Clayton County police officer for simple battery in a May 2014 alleged incident.

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Mattie’s Call issued for Riverdale woman

Clayton County police have issued a Mattie’s Call for a woman missing from her Riverdale home since yesterday.

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County pride on full display at Clayton County Football Media Day

Clayton County Public Schools and Director of Athletics Kevin May held Clayton County Football Media Day this week at Drew High School.

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Local rebuilding football programs ready to rebound behind stellar football coaches

But all that disappointment is on the verge of changing with the tireless efforts of three top-tier football coaches in Leroy Foster, Kevin “Bull” Jones, Reginald Austin and James Soza.

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Jonesboro volleyball camp a great way for former players to give back

Jonesboro volleyball camp a great way for former players to give back

Several generations of Jonesboro volleyball players enjoyed a week long camp at Jonesboro High School this week.

Mr. Jerry B. Lewis

Mr. Jerry B. Lewis, age 84, of Jonesboro, passed away on July 27, 2015.

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BOE unanimously approves first consent agenda of FY16

The Clayton County Board of Education unanimously approved its July consent agenda Monday.

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Get out of town

Readers share vacation photos

Clayton News and Henry Herald readers share their vacation photos with their communities. Do you have photos to share? Email them to Editor Kathy Jefcoats at School may start next week but it’s never too late to share the photos of your favorite getaway. Thank you to all the readers who contributed their photos.

Hardcore camping in the Missouri Ozarks

When I was a kid living in St. Louis, my family went camping in the Ozarks every summer. My dad’s annual vacation was the last week of July and first week of August, and it was pretty much the highlight of our year.

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Food Well Alliance launches collaborative initiative to revive metro Atlanta, Clayton County soil

ATLANTA – For the first time in Atlanta, a local food collaboration has formed to help community gardeners build healthier soil through a new Healthy Soil, Healthy Community initiative.

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Tense Riverdale meeting filled with questions

A series of questions from one councilmember caused unrest at Riverdale’s council meeting Monday.