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Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43

Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday, according to his website. He was 43.

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Former Clayton County high school standouts trying to catch eye of NFL personnel

Former local standouts attempt to catch eye of NFL

By all accounts, they are considered longshots ag getting draft, but their NFL dreams could still come try.

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Atlanta Hawks trying to beat playoff odds

The Atlanta Hawks face some tough odds as they enter today’s first round of the NBA playoffs.

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Clayton County runners do well at regionals

Track and field participants from around the county had a good showing at their respective region championships this week.

Area Deaths - April 19, 2014

Russell Kent Collins, Gerald Lee Erickson, Agathia Neola Hendrich Cook

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Mayors, chairman discuss need for SPLOST passage

Two mayors and a chairman sat down to have a discussion Wednesday.

Clayton County adopts new rules for opening warming, cooling centers

Officials were criticized over response to February ice storm

Emergency management officials were criticized over response to February ice storm

Clayton County Church Bulletin

A list of happenings around the Clayton County faith community

Clayton Community Calendar - April 19, 2014

Panola Mountain State Park is hosting a Photographers and Artists Morning Out April 19 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the park.

Clayton County expected to abandon Old Riverdale Road

Departure would aid design of new Buddhist temple

Clayton County officials are planning to abandon 0.312 acres of roadway in Riverdale that they say residents gave up long ago.

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Kindergarten registration begins in May

Educators urge consistency, preparation for students

Clayton County Public Schools is hosting a kindergarten registration event May 12-16. The event takes place at each elementary school daily, from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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Clayton County officials tout transit’s benefits at Democratic Party forum

A return of mass transit in Clayton County would be the community’s “gateway to opportunity” and a tool to spur economic development, state Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) told residents this week.

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Judge drops three counts in van death

After hearing legal arguments Thursday, a Clayton County judge dropped one murder charge against a day care center owner accused with her daughter in the death of a toddler in their care.

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Center celebrates 10 years of service to grandparents

Devon Boyd reflected Friday on what his life might be like if not for his grandparents.

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Georgia Tech Football Spring Preview

College football is back on The Flats — at least for tonight.

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STOVALL: Vad Lee who? It's Justin Thomas' time to be 'Batman'

The Justin Thomas era at quarterback could begin for Georgia Tech tonight

There’s only one name that dominated the minds of most Georgia Tech football fans at the end of a semi-disappointing 7-6 campaign.

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Job Kemboi is one of top runners in the Peach Belt Conference

To prepare for the Peach Belt Conference track and field championships, Clayton State distance runner Job Kemboi took on some stiff competition last weekend.

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Chelsea Clinton announces she is pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced on Thursday she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Area Deaths - April 18, 2014

Willis Lyn Craig, Jr.

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Danyale Brimer has seen improvement in his pitching arsenal

Lovejoy’s Brimer has put more speed on fastball

A big part of Lovejoy’s baseball success has been the continued development of pitcher Danyale (D.J.) Brimer.