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Parents sue Georgia school after teen found dead in gym mat

The parents of a Georgia teenager whose body was found in a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school gym are suing school officials for failing to stop bullying by classmates who may have beaten their son to death, their attorney said on Tuesday.

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Dennis Cox leaving Clayton State basketball program

After building Clayton State into a powerhouse women's basketball program, coach Dennis Cox has found his next challenge.

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Morrow Mustangs on the brink of improving

When Leroy Foster took over the Morrow football coaching job three years ago, he figured it would be a big task in getting the program back up to respectability.

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Keenon Davis hopes to lead Morrow to better season

It has been a tough run for Morrow football as of late.

THOMAS: Is Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be?

“The Giver” is based on the best-selling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. The film has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift.

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Riverdale swears in interim as city clerk

Council members had to search the chambers for tissues when they swore in a visibly moved Sherry Henderson as city clerk Monday night.

Getting back to school

It’s back to school time again.

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Back-to-school activity teems in Clayton

The school year will start anew Aug. 7, when thousands return to acquaint themselves with new peers — teachers, students and parents.

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Animal Control: We did not throw out group

JONESBORO — Clayton County Animal Control officials said they have not thrown out an animal advocate group from working at its facility.

Rep. Mike Glanton appointed to the Role of the Federal Government in Education Study Committee

House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has announced the appointment of state Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) to the House Study Committee on the Role of the Federal Government in Education.

BOE approves Policy Series I changes

The Clayton County Board of Education approved its only action item on the July meeting agenda Monday.

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Low cost spay, neuter program coming to Clayton

Atlanta Humane Society offering services for $35

JONESBORO — The Atlanta Humane Society is coming to Clayton County to provide low cost spaying and neutering.

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Clayton County Library System waves goodbye to beloved Youth Services assistant director

Clayton County Library System waves goodbye to beloved Youth Services assistant director

A table set up in Riverdale’s Finance Department building held flowers, gifts and three poster boards packed with the colorful signatures of children grateful for all Janice Arcuria did for them during her 16 years as assistant director of Youth Services at the Clayton County Library System.

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Riverdale swears in new city manager after 4-month search

E. Scott Wood expressed his eagerness to begin working with the residents and government of Riverdale after he was sworn in as the new city manager Monday night.

Clayton Community Calendar - July 30, 2014

Summer Antique Car Show

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Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

Discount chain Dollar Tree will buy rival Family Dollar Stores Inc for about $8.5 billion, in a surprise deal that will help it fend off increasing competition from big-box retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Georgia man killed in Florida beach plane crash on wedding anniversary

A man was killed and his daughter injured on Sunday when a small plane crash-landed on a Florida beach.

Tommie Montgomery Kemper Webb

Tommie Montgomery Kemper Webb, 96, formerly of Riverdale, GA and Merritt Island, FL, passed peacefully on July 22, 2014 in Lincoln, CA.

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LAST RIDE

Skip Nichols goes out with win at Thursday Thunder

It was a very emotional day for Trena Etheredge as she made the two and half hour trek from Albany to Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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MAHONE: Skip Nichols has left lasting legacy

Nichols has left lasting impression

It was the way Skip Nichols wanted it to end.

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