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Teske to testify Tuesday before U.S. Congress

Clayton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Steve Teske set to testify before U.S. Congress Tuesday morning.

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Jonesboro’s Walker named national sophomore of the year

Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker was awarded the MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year after leading the Cardinals to a second straight state title.

Forest Park, Jonesboro soccer teams look to improve playoff seeding

Forest Park can move as high as the No. 1 seed in Region 4-AAAAA with a win over McIntosh, while Jonesboro ends the season against Eastside

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No chance of parole for woman who killed mother

It ranks as one of the most brutal killings in Clayton County and was compounded by the fact that the victim was the mother of her attacker.

Mr. Frank Edward Bennett

Mr. Frank Edward Bennett, age 91, of Jonesboro, passed away on April 16, 2015.

Joel Germany

Joel Roth Germany, age 53, of Lake City, GA died Sunday, April 14, 2015.

Sadie Bishop

Sadie M. Bishop, age 74, of Rex, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Sarah Fowler

Sarah F. Fowler of Atlanta, GA passed away on 4/9/15.

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Gov. Nathan Deal to sign ‘Utopian Academy’ law

Charter school bill gains unianimous support from state legislators

Utopian Academy for the Arts Founder Artesius Miller takes pride in his copy of House Bill 372.

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Rotary announces ‘Laws of Life’ essay winners

Demonta Barrino’s eyes glided over the words as his read softly over the podium, voicing his feelings of loss and newfound perspective.

River’s Edge Elementary teacher gets suspension after appeal

The Clayton County Board of Education accepted a recommendation to suspend a River’s Edge Elementary teacher accused of not reporting possible child abuse in a timely manner.

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Clayton County Humane Society in need of donations for yard sale

Bi-annual fundraisers help take care of county’s homeless animals

The Clayton County Humane Society is gearing up for its annual Treasures for Paws Spring yard sale fundraiser.

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Evidence doesn’t support ‘kickback’ allegations against Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn Dixon, says Finance Director Don Turner.

Director: Documents don’t back allegations

Financial documents reportedly don’t support one Riverdale council woman’s recent allegations the mayor received a “kickback” from a business in 2012.

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Drew’s Brodie signs with Johnson & Wales University

Amanda Brodie of Drew High School will play basketball at the next level after signing with Johnson & Wales University

New Morrow public comment rules legal, but possibly unwise, expert says

Morrow’s new public comment policy is legal — but it may not be completely ethical.

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North Clayton’s Stackhouse setting golf records at Stanford

Mariah Stackhouse has tied Tiger Woods’ course record at Stanford University

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Attorney L’Erin Barnes to replace city attorney Steve Fincher as Morrow’s legal counsel in ongoing MBTA issue

Morrow’s regular attorney will no longer represent the city in its ongoing legal battle with the Morrow Business and Tourism Association.

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Culture Shock

Changing football’s dangerous perception starts at the youth level

The Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation are trailblazers in terms of player safety at the youth level

Transition fair, registration set for rising kindergartners

School Notebook 4-18-15

Clayton County Public Schools will host its pre-k-to-kindergarten transition fair Saturday.

Use of e-cigarettes tripled among teens in one year, say officials

Current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.