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The Riverdale Centre Players present its spring production of “He Said, She Said,” April 25 at the Riverdale Centre.

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Atlanta Falcons release 2014 schedule, will start season at home

The Atlanta Falcons 2014 schedule was released Wednesday and includes two nationally televised games.

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Gov. Nathan Deal signs gun carry rights expansion into law

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a broad expansion of gun carry rights into law on Wednesday, allowing legal gun owners to take weapons into bars, churches and government buildings under certain conditions.

HBO strikes deal with Amazon to stream shows

Amazon will begin streaming some HBO shows to its premium customers next month, the companies said on Wednesday, in a move that could lure subscribers away from Netflix Inc, a company they both compete with.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o named People's most beautiful woman

It's been a big year for Lupita Nyong'o. After winning an Oscar and a lucrative advertising deal the actress was named on Wednesday as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by People magazine.

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MAHONE: Craig Chatman should do well at new Lithia Springs gig

Craig Chatman has been in training for his new gig for the last 15 years.

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Motorama offers variety at Atlanta Motor Speedway

There will be monster trucks, old racing cars, lawnmower racing, and even a car valued at one million dollars at this weekend’s Atlanta Motorama at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Area Deaths - April 23, 2014

Judy Tumlin Echols Tallent, Jean P. Matuszewski, Helen Marie Vallowe, Brenda Weitnauer

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Pets of the Week - April 23, 2014

Chrissy is a great cat that is often overlooked because she is afraid of the other cats and is living in a cage.

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Clayton State athletes shine at Peach Belt Conference meet

Clayton State didn’t bring home a team championship, but the Lakers had plenty of individual champions at the second annual Peach Belt Conference Track and Field Championship in Rome.

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Craig Chatman named Lithia Springs football coach

One of the architects of Lovejoy’s powerhouse offense is leaving.

Forest Park joins Clayton County land bank effort

Program is an attempt to turn properties with unpaid taxes into tax generators

Officials from Forest Park are teaming up with Clayton County leaders to make troubled properties that are far behind on their property taxes more attractive to developers.

Clayton County Meals on Wheels supporters hoping everything comes up roses for Mother’s Day fundraiser

Aging Advisory Board of Clayton County’s annual ‘Roses for Moms’ fundraiser underway

The Aging Advisory Board of Clayton County is in the midst of its annual “Roses For Mom” fundraiser for the county’s Meals on Wheels Program.

Mourning a special man

Living with Down syndrome never stopped David McRee from having the same dreams and goals other healthy young men keep deep in their hearts but reveal at the slightest prompting.

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Jury rejects murder charges in van death

The former owner of a day care center and her daughter were convicted late Friday for their roles in the death of a tot left in a van after a field trip.

Council reviews FY15 budget

Lovejoy City Council tabled its $3.45 million budget proposal Monday for review until its May meeting. The budget includes revenues that are expected to exceed expenditures by $7,638.

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Hundreds turnout for ‘Clayton Proud’ rally

Organizers estimate more than 500 people turned out for the anti-violence awareness event Monday.

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Stately Oaks, Historical Jonesboro gearing up for annual Native American Heritage Day

Family fun event set for Saturday

Old Man Winter was not kind to the replica Native American Village at Stately Oaks Plantation this year.

Half of Clayton schools show accountability improvement

Lake City Elementary, Elite Scholars Academy top-performers

Officials reported this week that half the school district’s campuses did not make gains in the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index scores from 2012 to 2013.

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Officials seek sexual assault charges against former school employee

School officials are investigating a case of alleged employee misconduct linked to charges of sexual assault and exploitation and on-campus weapon possession.