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Two men indicted in robbery of restaurants

Two men, both 22, have been indicted by a Clayton County Grand Jury in connection with armed robberies of several Waffle House restaurants, and aggravated assault against a restaurant employee, Clayton County Superior Court documents show.

BOE to swear in returning members Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education is set to break with traditions it set in 2008 and 2009, by taking a page from the playbooks of previous versions of the school board. It will swear in recently re-elected members before their new terms actually begin.

Clayton delegation outlines legislative goals

Public transportation and economic development top the concerns of members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation as they prepare for the 2011 session of the Georgia General Assembly which convenes in January.

Clayton BOC collecting toys for needy children

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is asking for the community's help to make sure needy children have a chance to clutch a new doll, or action figure this Christmas.

Phillips-Van Heusen takes root in Henry

A property swap has helped lure a Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation distribution center to Henry County.

Tara Baptist Church presents Happy Birthday, Jesus

Tara Baptist Church invites local residents to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m., until 1 p.m.

De Wafelbakkers poised to open in McDonough

McDonough city officials say they are anticipating the official opening of a new De Wafelbakkers manufacturing and food processing plant that will add 242 new jobs to the Henry County economy. And they expect it to happen in less than a year.

Library celebrates Mitten Tree Day for children

Mitten Tree Day will be celebrated at the Clayton County Headquarters Library, in Jonesboro.

Officials confirm that twisters touched down

McDonough resident, C.J. Singh, recalled dashing to the front door of the County Line Package Store as it swung open. It was forced outward by the power of the wind.

Local church hosts free gospel concert

Divine Faith Ministries International is hosting its 2010 free gospel concert, which will include a lineup of national and local gospel artists, for an evening of joyful praise and worship through music.

How will you spend your holiday vacation? - Curt Yeomans

"Holiday, oh, a holiday, and the best one of the year" -- Vampire Weekend.

Beauty and The Beast - Ronda Rich

It is possible that I could say that I didn't believe my eyes. The truth is, though, that when it comes to the bizarre, the absurd, the downright unnatural, my eyes pretty much believe whatever they see.

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Red Kettle Christmas Campaign underway

Jessica Benefield-Smith has volunteered as a bell ringer in The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas Campaign for eight years now. The localized campaign is part of a national effort The Salvation Army to help provide a Christmas to needy families.

CSU internet radio switching to holiday playlist

A person could arguably never get enough "Jingle Bell Rock" during the holidays.

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Stockbridge treats residents to yuletide celebration

More than 250 adults and children packed the Merle Manders Conference Center in Stockbridge, to usher in the Christmas season, as the city held its ninth annual Holiday Festival on Tuesday.

CSU operations normal after bomb threat

A lock-down at Clayton State University –– instituted because of a telephoned bomb threat earlier in the day –– was lifted early evening, and operations at the Morrow school returned to normal, according to university officials.

Clayton students to perform 'The Piano Lesson'

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Clayton cop: Promotions based on discrimination

A Clayton County police officer is alleging that officials in the county's police department passed him over for a job transfer, and offered a spot on the department's narcotics squad to two other officers earlier this year, based on their race and gender.

Clayton Schools security chief facing bribery charge

The man tasked with ensuring the safety of more than 50,000 Clayton County school students is still on the job, despite facing allegations that he attempted to bribe a judge last year, a school system spokesman has said.

Clayton State ready to open PBC slate this weekend

After winning eight games in a row and leaping into the NCAA Division II poll in the No. 9 spot, the Clayton State Lady Lakers (8-0) will find out plenty about themselves Saturday when they plunge into their Peach Belt Conference opener on the road against UNC -Pembroke.

Jonesboro girls' coach likes team unity

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Several CSU organizations celebrate World AIDS Day

Clayton State University organizations celebrated World AIDS Day through information sessions, games, food and music, on Wednesday.