News for Monday, July 26, 2010

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County to set lower millage rate

In the wake of a three mill property tax increase instituted by the Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) last year, the citizens will likely see a minor decrease in their property taxes going into the next fiscal year.

Forest Park man charged in molestation case

Bond was set at $25,000 for a Clayton County man, suspected of inappropriate sexual behavior with an underaged girl.

Murder suspect wanted on four felonies

College Park resident, Tyrone Terek Patterson, is facing four felony charges, including one count of murder, and three counts of aggravated assault, in connection with the death of 17-year-old Darnell Fields, last Thursday.

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Southern Regional's Baker recognized for efficiency

Despite rising energy costs, Southern Regional Medical Center Director of Plant Operations and Engineering Joe Baker has been able to keep the hospital's operating costs below budget for the past five years, according to hospital officials.

Jonesboro man found dead near Southern Regional

Clayton County Police found the body of a 40-year-old, Jonesboro resident in a wooded area near Southern Regional Medical Center, in Riverdale, on Saturday, hours after he left the hospital against the advice of medical officials, according to a police spokesman.

BOE reviewing Heatley's first-year performance

The Clayton County Board of Education spent two hours behind closed doors Monday afternoon, conducting a performance evaluation of School Superintendent Edmond Heatley, an attorney for the board has confirmed.

Anywhere but here - Mike Reagan

Plans to build a mosque and Islamic center just 200 meters from the former site of the World Trade Center where 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are not merely inappropriate, they are an outrage.

Loose and fast with the facts - Joel Hall

The unfortunate story of ousted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) official, Shirley Sherrod, is just part of a more unfortunate, and perhaps, more frightening story about the modern state of society.

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Southern Regional's Baker recognized for efficiency

Despite rising energy costs, Southern Regional Medical Center Director of Plant Operations and Engineering Joe Baker has been able to keep the hospital's operating costs below budget for the past five years, according to hospital officials.

BOE reviewing Heatley's first-year performance

The Clayton County Board of Education spent two hours behind closed doors Monday afternoon, conducting a performance evaluation of School Superintendent Edmond Heatley, an attorney for the board has confirmed.

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