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Man accused of stealing hospitalized neighbor's TV

A Jonesboro man was sitting in the Clayton County jail, on Wednesday evening, facing accusations of stealing a neighbor's nearly $2,000 television -- while she was in a hospital.

CSU masters teaching students finishing program

Three Clayton State University students were feted by school officials with a small party, on Wednesday, for becoming the first students to reach the final stage of the school's master of arts in teaching (MAT) degree program.

Corridor planning for Atlanta-Macon line begins in fall

Approximately 30 members of the Rotary Club of Clayton County listened intently, as Gordon Kenna, executive director of Georgians for Passenger Rail, shared details of the Atlanta-Macon passenger rail line, during a club meeting at the Morrow Center, Wednesday.

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Youth-mentoring programs get federal grants

Since the late 1980's, Prevention PLUS, Inc., in Forest Park, has been diverting at-risk youths toward higher education and vocational training, by administering programs such as the Forest Park Street School, the Street School Academy, and YouthBuild.

Morrow to establish formal code of ethics

The Morrow City Council had its first reading of an ordinance this week that, if adopted, would establish a formal Code of Ethics for elected and non-elected city officials. The proposed ordinance calls for the establishment of a Board of Ethics to hear individual violations, and those found guilty of violating the rules could face censure, fines, or removal from office.

Race against time - Peter Funt

One headline after another seems to confirm that racism remains a serious problem in America. Yet, while deeply disturbing, the situation is neither unexpected, nor necessarily an indication of a significant shift in the nation's character.

Beer School - Martha Carr

I'm an optimist by nature, and combined with just a little faith, this often translates to mean that I'm willing to approach something, time and again, from slightly different angles. Sometimes, that's a great trait, like when I'm learning a new skill that's not coming very easily to me. Sometimes, it's crazy, such as setting a date with the same person and being disappointed they had an excuse at the last second, yet again.

How to mooch off your parents in a down economy - Tom Purcell

I can't really blame them, if you want to know the truth.

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Kerri

Kerri is a 2-3 year old Burmese mix.

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Rocky

Rocky is a 3 year old Cockapoo.

F. Park changing the way it does business

As Forest Park coach Jajuan Wright sat in the locker room repairing a helmet, two players came rushing in to place their belongings in a locker before heading to the field.

Petersen's recruiting class full of highlights

Clayton State head men's soccer coach Pete Petersen announced on Tuesday the additions of nine newcomers to the Laker fold for the 2010 season.

Memorable moments

From Staff ReportsHighlighting Atlanta Motor Speedway's 50th Anniversary Season as the track's Labor Day NASCAR night racing weekend approaches, the following is the first in a five-part series featuring memorable moments in Atlanta Motor Speedway's history.

Man accused of stealing hospitalized neighbor's TV

A Jonesboro man was sitting in the Clayton County jail, on Wednesday evening, facing accusations of stealing a neighbor's nearly $2,000 television — while she was in a hospital.

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