News for Friday, July 30, 2010


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Clayton DA asked to probe Baskin matter

In another twist in an ongoing dispute between the Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) and Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, the Clayton County District Attorney has been asked to investigate what Baskin's attorney says is abuse and intimidation on the part of some board members.

Vice president of digital media joins newspaper company

Southern Community Newspapers Inc., parent company of the Clayton News Daily and the Henry Daily Herald, has hired Robert Granfeldt, Jr., to oversee all digital operations of the company's seven newspapers.

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Police celebrate Teens Initiating Change graduation

Local law enforcement officials, and some from as far away as Savannah, celebrated the graduation of eight students, who successfully completed the Clayton County Teens Initiating Change (TIC) program. The program, which started June 11 and ended Friday, illustrated the importance of community, by showing students the ins and outs of county government and the local justice system.

Two men shot in Riverdale, one dead

Clayton County police were searching, late Friday, for two suspects involved in the shooting of two teenagers, in Riverdale, according to Lt. Tina Daniel, public information officer for the Clayton County Police Department.

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Fort hosts retirement ceremony for general

After 37 years of service in the U.S. Army, Maj. Gen. Thomas Robinson has decided it's time to retire.

Advance voting for primary runoff starts Monday

All next week, voters in Clayton and Henry counties will have a chance to choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for several key offices, who will advance to the general election in November.

Two caught with marijuana on I-75

A middle Georgia pair is behind bars without bond in Henry County, after reportedly being caught with marijuana while traveling on Interstate 75.

CSU genealogy group offers family history class

Once a month, usually on the first Sunday, a group of approximately two dozen Clayton State University students and employees, and local residents, meet in the school's library to talk shop about family trees.

Meeting to focus on development in Hampton

Hampton residents are invited to provide their ideas on the future development of their community.

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Heat advisory in effect for Clayton, Henry

Elaine Hall said she decided to have a yard sale in her McDonough apartment, due, in part, to this week's sultry weather.

Clayton BOE takes look at itself Monday

After spending two hours behind closed doors earlier this week, doing an evaluation of Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley's first year as the district's leader, members of the county's school board are scheduled to turn their attention to themselves.

God is the author of goodness - James C. Bell

God alone is ultimately good. We cannot be good enough to bring ourselves into a relationship with God

Program Changer

The questions Stockbridge coach Kevin Whitley heard most often when he left Creekside to take the vacant Tigers job two years ago are the same questions he hears now.

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Art Stars of Tomorrow

Georgia youths are showing off their artistic talents to millions, at the world's busiest airport.