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Sheriff's Office, school system partner for safety

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office and Clayton County Public Schools have come together to create a prominent law-enforcement presence in the community -- and on school grounds, according to Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough.

Clayton BOE gives Heatley one-year extension

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley was granted another year to lead the school system, after the county's board of education voted to extend his employment contract on Monday night.

Jonesboro bride to appear on TLC show

A Jonesboro bride will get her 15 minutes of fame on a TLC show.

Porter takes over as Clayton's police chief

There is not one form of criminal activity that is more worthy of focusing on than another, said new Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter, as he took the reigns of the county's police department on Monday.

CSU hosts men's awareness week

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life, the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), the Clayton State Campus Events Council, and the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) are sponsoring the university's first Men's Awareness Week, Oct. 12-14.

Locust Grove racer laid to rest

Friends and fans of local drag racer, Jeff Brown, are remembering him for his love of the sport, and for being "a good guy."

Former NFL player, film producer to 'Inspire' community

A former Super Bowl Champion, and a movie producer will be in Riverdale, next month, to offer words of inspiration to local residents, according to one of the lead organizers of the event.

Union Grove on the rebound

The Paul Burgdorf era at Union Grove couldn't have gotten off to a worse start. The Wolverines lost three straight to be 0-3 for the first time since the school opened in 2000. Quarterback Ty Moore had suffered a concussion in the season-opener against Northside-Warner Robins, and when he returned, Union Grove continued to struggle. A team returning Division I-level talent and playoff experience looked lost.

Walls picked to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy senior Avery Walls is a goal setter when it comes to what he wants to accomplish on the football field.

Breaking the Eleventh Commandment

In order to "make news," something must be new, or weird, or unusual. It's already assumed we know the old and usual, so news is the opposite of that.

Why does Obama hate tax cuts?

In his recent town-hall appearance, President Obama sought to pin the blame for the nation's economic troubles on the so-called Bush tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003.

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Hospital holds open house for Oncology Center

The Oncology Radiation Center at Henry Medical Center (HMC), welcomed the community and celebrated its official opening on Thursday.

CSU hosts men's awareness week

The Clayton State University Department of Campus Life, the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB), the Clayton State Campus Events Council, and the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) are sponsoring the university's first Men's Awareness Week, Oct. 12-14.

Porter takes over as Clayton's police chief

There is not one form of criminal activity that is more worthy of focusing on than another, said new Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter, as he took the reigns of the county's police department on Monday.

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Sheriff's Office, school system partner for safety

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office and Clayton County Public Schools have come together to create a prominent law-enforcement presence in the community –– and on school grounds, according to Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough.

Former NFL player, film producer to 'Inspire' community

A former Super Bowl Champion, and a movie producer will be in Riverdale, next month, to offer words of inspiration to local residents, according to one of the lead organizers of the event.

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