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Cassidy, Jr., Frank "Franky J." Joseph

Frank "Franky J." Joseph Cassidy, Jr., 24, of Morrow, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel.

Wilkerson, Gene

Gene is survived by his wife, Martha (AKA: MOTT) Wilkerson; niece, Sherry and husband, Glenn Brooks.

Rapper arrested with gun at airport

A rapper with Memphis roots who owns a home in College Park told a Clayton County magistrate Tuesday afternoon he will never again bring a firearm into an airport.

Man charged with forging former employer's check

Linda Bond 8/24/11 Lread An Atlanta man tried to cash a fake check in Henry County, bearing the name of the company at which he once worked, police said.

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Producing Growth

Organizers say Farmers Market blooming in downtown Jonesboro

Only a handful of local produce vendors sold vegetables, jams and plants Tuesday, at the University of Georgia Clayton County Extension Service’s Farmers Market in downtown Jonesboro. But, the sellers and market organizers said looks can be deceiving, adding the market has been more successful in its first year in a new location than it may appear.

Caribbean Festival set for Labor Day weekend at The Beach

Upcoming Labor Day weekend festivities will be spiced up with Caribbean flair at The Beach of Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro.

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Morrow OKs contracts for city managers

Ordinance establishes hiring framework for position

The Morrow City Council voted unanimously, Tuesday, to change the town’s charter to allow the governing body to issue employee contracts for the city manager position.

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ELCA has speed, toughness to compete in Class A

When she was touring with Ike, Tina Turner once said, “We don’t do anything nice and easy.” The same thing might be said of Eagle’s Landing Christian football.

Officials: Hurricane Irene hit unlikely, but practice safety

Local emergency management officials say Hurricane Irene, now churning in the Atlantic, is a chance for them to raise awareness and urge preparedness.

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Henry, Clayton finalize sale of Tara Field

Years of negotiating have come to fruition on the Southside, as the chairmen of the Henry County Board of Commissioners, and Clayton County’s commissioners, have signed closing contracts approving the deal.

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Southern Crescent’s Bell continues music passion

Music educator added to Georgia Youth Symphony

Stockbridge resident Richard Bell was recently named one of three new conductors for the Kennesaw, Ga.-based Georgia Youth Symphony. He will conduct some 80 student-musicians in the Camerata Orchestra, one of the symphony’s four orchestra groups.