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College Park wants to be ‘a destination’

Marketing organization to help city reach goal

In an effort to make College Park a must-visit area for tourists and others, Destination Marketing Organization was created to help make that goal a reality, according to a member of the organization’s board of directors.

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Community service proves alternative to jail

Most people have seen groups of workers in bright-orange vests, picking up trash along Clayton County roadways, bagging it up, and moving down to the next mile.

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Bates singled out for country-music honor

Henry County native, Ty Bates, is glad to see his efforts paying dividends, in his quest to become a country music star.

Annual boot drive starts today

Firefighters and emergency medical personnel will be out all over Clayton County, starting today, in observance of a Boot Drive to benefit the Georgia Burn Foundation.

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‘Tis the season

Lake City preparing to usher in holidays

While the Halloween candy is still being finished up in some households, and Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, the signs of Christmas are already starting to appear in Clayton County.

Clayton cops arrest two in drug bust

Clayton County narcotics investigators seized vehicles, cash and drugs Tuesday afternoon, when police responded to a call about a burglary at a Stockbridge apartment complex.

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‘Human error’ to blame for election miscount

There will be a recount Thursday morning in Forest Park because of a miscalculation of votes cast for an alcohol referendum.

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One vote gives Burke mayoral win in Morrow

Lone provisional ballot broke tie

It turns out the old adage of “one vote makes a difference” is not just a saying — at least not in the City of Morrow.

CSU, Stately Oaks debut Jonesboro-themed play

The history of Jonesboro is about to come alive on the theater stage at Clayton State University, in Morrow.

Datebook - November 10, 2011

‘Moonshine and Magnolias’ at Clayton State

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Person becomes first Drew player to sign scholarship

The girl’s basketball team at Drew has had a lot of first for the third-year school.

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North Clayton’s Stackhouse, Hunt stayed focused on academics

Each of the coaches, teachers and administrators that got up to share a story about Mariah Stackhouse and Marcus Hunt didn’t dwell on their athletic prowess.

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Forest Park’s Cole signs with High Point

During his tenure as a football coach and boys and girls basketball coach, Steven Cole has had his share of players sign college scholarships.

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Morrow’s Faciane accepts offer from Campbell

When Jordan Faciane left for an AAU tournament in Myrtle Beach this past summer, the Morrow point guard didn’t have any scholarship offers.

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The real American Dream - Tom Purcell

I am living the American dream. You remember what that is, surely. It involves buying a home, holding on to it long term and paying it off. It involves a great deal of appreciation in value over time — so that when you retire, you can sell the house and bank a bunch of dough. Well, a lot of Americans aren't living that dream anymore.

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The Delta of Denial - Will Durst

You've heard all the buzz phrases: "Washington is not the answer, it is the problem." "The devil made both Washington and hell, but chooses to live in hell." "Washington is a cesspool." Sure, that's what they say, but once elected, politicians treat it like a hot tub.

Tanner, Thomas H.

Mr. Thomas H. Tanner, 63, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.

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Clayton municipalities elect their leaders

Joy Day upsets Maddox in Jonesboro

Former Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day took back the mayoral office she lost four years ago, on Tuesday, with a commanding victory over incumbent Mayor Luther Maddox and political newcomer, John Templeman.

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Defiant Cain says he won’t drop out of GOP race

Under rising pressure from fellow Republicans, presidential hopeful Herman Cain sought to muddy the reputation of one accuser, forcefully denied any and all allegations of sexual impropriety and vowed Tuesday the growing controversy would not drive him from the race for the White House.

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Voter turnout varies across Clayton cities

The turnout for Tuesday’s municipal elections in Clayton County’s seven cities was a mixed bag, ranging from a 23 percent showing in Jonesboro, to just 5.3 percent of Riverdale’s 8,400 registered voters, according to unofficial results.

Forest Park rejects Sunday alcohol sales

Other Clayton cities approve

Forest Park was the only municipality in Clayton County, Tuesday, to turn down a referendum giving city leaders the authority to allow Sunday alcohol sales.

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Person becomes first Drew player to sign scholarship

The girl’s basketball team at Drew has had a lot of first for the third-year school.

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Community service proves alternative to jail

Most people have seen groups of workers in bright-orange vests, picking up trash along Clayton County roadways, bagging it up, and moving down to the next mile.

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One vote gives Burke mayoral win in Morrow

It turns out the old adage of “one vote makes a difference” is not just a saying — at least not in the City of Morrow.

College Park wants to be 'a destination'

In an effort to make College Park a must-visit area for tourists and others, Destination Marketing Organization was created to help make that goal a reality, according to a member of the organization’s board of directors.

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'Tis the season

While the Halloween candy is still being finished up in some households, and Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, the signs of Christmas are already starting to appear in Clayton County.

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Forest Park's Cole signs with High Point

During his tenure as a football coach and boys and girls basketball coach, Steven Cole has had his share of players sign college scholarships.

Clayton cops arrest two in drug bust

Clayton County narcotics investigators seized vehicles, cash and drugs Tuesday afternoon, when police responded to a call about a burglary at a Stockbridge apartment complex.

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Morrow's Faciane accepts offer from Campbell

When Jordan Faciane left for an AAU tournament in Myrtle Beach this past summer, the Morrow point guard didn’t have any scholarship offers.

Clark, Mr. Lewis Eugene

Mr. Lewis Eugene Clark

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North Clayton's Stackhouse, Hunt stayed focused on academics

Each of the coaches, teachers and administrators that got up to share a story about Mariah Stackhouse and Marcus Hunt didn’t dwell on their athletic prowess.

Rathel, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Rathel

Bates singled out for country-music honor

Henry County native, Ty Bates, is glad to see his efforts paying dividends, in his quest to become a country music star.

The Delta of Denial - Will Durst

Slamming D.C. It may be the singular most popular political game around today.

The real American Dream - Tom Purcell

It's been getting to me, I must admit.

'Human error' to blame for election miscount

There will be a recount Thursday morning in Forest Park because of a miscalculation of votes cast for an alcohol referendum.

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