News for Friday, April 13, 2012


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Mrs. Agnes Lewis Cummings

Mrs. Agnes Lewis Cummings, 90, of Forest Park, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Southwest Christian Care in Union City, Ga.

Jeff R. Austin

A memorial service will be held for Jeff R. Austin on April 21, 2012 at Rock Springs Baptist Church, in Morrow. Austin passed away on March 22, 2012. The family will receive visitors at 11 a.m., and the service will begin at 12 p.m.

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Area players sign college scholarships

One former basketball standout and two teammates highlight the first week of the spring signing period, which began Wednesday.

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Charlotte-based freight company growing in Clayton

Business’ local storage space more than doubled recently

A Charlotte-based freight company is expanding in Clayton County as a result of its recent westward growth across the southeast, officials from the company, and the county’s economic development department announced this week.

Residents can get rid of items free during Amnesty Day

It’s time to drag out those old paint cans, worn-out batteries and useless fire extinguishers, and properly dispose of them, for free, during the Clayton County Water Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day.

Arrests continue following county-wide gambling raids

The owner of a Clayton County convenience store that was raided by local and federal law enforcement officers earlier this week in a crackdown on commercial gambling, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on Friday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to a sheriff’s office investigator.

District educators respond to new graduation rates

Lovejoy principal lauds new calculation method, saying, “Any accountability measure is a good driving force.”

Clayton State to host media fest

The 36th Annual Georgia Student Media Festival (GSMF), will be hosted by Clayton State University, later this month, at the Clayton County Public Schools Professional Learning Center, located at 1087 Battle Creek Road in Jonesboro.

M.D. Roberts’ school council meets Monday

“School Council” meeting on Monday, April, 16, at 4:30 p.m.

Third bomb threat made at a Clayton school

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a bomb threat was made to Riverdale Middle School, on Friday morning.