News for Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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BOC approves several activities for parks

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners basically told a support group for relatives of people with addictions to go fly a kite on Tuesday. Go fly a kite in a kite-flying competition, that is.

Harrington wins ominous Par 3 by default

This doesn't bode well for Padraig Harrington. Rain and lightning washed out the end of the Par 3 tournament at the Masters on Wednesday, leaving Harrington and Jonathan Byrd as the de facto champions at 5 under

Two stars and a wide-open field tee off today in Augusta

Wood, McIlroy still share attention as Masters tees off

Teresa Elizabeth Head

Teresa Elizabeth Head, 48, of 2492 Callaway Road, Rayle, Georgia passed away Sunday April 1, 2012 at her home.

Grand jury indicts man in child rape

A Clayton County grand jury indicted a Riverdale man in the rape of a child under 10 years old, according to Superior Court documents.

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Jonesboro, Clayton County fight over park

City says unannounced equipment removal is retaliatory

Jonesboro officials were fuming after Clayton County workers unexpectedly removed equipment from a park Wednesday in what city leaders suspect is retaliation for their not signing a service-delivery agreement with the county.

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Two stars, and a wide-open field at Masters

There is so much anticipation about the clash of generations between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods it's as if they were the only two players competing for a green jacket, much like the days of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Far from it.

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United Way decorating contest starts

Shoeboxes filled with toiletries for homeless

United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is looking for the most creative shoebox designer in 13 counties, including Henry and Clayton. The agency is hosting the 2012 Shoebox Project Decorating Contest.

DATEBOOK: April 6, 2012

Items of interest around Clayton County: Tax commissioner hosting Easter Relay for Life fundraiser

FAITH NOTES: Riverdale church celebrates Lao new year

A list of things going on at local houses of worship.