News for Monday, April 9, 2012


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Disciplinary action likely for Clayton student protesters

Scores of students at Mt. Zion High School are believed to be facing disciplinary action, after walking out of class last month, to hold a rally –– on school grounds –– in honor of slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin.

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New group building partnership to save animals

Over 1,000 Clayton cats, dogs already rescued

The fates have changed for many of the animals that come into the Clayton County Animal Control shelter: A new, local group, called Partners for Pets, has been working for the last six months to find homes for pets that come to the shelter.

Mrs. Bertha Irene Palmer

Mrs. Bertha Irene Palmer, 91, of Locust Grove, passed away, April 9, 2012.

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Lovejoy starts cross ministry as ‘quiet yet powerful’ message

For members of Lovejoy First Baptist Church, the cross is a daily reminder of the sacrifice Jesus made for the world. Since 2010, volunteers have built thousands of small wooden crosses and gave them away free so Christians everywhere can display the “quiet yet powerful” message that they believe in God.

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Socialism: A GOP plan signed by Obama -- Tina Dupuy

Calling ObamaCare “socialized medicine” truly lowers the standards on what could be considered socialized medicine. It’s like calling paved roads “government overreach;” a stop light, a “government takeover of your commute;” or a neighborhood with speed bumps, “a road to communism.”

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A poll or pundit for every perspective -- Joe Gandelman

Are President Barack Obama and the Democrats political toast?

Greek Consul to speak at Clayton State

Clayton State University will welcome the Consul of Greece, Dr. Vassilios Gouloussis, who will speak to the university’s College of Business on Wednesday, April 18.

State BOE releasing newly calculated graduation rate today

The State Board of Education is expected to announce its newly calculated high school graduation rates Tuesday, falling in line with federal mandates that will make it easier to compare how Georgia compares with other states.

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Nature preserve presses on with annual Wild Azalea Festival

Many of the azaleas at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve have already put on their colorful show and wilted away, but that is not stopping the preserve’s staff from moving forward with plans for their third annual Wild Azalea Festival.

Three Clayton residents in tax fraud cases

With the April 17 tax filing deadline rapidly approaching, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service announced their continued commitment to the investigation and prosecution of those who violate federal tax laws.

Clayton agency to host Homeland Security Summit

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services will host its first Homeland Security Summit Tuesday in Jonesboro.

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Kimbrough to announce re-election bid

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough is expected to announce Tuesday morning his intent to run for a second term in office.

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Deputy’s name added to police memorial

Dozens of Clayton County sheriff’s deputies and other courthouse workers gathered in front of the courthouse Friday morning to watch the unveiling of the name of one of their own on the Georgia Police Memorial Wall.

Defendant takes stand in pretrial hearing

A College Park man standing trial a second time in the strangulation death of his baby’s mother took the stand Monday morning during a pretrial hearing to deny telling police he killed her.