News for Monday, August 13, 2012


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Compromise reached in Jonesboro tag reader debate

Police Chief Franklin Allen argued with hesitant Jonesboro councilmen for half an hour Monday about his request to buy two car tag readers for his department but eventually settled for only one of the devices.

Firefighter retires to his home in Forest Park

Henry first responder once saved a life

An 18-year veteran firefighter, Phillip Hammond, responded to his last fire call for the Henry County Fire Department this month.

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Clayton schools open doors for new year

‘It’s been a thing of beauty all day’

Clayton County’s 52,000 public-school students may be anticipating a new Common Core curriculum and a controversial shortened school day once a week. But to look at the smiling faces, the brightly colored uniforms, the teachers answering questions and the lines of school buses snaked through the parking lot, you’d never know anything had changed.

Clayton police chief under investigation by GBI

Clayton County police Chief Gregory Porter has hired an attorney in response to a state-led investigation into alleged misappropriation of grant money.

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Police issue Mattie’s Call for missing Riverdale man

Clayton County police issued a Mattie’s Call for a Riverdale man who apparently walked away from his home Monday just after noon.

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