News for Tuesday, August 14, 2012


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Transit advocates call for MARTA referendum

Mass transit advocates want the Clayton County Board of Commissioners to stop putting off a call for a binding referendum for the county to join MARTA.

No charges yet in toddler’s death

Man charged in brother’s alleged assault

No charges have been filed in last month's death of a toddler but a Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy report seems to show the boy died from physical abuse.

GOP leader: County is sitting on SPLOST money

Clayton County Republican Party President Carl Swensson has blasted the county commission for sitting on $208.3 million in sales tax funds collected since 2004 for recreation centers and transportation and safety projects.

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ROAD TO KICKOFF: Developing OL crucial to Jonesboro's success

There are certain things about the 2011 football season that don’t even cross Patrick Petty’s mind — like the broken collarbone he suffered against North Clayton.

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Jonesboro looking to bring more ‘intensity’ in 2012

The Jonesboro volleyball team is not where coach Dan Maehlman wants them to be, but he likes the potential of this year’s squad.

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Forest Park's Clark making mark at Iowa Wesleyan

Panthers alumni overcomes futility, health scare to thrive in college

Paper trail mounts in Victor Hill case

The state’s evidence against former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill includes bank statements and other documents that seem to form a paper trail connecting Hill to allegations of illegal activities, the Clayton News Daily has learned.

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Parents quiz principals on Wednesday short days

Parents had their say and administrators had their day in court at nine forums held Monday at Clayton County schools to explain the proposed shortened Wednesday class schedules.

The run-off candidates in their words

ith advance voting in the Clayton County run-off elections continuing through Friday, the Clayton News Daily is re-running responses to candidates questionnaires to help readers make informed decisions in the Aug. 21 run-off elections.

Task force to plot how to harness Hartsfield

A group that wants to figure out how to tie the Southern Crescent’s economic fortunes to the strength of the world’s busiest airport will hold its first meeting Friday morning.

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Lovejoy to fine outside sanitation providers

City Council voted unanimously Monday to begin fining outside trash pick-up services later this year in a move to consolidate trash pick-up service with one provider.

Henry County felon indicted for taking rifle to Forest Park school

A McDonough man who served prison time for drug possession and burglary has been indicted in Clayton County in three separate cases, including one where police allege he brought a sawed-off rifle onto campus at Huie Elementary School.

Run-off to decide future of county

Advance voting for the Aug. 21 run-off elections continues this week at the Clayton County Elections and Registration Office, 121 South McDonough St., Jonesboro. People can cast ballots between 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. every day until Friday.

Hoke S. Propes Jr.

Hoke S. Propes Jr., 83, of Jonesboro, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gerald “Jerry” Kopp

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gerald “Jerry” Kopp, 80, of Jonesboro, passed away, Aug. 11, 2012.

Mr. Benjamin E. Craft

Mr. Benjamin E. Craft, of Riverdale, passed away on Aug. 11, 2012.

Mr. Brian Lee Willis

Mr. Brian Lee Willis, 45, of Forest Park, passed away Aug. 11, 2012.