News for Monday, August 20, 2012

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Authority recognized for an outstanding budget

JONESBORO — For the eighth year in a row, the Clayton County Water Authority’s finance department has been recognized for outstanding governmental budgeting by the federal and Canadian governments.

Council to hear comments on changes to tax ordinance

City Council is expected to vote tonight on changes to the ordinance governing the collection of the occupational business tax.

Voters return to polls Tuesday to elect sheriff

Clayton County voters return to the polls Tuesday to choose a sheriff — either the incumbent or his predecessor who is facing a 37-count felony criminal indictment and possibly years in prison.

Consulting firm with Bell ties getting another contract?

BOC votes Tuesday on agreement

An East Point-based firm which has given thousands of dollars to Clayton County commission Chairman Eldrin Bell’s reelection campaign could get its second consulting contract in as many months this week.

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Car overturns on Tara Boulevard

A car overturns on Tara Boulevard, backing up traffic during Monday's rush hour.

Mrs. Clara Easterwood

Mrs. Clara Weeks Easterwood, 93, of Zebulon, formerly of Clayton County, passed away Aug. 17, 2012.

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