News for Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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A one-day retreat for women

Empowerment, overcoming violence are its themes

Sister’s Empowerment Netowrk Inc., a non-profit organization in Riverdale, will be hosting a “Celebration Release Party” retreat Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., at Exquisite Private Event Facility located at 296 Old Ford Road, in Fayetteville.

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Resident: Morrow park is ‘shooting gallery’

Dogs shot with BBs in own backyard

Morrow officials pledged Tuesday night to address the issues in Watterson Park after Doug and Kimberly Clark lodged a complaint about it with the city council. The park has become a “shooting gallery” because of the use of BB guns in the park, and drug use has also infiltrated the property, according to the couple.

Felon headed back to prison for 125 years

Guilty of kidnapping, armed robbery, hijacking

An Atlanta felon released from prison a month before kidnapping a Clayton County woman last year is headed back there for 125 years.

OPINION: More than Victor Hill

Regardless of what you think of Victor and his Victorisms, the fact is that Clayton County is a diverse community of young and old, rich and poor, natives and non-natives that deserve to be known for more than the antics of one individual.

Clayton schools invite input on strategic plan

The public is invited to have its say on the future of Clayton County’s public schools at the yearly review of the system’s strategic plan Thursday morning.

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PAGLIA: Where the rivalries are

It’s the best one-sided rivalry in Henry County. Maybe in the entire state.

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Jonesboro softball wants to prove it belongs

Jonesboro softball may not be recognized as a powerhouse.

PAGLIA: Where the rivalries are

It’s the best one-sided rivalry in Henry County. Maybe in the entire state.

Deputy trainee skips work after drug arrest

Clayton correction officer admitted to addiction

A Clayton County sheriff’s detention officer and deputy trainee has not reported to work since her drug arrest, according to Clayton County Deputy Sheriff spokesperson, James Beveridge.

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Short Wednesday school day monthly instead of weekly?

Board to vote next regular meeting

Clayton County's school board will probably vote to change the proposed short Wednesday schedule from weekly to monthly.

Gas prices up — but still cheaper on south side

Gas prices are rising for everyone — but the Southern Crescent is feeling less pain at the pump than most of the metro Atlanta area.

Southern Crescent residents urged to prepare for bad weather

Hurricane could spawn tornadoes

Henry and Clayton county residents are being urged to be prepared for possible severe weather this week as Hurricane Isaac hurls toward New Orleans as a Category 2 storm.

Green flag brings green

NASCAR revs up Southern Crescent economy

The national spotlight will be on Hampton this weekend as NASCAR’s Sprint Cup chase comes to town. Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the AdvoCare 500 on Sunday, in addition to other races on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Clayton’s going quackers

CASA’s annual Duck Derby fundraiser approaches

The tiny feathered fowl are the racing rubber ducks used in Clayton County CASA’s annual Darlin’ Duck Derby fundraiser. They will race again Sept. 29 on the lawn of the Historic Clayton County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

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Memorial service held for slain teenagers

Clayton County and state officials joined relatives and friends to remember the three young men killed last year, when a car plowed into them as they walked along a Stockbridge highway.