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EDITORIAL: Superintendent search must be transparent

Professionalism, accessibility and a passion for educating youths — those are the things needed at the helm of the Clayton County education system.

Heatley's tenure will be remembered for controversies — Curt Yeomans

That brings me to Edmond Heatley, who was perhaps the most controversial of the bunch. He now joins the pantheon of former superintendents with news of his resignation.

Riverdale to celebrate seafood, beer at festival

The city of Riverdale will partner Saturday with Kiss 104.1 FM to host the town’s annual Seafood & Beer Festival.

Wesley Danfred Wahlig

Wesley D. Wahlig, of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Dixie Johnson Strickland

Dixie Johnson Strickland passed away peacefully in Blue Ridge, Ga., on Aug. 25, 2012.

Mr. Charles Bolton White

Mr. Charles Bolton White, 85, of McDonough, passed away Aug. 30, 3012.

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Morrow children to rock park?

City is considering natural playground equipment

The city is planning to install rock-shaped playground equipment, worth $60,292.95, at Hammack Park.

GBI searches county offices

Records likely tied to Porter probe

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation searched the Clayton County’s finance office and archives Thursday morning in an apparent continuation of an ongoing investigation of county police Chief Greg Porter.

Kroger offering $2 savings on gas

Fuel points aid customers at pump

With gas prices on the rise, Kroger is extending its summer fuel promotion, through Dec. 31.

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DeLoach looks to get first win at AMS

So far this season, Tom DeLoach’s Red Horse Racing team has captured four wins on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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Games to watch

Previews for all the high school football games this weekend.

Morrow DDA: Who are our retailers?

Development authority wants retail reports

The development authority asked city planning and economic development Director Michael McLaughlin this week to begin presenting retailer reports at its meetings. The reports would include which retailers have moved to the city, and which have left, since the previous authority meeting.

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Four coaches break ground on new eras

Welcome to the Southern Crescent, Don Williams, Ervin Starr, Greg Manior and Joe Dupree.

Newspaper closed for Labor Day, but race is wide open

Got a car tag to renew, a letter to mail, a library book to return or a court document to file by Monday? Better do it before the end of business on Friday.

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MAHONE: Dutchtown looks to make history

Sometimes when history repeats itself, that can be a good thing, especially in sports.

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Can Dutchtown break the Griffin jinx?

Earlier this week, Dutchtown defensive coordinator Terry Herrod asked on his Facebook page could anyone match his intensity.

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Clayton correction officer on leave after arrest

A Clayton County sheriff’s detention officer and deputy trainee is now on administrative leave, after she was arrested during an undercover drug bust, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

‘Shot from inside car’ leaves child, 4, in critical condition

A toddler was shot with a gun inside the car Wednesday morning as she rode with her family, said Clayton County police.

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Jonesboro artist with a comic-book career

Comic book artist Drew Geraci draws superheroes in his Jonesboro studio.

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Clayton State ed students hear case against charters

Clayton State education students see answer film to "Waiting for Superman" and hear from an anti-charter advocate.