News for Friday, August 31, 2012


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Heatley headed to Berkeley

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley was named late Friday as the sole finalist for the superintendent’s job with the Berkeley Unified School District, in Berkeley, Calif., late Friday, Clayton News Daily has learned.

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Moving on up

Fire department promotes 54 firefighters

The fire department recognized 54 firefighters and paramedics who were promoted to the ranks of sergeant, TAD sergeant, lieutenant, TAD lieutenant, TAD captain and TAD battalion chief at the Clayton County Performing Arts Wanting to give promotions a bit more pomp and circumstance, Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services tried something different Friday and held its first formal promotions ceremony.

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Jonesboro resident realizes lifelong hot-air balloon dream

Jonesboro resident Elizabeth Holcomb, 83, had her dream come true last Saturday.

Nature trips an option for Labor Day weekend

People looking to enjoy some outdoor fun during the Labor Day weekend can save travel time and gas money by spending the holiday weekend in Clayton County. A couple of options include Clayton County Water Authority’s (CCWA) reservoir areas and Newman Wetlands Center, both offering inexpensive outdoor activities.

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Clayton County finance director avoids testifying

County manager subpoenaed to court

Clayton County’s finance director and the county’s top administrator were issued subpoenas to appear before a special purpose grand jury Friday — but only one may have had to testify.

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Four Magistrate Court judges sworn in

Oath-takers include second-generation justice

Family and friends filled Clayton County Magistrate Judge Daphne Walker’s courtroom to watch four Clayton County Magistrate Court Judges be sworn into office Friday. Clayton County Superior Court Judge Matthew O. Simmons gave the oath of office to Hill, Stephen N. Knight Jr., Kimberly L. Fowler Bandoh and Tammy Long Heward.

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Talk by Olens, Barnes highlights Clayton State constitution celebration

A talk by Sam Olens and Roy Barnes headlines Clayton State's Constitution Week celebration.

Partying, praying

Scores turnout for Labor Day weekend at AMS

Die-hard NASCAR fans from across the country and the Southern Crescent braved Hampton’s sweltering heat and little bit of rain Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, to tailgate through the holiday weekend for the ADVOCARE 500 NASCAR Night Race.

Mattie’s Call issued for endangered adult

Last seen at Stockbridge Lowe's

Clayton County police issued a Mattie’s Call Friday for an endangered adult. Jerry Gentry was last seen Thursday about 9 a.m. when his caretaker dropped him off to visit a friend at Stockbridge Lowe’s Improvement Store. Police said his caretaker contacted police when Gentry failed repeatedly to answer his phone.

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‘Acting to Inspire’

Young actress using fame for good

Sixteen-year-old actress Ajiona Alexus was greeted with warm smiles, cheers and applause Wednesday afternoon, from several young ladies at Elite Scholars Academy.