News for Friday, December 7, 2012

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Christmas comes early for book lovers

Half-off book fair underway at Headquarters Library

Parents looking to give the gift of reading to their children have a place to find presents this week.

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Residents: Schools, legislators are weaknesses

Fifty residents got to have their voices heard during the second public input forum for a proposed county-wide economic development strategic plan.

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Waites drafts southside transit authority bill

Legislation has been pre-filed to create a transportation authority that could bring bus service and commuter rail to part of the Southern Crescent.

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BOC changes deadline to renew Starr’s contract

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has moved up its deadline to renew County Manager Wade Starr’s employment, forcing incoming commissioners to make a quick decision on whether to keep the county’s top administrator.

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Teske to testify before U.S. Senate

Juvenile judge will speak on school-to-prison pipeline

Clayton County Chief Juvenile Court Judge Steve Teske is one of seven education and judicial officials scheduled to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on the “school-to-prison” pipeline Wednesday.

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Alleged bank robber on the run from feds

Wanted for bank heists in Clayton and Henry

A man wanted for allegedly robbing banks in the Southern Crescent not only has local police searching for him but now has the FBI on his tracks.

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Santa to visit Morrow Christmas party

Santa Claus and his helpers are preparing to visit Morrow Elementary school for an annual Christmas party.

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Funeral for former Riverdale police chief Monday

Funeral services for former Riverdale police chief Thetus Knox were held Monday at the Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta.

Austell man jailed in Forest Park killing

An Austell man has been arrested, accused of killing a man during a botched robbery to steal drugs and money in Forest Park.

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Virginia Harvey Hebach

Virginia Harvey Hebach, 89, passed away Dec. 4, 2012, at the Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass.

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