News for Wednesday, January 18, 2012


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Couple in murder-suicide identified

A marital disagreement inside a bedroom of their home apparently preceded the murder-suicide of a Riverdale couple last week, according to a public information officer for the Clayton County Police Department.

Morrow police chief position attracts 38 applications

The City of Morrow’s police chief position has drawn a lot of interest across Clayton County, and throughout the state, City Manager Jeff Eady confirmed.

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4 men arrested, ton of marijuana seized

Clayton County sheriff's investigators and Forest Park police officers arrested four men, Tuesday night, and seized about 1 ton of marijuana, from two different locations.

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Pets of the Week - Lady

Lady is a 2-3 year old domestic longhair.

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Pets of the Week - Sadie

Sadie is 12 year old Beagle.

Datebook - January 19, 2012

Ribbon-cutting for Singleton Tax Service today

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Drew believes it has what it takes

Last season, Drew surprised a lot of people when it won the Region 4-AAA girls basketball title in its first varsity season.

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Southern-fried vultures — Will Durst

South Carolina is the last, best chance to jump on the Mittmeister and the whole B-Team is lacing up their steel-toed boots and pounding nails into their soles as we speak.

GUEST COLUMN: King would be disappointed in U.S. — Renford Reese

King envisioned a Beloved Community that was non-discriminatory, equitable, sensitive, and compassionate. If King could observe America today, he would be disappointed with the state of this nation.

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Digging for dirt on Romney — Tom Purcell

The name is Spade. Sam Spade. I've been a private investigator a long time, but my last assignment was a dud. I was hired to find "scandalous" actions or personal failings committed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The worst thing I could pin on Romney was the alleged use of a company phone to make a personal long-distance call to his wife.

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Victor Hill Indicted On 37 Counts

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was indicted, today, on 37 counts, including racketeering, theft by taking, lying, influencing a witness and violation of oath of office.

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BOC approves road repair agreement with Lovejoy

Clayton County’s government and the City of Lovejoy are in the process of finalizing a formal agreement, which codifies a long-standing unwritten agreement concerning road work in the city.

IRS’ E-filing period opens for taxpayers

Tax assistance sites to open in coming weeks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) kicked off the 2012 tax season by opening e-filing at its web site on Tuesday, as local tax professionals are ramping up for another busy season.