News for Thursday, January 19, 2012


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Clayton police officers fired after incident

Three Clayton County police officers have been fired, and two others disciplined, after an internal affairs investigation showed the five violated policies and procedures.

Baskin-BOC agreement awaiting judge’s approval

The legal battle between the Clayton County Commission, and county Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin, may soon be over –– if a Clayton County Superior Court Judge signs off on an agreement reached by both sides this week.

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Ralph participates in advisement meeting with Obama

Clayton County Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph recently got an opportunity to share some of Clayton County’s story with White House officials, including President Barack Obama, the county announced this week.

Jones, Verna

Verna Jones, 89, of McDonough, passed away Jan. 17, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Jones was a 20-plus-year member of the New Testament Baptist Church.

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Sheriff says he did not interfere with Hill’s bond

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough has called for a state investigation into allegations that someone tampered with the process for his predecessor, Victor Hill, to post bond, so he can get out of jail.

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Former Hill employee indicted, too

A former Clayton County sheriff's employee has been indicted for perjury, and theft by taking, in connection with the 37 charges lodged against her ex-boss.

Boy to be honored for saving brother’s life

Siblings often find any reason to put their hands on each other–– wrestling, poking, wrangling and prodding –– but one Clayton County toddler can be forever grateful for a hug from his big brother.

Faith Notes - January 20, 2012

Food ministry day Saturday at Dixon Grove Baptist

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Requiem for a travel legend — Curt Yeomans

Only William Shatner could turn the end of a sales pitch character’s advertising life into an over-the-top affair.

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Stevie and The Hall of Fame — Ronda Rich

Stevie Waltrip was the first woman ever allowed in the pits of a NASCAR race, and listen carefully when I tell you that it was a barrier not easily broken.

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Riverdale High students host sex trade forums

“When you hear the word ‘prostitute,’ what is the first word that comes to your mind?” Jennifer Swain asked a room full of teenagers at Riverdale High School.

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Southwest continues changes as Atlanta debut nears

Southwest Airlines continues to evolve as it prepares for flight services at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Clayton officer honored for help in sting

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recognized the efforts of a Clayton County police officer in the arrest and conviction of a second officer charged in connection with taking bribes.

Mauldin, Mr. Joseph Paul

Mr. Joseph Paul Mauldin, 41, of Morrow, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

Carroll, Beverly

Beverly Carroll, of Jonesboro, passed away Jan. 16, 2012.

Boggs, Reggie E.

Reggie E. Boggs, 49, died Jan. 6, 2012, after an extended illness.

Slay-Redding, Mary Nell

Mary Nell Slay-Redding, of Forest Park, passed away Jan. 18, 2012.

Little, Robert A.

Robert A. Little, 83, of Jonesboro, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

Georgia ranked 7th in nation in education

When it comes to the quality of education offered to students across the nation, Georgia is ranked near the top of the list.

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Indicted on 37 counts, Hill vows to continue sheriff’s run

Former Clayton County sheriff, Victor Hill, was indicted, Wednesday, on 37 charges, including theft, racketeering, lying, influencing a witness, and violation of the oath of public office.

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Hill’s tenure as sheriff fraught with controversy

Victor Hill wanted to be Clayton County’s sheriff for 20 years, but he only got one four-year term that played out like a roller coaster ride for him –– and the county.