Reporter cited for coverage of slain deputy’s funeral
Clayton News Daily crime and courts reporter Kathy Jefcoats placed among the state’s top journalists in the Georgia Press Association’s 2012 Better Newspaper Contest.
Clayton County Public Schools’ elementary and middle-school students saw low scores in math on this year’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCTs), particularly in the key, promotional grades — third, fifth, and eighth, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education.
The recent additional requirements for getting or renewing Georgia driver’s license has led to longer wait times at local Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) offices.
Stability is the key to success.
Mustangs football program needs stability at head coach
16-year-old tennis phenom is one of eight teenage athletes chosen
Clayton County’s chief Juvenile Court judge has been appointed by the governor to help reform the state’s criminal justice system, the Clayton News Daily has learned.
The Tiger Martial Arts team made its coach Eid Koja especially proud this year.
Hundreds voted early so far
Less than 1 percent of Clayton County voters have cast ballots during the first week of early voting for this month’s state primary election.
Neighborhoods near Norman Boulevard and Godby Road, adjacent to College Park and Fulton County, have been blanketed with police and deputies all month in response to complaints from residents about crime.
National Archives features Ellis Island mural
The Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta will open a five-and-a-half month exhibit, entitled “Ellis Island: The Lost Mural” on July 21. The exhibit features a 19-panel recreation of a mural that painter Edward Laning made for Ellis Island’s cafeteria in 1938 on commission for the Works Progress Administration. The original mural was destroyed during a storm more than 50 years ago.
‘I call it a ‘truth’ book’
First-time author Peggy Brooks wrote her book “Skin: A Matter of Race in America” and she’ll be signing it this Saturday at the Clayton County Library Headquarters branch on Battle Creek Road from noon until 2 p.m.
The American Red Cross is gearing up for its largest blood drive in Georgia. The Fourth Annual Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive is planned for Monday, July 23, at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Busts cap three-day round-up
Clayton County sheriff's deputies raided a motel Thursday morning, arresting four fugitives and a fifth person accused of selling counterfeit crack cocaine.
Lee Bert Edward Clay, age 40, of Forest Park, GA passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, near Bismark, N. Dakota.