News for Tuesday, July 17, 2012


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Free concert coming to International Park

The county Commission hosts a free “Jazz on the Green” concert at the park, featuring the African-American Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra, Saturday at 7 p.m.

The meaning of life

Clayton County launches new site for seniors

Clayton County officials are asking senior citizens who came of age in the Pre-Computer Age to walk away from rotary phones and typewriters so they can find new ways of following Plutarch’s advice. The elderly residents are being asked to plug into a new “Lifelong Community” web site for the Clayton County Senior Services Department.

City to county: Show us the money

Forest Park City Manager John Parker said he has been trying for months to get Clayton County Finance Department to release about $41,000 in funds earmarked for the city’s Tax Allocation District.

Katherine Coker Sanders

Katherine Coker Sanders age 87 of Jonesboro GA passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie C. Sanders.

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Police release sketch of assault suspect

Clayton County police released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with Thursday’s armed sexual assault of a minor child in Lovejoy.

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Lake City pothole patrol fires first shot in negotiation

With no agreement in place over which government agencies provide services such as police and fire protection, Lake City Mayor Willie Oswalt said he’s already feeling the pinch. Lake City has spent about $1,300 to patch potholes that Oswalt said Clayton County should have filled.

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Kamau returns as world champion

McDonough 6-year-old wins two titles

Heru Kamau went to Orlando, Fla., thinking he was going to compete against some of the top karate competitors in the Southeast, which was interesting enough for the McDonough native looking for a challenge.

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Drivers hoping rain stays away from AMS

Mother Nature was the big winner last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway as rain postponed one of the two double featured races.

County finally negotiating service delivery

After months of criticizing the Clayton County Board of Commissioners for not sitting down to negotiate the ongoing service delivery strategy stalemate, leaders of the county’s seven cities appear to have gotten their wish.

Trucker charged with sex with a minor

An Arizona trucker was arrested Sunday night in Forest Park for allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute, according to warrants issued to police.