News for Tuesday, July 31, 2012


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County gaining state-wide respect

When Al Hughes made his way to the podium at the recent Clayton County football media day, the Lovejoy coach proudly proclaimed that football in the county has rebounded.

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Harris named new Jonesboro coach

Back in 2008, Lamar Harris applied for the Jonesboro girls head coaching position, only to see the job go to Jimmy Fields.

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Lovejoy's Bennifield commits to UTC

It only took Alejandro Bennifield one visit and week to think about his college options before mapping out his future.

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ROAD TO KICKOFF: Morrow keeps moving forward despite turmoil

The headlines have said Forest Park is the moribund football program of Clayton County desperate for coaching stability, starving for success and waiting for a proud tradition to return.

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Clayton County clergy seek God through prayer

March and prayer for righteousness among candidates

Clergy members from across Clayton County marched and prayed under what they described as an “open heaven” for some of the county’s candidates for elected office.

Lovejoy cops looking for assailant

Woman says man hit her with iron skillet

Police are looking for a man suspected of choking and beating an acquaintance over the head with an iron skillet.

Lampl wants access to grand jury documents

Former Morrow City Manager John Lampl was in court Tuesday fighting to get access to documents connected to the special purpose grand jury that investigated him.

Mothers of teens killed in crash oppose lower bond for driver

The mother of one of three teenagers killed in an August crash grew emotional in court Tuesday morning as she faced the driver in person for the first time and asked for closure.

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Board has Heatley reconsider 'minimum day schedule'

Clayton County's school board directs Superintendent Edmond Heatley to show how letting students out early on Wednesday doesn't violate county or state policies.

Social media promotes Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

Several social media campaigns have been mounted to show support on Wednesday for Chick-fil-A.

Chick-fil-A taking last-minute Back to School donations

Two Dwarf House restaurants are in the lead to collect the most school supplies as Chick-fil-A’s Back to School Drive heads into its home stretch.