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Local children rock out in art camp finale

The youngsters have been to “Conjunction Junction,” where they took a train to a noun that is either a person, a place or a thing. When they got there, they unpacked their adjectives. And, all of that happened in the span of an hour, during the “Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. Live!”-themed finale of Arts Clayton’s Kaleidoscope Summer Art Camp on Friday.

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Historic McDonough train wreck remembered this week

More than a century ago, McDonough was gripped by tragedy when 39 people died in a train wreck at Camp Creek. This week, the story of that train will take center stage once again. A series of events are scheduled in the coming days, to commemorate the 112th anniversary of the McDonough Camp Creek train wreck.

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Don Rickles and the gasp of political correctness — Joe Gandelman

You mean a room packed with show business powerhouses somehow genuinely didn’t know that Don Rickles did jokes with punch lines that were often not PC? His joke was so shocking that it merited a gasp? Puh-leaze!

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The designated leaker — Michael Reagan

Each of the leaks has been a transparent attempt to pump up President Obama as a tough warrior ...

Morrow preparing for annual ‘FreedomFest’ celebration

Morrow’s annual FreedomFest is opting for a return to its roots this year.

School board seals teacher’s fate

Tribunal’s recommendation to fire Vollmer upheld

The Clayton County Public School Board of Education has voted to uphold the tribunal recommendation to terminate Adamson Middle School teacher David Vollmer, who was accused of mental cruelty toward students with profound disabilities.

Cops shoot alleged attacker

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting at a Morrow apartment complex that sent an assault victim to the hospital, said Clayton County police.

Sandra Bell

Sandra Bell, 80, of Jonesboro passed away on June 16, 2012.

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Susie Geneva Smith Bauknecht

Susie Geneva Smith Bauknecht, 95, of Macon, passed away with many of her beloved family surrounding her on Sunday, June 17, 2012.

CCWA provides options for July 4 holiday

Families looking for a cheap way to celebrate the country’s 236th birthday need only to look as far as the Clayton County Water Authority’s reservoir areas and wetlands center.

Clayton commissioner to honor Michelle Obama’s ancestor

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners will dedicate a monument honoring the life of Melvina Shields, the great-great-great-grandmother of First Lady Michelle Obama.