News for Friday, June 22, 2012


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Chairman candidates: Transportation, economic development are key

There is one fundamental thing the three candidates running for the Clayton County Board of Commissioners chairman seat can agree on: that the key issues the county needs to focus on right now are transportation and economic development.

COP BRIEFS: Man held in shooting

Clayton sheriff’s Lt. Brian Crisp said Jason Edward Stallings, 27, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and discharging a firearm near a highway. Stallings was arrested by the Clayton Fugitive Unit and members of the Flint River Drug Task Force.

Candidates, business, to mix at church expo

A political forum for Clayton County candidates will headline a business expo to be held next weekend at a Jonesboro church.

CSU professor, Morrow student study alternative fuels

Instead of enjoying some fun in the sun, Morrow High rising senior Minh-Thu Phan has been spending her summer vacation studying the interactions between metal atoms and fuel alcohols. Clayton State University Chemistry Professor Jonathan Lyon and 2012 Clayton State chemistry graduate Patrick Drew have been working with Phan on her research project in the University’s Laboratory Annex Building — better known as The LAB.

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North Clayton looking to build on last season’s success

The post-Marcus Hunt era has begun at North Clayton this summer.

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PAGLIA: Southern Crescent football in black and white

I have seen the future. Correction: I have seen TWO futures.

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A Family Affair

Henry County siblings sweep Outlaw division races at Thursday Thunder

It was a Thursday Thunder sweep for the Jorgensen family, and it was particularly sweet for Jenson Jorgensen.

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Former longtime teacher turns 100

On Saturday, the Freeman-Souder family will quietly mark Annie Souder’s 100th birthday and rehash old stories.

Ellenwood man accused of staging hostage situation

An Ellenwood man is accused of staging a hostage situation that kept Clayton County police officers busy for more than eight hours Wednesday, and made his first court appearance Friday afternoon.

Riverdale council members agree on name for park

After several exhausting debates and discussions over what to name the new multimillion dollar regional park in Riverdale, the city council has voted unanimously to name the park Riverdale Regional Park.

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ARC focuses on Hartsfield’s ‘economic engine’

Speakers say airport should enrich Southern Crescent more than it has

The Atlanta Regional Commission put its muscle behind making Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport an “economic engine” for the Southern Crescent by announcing Thursday the formation of an Airport Task Force. It will begin meeting in August.

Man gets bond in baby’s death

The mother of a 13-month-old toddler who died allegedly at the hands of his father fell to her knees in grief Friday morning after learning the accused killer was given a bond.