News for Tuesday, June 26, 2012


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Mr. Bobby Gene Spearman

Mr. Bobby Gene Spearman, 76, of Griffin, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at Brightmoor Hospice.

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Family history that breaks racial lines celebrated

The Caucasian and African-American members of the Shields family came together for their first official gathering Tuesday. Clayton County officials brought the family together for the unveiling and dedication of a monument to Melvinia Shields in Historic Rex Village. She came to what is now the Rex area as a slave in the 1850s.

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Former Henry County baseball players fill summer league team

OTC Bearcats have nine players with county ties

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Jonesboro, Mt. Zion qualify for national tourney

Jonesboro football players decided early in the offseason that they wanted to do whatever it took for them to build upon the success last season, which ended at 9-2 and a playoff berth.

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Racing for Grace

Area clergy take to the track at AMS to see who is the fastest

On Thursday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway six local pastors will be looking to give new meaning to the phrase, “God’s speed.”

Clayton’s top cop gets Israeli training

Clayton County’s top law-enforcement leader went to Israel with about a dozen others for two weeks of intensive public safety training, the Clayton News Daily has learned.

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Fair play or foul pay?

Teachers union, school board at odds over Heatley’s family on payroll

John Trotter, president of the Metro Association of Classroom Educators (MACE), is not shy when it comes to expressing his displeasure with the Clayton County school board and the superintendent, and now he is expressing his concern over what he is calling nepotism.

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Award-winning journalist joins News Daily as editor

A newspaper veteran who has championed open records and government transparency joins the Clayton News Daily this week as its editor in chief.

Local candidates to face men of God

Candidates for local elected office will come face to face with men and women on a mission from God this week — and the public is invited to watch.

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Locals eat up annual farmer’s market opening

Organizers of the farmer’s market, which will be open every Saturday and Tuesday until October, categorized its 2012 opening as a success.