News for Thursday, June 28, 2012


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True image or imagination?

Office candidates talk county marketing at forum

Does Clayton County have an image problem? That is the question most candidates repeatedly came back to Thursday during a Coalition of Clayton County Clergy forum at Clayton State University.

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Clayton opinions a mixed bag on ObamaCare ruling

Reactions in Clayton County were fast and plentiful to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday upholding most of President Obama’s health care reform law.

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Snider gets first official win at AMS

It took Myatt Snider a few seconds to figure it out, but he eventually made his way to victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Southern Crescent trio making all-star trip

Last season, Farrean Toney was used mostly in Drew’s nickel package on defense.

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TMA stresses discipline, winning

Tiger Martial Arts coach Eid Koja sat in his Tae Kwon Do studio in Fayetteville, just outside of Clayton County and specifically pointed out one of his star pupils Matthew Dixon.

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School Board elections get green light

A federal judge gave the final okay Thursday for a new Clayton County Board of Education district map that alleviates the worry of school board members that their elections this year could face legal challenges because they were based on outdated census data.

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Hartsfield boss says return of transit could boost airport

The possible return of public transit to Clayton County could help both Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as well as local citizens, according to Louis Miller, Hartsfield’s general manager.

Several district schools getting upgrades

Cephus Jackson, chief of operations for the Clayton County School System, said plans are already in the works to renovate several schools, and it’s carrying a very hefty price tag.

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Southern pans — Ronda Rich

Whenever I take out my biscuit pan — and every Southern cook worth her salt and grease has one — I can’t help but shake my head.

Failing the U.S. citizenship test - Tom Purcell

“It’s not my fault I failed the test. It’s a lot harder than it looks.”

Plenty of G-20 - Will Durst

And now, your report from the front lines of the G-20 summit recently concluded in Los Cabos, Mexico.