News for Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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Massey returns in style

Defending Young Lions champ now has Bill Elliot Racing on his side

Mason Massey comes with the look — the polarized shades, the tightly-cropped, finely gelled hair and the willing smile.

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Mundy’s Mill’s Crawford is first area player picked in MLB draft

Rashad Crawford wasn’t picky going into Major Legue Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft.

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Williams brings new attitude to Forest Park

Forest Park football coach Don Williams stared down one of his wide receivers after a perfectly thrown ball bobbled off his hands and fell to the ground.

MAHONE: Changing the culture is first step in improving Forest Park

Don Williams always wanted to be a head football coach, but the timing wasn’t right.

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Clayton millage rate may drop in FY 2013

Clayton County residents who watched their property tax rate increase by approximately 34 percent last year could see a slight decrease in their property taxes later this year, county finance officials announced Tuesday night.

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College Park to rewrite cab and limo ordinances

The problem, according to council members and residents, is that more and more taxi cabs are using Virginia Avenue to wait for their next calls from airport-area customers, essentially making it a taxi bullpen.

BOE rejects petition for charter school

It was evident, during a Clayton County board of education meeting Monday, that Artesius Miller has a passion to help the district’s youth. Miller stood before members of the board, Superintendent Edmond Heatley, and scores of educators, petitioning for board of education members to approve his charter school called Utopian Academy for the Arts. But they said no.

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Wayfield moves into Food Lion locations

At least 50 new jobs created, says food store founder

Just four months after Food Lion moved out, Atlanta-based Wayfield Foods has taken over its two Clayton County locations, creating at least 50 new jobs.

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Non-traditional lenders fund small businesses

Consultant: ‘When banks say no, look at this’

Money from banks for small businesses is tighter than ever, but “non-traditional” funding is stepping in to fill the breach, according to a Newnan consultant who spoke to Clayton County entrepreneurs Tuesday.

Clayton officer arrested in Henry over domestic dispute

Sergeant assigned to desk job during investigation

A sergeant with the Clayton County Police Department accused of breaking into his ex-wife’s home Sunday was released from the Henry County Jail on Tuesday.

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Election year 2012: Politics imitates TV art? — Joe Gandelman

The 2012 campaign season is shaping up as a possible “transformational” election, but not the kind that Barack Obama and many Democrats had in mind.

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