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‘Don’t be tardy with the books’: Clayton’s library late book fines increase

Those who fail to return library books in a timely manner will have to pay more in late fees come July. The Clayton County Library Systems are doubling the fees from 10 cents to 20 cents, each day the book is late.

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Lovejoy wins Southside Shootout passing league

Lovejoy added another championship to its growing football trophy case.

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ELCA’s Rochell commits to Irish

Courted by some of the top football programs in the country, Eagle’s Landing Christian rising senior Isaac Rochell has finally settled on his college choice.

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Milestone wins highlight opening night

If Thursday’s kickoff night for Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder is any indication, then fans and drivers alike may be in for quite a ride for the summer racing series’ 15th season.

Betty “Candy” Hopkins

Betty “Candy” Hopkins, 80, died on June 8, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Jonesboro nonprofit seeking funds

Restoration Job (rhymes with globe, as referenced in the Bible) is a full-service, multi-functional rehabilitative program specifically designed to assist ex-offenders re-entering society to “make a positive transition to a new life.” It services the Miami and Atlanta areas.

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Kids rock the schoolhouse at art camp

More than 100 local children are learning about “Interplanet Janet,” “Conjunction Junction,” “The Preamble” and potential legislative bills right now, while participating in Arts Clayton’s School House Rocks, Jr. Live-themed summer camps. There is a Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp for elementary-age children, and a Young Teen Camp for middle school-age children.

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Jonesboro councilman advocating Beatles-inspired concert

They may not exactly be Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but Jonesboro City Council member Randy Segner says Atlanta-based Beatles cover band, The Buggs, are pretty close to the real thing.

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CSU’s Campbell retiring after 16 years

After serving Clayton State University for 16 years, Linda Campbell, assistant manager of business operations for the school’s The Loch Shop, will retire on June 30.

Riverdale man mauled by Fayette sheriff’s K-9

Officials unsure why SUV door popped open

A Riverdale man was mauled by a Fayette County Sheriff’s K-9 Thursday morning after the door of a deputy’s vehicle opened unexpectedly and released the dog.

Town hall info meetings on T-SPLOST added for seniors

Two more town-hall meetings specifically for seniors have been scheduled next week to educate Clayton County residents about the Transportation Investment Act vote on July 31.

ARC launches Wireside Chat series in Henry

Neighboring Clayton County session set for Thursday

Efforts to educate the public about proposed transportation endeavors in the Atlanta, and Southern Crescent region, got underway in Henry County.

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Moss indicted by grand jury for Coker murder

His body was found under her back porch

Pamela Carole Moss was officially indicted by a Jones County Grand Jury on Thursday, for the killing of Henry County businessman William Douglas Coker Sr., according to Fred Bright, District Attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.

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Ordinance under study to alter McDonough’s facade

Measure aims to boost commerce, enhance safety

City leaders in McDonough are preparing to unveil a pair of measures designed to enhance development opportunities in the area.