News for Wednesday, March 21, 2012


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Congressman expecting 100-plus companies for jobs fair

Two things can be expected when Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) holds his annual jobs fair: There will be several employers on hand to seek workers, and local streets will be clogged with thousands of eager job seekers.

Clayton State offering youths spring break alternative

Clayton State University may be the place to be for many of the county’s youths during spring break this year.

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‘Purses with a Purpose’

Scholarship fund-raiser to honor Obama’s ancestor

Gail Buckner, the former state legislator who represented Clayton County in the Georgia General Assembly for nearly two decades, and 11 of her friends have started a scholarship fund in honor of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, who had roots in Clayton County.

Defendant takes stand in murder trial, admits shooting

The defendant in a murder trial took the stand in his own defense Wednesday and admitting to shooting the victim but claimed he acted out of fear for his life.

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Henry, Jones county officials confirm businessman’s death

Murder suspect released from hospital for arrest

Authorities have confirmed the body found Sunday at a Macon home of Pamela Carole Moss, is that of Henry County businessman William “Doug” Coker, according to Capt. Earl Humphries of the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

Riverdale woman indicted for blinding victim

A Riverdale woman was indicted Wednesday for allegedly causing blindness in a victim, according to Clayton County Superior Court records.

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Grand jury indicts ousted Forest Park councilwoman

A Clayton County grand jury Wednesday indicted an ousted Forest Park City Council member on charges connected with her July removal from office.

Clayton County police Explorers head up food drive

As part of an ongoing community service project, Explorers with the Clayton County Police Department will be collecting canned food Saturday for local pantries.