News for Tuesday, March 27, 2012


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School Notebook - March 28, 2012

Clayton State hosting ‘English Day,’ today

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Saluting a local hero: Riverdale honors oldest Tuskegee Airman

The City of Riverdale presented a proclamation to resident Brew Graham, 97, the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airman, on Monday. Local dignitaries and community members showered him with praise and applause.

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Leighty pledges unity as new Morrow police chief

New Morrow Police Chief Chris Leighty stressed the need for city’s police and residents to work together for the good of the community as he began to take over as the town’s new top cop Tuesday night.

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Jamal Covington brings the right kind of game for No. 10 Lovejoy

From August to December, Jamal Covington fit right in on the high school football field.

Part of the family - Jason A. Smith

It’s strange to think about what we take for granted.

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Drew, Woodland girls win first county track titles

All season, the Drew boys track and field team has been receiving some statewide and national recognition.

MVP Camp showcases region’s top football talent

National recruiting high school football analysts Chad Simmons (FoxSports/ and Rusty Mansell ( are bringing their third annual MVP Camp to McDonough this Sunday, April 1, to showcase some of the state’s top talent.

Man sought in child's injury arrested

The Clayton County Fugitive Unit has arrested a man sought since August, when police said he caused a crash that paralyzed a 3-year-old boy.

Mrs. Lena Green Byington

Mrs. Lena Green Byington, of Jonesboro, passed away March 26, 2012, at the age of 90.

Mr. Walter H. Smith

Mr. Walter H. Smith, of College Park, entered into rest on March 25, 2012

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Fired cops want their jobs back

Three Clayton County police officers fired in January for excessive use of force during an October arrest said they want their jobs back and for the public to know the truth about what really happened.

Deal appoints new Clayton County State Court judge

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday announced the appointment of a Forest Park attorney, who works in the South Georgia Judicial Circuit, to the bench in Clayton County State Court to fill a vacancy left by a judge who retired.

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New dental office opens in Clayton County

A Henry County resident opens business in Jonesboro.