News for Friday, March 30, 2012

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Forest Park must wait another year to change charter

A 1997 amendment to the Forest Park City Charter reduced the number of councilmembers from seven to five, but failed to make appropriate changes to reflect the lower number in various places throughout the document. City Manager John Parker originally said a stroke of a pen should be all it takes to correct what is essentially a housekeeping matter.

Investigators arrest fugitive, charge associates

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit has caught up with a man, who has been wanted since a February shooting that occurred during a drug deal, according to a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.

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Final Four brings big programs to Big Easy

Looking for those charming underdog stories? Go find the DVD from last year. This year's Final Four brings together an ensemble of big-name schools.

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Cheers are just as majestic as colors at Augusta National

Augusta National is largely linked to color. Green jackets. Pink azaleas. White dogwoods. Yellow jasmine. But for all the blazing blooms among 80,000 plants that contribute to the beauty of the golf course, perhaps the greatest appeal of the Masters is something not seen at all. The roars.

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Clayton State sign six to soccer scholarships

Clayton State women’s soccer coach Gareth O’Sullivan announced the six new additions to the Clayton State recruiting class, including Union Grove senior Danielle Fletcher.

Camp offers instructions to youth

The Atlanta Experience ABA Spring Break Basketball Clinic will run from Monday-Friday at the First Baptist Church in Morrow for youth ages 5-15.

Illinois runner signs with Clayton State

Clayton State women’s cross country coach Mike Mead announced this week the signing of Taylor Galvin from Posen, Ill., for the 2012 season.

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Morrow’s new police chief a community-oriented man

As the newly minted police chief in Morrow, he has a new community with whom he must build a relationship. So, the question is, “Who is Christopher Leighty?”

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Ousted official’s surrender a ‘joint effort’

Monday’s surrender of an ousted Forest Park City Councilmember was the result of the joint effort of the Clayton County District Attorney’s Office and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

First-year student honor society coming to Clayton State

Alpha Lambda Delta is installing a chapter at Clayton State University next month, and 44 charter members will be inducted into the national honor society for first-year students.

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Clayton high school students selected for Governor's Honors Program

Four Clayton County students, from Morrow and Mount Zion high schools, are selected for this summer's Governor's Honors Program.

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