News for Wednesday, May 16, 2012


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Clayton teacher’s career in jeopardy after abuse allegations

School officials say a final decision on whether a Clayton County teacher will be terminated, for allegedly abusing special-needs students, will be made by the school system by the end of this week.

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BOC calls for referendum on Sunday alcohol sales

People may not have to wait much longer to begin buying packaged alcohol on Sundays in unincorporated areas of Clayton County.

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Easy life in France just a dream — Tom Purcell

In the face of high taxes, high unemployment, poor economic growth, massive government spending and powerful public-sector unions that are gobbling up tax dough, the French people just voted against austerity measures to get their finances in order.

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Evoluting fabulously — Will Durst

A thousand rainbows of congratulations to Barack Obama for bursting out of his own personal policy closet and fabulously proclaiming he believes "same sex couples should be able to get married."

District’s graduation schedule set

Clayton County high school graduation schedules

Clayton libraries to launch summer reading programs

Literary fans across Clayton County should probably be getting ready, if they have not already begun preparations, to get their reading on.

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Hartsfield’s front door now in Clayton

Traffic to new terminal hoped to attract business, growth

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport’s long awaited international terminal may be “Atlanta’s new front door to the world,” as Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson puts it — but you have to pass through Clayton County to get there.

Commission approves cut in Georgia Power rates

Lower Fuel Cost Recovery rate effective June 1

Georgia Power customers will see lower energy rates, starting June 1, one month earlier than had been projected.

Board of Health promotes breastfeeding

The Clayton County Board of Health will continue hosting several activities today and Friday, in recognition of Breastfeeding Awareness week.