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Clayton officials promoting county with eNewsletter

— Clayton County’s government is hitting the Internet in a fight to improve the county’s image.

In recent years, the county has had several public black eyes, including the school system’s loss of accreditation in 2008. That coincided with a county police officer’s claim to have found Big Foot, which was ultimately considered a hoax, and former Sheriff Victor Hill’s indictment earlier this year.

In an effort to get people to see past those issues, the county has now launched a new eNewsletter, called SAGE, which is a collection of features about the county and its residents. Editor-in-Chief Tamara Patridge, in the inaugural newsletter’s “eNote from the editor,” said SAGE is an acronym for the words Sustainable, Accountable, Global and Experienced.”

“Every issue will highlight ways in which Clayton County government reflects each of these attributes,” said Patridge, who is also the film location scout and project manager for the county’s economic development department.

The inaugural edition contains stories about artwork at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the county-wide economic development strategic plan which is under development, the filming of scenes from Denzel Washington’s new film, “Flight,” in the county and a Historically Black College tennis tournament that was recently held at Clayton County International Park.

It also includes a guest column written by singer Ann Nesby.

While there are some new pieces in SAGE, many of the articles and features have previously been included on the county’s website as news releases. Patridge told readers the eNewsletter will show the county government at work.

“In each edition of SAGE, you will get to look ‘inside Clayton’ to see how we are working diligently for the betterment of our citizens,” said Patridge.

SAGE can be found online at http://issuu.com/sagenews/docs/sage/.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

.......Will The Rose Colored Glasses also be furnished by the county ?

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

....We already have a local Clayton County News Organ; It's called "The Clayton News Daily."

.....My brain, and my eyes, are not designed to read lopsided propaganda, from a government news handout; .....Haven't we seen enough of this, when Hill had his "Sheriff Star" propaganda rag.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

...."Clayton County’s government is hitting the Internet in a fight to improve the county’s image"

...The Big Foot hoax, the loss of accreditation of our school system, or former Sheriff Victor Hill’s indictment earlier this year, had absolutely nothing to do with our property values taking a nose dive in this county.

.....However; Dysfunction, Corruption, Crime, Our Elected Officials, and Our Voters might have had something to do with our property values getting a head start on our losses.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

.....Official newsletter of Clayton County, GA. should be titled : "Living In A Fools Paradise".

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

....Regardless what anyone is being told; Please do yourself a favor, Uncover the Myths and the reality of living in this lopsided county, before buying into this county promotional website.

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Robert 1 year, 9 months ago

"SAGE is an acronym for the words Sustainable, Accountable, Global and Experienced.” What is it with all these meaningless catch phrases and acronyms ?

**Sage - from the Urban Dictionary - Sage (pronounced "sah-geh") - from the Japanese word "sageru", refers to replying to a post using the word "sage" in the email field in order to increase the number of replies without age-ing (or bumping) the post. This can be used as a courtesy,

  • allowing one to quietly add comments that may not be interesting enough to warrant pushing the thread to the top

. It can also be used as a way to show displeasure with the post being replied to.**

Oh, I get it now. .

, , ,the county-wide economic development strategic plan which is under development,

If it's under development then it isn't a plan, yet. .

the filming of scenes from Denzel Washington’s new film, “Flight,” in the county

That part filmed in Clayton county, was that the part you see the airplane flying upside down in a steep nose dive while the pilot appears to be in control? Yep, that represents Clayton county perfectly.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

.....Robert; You have a keen eye for details !!!!

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

.....If the acual truth was to be told, about The Airport's relationship with Clayton County, you would probably find out that the Airport has been using Clayton County has a landing zone, grabbing up land, using our Air Space, Disturbing our existence with sounds of their jets, and in return, Clayton County receives a small portion of tax revenue.

..........Another Real Truth is, this county has been drowning in their own self made dysfunctional undertow, for quite some time, and trying to paint it's lips rosey red won't help much at this stage. What I see is a Last Effort to paint over the rust and decay in this county.

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nefarious 1 year, 9 months ago

WOW - there are several Positive and Good things about CC. We have a new and exciting beginning with Jeff Turner coming on board as Chairman, a go-getter District Attorney in Tracy Graham Lawson and a lot of opportunities to serve your community and help bring it up to a county to be Proud of. I am amazed at how negative some folks are. I've lived in CC since the 1950's and like any place CC has had ups and downs but when something positive happens let's shout it out as loud as some people holler and whine when the bad things come along. We are not unique in the negative - it happens state wide- but how about giving praise when praise is due.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

......The Praise will be given when it's earned.

.......Please; Remove your Rose Colored Glasses.

......I arrived in Clayton County in 1960, left in 1968 when Airport took our third home, and came back in 1976 when I got out of The Army. Times was very prosperous for Clayton County in 1976, so much that we had bragging rights.

....Jeff Turner hasn't been sworn in yet, however, you are already bragging on him ?..........Apparently; Some people might be setting themselves for a big disappointment . Connect the dots, Turner, Hill, and Porter.

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shonniepoo 1 year, 9 months ago

Oscar I see your comments all the time and you are very negative towards this county. Why are you still here? I am sure Fayette would love to have you.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

...shonniepoo; I'm here for the entertainment humorous aspects of this county......In other words, I have to laugh to keep from crying. Can you provide us with some laughter of your own ?

....Riddle Me with this puzzle :

......Are you here because of my comments, or you just want to post negative comments about those that cares enough to post comments ?

....shnniepoo; I couldn't help but notice that you only have one comment made on The Clayton News Daily, and it's about me....I should be flattered....Ha, Ha

....By the way; Thank You for the comment !!!!

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

....shonniepoo; I nearly busted a gut with laughter, from your comment. Please provide our funny bones with more !!!

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

.....I have been to this website, and it appears to be geared towards the bragging rights of having the movie industry in this county; In this case, let's join in on the fun :

.....I have an idea for a movie :

........."THE LOPSIDED ZOMBIE COUNTY LIMITS"

......About a county of lopsided Zombies taking over the county, by Voting on incompetent film flam lopsided candidates. The fun begins on the first day, when The Lopsided Sheriff places Snipers on the roof top of the jail. Later on, in the movie, The County Lopsided School System loses it's accreditation. When the School System regains their Accreditation, then the Zombies votes to bring back their Lopsided Sheriff.

.....This is only a outline to this story.

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OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

.......I posted on their facebook page :

http://www.facebook.com/SAGEnews

....My comments remained during the Thanksgiving weekend, however, come Monday, I couldn't pull them up. There was nothing wrong with my posts; but I do feel left out from this goody goodly two shoes click in our county....Ha, Ha.

....That's just fine with me !!!!!!........It's a good feeling to have a welcome mat opened to me on The Clayton News Daily !!!!

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OscarKnight 1 year, 2 months ago

....Let us take a peep how this "eNewsletter" is working out :

http://issuu.com/sagenews/docs/sage

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