News for Friday, November 30, 2012

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Spelling bee encourages relationship with words and reading

RIVERDALE — The Riverdale Spelling Bee challenged elementary and middle school-aged children to find fun with words.

BOE runoff elections to be held Tuesday

JONESBORO — The Clayton County voters will go to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election to complete a Clayton County school board currently facing an investigation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for board in-fighting and micromanagement.

Police raid three gambling stores, arrest owner

DA plans to seize house, cars, cash

Clayton County police and the district attorney's office raided three gambling stores and plan to seize the owner's property under state racketeering laws.

In your Facebook! — Dec. 1

“In Your Facebook” is a recurring feature in Clayton News Daily which highlights just some of comments posted each week on the newspaper’s Facebook page.

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Forest Park police apprehend phony FBI agent

The victim told police she was beaten

A woman convinced a fake FBI agent she was not a prostitute before he let her go, police said.

Jonesboro to modify abandoned house ordinance

The Jonesboro City Council will review its efforts to minimize the negative impact abandoned houses have on the city Monday.

Residents development input sought — again

Clayton County residents have another chance to be the masters of their county’s economic fate.

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Cage and McCoy at tree lighting gospel celebration

Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winner Gospel Artist Byron Cage is headlining Riverdale’s Christmas concert, Saturday.

Morrow weighing public input shake-up

City to decide when to allow it, how to run it

The days of Morrow residents being able to stand up and speak their minds in a rather informal format are likely coming to an end.

Good Samaritan rescues pregnant woman after accident

Her car went airborne onto train tracks

Morrow police are calling a man who rescued a pregnant woman from her mangled car, a hero.

New digital network to improve emergency response

County will build six towers

Cutting edge technology could soon change the way Clayton County public safety personnel respond to emergencies.

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Mr. Harry Franklin Martin, Sr.

Mr. Harry Franklin Martin, Sr., 83, of Peachtree City, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Mrs. Denise Crawford Gaskill

Mrs. Denise Crawford Gaskill, 49, of McDonough, passed away Nov. 29, 2012.

Church to give away toys for families

Registration required for gifts

The congregation of Restoration Community Outreach Center has been collecting toys since February, according to the pastor of the church, Avary Kemp.

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