News for Wednesday, October 10, 2012


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Jonesboro City Councilman Compton arrested on DUI charge

Blood-alcohol level was 0.239 grams

Clayton County police arrested Jonesboro City Councilman Joe Compton after he allegedly drove his car into a neighbor's mailbox Wednesday evening, said Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen.

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Kemp students’ gardens flourish with TLC

Premier planting project at Hampton school

The students of Kemp Primary school are learning firsthand how to cultivate flowers, plants, trees and vegetables.

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Children’s event triggers Morrow permit talks

City leaders weigh fee waivers for non-profit

Morrow officials are pondering a possible change to their permits law after an ex-mayor of the town asked for a permit fee waiver for a Halloween event his church plans to hold for children.

Calling old cell phones

The Clayton County Task Force on Domestic Violence is collecting no-longer-used cell phones for Verizon’s HopeLine.

Largest preparedness event in U.S. history in October

The Clayton County Fire Department is urging residents to take part in the 2012 Great SouthEast ShakeOut drill. The drill will be the largest preparedness event in U.S. history, according to officials.

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Man sentenced to 15 years for burglary

A Clayton County Superior Court judge sentenced a man to 15 years behind bars for burglary.

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Money dispute leads to a slew of charges

Man arrested for demanding his cash at gunpoint.

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Here is a list of some of the top high school football performances from last week’s games: