News for Friday, October 12, 2012


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Road race for children hits Lake Spivey

Registration already under way

Clayton County Parks and Recreation officials want people to run in the streets next month. The county’s recreation department is partnering with Lake Spivey Community and First Christian Church of Jonesboro will host the 5th Annual Lake Spivey Road Race on Nov. 3.

Clayton State to teach sound of music

It is now time for a new crop of music students to come up with their own creative ways to remember how to play a musical instrument. Clayton State University’s Music Preparatory School is registering students for private non-credit music lessons for its nine-week “Fall Session Two” run of classes for budding musicians over the age of 6.

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Clayton State official is a superhero

Participates in Ironman triathlon

Brett Reichert, the associate director of Clayton State University’s International Student Services Office, participated in a 70.3 Ironman triathlon Sept. 30 in Augusta, the university has announced.

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Humane Society touts ‘best sale ever’

Southern Crescent residents came out in droves and spent thousands of dollars at last weekend’s Clayton County Humane Society fall Treasures for Paws Yard Sale fundraiser, said Humane Society officials.

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Surgery patients healed with ‘therapy art’

Arts Clayton, Spivey Station partner for year-long exhibit

It marks the first time officials from Arts Clayton and the Spivey Station Surgery Center have worked together to stage an exhibit.

Routine traffic stop leads to police chase and manhunt

Approximately 20 officers from three agencies involved

Clayton and Fayette county authorities are searching for a man who authorities said shot at a deputy following a police chase.

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Premier Safety Fair held in Forest Park

Little Ones Learning Center drawing wins fair

A leader in the childcare safety industry ATWEC (Around the World Educating Children) Technologies, Inc., Little Ones Learning Center, and National Bus Sales & Leasing hosted the premier safety fair.

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Suspected Morrow bank robber caught after Augusta heist

Man, 42, is in Richmond County jail

A man police say robbed the Bank of America in Morrow was apprehended Thursday, just hours after police said he robbed a bank in Augusta.

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Florida man accused of stealing 30 bank cards

Police said he had fake driver’s license

A Florida man was arrested by the Clayton County Sheriff’s office Thursday and charged with multiple counts of stealing and using bank cards.

Free family reunion planning in Riverdale

Do’s and don’ts to have a successful event

The City of Riverdale is sponsoring a Family Reunion Workshop to help ensure that families enjoy all the advantages of gathering in the Southern Crescent.

Mr. Steve Mitchell Cunard

Steve Mitchell Cunard, age 51, of Jonesboro, passed away, October 11, 2012.

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William Thomas Griffith Sr.

William Thomas Griffith Sr. “Griff” 82 of Jonesboro Ga. died at home October 11, 2012 after a lengthily battle with cancer.

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