News for Tuesday, October 16, 2012


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Clayton fire chief has blazed quite a trail

Profession has changed in Hood’s 33 years

Jeff Hood has more than 30 years of experience fighting fires and saving lives in Clayton County. He is the Clayton County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director of Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services.

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Two brothers jailed in TV theft

One brother denied bond

Two brothers were charged with stealing a television. One got bond and the other did not.

Mattie’s alert for schizophrenic, autistic man

Clayton County Police issued a Mattie’s Call Saturday, for Michael Tucker, who they say is schizophrenic and autistic.

Guy David Berry

Guy David Berry, 55 of Stockbridge, GA passed away October 15, 2012 of natural causes.

Julian "Mac" McCullough

Julian "Mac" McCullough, of McDonough, formerly of Morrow, passed away on October 15, 2012.

Mr. Albert Francis Fulford, Jr.

Mr. Albert Francis Fulford, Jr., 74, of Jonesboro, passed away, Oct. 14, 2012.

Mayors penning SACS letter to BOE

Document may outline support, accreditation concerns

Clayton County Public Schools officials and school board are expected to hear from the county’s seven mayors in coming days voicing concerns regarding a new accreditation crisis facing the school system.

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Jonesboro residents celebrate crime prevention

Neighborhood watch holds annual law enforcement cookout

More than two dozen Jonesboro residents gathered on a “battleground” Monday night to honor law enforcement officers.

Rotary teeing up for charity

The Rotary Clubs of Clayton County and Lake Spivey will drive golf balls down the fairway Friday to raise money for numerous charities.

Citizens, clergy to query BOE candidates

In a written statement, State Sen. Gail Davenport said a school board candidates forum will be held Thursday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Greater St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 9540 Fayetteville Road, in Jonesboro.

Man tasered by police after reportedly beating co-worker

He threatened her with air-pistol

A woman told police she was in fear for her life when a man tried to force her into a store’s freezer at gunpoint.

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Jonesboro residents support councilman after arrest

Several residents who follow Jonesboro politics closely believe one of their city councilmen deserves a second chance after he was arrested last week and charged with driving under the influence.