News for Friday, October 19, 2012

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The business of showing off

Clayton Chamber of Commerce highlights community at expo

The event, which was sponsored by Saint Leo University, included 55 businesses and community organizations which put on displays to let people know about the services they provide.

BOC OKs recreation staff shuffle — after the fact

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners gave county parks and recreation officials permission Tuesday to re-organize its staff — even though the reorganization took place last month.

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Georgia Archives funding fight still looms

Supporters, business leaders readying for battle ahead

Thursday’s announcement that the Georgia Archives will stay open and transfer to the University System of Georgia’s control next summer doesn’t mark the end of the fight to save the Morrow-based facility, according to supporters and business leaders.

Mr. John William Achenbach, Jr.

Mr. John William Achenbach, Jr., 62 of Stockbridge, Georgia passed away Oct. 18, 2012.

Mr. James A. Blackstone

Mr. James A. Blackstone, 80, of McDonough, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 of respiratory failure.

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Dr. Donald Clayton Ford

Dr. Donald Clayton Ford, Clayton County’s first veterinarian, passed away peacefully at his home in Forest Park, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

Morrow refunding erroneous permit fees

Mayor says city lacked legal authority to assess charges

Officials in Morrow’s Planning and Economic Development office have refunded event permit fees this week, but city officials are offering different numbers for how much money was refunded.

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Candlelight vigils held for domestic abuse month

Secure’us partnered in both events

A couple of Clayton County organizations are bringing awareness to domestic abuse through hosting candlelight vigils in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Collier drops five counts in Hill case

Also denies defense motions

A Clayton County Superior Court judge dropped five charges related to campaign funds in the state's case against former sheriff Victor Hill but also denied a slew of defense motions.

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Murder suspects indicted by grand jury

Victim reportedly loss teeth and suffered broken bones

Two people accused of murder have been indicted by a Clayton County Grand Jury.

Police looking for shooter in Jonesboro murder

Clayton County Police are asking anyone with information about a recent murder to come forward with the information.

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Judge drops five counts in Hill case

A Clayton County Superior Court judge dropped five charges related to campaign funds in the state's case against former sheriff Victor Hill but also denied a slew of defense motions.

GAMES TO WATCH: WEEK NINE

The following is a look at games involving teams from Henry and Clayton counties.

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Rivals Rex Mill, Roberts Middle to square off

Rosby Johnson has been coaching football at M.D. Roberts Middle School in some capacity for nine years.

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Wiltz looking for ‘on point’ performance at Griffin

As North Clayton coach Max Wiltz was settling in on the sideline at the beginning of last Friday’s Upson-Lee game, an unidentified player whisked by him with a special message.

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Before they were stars

The North Henry Tigers youth football team dominant and filled with future Clayton and Henry county high school football stars

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