News for Thursday, October 25, 2012


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Alleged World Changers gunman from Riverdale

Troubled past follows suspect from Maryland

The man arrested for entering a megachurch Wednesday and fatally shooting a prayer leader is from Riverdale, and reportedly was once committed to a Maryland mental health facility after being accused of attempted murder.

Zytha Sue Fowler

Zytha Sue Fowler, 69, of Jonesboro, passed away Oct. 22, 2012.

Clayton voter turnout hits 11 percent mark

Saturday voting this weekend

After a week-and-a-half of early voting for the upcoming general election, Clayton County’s voter turnout is already at nearly half of the turnout seen for the July 31 primary.

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Clayton Schools’ HR department under scrutiny

The examination of the Human Resources and Management Information Systems departments are the first of what likely will be a plethora of audits Jackson orders for school system departments.

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Morrow in chaos

Current, former leaders point fingers, criticize each other

This week’s Morrow City Council meeting repeatedly broke down into bickering between current and former city officials Tuesday over planning and permit issues.

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‘Olde Towne,’ new eyesore?

Taxpayer-funded development falling into disrepair

Morrow police have filed three reports of property destruction at Olde Towne Morrow in the last 14 months and they were expected to file a fourth report Thursday after Clayton News Daily discovered severe damage at the property this week.

DA's appeal delays start of Hill's Nov. 26 trial

Prosecutor appeals judge’s dismissal of counts

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill won’t be going to trial as planned Nov. 26 because the prosecutor in the case Thursday filed an intent to appeal a judge’s dismissal of five counts against him.

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Forest Park’s Balfour keeps his faith

It was a surreal moment for the Balfour family. One that seemed to tease their faith, if not shake it.

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Pounds is ‘amazing’ example for ELCA

Nothing stands out about Gib Pounds, and that’s the way he prefers it.

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Stovall, Paglia differ on big game

Staff writers Gabriel Stovall and Brian Paglia differ on who they think will win the Mundy's Mill at Union Grove game.

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Union Grove’s Craine proudly wears No. 44

When Don Craine watches his son run the football for Union Grove, the comparisons are inevitable.

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RB Smith making strides for Mundy’s Mill

Mundy’s Mill running back Rodney Smith runs the ball like a someone who has arrived at the pinnacle of high school football success.