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Lovejoy's Robinson commits to MTSU

Lovejoy defensive end/linebacker Veion Robinson committed to Middle Tennessee State.

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Clayton first responders luncheon marks 11th anniversary

Sept. 11 terrorist attacks remembered

JONESBORO—Volunteers served a special lunch Tuesday to some Clayton County first responders on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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STOVALL: Jonesboro may be the best team to end Griffin dominance

It will take a monumental effort from Jonesboro to walk out of Griffin with a win. But I believe the Cardinals are up for the challenge.

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Jonesboro's Petty no pushover

Patrick Petty made Westover pay last Friday.

Beverly W. Adams

Beverly W. Adams, 82, of Forest Park died Sunday, September 9, 2012.

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ELCA occupies top spot once again

Eagle’s Landing Christian is back on top.

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Each week the Clayton News Daily and the Henry Daily Herald will track the progress of potential high school football player of the year candidates throughout the season. Here is an updated ranking of who’s in the running based on last week’s performances.

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Several football players in the Southern Crescent area had standout performances for their teams. Here is a list of some of the top performances from last week’s games:

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Lovejoy hopes to grow from loss to Colquitt County

For most of the Lovejoy players, it was an atmosphere that they had never experienced before.

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Woodland volleyball gets all it can handle from Jonesboro

No. 4-ranked Lady Wolfpack improve to 18-0

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Constitutional ties

National Archives at Atlanta holds many documents related to Constitution

While the original copy of the Constitution is kept in Washington D.C., archives officials explained government document — showing the federal government’s founding charter in action — can be found at their facilities in Morrow and Ellenwood.

County finances bring citizens to boiling point

Commissioner calls citizens concerns ‘foolishness’

Clayton County Board of Commissioners Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph dismissed a group of citizens criticisms over the county’s financial spending habits Tuesday night as “foolishness” as pressure over finances reached a boiling point.

Health officials fighting flu blues

Low-cost vaccinations now available

The Clayton County Board of Health began offering low-cost flu vaccinations to residents this week, according to medical officials.

Jonesboro issues Constitution Week proclamation

Officials from the City of Jonesboro Monday night officially proclaimed the week of Sept. 17 to be Constitution Week in the city, joining in a nationwide commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

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Jackson named interim superintendent

Popular retired educator replaces Heatley temporarily

The Clayton County Board of Education appointed Luvenia Jackson Interim Superintendent Monday evening.

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Nonprofit expert talks fundraising to chamber members

‘We’re bigger than the real-estate industry’

“If you look at us as a whole, we’re bigger than the real-estate industry,” Austin said Tuesday at the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly networking luncheon, where she spoke to explain nonprofit fundraising.

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Kemp Primary teacher finalist for science honor

Kemp Primary School teacher Tonya Pugh has been named a Georgia finalist for the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science. She and two other finalists were recognized out of 21 Georgia applicants.

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Blaze destroys Lake Spivey house

Fire captain: Unclear if anyone was home

A late-night fire Monday in Clayton County’s Lake Spivey region gutted a Jonesboro couple’s two-story house.

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Women’s club celebrates 50 years of community service

The Morrow Civic Woman's Club will convene at an invitation-only affair at the First Baptist Church of Morrow on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of community service work.