News for Thursday, September 13, 2012


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Overturned truck causes traffic woes

Clayton County firefighters and police were called to Tara Road for an overturned landscaping truck leaking chemicals, but it wasn't hazardous.

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Muscular dystrophy benefit Saturday at Sharon Baptist

The FSH Society Inc. will hold a benefit dinner Saturday at Sharon Baptist Church, 536 North Ola Road in McDonough. Donations of $25 per person go toward battling facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.

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Violinist Ken Ford featured at Lovejoy Fallfest

Free pony rides, petting zoo and other activities

The city of Lovejoy will host the 2012 Fallfest, featuring free activities and live music.

Businesspeople to shadow Clayton principals

They get a chance to 'grasp education process in action’

Ever wonder what it takes to run a Clayton County public school? Next month’s Principal Partner’s Day — where business people shadow school principals for half a day — could be your chance to find out.

Silas Sumner

Silas Sumner, of Forest Park, formerly of McCreary County, Ky., passed away on Sept. 11, 2012.

Heatley’s California job not a sure thing

Support of Prop 8 may torpedo chances in Berkeley

Clayton County Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley’s new job in California may not be a done deal after all, thanks to his support in 2008 of a ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage.

Coach accused of misconduct

Mt. Zion assistant removed; allegations involve student

The Clayton County Sheriff’s office is investigating allegations of misconduct by a Mt. Zion High school football coach.

EDITORIAL: Government belongs to the governed

Citizens have every right to question officials

Elected officials should never be surprised or irritated when citizens question their judgment, their words or their decisions.

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Father indicted in death of toddler

Fractured skull kills 2-year-old

A Morrow father was indicted by a Clayton County grand jury Wednesday in the death of his 2-year-old son.

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What's in a name like Bath? — Curt Yeomans

There is something about a name that tells you a lot about a place.

Audit request ‘blindsided’ Jonesboro Housing Authority

Executive director vows records are clean

The Jonesboro Housing Authority learned Clayton County officials were planning to audit the group from a newspaper article instead of first hearing it from county representatives, according to the head of the authority.

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No bond in father-son shooting

Two jailed, two more sought in botched Stockbridge burglary

A McDonough man suspected of shooting a father and son during an alleged botched burglary Tuesday night was in court Thursday morning for his first appearance on the charges.

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Here is a look at the upcoming games on Friday in Week Four of the season:


Commissioners called to grand jury

Clayton County commission Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph and Commissioners Sonna Singleton and Gail Hambrick have been ordered to testify before a special purpose grand jury — possibly as early as today, according to county officials.

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Coaches not concerned over slow starts

Memo to the coaches who hold the keys to the Eagle’s Landing, North Clayton and Luella football programs: Don’t press the panic button — yet.

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MAHONE: Griffin still has upperhand in Jonesboro series

After 308 days, the wait is finally over for the Jonesboro Cardinals as they meet No. 3 Griffin.

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PERFECT PLAYER: Building the Southern Crescent’s ideal athlete

Taking the best attributes of six players from the Southern Crescent, a perfect player was pieced together.

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VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK: For Jonesboro, beach tournament is time to grow

Coach: “Usually we come back and start to go in the right direction.”

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Humane Society seeking yard sale donations

JONESBORO — Clayton County Humane Society Vice-President Robin Rawls doesn’t mince words about what a lack of donations for the group’s fall yard sale will mean.