News for Friday, September 14, 2012


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Edward (Eddie) Briggs

Edward (Eddie) Briggs, 42, of Rex, passed away Sept. 13, 2012.

Sgt. Wilton Bryant Robertson

Mr. Will Robertson, of Jonesboro, passed away Sept. 14, 2012, at the VA hospital in Decatur.

Mildred Adamson Hoover

Mildred Adamson Hoover, 83, of Dacula, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012.

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Southern Belle unveils new corn maze design

Family keeps farming tradition alive through agri-tourism

McDONOUGH — Jake Carter is continuing a family tradition this year by paying homage to his agricultural roots.

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Goats graze on Hartsfield's green

If you want to get someone’s goat at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, all you have to do is look behind the fence along Riverdale Road.

Chino board member defends Heatley

Super ‘didn’t take position’ on Prop 8

Did Edmond Heatley actually urge the school board in Chino Valley, Calif., to support a measure that would ban gay marriage while he was superintendent there? Ask Michael Calta, board president of the Chino Valley Unified School District at the time, and he’ll say no.

College fair to showcase almost 100 schools

More than 2,000 high-school seniors and recruiters from nearly 100 schools will converge at Clayton State University next Friday for its annual college fair at the Student Activities Center.

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Grievance not driving Deyton out, council says

Forest Park mayor isn't resigning because of ethics complaint

Forest Park city council members said outgoing Mayor Corine Deyton’s recent announcement to retire had nothing to do with an ethics complaint filed against her.

Fighting fat

Health officials promoting fitness with nature walk

Clayton County health and recreation officials will generate a little cross-promotion for their programs next weekend, when the county Board of Health hosts its first-ever Autumn Health Walk at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve.

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Alleged gang member on trial in murder case

A man who authorities allege is a member of the Vice Lords gang will go on trial for murder next week.

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Hill expected in court for motions Monday

Former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is due back in court Monday to argue a variety of motions in advance of his Nov. 26 trial.

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Growing up

Jonesboro planting seed for community garden

Jonesboro Mayor Joy Day and City Councilwoman Pat Sebo are asking for residents to step forward and join an organizing committee to get a community garden started.

Bridging the gap

Morrow to officially open new Lee Street Bridge

Morrow and the Georgia Department of Transportation will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the bridge Wednesday, at 10 a.m. on the bridge which is right next to the Ga. 54 bridge over the interstate.