News for Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Shooting victim takes stand in murder trial

Opening arguments presented to jury

The first witness to take the stand in the Patrick Ramon Moore murder trial allegedly was one his shooting victims.

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Police on look out for bank robber

No weapon used in heist

Riverdale police are continuing their search of a man who allegedly robbed a local bank.

Church works to change a generation

A Riverdale church is reaching out to Southern Crescent youth to offer inspiration, love and guidance.

Two students cited for gun hoax

Clayton deputies check for weapons at school

Two students were given citations for a prank they allegedly played on a school bus driver and other students.

Morrow leaders imagining bright future

Community leaders and residents are being asked by Morrow officials to imagine a city they feel would be better than what they currently have as part of a new effort called “Imagine Morrow.”

Voter registration deadline looms for presidential election

Voting-age residents who want to help decide who will be the nation’s president have only three more weeks to register, according to elections officials.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH

Each week the Clayton News Daily 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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FRIDAY NIGHT STARS

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

Area officials mourn Georgia Archives’ closing

Move restricts public access to state’s historical records

Morrow officials were shocked Tuesday, when they heard Gov. Nathan Deal will issue his annual Georgia Archives Month proclamation today — less than a week after state officials said the Morrow-based facility will be closed to meet budget cuts mandated by Deal.

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Jonesboro, Riverdale move into rankings

Jonesboro and Riverdale become the latest Clayton County teams to enter the weekly Associated Press top 10 rankings, which were released on Tuesday.

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North Clayton still confident despite slow start

Over the last four seasons, North Clayton has built a solid football resume.

CUP OF COFFEE AND CASUAL CONVERSATION: Jean Peacock

Jean Peacock: What you see depends on where you focus

CLAYTON LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sept. 18, 2012

Letters to the editor from Clayton News Daily readers.

BOC could choose more openness

Transparent government is always better government.

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Rex Mill Middle student visits Galápagos Islands

Rex Mill Middle School student Dorian Minter talks about her trip to the Galapagos Islands.

Clayton men finish military training

Five local men have completed military training, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Heatley withdraws from Berkeley candidacy

Possible position on Prop 8 killed candidacy

Outgoing Clayton County Schools superintendent Edmond Heatley has reportedly withdrawn his candidacy for the same job in Berkeley, Calif.

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