News for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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BOC gives millions to county charities, service groups

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved giving $2.3 million to 19 Clayton County charities and community service organizations Tuesday night.

Clayton suing the federal government

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac at center of potential class action suit

Clayton County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to join Upson County commissioners in a potential class action lawsuit against the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Witness testified she hid alleged murder weapon

Suspect questioned how many died from shooting

For the second straight day, the prosecution in the Patrick Ramon Moore case hammers away at the idea that Moore shot three victims in self-defense. A witness said he was shooting at their heads and later laughed about it.

Early morning house blaze under investigation

Two firefighters suffered minor injuries

Two firefighters were injured while battling an early morning house fire Wednesday.

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Consolidation, tough economy, factors in Southern Regional deal

Southern Regional CEO Jim Crissey explains why Southern Regional is partnering with Emory Healthcare.

Man gets life in prison for sex trafficking

Jonesboro co-defendant testified against him

A former Ellenwood resident has been sentenced to life in a federal prison for operating a sex trafficking ring in the metro Atlanta area, authorities said.

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Governor: Georgia Archives will stay open

Secretary of State says funding needed to meet promise

Nearly 100 supporters of the Georgia Archives got an unexpected surprise at the state capitol Wednesday morning, when Gov. Nathan Deal announced the Morrow-based archives would not close to the public as previously announced.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH

Tracking Clayton County's Player of the Year Candidates

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FRIDAY NIGHT STARS

Several football players in the Southern Crescent had standout performances for their teams.

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STOVALL: Clayton County continues to produce NFL talent

Clayton County knows good football.

Mrs. Vera Mae Adams

Mrs. Vera Mae Adams, 92, formerly of Rex, passed away, Sept. 14, 2012.

Mrs. Alta Lee Hendon

Mrs. Alta Lee Hendon, 86, passed away, Sept. 16, 2012. She was a resident of Clayton County since 1965.

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Cooper, Riverdale living large so far

Cooper has shown his versatility in the Raiders’ first three games, in the backfield and on special teams.

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