News for Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Breakout seasons in Clayton County have already begun

Where were these guys a year ago?

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GAMES TO WATCH: WEEK FIVE

Here is a look at how teams look going into their Week Five contest:

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Mount Zion volleyball sets sight on winning season

Lady Bulldogs are 17-16 going into weekend tournament

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BORDER WARS: Clayton, Henry football looking for county pride

60th anniversary of first football game between the two counties

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MAHONE: Clayton County looks to maintain bragging rights

The very first time that a Henry County and Clayton County team met in football, Clayton County walked away with bragging rights.

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Facebook becomes evidence in murder trial

Patrick Ramon Moore’s attorney accused the prosecution of conducting a “trial by surprise” Thursday as the murder case advanced to closing arguments today.

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Rex Mill Middle student visits Galápagos Islands

Dorian Minter, an eighth-grade student at Rex Mill Middle School, has her sights set on being a scientist — a notion she has held since elementary school — and her recent trip to the Galápagos Islands added much to her insatiable desire to study the environment in her much-loved field.

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Jorgensen close to national racing title

Several familiar names sat atop the leaderboard at last weekend’s Off-Season Legends Race and Legends Invitational at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

One auto accident victim hospitalized

One person was injured during an early morning accident Thursday on Interstate 75.

Energy tax’s fate unclear in Clayton

Towns willing to opt in, but commission indecisive

Many of Clayton County’s cities are ready to move forward on creating an energy excise tax on manufacturing businesses, to replace an outgoing manufacturing energy sales tax, but they are still waiting to see what the county commission will do.

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‘Civility’ book required reading for Clayton State freshmen

New freshmen at Clayton State University this year get three things when they step through the front gates: a class schedule, an orientation — and a book on civility.

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Recovery group promotes 12-step alternatives

The people who run Clayton County’s Real Help! Network don’t exactly counsel addicts, but they do want to be an information clearinghouse for people with monkeys on their backs.

Church works to change a generation

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

LOST talks break down

Mayors say county walked out on mediation

Clayton County has broken off talks with its seven cities on a sales tax fight that could derail service delivery negotiations, according to city leaders.

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