News for Friday, September 21, 2012


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Man indicted in carjacking

JONESBORO — A man accused of carjacking and several other crimes was recently indicted by a Clayton County grand jury.

Georgia Archives decision explained — Brian Kemp

Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office issued the following Op-Ed piece from the secretary Friday, to explain the decision to close the Georgia Archives to public access. It is solely a statement from Kemp.

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Officials: Georgia Archives brings people to Clayton

Closing facility would impact education, economic development

The Georgia Archives may serve the entire state, but its deep roots in Clayton County mean closing it to the public would hurt several area businesses and educational institutions.

County, cities will mediate service delivery issue

Officials from Clayton County and its seven cities have confirmed they will meet behind close doors Monday to mediate their differences in an ongoing service delivery battle.

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Clayton police offer community law enforcement classes

Police academy students learn safety techniques

Some local residents are learning details of how to better protect themselves as well as how the Clayton County Police Department functions.

Thousands of ducks invading Morrow

Rubber beasts to be counted before big race

Ducks will descend upon Morrow this weekend for this year’s duck-counting event.

Bun pleads guilty to armed robbery

Teen gets second life sentence

Convicted cop killer Veasna Johnathan Bun will serve at least two concurrent life sentences in prison after he pled guilty Friday to a June 2011 armed robbery in Riverdale, according to the prosecutor for the case.

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Gunman guilty of murder in multiple shooting

Moore sentenced to life without parole, plus five years

A Clayton County Superior Court jury convicted Moore of killing Tracy Burton Jr., 20, of Riverdale, and of wounding Jervod Jarvis, Fabian Ellis, and Erica Peterson during a Jan. 3, 2011, shooting at the Regal Pointe apartments. Judge Geronda V. Carter followed immediately with the sentencing.

BOC: $6,840 cargo exhibit is A-OK

County will have display at international convention

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners approved a request this week to spend $6,840 in hotel and motel tax funds on a booth at the upcoming International Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta.

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Clayton Sheriff’s deputies raise money for competition

Memorial Service to honor fallen officers

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office is working to raise money for its honor guard to compete next year in Washington D.C.

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HBCU tennis tournament slated for International Park

Clayton County again will host the annual HBCU National Tennis Championships, to be held Thursday through Saturday at International Park.

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Cole Bros. Circus color-contest winners announced

Winners announced of the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars coloring contest, sponsored by Clayton News Daily.

Top 10 most popular stories for September 14-September 20

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Letters to the editor from Clayton News Daily readers.

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Thinking of chocolate, tulips and obscene statues — Curt Yeomans

I have said all that I can say about London.

EDITORIAL: Celebrating the First Amendment

In just 45 words Americans are guaranteed five freedoms that are the very fabric of our way of life. We are guaranteed the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble and the right to petition.