News for Wednesday, September 5, 2012


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Lake City freed from movie studio liability

Clayton County leaders approved an agreement with Lake City officials this week which frees the city of possible liability in case an accident happens at a former grocery store being transformed into a temporary movie sound stage.

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County, cities headed for arbitration

Mediator needed for service delivery, LOST issues

Clayton County and its seven cities are heading into arbitration after attempts to sit down and hammer out new sales tax and service delivery agreements failed this summer, according to authorities.

Two men indicted for Jonesboro hotel murder

A Clayton County Superior Court grand jury indicted two men for killing a man at a Jonesboro hotel.

HENRY CHURCH BULLETIN/Sept. 6, 2012: Fish fry Saturday at Bethel United Methodist

Bethel United Methodist Church, at 465 Fairview Road in Stockbridge, will host a fish fry Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Fish, slaw, fries, hush puppies and a drink will be served for a donation of $7.50 per plate. The event will include an auction by the Rock Club at 1 p.m. Call 770-474-2570 or visit

Dear mosquitos, get out!

Clayton County is preparing to launch a $14,328 effort to fight mosquitos and the diseases they carry.

AROUND CLAYTON/Sept. 6, 2012: Rotary club meets

Announcements for Clayton County residents

CLAYTON CHURCH BULLETIN/Sept. 6, 2012: Anniversary celebration on tap

Dixon Grove Baptist Church, 7690 Fielder Road, Jonesboro, will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Pastor James Harris and Sylvia Harris with a revival starting at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Attorney general calls on Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council

Charles Spahos appointed to police chief case

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens recently appointed the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, headed up by Charles A. Spahos, to prosecute the case involving Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter.

No injuries reported in school bus accident

Car driver cited in Tara Boulevard crash

A Clayton County school bus loaded with Lovejoy High school students was hit Wednesday by a driver who lost control of the car, according to Clayton County Police Lt. C. Windley.

Forest Park mayor resigning

Deyton served city for over 17 years

Corine Deyton, the mayor of Forest Park for nearly seven years, will resign for health reasons, effective Oct. 15, City Manager John Parker said Wednesday. Mayor Pro-Tem Sparkle Adams will assume the mayor’s responsibility until a special election can be held to replace Deyton, who “felt her health was not the best,” Parker said.