News for Tuesday, April 2, 2013


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Police find man in Easter shooting death

Clayton County police find man charged in the Easter shooting death of a woman near Morrow.

EDITORIAL: They should at least know ‘all politics is local’

Even if they can only look at how their legislative decisions will impact the election, rather than how it impacts people’s lives on a daily basis, elected officials would be wise to understand the words of former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill who observed, “All politics is local.”

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Mr. Norman Leon Snyder

Mr. Norman Leon Snyder of Forest Park passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jackson.

Henry Edward “Ed” Kersey

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Henry Edward “Ed” Kersey, 88, of Hampton, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

Mrs. Hillary Clark

Mrs. Hillary Christine Clark, 43, formerly of Hampton, Clayton County, passed on Monday, April 1, 2013.

Wilson Eugene Miller

Wilson Eugene Miller, 92, of Fayetteville, passed away March 29, 2013.

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Smith officially takes Ward 1 seat

Newly-elected Ward 1 Councilman Tommy Smith officially took his seat Monday after being sworn into office.

Mother charged with forcing girls to fight

A Riverdale woman on probation from a 2008 case involving child cruelty has been charged with forcing her daughter and another girl to fist fight inside an apartment.

Pair to be sent back to Alabama on murder charges

Two suspects wanted in Alabama in the March 20 shooting death of a Coast Guardsman were arrested in Clayton County over the weekend, said police.

Ellenwood man charged with child porn

Federal prosecutors have indicted an Ellenwood man for possession and receipt of child pornography, said officials.

Proposed BOE budget dips $11 million into savings

Clayton County Public Schools will fall $11 million short in revenues, according to a proposed budget that includes 10 percent in expense cuts.

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Tax vote not on Jonesboro’s horizon

Some legislators remain opposed to referendum bill

Businesses will continue shouldering Jonesboro’s tax burden for the foreseeable future because residents aren’t allowed to vote on lowering their homestead exemption, according to the city’s mayor.

Jonesboro wants to replace ‘big piece of junk’

Police storage facility is moldy, leaky wildlife refuge

The ceiling in the Jonesboro Police Department’s storage facility is blackened from mold, according to city public works Director Joe Nettleton.

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Residents celebrate new southern rec center

Lovejoy High School student Jabree Tyson sat on a bench in one of the South Clayton Recreation Center’s two gyms during a break from a game of pick-up basketball with his friends Saturday.

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Children clean up at county egg hunt

Nathan Tran tightly clutched a bag filled with dozens of plastic eggs as he walked across an activity field at the Gerald Matthews Soccer Complex Saturday.

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Residents must track bill signings on Deal’s website

With the 2013 General Assembly term in the history books, Georgia residents will have to turn their gaze to the Internet to find out when Gov. Nathan Deal signs passed bills into law.

Top 10stories for the week of March 25-31

Top 10stories for the week of March 25-31

School calendar approved with early release days

Students will have 10 early-release days next school year.

Clayton schools to develop safety and security department

Clayton County Public Schools will have a dedicated school safety and security department for the 2013-14 school year.