News for Friday, April 26, 2013


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Resident wants county to lead trash pick-up

John Keane is tired of trash pick-up in Clayton County being a discombobulated effort where Neighborhood Watches and community groups act out on their own.

Teenager gets five years in sexual assault of girl, 11

A Jonesboro teenager facing life in prison if convicted of rape was found guilty of lesser charges by a Clayton County Superior Court jury Friday afternoon.

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Morrow may lose $3,400 on conference

Could event be Olde Towne rerun?

The city of Morrow may lose its figurative shirt if officials go through with plans to hold a leadership training conference next month.

Forest Park business owner sentenced in tobacco ring

The owner of a Forest Park business pleaded guilty and was sentenced this week for his role in an extensive tobacco trafficking ring, said federal officials.

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Riverdale hires Herrod as new football coach

Former Dutchtown defensive coordinator has familiar background to Raiders

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Student-artists recognized in county-wide contest

Kemuel King’s charcoal portrait captured a small boy — his mouth splayed open in a playful moment.

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Barge visits Kemp Primary

Members of the student council greeted dignitaries as they walked through the front door. Among them was the state’s chief education official.