News for Tuesday, April 30, 2013


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Comcast, Jonesboro restore memorial to babies

Twenty-five Comcast Cable employees and Jonesboro residents came together Saturday to restore a place where stillborn babies are remembered.

Imogene “Nanny” Ward

Imogene “Nanny” Ward, 81, of Forest Park, Ga., passed away April 28, 2013.

Mr. James W. Corbin Sr.

Mr. James W. Corbin Sr., 85, of Jonesboro, passed away April 27, 2013.

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Humane Society hopes yard sale yields big results

Gwen Lyle hopes this weekend will turn out to be a repeat of last fall’s successful Clayton County Humane Society’s Mega Yard Sale.

Morrow leaders remain mired in squabbles

Morrow City Council has been publicly cordial with Mayor Joseph “J.B.” Burke for much of the last five months but old tensions have occasionally risen to the surface.

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County, concessionaires in HB 399 talks

Progress could kill anti-tax legislation

Clayton County officials hope to kill a controversial anti-airport tax bill without having to endure another grueling 40-day legislative term, the county’s lobbyist has confirmed.

Property value notices headed to residents

Clayton County residents will soon find out how much money their homes are worth.

Douglas to host meeting with constituents

State representative also chosen for leadership institute

Residents from Clayton and Henry counties will have a chance to speak one-on-one with a member of the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday.

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Tourism tax incentives approved by governor

Law might help commercial aviation museum

Deal used Atlanta Motor Speedway as the backdrop as he signed into law legislation that creates a tax exemption to encourage investors to build new large-scale tourism attractions or expand any of the state’s major attractions — including the racetrack.

Police seek two in 'theft ring'

Clayton County police are looking for two convicted felons in what they believe to be a large-scale, widespread theft organization.

Four take pleas in 2012 shooting death

Four people entered pleas Monday for their roles in the shooting death of a man last April, said prosecutors.

Firearms safety class open to public

Weapons not allowed at class

Got a gun?

Hood retiring after two years as chief

Has nearly 35 years in fire service

Two years after being appointed permanent chief over Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services, Jeff Hood is hanging up his helmet.

Nurse charged with sexually assaulting patient

A registered nurse has been charged with the sexual assault of a patient while she was under the influence of intoxicants.

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Clayton Relay For Life kicks off Friday

Clayton County residents are asked to help raise awareness in the battle against cancer this weekend.

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Superintendent gets contract extension

The Clayton County Board of Education voted Monday, 9-3, to extend the contract of Interim Superintendent Luvenia Jackson until Dec. 31, 2014.