News for Friday, April 5, 2013


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Clayton State nearing end of coaching search

NCAA Men’s basketball tournament bracket watchers who cringe at the name of Florida Gulf Coast University may want to turn that frown upside down.

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Eagle's Landing's Dennis national dunk champion

Golden Eagles senior wows crowd with creative slams

Jonesboro delays council meeting for celebrations

Body will assemble during Georgia Cities Week

Don’t bother going to the Jonesboro police headquarters for a City Council meeting Monday because you’ll be the only person who shows up.

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Quilts by sew and sew

Arts Clayton hosting exhibit that mixes art, history

The quilts of Gee’s Bend, Ala., hang in art museums and galleries but their roots grew from necessity.

Mr. Richard Kelly Sprayberry

Mr. Richard Kelly Sprayberry, 44, of Hampton, Ga., passed away, April 4, 2013. He was born April 9, 1968, in Atlanta, Ga.

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Teen Council thanks Forest Park leaders for support

Members question mayoral candidate

In a mayoral race where the prevailing campaign issues could be unemployment, the development of Fort Gillem or attracting new businesses, the future of Teen Council has emerged as the hot political football.

Truck driver charged in 2012 fatal crash

A Warner Robins truck driver has been charged in the August collision that killed a man driving a Nissan Maxima.

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Judge gives pair life without parole

‘Heard nothing but lies’ from killers

Clayton County Superior Court Chief Judge Deborah Benefield told two convicted killers they’d have to look elsewhere for leniency as she sentenced them to life without parole Thursday.

Two indicted for alleged benefits fraud

A Clayton County grand jury indicted two people for allegedly falsely claiming jobless benefits.

Evans tells Council to fix sidewalks

Community activist and regular attendee of City Council meetings Carl Evans got a laugh Monday night as he once again took advantage of his three minutes to address board members.

Schools closed April 8-12

Clayton County Public Schools will be closed for spring break April 8-12. School officials said normal business hours and classes will resume April 15.

State to pay unemployment to some educational workers

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has acknowledged receiving notification from the U. S. Department of Labor that Georgia could be out of conformity with federal law for not paying unemployment benefits to certain educational workers during regularly scheduled holiday breaks.

Clayton schools bureaucracy at metro Atlanta average

School officials boast having a slim bureaucracy in Clayton County Public Schools. State data revealed the school district is in the middle of the pack among metro Atlanta districts.