News for Friday, August 16, 2013


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Successful women impart wisdom at chamber luncheon

Four women have found success in their chosen professions, and they gathered at the Pristine Chapel Lakeside Thursday to impart some of their wisdom during the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Council Spotlight Luncheon.

Morrow OKs property tax increase

A 2-mill property tax increase is heading to Morrow, but residents aren’t expected to feel it, said Finance Director Dan Defnall

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Union Grove runner chases success

Connor Dalrymple knew that he was a pretty decent soccer player for both his club team and for Union Grove.

Congressional health fair highlights weekend events

Clayton County will be able to essentially get a free doctor’s check-up this weekend.

City council approves tax cut, moves on foreclosure registry

Citizens of the southernmost city in Clayton County will get a break this year on taxes.

More complaints filed in Forest Park Recall petition being circulated

Recall petition being circulated

Council members are expected to replace the entire Board of Ethics Monday in the aftermath of a second complaint filed against city leaders.

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Pro Tour event coming to the Southern Crescent

The Eagle’s Landing Classic will take place Monday through Aug. 25 at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club. The tournament is part of the NGA Pro Golf Tour (formerly the NGA Hooters Pro Golf Tour.

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Robinson named preseason all-conference

MORROW — The soccer season hasn’t started yet, but Clayton State player Alicia Robinson is receiving preseason accolades from the conference.

Man found dead in townhouse fire

Officials are investigating the death of a man found after a townhouse fire was extinguished Thursday morning.

Jakes gets top award for crisis intervention

Clayton County police Sgt. Tracy Jakes has been honored as Crisis Intervention Officer of the Year.

Teen Maze helps with life choices

Teens are invited to get found in a maze of life Saturday in Riverdale.

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Clayton County charter school is a Georgia School of Excellence

Administrators at Elite Scholars Academy in Morrow learned this week that the school was named a 2012 Georgia School of Excellence.

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Board of Health encourages immunizations

School Notebook 8-16-13

The Clayton County Board of Health is encouraging parents to get immunizations and tests required for their students to enroll in school.