News for Friday, August 2, 2013


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Four jailed in Clayton County after alleged carjacking

Four men are being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail Friday night after being arrested following a Fulton County alleged carjacking, said police.

Police arrest College Park man in alleged kidnapping, assault

A College Park man is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond on charges he kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend with a handgun, according to jail records.

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YARBROUGH: Why wasn't Skeeter Skates included on Azerbaijan junket?

Despite a self-congratulatory swipe at ethics reform in the last session, there seems to be nothing stopping the boys and girls of the General Assembly and assorted state bureaucrats from continuing to zip around the globe, courtesy of foreign governments and big corporations like BP and Chevron

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Drew's Knauls keeping good outlook on returning

Lester Knauls didn’t hear a sound, but he knew something was wrong with his right ankle.

Forest Park halts placing certain signs

After an hour and 46 minute delay in getting a 5 p.m. called meeting started Tuesday, city council members voted unanimously to put a moratorium on the placement of certain signs.

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Clayton County residents take honors at special needs pageant

Clayton County residents take honors at special needs pageant

Jonesboro’s Bolivia Freeman took top honors Saturday during the 11th Annual Special Needs Pageant when she was crowned Miss Young Adult Henry County.

Murder charges dropped against College Park woman

Woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Murder and other felony charges were dropped against a College Park woman accused of causing the death of a cab driver nearly a year ago, according to court records.

Forest Park police seek suspect in Texaco assault caught on tape

Forest Park police seek assault suspect.

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Clayton students picked for congressional spouses scholarships

Three Clayton County students will get a little help Monday from Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) and his wife, Alfredia, to pay college tuition.

Jonesboro to receive annual audit Monday

Representatives of Jonesboro’s auditor will present their annual audit report to the city council Monday.

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Jonesboro, American Legion announce veteran's memorials

Jonesboro is partnering with American Legion Post 258 to put up crosses and flags for veterans who lived in the city and had served in the military at any time after the U.S. entered World War I in 1916.

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Arts Clayton hosts antiques programs today

Antiques aficionados beware for Arts Clayton will offer programs that may be close to your heart Saturday.

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Wetlands center offering Sunday birdwatching walks

Trips begin this weekend

Look up in the sky. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s — oh wait, it really is a bird.

Schools open house event set Aug. 8

Clayton County Public Schools officials have set a date for the district’s annual open house. This year’s event is Aug. 8.