News for Tuesday, August 20, 2013


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THOMAS: The speech, the dream and me

It was an atypical August summer day in Washington, D.C., 50 years ago next week. Temperatures were in the low 80s, about 10 degrees cooler than normal. Skies were partly cloudy. Most government officials were vacationing.

United Way recieves grant to help homeless vets

United Way of Greater Atanta recently won a grant that will help support a program that benefit’s metro Atlanta’s homeless veterans.

County announces email alert service

Clayton County residents can get daily news about their community with a few clicks on their cellphone’s dial pad.

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Historical Jonesboro names leadership team

Organization also names officers

A group dedicated to chronicling Clayton County’s history celebrated its own past while charting its future last weekend.

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Jonesboro DE motivated for big season

Isaiah Seise had a big sophomore season for the Jonesboro Cardinals football team.

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Teams start playing for real

Morrow, ELCA open football season on Friday

It’s game week. While the bulk of the season-openers are still a week away, a couple teams in the Southern Crescent will get an early jump on the competition.

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Riverdale staff coming together

A few months ago, it appeared as if new Riverdale coach Terry Herrod would have to serve as both his offensive and defenise coordinator.

MAHONE: Player's death strikes home

It seemed as if it was time to let out a collected sigh of relief.

Jury seated in trial of woman charged in death of mother

A jury has been seated in the trial of a woman accused of stabbing to death her mother in an argument over her eviction from the family’s home.

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Employees appreciated with luncheon

Lovejoy council and mayor sponsor appreciation luncheon for employees.

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Thousands attend annual congressional health fair

Thousands attend annual congressional health fair

Roselyn McLaren had never been to one of Congressman David Scott’s health fairs before, but she was glad she came to the one held Saturday.

Teacher faces child sex allegations

A teacher who resigned in May two months after allegations of inappropriate conduct were made against him was arrested Thursday and charged with several child sex crimes, according to records.

Three agencies investigate student shooting

Police officers from Morrow, Lake City and Clayton State University are investigating the apparent random shooting of a college student early Sunday morning, said officials.

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Parker, Lockhart clash over Williams settlement

Two weeks after giving a former councilwoman a forum to announce a $35,000 settlement with the city, Mayor David Lockhart disavowed knowledge of the judgment.