News for Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Lovejoy leads local teams in rankings

Over the last few years, Lovejoy has been the barometer from which other teams in Clayton County judge themselves.

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ROBINSON: Arbitrary, and uncalled for

Ending the presumption that African-American and Hispanic men are beyond redemption would be a powerful legacy for the first black president and the first black attorney general to leave behind.

Clayton County softball teams get chance to compete, shine

I’m not sure who can tell you the last time a softball team from Clayton County challenged for anything more than a county championship.

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McKissic building solid cross country program

Excuse the Morrow cross country team if they seemed a bit out of place last year at the Class AAAAAA meet in Carrollton.

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Morrow is looking for different results in opener against Campbell

Mustangs look for different result in opener

Larry Foster almost sounds like a broken record, or a CD with a scratch in it.

Man charged with selling fake Viagra

A former real estate agent has been indicted on a racketeering charge for allegedly selling counterfeit drugs to a Morrow police officer.

Area Death - Aug. 23, 2012

Donnie Hay

Interim fire chief told to stop making changes

Some commissioners argue request is meddling

Depending on the point of view, Clayton County commissioners either asked interim fire Chief Dwayne Jackson to stop making changes in his department Tuesday, or they gave him an order to do so.

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X marks the spot

Geocaching offers high-tech treasure hunting

When Jimmy Kelly unwrapped a Christmas present in 2003 from his wife, he wasn’t really sure why she’d bought it for him.

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House of Dawn raises funds in annual charity event

The House of Dawn hosted its sixth annual chairty gala Saturday in support of homeless teen mothers.

BOC allocates airport CID money

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners set aside $50,000 Tuesday for a community improvement district it may decide to join next month.

Convicted child molester faces years in prison

A Byron man convicted last week of molesting a young girl in 2011 is set to be sentenced this morning in Clayton County Superior Court.

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Aug. 27

Woman takes stand, denies killing mother

Takeyia Guthridge took the stand Wednesday morning and denied killing her mother last year.

Council appoints new ethics board

Council members appointed a new ethics board during Monday night’s regular meeting, on the heels of complaints filed against city leaders.

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Georgia Retired Educators President speaks to local unit

The youthful veteran educators heard encouraging words from Georgia Retired Educators Association President Rita Marable, during the Clayton County Retired Educators Association meeting and luncheon Tuesday.

Caribbean festival returns to Clayton Saturday

There may not be indigenous palm trees or a crystal blue sea in Clayton County, but residents will get a taste of the islands this weekend.

Family events abound this weekend

Clayton County families will have several entertainment options to them this weekend.

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