News for Friday, August 23, 2013


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Clayton resident named 2013 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher

Clayton County resident Nancy Adgate was named Georgia’s honoree for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers 2013 Outstanding Earth Science Teachers program.

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Lovejoy dedicates all-services monument

The City of Lovejoy recently dedicated a $6,500 monument to honor service men and women. It sits in a small plot downtown between Mayor’s Park and the community center.

Free fun in Forest Park Auto, bike show Saturday

Families looking for free fun Saturday need look no farther than Forest Park.

Woman emotionless as she gets life without parole for killing mother

A Clayton County Superior Court judge described a convicted killer as having a “chilling lack of remorse” for stabbing to death her mother last year in an argument over money and her eviction from the family’s home.

Convicted molester gets 25 years in prison, life probation

A Byron man wiped away tears Friday morning as he was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole for molesting a 7-year-old girl two years ago.

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Campers ready for races to begin

HAMPTON — Magnolia the chihuahua and her human Joseph Youst are already in line to get their favorite camp site at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Forest Park residents hear future goals of city leaders

During a lengthy town hall meeting Thursday night, Forest Park Mayor David Lockhart let residents know about the city’s plans for the future, days before qualifying starts for his office and two ward seats.

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Neely named Lovejoy QB

Lovejoy is confident that Neely can get job done

Quintarius Neely has accomplished the hard part, now the sophomore must tackle the tough part of being named the starting quarterback at Lovejoy.

Candidate qualifying looms for five cities

Five Clayton County cities will sign up candidates for 12 elected offices next week.

Georgia sees steady ACT scores, while nation drops

Georgia high school students’ scores on the ACT college entrance exam held steady this year, even as record numbers took the test, officials said Wednesday.

VFW educational, patriotic contests abound

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Commander Charles Needham of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6330 announced the 15th Annual VFW and Ladies Auxiliary “Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award” contest.

Motorcycle, truck collide in fiery crash

Clayton County police said a motorcyclist is in critical condition with a skull fracture and brain injury after his bike collided with a tractor trailer truck Thursday night.

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Qualifying in Forest Park starts Monday

Qualifying for what is expected to be hotly-contested municipal races starts Monday morning at City Hall.

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Lakers welcomes 11 new players

Lakers welcomes 11 new players to soccer scholarships

Clayton State signed 11 new players to soccer scholarships for the upcoming season.

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County schools will vie for softball supremacy

Break out your stadium chairs and get ready for a full weekend of softball action.

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Mother-daughter renew Sock It to Me campaign

Mother-daughter duo are looking to provide fresh new socks to hospitalized children and nursing home seniors.