News for Thursday, August 29, 2013


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ROBINSON: Assad must be punished

It will be difficult to design a missile strike that hurts Assad without drawing the United States into the war. But that is the thin line Obama must now walk.

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When does the dream stop being a dream?

I don’t have to consult a history book to revisit the world Dr. Martin Luther King was speaking to just a few days past 50 years ago.

Chamber announces sponsorship options for golf tourney

The time is almost here for Clayton County’s business leaders to tee up with their buddies.

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No surprises yet in qualifying for city races

Today is the last day of qualifying for most Clayton County municipalities and, so far, there have been no surprises from candidates.

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Fayette County driver charged in two deaths Brother, sister killed while changing tire

Brother, sister killed while changing tire

A Fayetteville man reportedly told police he was distracted when he hit a brother and sister changing a tire near an interstate ramp Monday morning.

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Heatley named education commissioner for Bermuda

Former Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley was introduced this week as Bermuda’s new commissioner of education.

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Lovejoy, Mundy's Mill rivalry has new beginnings

Rivalry has new beginnings

HAMPTON — The 10th renewal of the Lovejoy and Mundy’s Mill rivalry will have several story lines.

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Ragan looks forward to being back home

David Ragan might be out of the Sprint Cup Chase, but the Georgia native comes home this weekend to Atlanta Motor Speedway with a lot of enthusiasm.

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Drinking from the Facebook learning fountain

Did you know a breaking news posting on Facebook gets 15 percent more attention than an ordinary news-related posting?

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Lake City makes emergency qualifying change

Candidates must sign up today

Clayton County’s smallest city has made a big mistake concerning qualifying for its upcoming municipal election.

Gillem clean-up efforts won’t delay progress

Contaminated groundwater at a former U.S. Army base won’t hinder Forest Park’s plans for redevelopment.

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Building, renovations continue at schools

The sound of heavy equipment during this week’s window of dry weather is indicative of the growing number of construction projects on tap for Clayton County Public Schools.

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Drivers position themselves for Chase points

It’s called the toughest 500 miles of racing, and Atlanta Motor Speedway will most definitely continue that repetition this weekend.