News for Friday, August 30, 2013


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MAHONE: Sportsman paradise awaits

The press pass has been updated. Credentials from Atlanta Motor Speedway have been picked up. Batteries for the remote control have been changed.

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Lady Panthers learning how to win

The last time they were here, it didn’t end so well.

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Lovejoy opens with 41-12 win over rival

Short-handed Wildcats get 41-12 win

At times the Lovejoy Wildcats were that sharp, but that is to be expected in season-openers.

Clayton County police officer faces federal drug charges

A Clayton County police officer faces life in prison and more than $10 million in fines if he is convicted on drug trafficking, firearms and corruption charges, said federal officials Thursday.

Jury selection starts Tuesday in barber’s shooting death

Jury selection will start Tuesday in the April 2012 death of a barber shot when he walked outside to check on grilled chicken during a birthday party in Conley.

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Fans get to see NASCAR up close

Jordan Ashely, 3, wanted to see ‘the candy car.’

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Kendrick Middle principal lauds staff, students

Principal Marcus Jackson said the scores are not the best but they are an improvement for students who took the 2013 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

Candidates group holding jamboree Saturday

A vague, but intriguingly named group is planning to throw a party in northeastern Clayton County this weekend.

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Scott calls for congressional involvement on Syria

Congress should be fully involved in discussions on Syria and available alternatives should be considered before any military strike is taken, Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) wrote Thursday in a letter to President Barack Obama.

IRS OKs joint filings for gay couples

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced Thursday they will let gay couples file joint tax returns if they were married in a state that allows gay marriage.

Stovall, labor department partnering on jobs fair

Georgia job seekers will descend upon Clayton County next month to look for employment.

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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.

No school on Labor Day

Clayton County Public Schools are closed Monday.

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STOVALL: Softball can be done right in Clayton County

Anything worth doing is worth doing right.

Babb Middle teacher learns at convention

School Notebook 8-30-13

Karessa Carter recently traveled to Las Vegas for the national convention on differentiated instruction.

Former Forest Park elections superintendent qualifies in Ward 1

Qualifying ended Friday for Clayton County cities and Forest Park’s races have the makings for interesting contests.