News for Thursday, August 8, 2013


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ROBINSON: The new al-Qaida menace

Al-Qaeda turns out to be like a pool of mercury. Hit it with a hammer and you end up with ten little blobs instead of one big one.

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Hill jury seated Thursday, testimony begins in Clayton County Superior Court

Testimony begins in criminal case

Clayton County Superior Court Judge Albert Collier seated a jury of 12 with two alternates Thursday in the state’s case against Sheriff Victor Hill.

Lovejoy area to get emergency warning siren

Lovejoy residents will soon have the blaring sound of a siren to warn about approaching hazardous weather.

Effort forming to get police chief off leave

One Jonesboro resident is waging a small campaign to get Clayton County police Chief Greg Porter back on the job.

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Road To Tara Museum sets expansion opening

New exhibit to be unveiled Labor Day weekend

JONESBORO — The Yankees will return to Jonesboro in September.

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Clayton State freshmen arrive on campus

Clayton State freshmen arrive on campus

The bright-eyed freshmen dodged the pellets of rain en route to their new lives in Clayton State University’s residence halls.

Clayton County Public Schools returns Monday

School starts Monday for Clayton County Public Schools. An expected 52,000 are expected to enroll for classes.

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Riverdale offensive line has big task

Being an offensive lineman, Darrel Edosa understands there is some pressure.

Habitat for Humanity gets AARP repair funds

Habitat for Humanity gets AARP repair funds

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Jonesboro tattoo shop offers ink for toys

JONESBORO — Cliff Clark is starting Christmas early this year.

Lovejoy block party, dedication Saturday

The City of Lovejoy will sponsor the last event in its 2013 Summer Block Party Series Saturday.

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Plato’s Closet highlights hot trends for school year

JONESBORO — What’s cool about going back to school? The chance to update school year wardrobe at up to 70 percent off original retail with great, on-trend looks from favorite brands at the Plato’s Closet location in Jonesboro.

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Byrd quit as termination threat loomed

Mary Byrd resigned from her position as director of Clayton County Senior Services days before county commissioners were set to consider firing her following an arrest on forgery and bribery charges, Chairman Jeff Turner has confirmed.

Area Deaths

Area Deaths

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AMS heats up with new racing event

Global Rallycross driver Steve Arpin has a little advance for those fans attending the race on Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway — especially the first-time spectator.

DOT clears roads for tax-free holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the break they’ll get from state sales taxes on school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

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ROAD TO KICKOFF: Youth will have to pace Mount Zion toward a better 2013

Today we start taking a peak at all 21 football programs in the Southern Crescent in our Road to Kickoff series. Today we begin with Mount Zion.

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Stanton wants to pace Mustangs

McDONOUGH —It wasn’t a mistake earlier in the summer when Ola volleyball coach Joe Caldwell said Noell Stanton was going to be a leader for this year’s squad.

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Clayton officials tout new collaborative spirit behind movie poster exhibit

Clayton officials tout new collaborative spirit as exhibit opens

It was teamwork that brought ‘old Hollywood’ to Clayton County, said Arts Clayton Executive Director Linda Summerlin.

Students get one last bash before school starts

Clayton County children bummed out about returning to school next week will get one last hurrah before they have to hit the books.

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Subdivision gets official designation as Neighborhood Watch participant

It took 15 years and several break-ins but neighbors Jeff Des Vignes and Steve and Debbie Quick finally met earlier this year to combat crime in their Glynn Ridge subdivision.

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Clayton State names McElroy assistant AD

MORROW — Clayton State’s new assistant athletic director brings tons of administrative experience to the NCAA Div. II school.