News for Friday, August 9, 2013


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Three arrested after SWAT stand-off

Clayton County police arrested three men after a SWAT standoff started with shots fired but ended peacefully Friday.

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Witness said Hill forced her to return daughter's 16th birthday gift and kept the refund

A tight smile flashed across Naomi Nash’s face as she recalled the day five years ago she was able to buy her daughter a pricey MacBook Pro for her 16th birthday.

Ft. Gillem ‘environmental investigation’ wells approved

The U.S. Army has the green light from Clayton County officials to undertake environmental cleanup efforts at the old Fort Gillem site in Forest Park.

MARTA to use Clayton grant money elsewhere

Half a million dollars in federal dollars earmarked for public transportation improvements in Clayton County will be used elsewhere n metro Atlanta.

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Forest Park’s Bria Matthews goes national with track success

Bria Matthews is beginning to do what she loves at a much higher level.

Third Lee Street Park meeting set for Monday

Residents of Jonesboro will get their third opportunity to voice their opinions on the future of Lee Street Park Monday.

Housing Authority getting federal HUD funds

Housing Authority getting federal HUD funds

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Four complete Clayton County Drug Court program Speaker: all struggle with ‘something’

Speaker: all struggle with ‘something’

Darrell Whitaker said he spent his early life splitting his allegiances between the church and what he knew to be right and the streets and what he knew to be wrong.

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Woerner is Hall of Fame nominee

Scott Woerner is one step closer to being a Hall of Famer.

Voice of the People — Aug. 9, 2013

Residents speak up about children, government

Residents who appeared before the Clayton County Board of Commissioners during public comment this week had a wide range of issues to address.

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Hill companion, driver testify Thursday

A former sheriff’s employee under indictment for lying to a special purpose grand jury testified Thursday that she was “confused” on the dates she traveled with Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill in 2008.

Seniors to party hardy for Griswell birthday

Southern Crescent senior citizens will party like its 2006 next week as the J. Charley Griswell Senior Center turns 7.

Second comprehensive plan input meeting set

Clayton County leaders will hold their second and final comprehensive plan community workshop Monday.

Mold contaminating behavioral health building

A facility Clayton County residents visit to improve their health will have to be cleaned extensively because it may actually be unhealthy, county officials have disclosed.

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Stockbridge emerges as national data hub

From staff reports

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Open house kicks off school year

Thursday afternoon thousands of parents and students turned out to schools throughout Clayton County as part of the annual back-to-school open house event.