News for Tuesday, February 26, 2013


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Mr. Harold L. McClellan

Mr. Harold L. McClellan, 74, of Jonesboro, passed away Feb. 24, 2013.

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County could take $12.6 million hit

Loss of airport taxes could be ‘devastating,’ rep says

Clayton County could lose $12.6 million in revenue if legislation limiting its taxation powers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is approved, a county legislator announced Tuesday.

Mrs. Audrey Loyless

Mrs. Audrey Loyless of Jonesboro passed away Feb. 24, 2013.

Kathryn DeWitt

Kathryn DeWitt, of McDonough, passed away on Feb. 23, 2013.

Marlene Stover Davis

Marlene Stover Davis, 69, of Hampton, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at her home in Hampton.

Barbara “Bo” Davis

Barbara “Bo” Davis, 79, of Jonesboro, passed away Feb. 24, 2013.

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Black history celebration goes beyond the textbooks

County recognizes African-American culture, history

It’s not every day that one sees a cellist thrashing his long, curly hair around and rocking his cello like nobody’s business.

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Archives transfer vote expected Wednesday

House vote comes first, then Senate gets bill

The Georgia House of Representatives is expected to vote today on transferring the beleaguered state archives from the Secretary of State’s Office to the University System of Georgia, members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation have confirmed.

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Riverdale administrator fights for job

Tribunal deliberations set for Friday

A tribunal is expected to begin deliberations Friday in Genghis Shakhan’s employment hearing. The assistant principal at Riverdale High School is on unpaid administrative leave.

BOE condemns sequestration

Split vote on legal services contract

The Clayton County Board of Education made clear its discontent with the federal government’s looming sequestration in a unanimous vote Monday.

Witnesses testify suspect threatened to kill girlfriend

Witnesses took the stand Tuesday and testified that a teenager threatened to kill his girlfriend about two months before she was shot to death.

Randall prevails in civil suit against Scott

Jury awards $85,000 in damages

Former Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott's ex-chief of staff prevailed Tuesday in his civil suit filed against her husband for causing his termination in 2007.

Alabama man died in botched drug deal, say prosecutors

An Alabama man was killed in a February 2011 drug deal gone wrong, said prosecutors Tuesday.

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Opening statements to start at 1:30 p.m. in murder trial

Opening statements are set to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the murder trial of two men in what police said was a botched drug deal.