News for Tuesday, January 15, 2013


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Donald (Donnie) Lee James

Donald (Donnie) Lee James, 69, passed away on Jan. 10, 2013.

Stephen David Etheridge

Stephen David Etheridge, 60, passed away on Jan. 13, 2013, in Rex.

Sylvia C. Allen

Sylvia C. Allen, 95, of McDonough, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.

Mr. Willard E. Snow

Mr. Willard Eugene Snow, 87, of Jonesboro, formerly of Hampton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at 4:05 a.m.

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MLK rally today at Forest Park High

MORROW — The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration at Clayton State University begins on campus today with the “I Have A Dream March and Candlelight Vigil,” currently scheduled from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., from the James M. Baker University Center Quad to the Lawson Amphitheatre.

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Clayton State alum returns for USMC commissioning

An honors graduate of Clayton State University recently returned to the school’s main campus to begin his military career.

Jonesboro clerk, finance director get raises

The Jonesboro City Council came out of a lengthy executive session and handed out approximately $4,200 in raises to two city hall employees Monday night.

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Clayton students recognized for citizenship

Every American has the ability to be a good citizen buried inside them, according to Morrow High School senior Lindsey Perry.

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Archives supporters launch funding fight

Historians, genealogists demand ‘fair’ money allocation

Georgia’s 2013 legislative session began with lawmakers having to make their way past a dozen historians and genealogists demanding full funding for the state archives Monday.

Business group opening home to new members

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce will throw open its doors and welcome business owners who are not already members of the organization this week.

Henry BOE starts new year in song

McDONOUGH — Henry County’s Board of Education kicked off its first meeting of 2013 with a song of inspiration from Tussahaw Elementary in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CSU earns full music accreditation

MORROW — Clayton State University’s division of music was recently granted full accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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State escapee caught after two hours

Two Lovejoy schools were on lockdown

Two Clayton County schools were on lockdown for two hours Tuesday afternoon after a state inmate walked away from a work detail at Lovejoy Regional Park.

Ten education issues to watch in ’13

ATLANTA — The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education hosted their seventh annual “An Inside Look at Education in Georgia” media symposium at Georgia Public Broadcasting and addressed 10 issues to watch in 2013, among other topics.