News for Wednesday, January 2, 2013


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CSU’s Hynes will lead archives transition group

University’s archival studies director also on panel

Two Clayton State University representatives will help lead a nine-member group of educators and librarians who will oversee the transition of the Georgia Archives from the Secretary of State’s office to the University System of Georgia, the USG announced Wednesday evening.

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Starr ousted in structural shakeup of county government

County Manager Wade Starr was fired and his position was abolished as the Clayton County Board of Commissioners began to change their form of government Wednesday.

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First Clayton County Board of Commission meeting of year held tonight

The first meeting of the year of the Clayton County Board of Commission opens to standing-room only crowd.

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Suspects caught in mall shooting case

Victim remains in Grady ICU

Morrow Police arrested the alleged gunman and two of his suspected accomplices involved in a shooting at Southlake Mall Monday.

New Clayton sheriff takes office

Governor’s office monitors Hill case

Victor Hill returned to his old office, as sheriff of Clayton County, Wednesday.

New Year’s Eve blaze destroys home

No one hurt in Riverdale fire

A Clayton County house is a “total loss” after it went up in flames New Year’s Eve, said Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Capt. Walter Barber.

Pets soothe the work place for Swints, employees

JONESBORO — Roger Swint and his wife Kathy, owners of Swint’s Feed and Garden Supply, in Jonesboro have five rather unusual employees — Josie, Kountry, Darcy, Lizzy and Roxie.

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Addressing the problem before tragedy strikes-Jeylin White

The unthinkable tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, which claimed the lives of 20 innocent children and six adults, left a gaping hole in my heart.

A new pup, a bright New Year

SOUTHERN CRESCENT — Maryjoe Morrison could hardly control the salty tears that streamed down her face on a sunny Sunday morning. No, they were not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy and appreciation.

DA accuses BOC of open meetings law violations

Judge asked to throw out some commission decisions

Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson asked a Superior Court judge this week to throw out several decisions made by the county’s Board of Commissioners in late 2012 because of possible violations of the state’s sunshine law.

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A look back at 2012 in Clayton County

Clayton County had no shortage of memorable stories in 2012.