News for Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Clayton celebrates MLK Day with parade

The 13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade almost had it all.

Jonesboro police switching to ‘unique’ badges

Police officers in Jonesboro will soon sport new badges that feature one of the city’s iconic buildings.

Officials: Prepare to weather the storm

If a tornado rips through Clayton County, Georgia will be ready.

Morrow preparing for Sunday alcohol sales vote

Clayton County’s last holdout against Sunday alcohol sales may soon give way.

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Hecht tapped to be Morrow's city attorney

The Morrow City Council appointed Greg Hecht its new city attorney Tuesday night.

Jo Ann Dewese Lee

Jo Ann Dewese Lee, 74, of Forest Park, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

Marion Lucile Hurlburt

Marion Lucile Hurlburt, of Jonesboro, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the age of 68.

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Gordon Harper

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Gordon Harper, 72, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

Joseph Dukes

Joseph Dukes, 83, of Morrow, passed away Jan. 19, 2013, at Brightmore Hospice in Griffin.

Mr. Allen Parker

Mr. Allen Parker, 56, of Jonesboro, passed away Jan. 19, 2013.

Council mulls budget add-on for fire salaries

FOREST PARK — A request for $422,850 in salaries and benefits for six firefighters raised eyebrows Tuesday but Chief Eddie Buckholts explained the funding is part of a bigger grant program.

Passenger dies in rollover crash

JONESBORO — A passenger in an SUV died after hitting his head in a rollover crash late Monday night, said officials.

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Send in the Clowns

Ringling Brothers Circus visits headquarters library for story time

JONESBORO — Jessica Johnson, 10, stood frozen in excitement as clowns Dave and Cherie placed four spinning plates on her head and in her hands while her American Doll Rebecca and a crowd of jealous children looked on.

Clayton schools to host Reading Bowl Saturday

Clayton County Public Schools will hold its annual system-wide Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl from 10 a.m. until noon on Jan. 26 at Arnold Elementary School.

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County mayors formally welcome BOC Chairman Turner

RIVERDALE — Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon wanted to extend an olive branch to the Clayton County Board of Commissioners during a County Municipal Associations meeting held at Riverdale City Hall Thursday night.

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