News for Friday, January 4, 2013


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Forest Park man indicted on child sex charges

A Forest Park man is being held in the Clayton County Jail on $100,000 bond on child sex charges, according to court records.

Unique Hill case stumps officials

Defense attorney remains confident

Officials are in unchartered territory in finding the best way to handle the legalities of a sheriff under a 32-count felony indictment and facing years in prison if convicted.

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STOVALL: Jonesboro should pass midseason test

It’s a midseason test with postseason flavor.

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Jonesboro takes even approach against Eagle’s Landing

Don’t take it as a sign of disrespect when Jonesboro basketball coach Dan Maehlman says tonight’s home tilt with No. 3 Eagle’s Landing is just another game.

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Eagle’s Landing ready to put lessons to work

Golden Eagles think tough tournament schedule will pay off against No. 9 Jonesboro

Jonesboro sweeps Griffin

Michelle Smith scored 16 points to lead two other Jonesboro players in double figure scoring as Jonesboro defeated visiting Griffin 53-48 in a Region 4-AAAA, Div. B contest on Friday.

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PAGLIA: Eagle's Landing has a big advantage over Jonesboro

Staff writer Brian Paglia says Golden Eagles are too tall of a task for Jonesboro

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HOW THEY MATCH UP: No. 3 Eagle's Landing at No. 9 Jonesboro

The Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports staff breaks down the Eagle’s Landing-Jonesboro match-up position-by-position (and even further) to see who has the edge. Hint: It’s pretty even.

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God still wants first place - Gabriel Stovall

A little personal transparency for you today.

Clayton State names Michael Deis interim dean for College of Business

Dr. Michael H. Deis, long time faculty member in the College of Business at Clayton State University, is serving as interim dean of the College of Business, beginning in January.

BOE to vote for new chairperson

The Clayton County Board of Education will start off the new year by swearing in its new members and electing its leadership at Monday night’s meeting.

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Lego League returning to Clayton State

The First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier will return to the campus of Clayton State University Jan. 12.

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Blessing in the beauty industry

Owner says she was led by God to open schools

Rita Minta said she used the biblical principle of “sowing and reaping” to fulfill her dream of starting a business.

Police car makes officer sick

Carbon monoxide seeps into auto

A Clayton County police officer recently became ill twice after breathing large amounts of carbon monoxide while driving his patrol car.

Girl, 8, survives hit-and-run

Police hunting for driver

Clayton County Police are continuing their search for the driver who hit an 8-year-old girl in Conley and drove off.

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First baby of the year born New Year's Day at 1:51 a.m. in Clayton County

After almost nine hours at Southern Regional Hospital, Bianca Buchanan burst into tears the moment she laid eyes on her baby son — the firstborn of the new year in Clayton County.

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Residents gain greater say in county affairs

Commission moves public comment before votes

Clayton County residents will likely get to have more of a say in county government affairs after the Board of Commissioners decided to move its public input to the beginning of commission meetings Wednesday.

Auditors investigating BOC’s financial dealings

Inquiry may include allegations of misconduct

An Atlanta-based auditing firm will look into the Clayton County Board of Commissioners’ past handling of taxpayer dollars and unspecified allegations which may or may not include misconduct, according to county documents.

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Morrow City Council to reappoint controversial municipal judge

The Morrow City Council will vote on whether to reappoint a municipal court judge who has been accused of unlawfully charging fines to drivers who appear in his court even though he reduced their charges to warnings.

Jonesboro weighing lower tax exemption

The Jonesboro City Council will consider removing a property tax exemption for some city residents Monday.

Mrs. Mary Francis Haney

Mrs. Mary Francis Haney, 89, of Forest Park, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Westbury Medical Care in McDonough.

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Donna Lea Ballard

Donna Lea Ballard, 87, of Jonesboro, passed at her home on Wednesday evening Jan. 2, 2013.


Letters to the editor from the Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald

EDITORIAL: DA makes strong statement

The new Clayton County Commission is off to a good start.

EDITORIAL: Our 2013 resolution

In many ways, however, a look back is a look ahead.