News for Monday, January 7, 2013

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Jonesboro calls for vote on decreased tax break

Proposed referendum could lower Homestead Exemption to $10,000

Jonesboro residents may soon decide whether they want to pay city property taxes every year.

College Park recognized for Gateway Center

A $230 million mixed-use development that includes hotel and office space has brought College Park some recognition from a pair of development-minded organizations.

Collar sends abused dog to hospital

Clayton County police are looking for the owner of a dog whose collar was so deeply embedded in her neck it had to be surgically removed, said officials.

Firefighters battling blaze at tire store

Clayton County firefighters are battling a blaze at a Riverdale tire store, said officials Monday afternoon.

Special election set in Forest Park to replace mayor

A special election has been set March 19 to fill the vacancy left by retired Mayor Corine Deyton and possibly the Ward 1 seat, depending on a decision by Councilwoman Sparkle Adams.

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