News for Wednesday, January 9, 2013


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BOC remakes shape of county government

Commissioners create chief operating, finance officers spots

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners officially signed off on an administrative restructuring plan that tips the balance of power back to the commission’s chairman Tuesday.

Ecumenical service to kick off MLK events

A week of events leading up to the Jan. 21 holiday honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will begin in a house of God and end in the streets of Jonesboro.

Stockbridge woman headed to South Africa to teach

STOCKBRIDGE — Zyer Beaty has a lot to smile about these days. The Spelman College student from Stockbridge was granted an internship to Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy in South Africa.

Riverdale park the life of the city

RIVERDALE — Riverdale Regional Park has become the epicenter of the community. Since its official grand opening in September, it has been the meeting grounds for little league football games, football and cheerleading practices, and several leisure activities.

Phil’s: Where everybody knows his name

STOCKBRIDGE — Phil Hogan built a restaurant where customers felt like they were at home, and a place where everybody knows your name. And his.

Thespians shine for “Moonshine and Magnolias”

JONESBORO — Eight-year-old William Shiflett’s lifelong dream is to become a famous actor one day. So far, the inspiring young actor is off to a good start.

Charges dropped in shooting case

A felony case was dropped against a McDonough man after a Henry County magistrate judge found a lack of evidence to charge him with aggravated assault and armed robbery.

Atlanta man charged in child sex case

An Atlanta man is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond on multiple child sex charges involving a girl, 13.

Lillian K. Ito

Lillian K. Ito, 58, of Stockbridge, passed away Dec. 15, 2012 at home.

Jimmy Howard Brown

Jimmy Howard Brown, 81, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012.

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.

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J.R. Holder scored a game-high 24 points and added six assists as Mount Zion cruised to a 75-45 Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A win over Forest Park on Tuesday at home.


Clune leads Dutchtown against Locust Grove

Dominique Clune 21 scored a game-high 21 points to lead Dutchtown to the Region 4-AAAA, Div. A win at home.

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Riverdale native delivers message to all-stars

Jason Ray’s time spent serving in the U.S. Army has been so beneficial to his life that he wanted to tell someone about it.

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Drew ‘D’ leads 74-62 win over Union Grove

Heading into the fourth quarter, the Region 4A-AAAAA clash between Drew and visiting Union Grove was anybody’s contest.

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Luella ends Morrow’s win streak

Morrow saw its six-game winning streak snapped while Luella notched what coach Jamond Sims called a “potential turning point victory” for his young team.

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STOVALL: Was classic game spoiled by late call?

So if you were the referee what would you do?


Dear Editor: On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to express condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of longtime former Clayton County Probate Judge Eugene E. Lawson on his recent passing.

EDITORIAL: Citizens should hold officials accountable

Especially when it comes to the spending of their money

Citizens have every right to question government spending.