News for Tuesday, July 2, 2013


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Canty secures future with commitment to App State

With making a college choice currently out of the way, Riverdale's Rashad Canty is free to focus on improving Riverdale's football fortunes.

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Lovejoy's Flournoy signs with Tennessee school

The former Lovejoy standout baseball player is all signed and ready for the next level.

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Hugh Toro running in yet another Peachtree Road Race

Hugh Toro has been a staple in the Peachtree Road Race since its inception in 1970.

Gippert making run for mayor

Council appoints interim city manager

Retiring Public Works Director Mike Gippert announced he will make a run for the Forest Park mayor’s seat in November, and city council members appointed police Chief Dwayne Hobbs as interim city manager Monday night.

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STOVALL: July is the last hurdle before a buffet of sports fun

Sometimes the summer months can be challenging for sports writers, but there's still plenty to keep one occupied before the fall sports blitz.

Mr. Langley Carswell Thomas Sr.

Mr. Langley Carswell Thomas Sr. of Jonesboro passed away July 2, 2013.

Elizabeth “Libby” Payton Dooley

Elizabeth “Libby” Payton Dooley, 79, of Forest Park, Ga., passed away peacefully in her sleep this week of natural causes.

James “Jim” Still

James “Jim” Still, a WWII veteran in the Army Corp of Engineers Battalion D, who proudly served his country, was an ordained deacon for 50 years and owner of Still Heating and Air Conditioning, passed away June 29, 2013.

Jonesboro attorney elected to Bar board

Jonesboro attorney Fred A. Zimmerman has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 45,000-member State Bar of Georgia.

Quilts sale proceeds down this year

Only a few days remain to purchase items

There are only a couple of days left for Clayton County residents to help a quilt shop raise money for shelter cats and dogs.

Hartsfield-Jackson makes a major regional impact

No matter how you look at it, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is big business.

Offices closed for holiday

The office of the Clayton News Daily will close Wednesday at 5 p.m. and reopen Friday at 8 a.m.