News for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Council hires city manager, fires elections head

Residents angry over being cut out of decisions

Mayor David Lockhart banged his gavel hard several times Friday night against the protests of residents angry at the most recent decisions made by council members — to hire a city manager and fire the elections superintendent.

Georgia withdraws from testing consortium

In a move that will impact all local public schoos, state School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that Georgia is withdrawing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test development consortium.

Chamber offering ‘early bird’ expo discount

Area businesses and organizations can save $50 if they sign up soon for the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s annual exposition.

Morrow residents: ‘No comment’ on tax increase

Residents of Morrow had an opportunity Monday to make their voices heard on the city’s proposed 2-mill tax increase, but they didn’t take advantage of it.

Mayors to talk vision, challenges at roundtable

It won’t exactly be a meeting of King Arthur’s roundtable, but six of Clayton County’s seven mayors will gather later this week for a public discussion on issues facing their cities.

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Arts Clayton testing beer tasting event Thursday

Beer may not have the sweet taste of wine, but Arts Clayton officials hope their patrons will nonetheless enjoy drinking it while looking at paintings and sculptures.

Commissioners, legislators to hold leadership summit

Clayton County commissioners and legislators will meet Wednesday to discuss transportation, tax and economic development issues facing the county.

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Georgia Archives supporters to fete operations expansion

Supporters of the Georgia Archives will have reason to celebrate next week after years of gloom over the effects budget cuts have had on the facility.

11th annual special needs pageant Saturday

The 11th annual Mr. and Miss Special Henry County Pageant will be held Saturday, July 27, at Salem Baptist Church.

Boy, 13, killed during attempted carjacking

Clayton County police are looking for the suspects involved in an attempted carjacking in Forest Park that ended in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy.

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