News for Friday, July 26, 2013


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Nichols captures historic seventh title

The legend of Skip Nichols continues to grow at Thursday Thunder.

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Mundy's Mill's Smith wants to make believers out of doubters

One would think that eclipsing the 1,500-yard mark in rushing, and scoring 18 touchdowns while almost singlehandedly willing your underdog team to darkhorse status would be enough.

Front Porch Players announces Christmas show auditions

Are these going to be the best Christmas play auditions ever or what?

Morrow tourism leaders weighing community theater

Could Morrow get its own community theater group? Should its visitors shoulder the expense?

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More Lee Street Park input sought Monday

Jonesboro will hold its second public input meeting on the park’s future Monday at 6 p.m. at the Jonesboro Police Department headquarters at 170 South Main St.

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Arts Clayton patrons hop on beer bandwagon

You might call it a happy accident when someone accidentally pours beer into an ice cream maker, but Ari Fleischer considers it the birth of his career.

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County, cities sign service delivery, LOST agreements

Clayton County and its seven cities spent nearly four years of debating, litigating and then hashing out details of Local Option Sales Tax and Service Delivery Strategy agreements.

Fort Gillem latest Hollywood target

At least three movie production companies are interested in filming at Fort Gillem, officials said Thursday night during the Implementation Local Redevelopment Authority board meeting.

Motorcyclist dies in Rex crash

A motorcyclist died Friday morning after colliding with a mini-van, said Clayton County police.

Teske elected to trustees board of national council

Clayton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Steve Teske has once again achieved a pinnacle in his career with his recent election to the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Suspect admits killing boy, 13, said police Clayton police said motive was truck

Clayton County police said a Forest Park man admitted to shooting a 13-year-old boy while trying to steal a truck Monday.

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Pageant celebrates special needs population

Nearly 50 members of the special needs population in Henry, Fayette, Butts and Clayton counties will participate Saturday in the 11th annual pageant that celebrates their unique qualities.

Clayton BOE to meet Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education will meet twice Monday for a work session and July board meeting.

Clayton County Church Bulletin

Here are the latest happenings in the Clayton County faith community.

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Clayton State hosts conference; small business class, workshop


The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, the International Association for Research in Economics and Psychology and the International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology is holding their international interdisciplinary conference through July 29 at Clayton State University.

Stakeholder planning meeting to be rescheduled

The Office of Federal Programs third stakeholder planning meeting scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

Nursing students help seniors, gain real-world experience

Seniors are getting welcome help from local nursing students, who themselves are gaining real world experience in the process.

It's a wrap for Thursday Thunder

The 16th edition of Thursday Thunder is now in the books. Division champions have been crowned. For employees at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the focus now turns fully to Labor Day weekend, when the track host the AdvoCare 500. Staff writer takes a last look action in the Thunder Ring through his photo lens.

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Morrow ‘Tip-A-Cop’ total tops $2,600

The Morrow Police Department raised nearly three-quarters of all “Tip-A-Cop” Special Olympics donations collected this year in metro Atlanta, said an official from the department.

Morrow gains new oversight on coin-operated amusement machines

The Morrow City Council adopted new regulations Tuesday for businesses which have coin-operated amusement machines.

Missing the royal birth by a year — CURT YEOMANS

Had Britain’s newest royal been born exactly one year ago, I would have been caught in the midst of the public frenzy.

Morrow residents stay quiet on possible tax hike

Silence continued to mark the city of Morrow’s efforts to hear from residents about a proposed property tax increase Tuesday.

Clayton mass transit on road to revival?

Feasibility study expected by year’s end

Clayton County residents tired of waiting for localized mass transit’s return may soon see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Jonesboro hosting Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra

The city of Jonesboro will relaunch its summer concert series Saturday with a little bit of bluegrass and a little bit of rock-and-roll.

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Delayed gardens slowing Jonesboro farmer’s market

Officials from the University of Georgia’s Clayton County Cooperative Extension Office are still waiting for Mother Nature to cooperate with their farmer’s market plans.