News for Tuesday, June 11, 2013


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Commissioners vote on FY2014 budget

Clayton County commissioners were set to vote Tuesday night on whether to approve the proposed $172.8 million fiscal year 2014 budget.

Teen shooting happened in Henry County, say police

Clayton County police conduct ‘extensive’ investigation

After an “extensive” investigation, Clayton County police officers said Tuesday they are satisfied that the shooting of a 14-year-old girl happened in Henry County.

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Forest Park’s Williams readying for next level

John Diehl blew his whistle and bellowed for about 20 tired, sweating young men to come to him.

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Lovejoy linemen win at Auburn

Rack up another summer title for the Lovejoy football team.

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Southside Shootout returns to Locust Grove

Good news if you’re a Southern Crescent football fan.

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MAHONE: Coaches employ different summer workout routines

When it comes to summer football workouts — coaches have three options.

Sports staff wins nine awards

The Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald sports staff won nine awards from two news organizations.

Tourney to benefit Juvenile Justice Fund

A golf tournament is set for June 24 to raise money for the Clayton County Juvenile Justice Fund.

Suspect dead after shootout with resident

A burglary suspect was shot and killed Saturday night after a confrontation with a homeowner, said police. Two other suspects apparently got away.

One dead, another injured in string of officer-involved shootings

Two officer-involved shootings this weekend left one adult suspect dead and a 15-year-old injured, said Clayton County police.

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Clerks cited for alleged underage alcohol sales

The young lady emerged from a convenience store Friday night, holding a black plastic bag filled with alcoholic drinks.

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Judge sets $250,000 bond in Blaylock case

After hearing a long list of his prior DUI arrests, Clayton County Chief Magistrate Judge Daphne Walker set a $250,000 bond for a man accused in a May 31 car crash that killed Monica Murphy, a mother of five.

Jonesboro extinguishes smoking on city property

The Jonesboro City Council just said “no” to smoking Monday.

ACT sets exam makeup date at Lovejoy High

Students will get another chance to take the ACT college entrance exam this weekend after being left out of the testing process June 8.

Mayor adds Gippert to libel suit

Outspoken Forest Park Public Works Director Mike Gippert has been added to a libel lawsuit filed against two women by Mayor David Lockhart based on statements he made to the Clayton News Daily last week.

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