News for Friday, June 14, 2013


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Cox becomes director of school safety and security

Clarence E. Cox III is the new director of safety and security for Clayton County Public Schools.

BOC proposes scaled back meeting schedule

Will hold two monthly gatherings

Clayton County residents will likely get one less opportunity to see their commissioners each month starting in July.

Rex monument to Obama ancestor monument damaged

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton said she cried Monday when she saw how apparent vandalism had damaged a monument honoring an ancestor of First Lady Michele Obama.

BOC questioning county attorney candidates

Whoever said the wheels of government and bureaucracy move slowly probably wasn’t talking about Clayton County’s search for a new attorney, but it wouldn’t be that far-fetched of a description.

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Donations needed to save 144-year old jail

Collapsing building houses county museum

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. officials are afraid the county’s history will end up buried under a pile of rubble if donors don’t step forward to save it.

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Mundy’s Mill wins Southside Shootout

If this were September, the next few words would’ve sent shockwaves through the Southern Crescent.

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Residents celeberate Marriage and Family Day

Tari McBride, 15, kept a close eye on his three brothers. His brother, Cantrell Etheridge, 5, was the most outgoing in the group, discovering the different exhibits in the small park.

Grand jury indicts man for fake goods

A Decatur man out on bond from DeKalb County was indicted Wednesday on multiple counts related to alleged counterfeit merchandise and forgery.

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Teacher to partake in FDA program in food science


Rex Mill Middle School science teacher Janice Mitchell was recently selected one of 40 educators participating in the Food and Drug Administration Professional Development Program in Food Science July 14-20 in Washington, D.C.