News for Friday, June 21, 2013


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Voice of the People: Tuggle attorney threatens BOC over Hill settlement

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners could be sued if it refuses to pay a court settlement stemming from actions Sheriff Victor Hill took nearly a decade ago, an attorney warned Tuesday.

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Commissioners want public input on new animal control building

Clayton County commissioners don’t want to see designs for a new animal control shelter brought forward for approval until residents have a chance to review them and offer input.

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Lovejoy’s Williams anxious for action

Last season, in between many references to the large collection of talent that littered Lovejoy’s football roster, another name would slip out of coach Al Hughes’ mouth.

Summer Sports Notebook

Living in the heart of SEC football country, one could easily get the impression that the sport is this region’s king — even in the summer months that used to represent a rest period.

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MAHONE: Jordan or James? Let’s not debate

There is no getting around it when it comes to sports.

Mable J. Wright Goodrum

Mable J. Wright Goodrum, 89, Winchester, Ky., widow of the late T. Milner Goodrum, passed away quietly June 20, 2013, in Lexington, Ky.

Mrs. Sybil Livingston Patterson

Mrs. Sybil Livingston Patterson, 85, of Greenville and formerly of Forest Park, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at her home.

Lunch series addresses security

The public is invited to a lunchtime seminar on homeland security Tuesday at the Clayton County Police Department headquarters in Jonesboro.

Veteran firefighter saves girl, credits 'angels'

A veteran firefighter lauded as a hero for saving a trapped girl from a raging apartment fire instead credits "angels" for the rescue.

Harvey guilty of murder in mom’s death

A Clayton County woman has been found guilty of murder in the brutal beating death of her mother in June 2011.

Gippert, residents answer libel suit

Three defendants in the libel suit filed by Forest Park Mayor David Lockhart have filed an answer to the complaint in Clayton County State Court, denying all the allegations.

Parker leaving as Forest Park city manager

After a cumulative 19 years as city manager, John Parker will retire effective June 28.

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Judge gives defense week to decide on recusal

A Clayton County Superior Court judge has given defense attorneys a week to decide if he should be recused from presiding over the criminal trial of Sheriff Victor Hill.

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Educator opens counseling center

Children already seem at home at Kidz First Counseling Inc.