News for Thursday, June 27, 2013


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The convoluted world of the DMV — CURT YEOMANS

An old man waited so long to get his drivers license renewed Wednesday morning that he began to wonder if the Department of Driver Services office would be his final resting place.

Morrow to host FreedomFest Saturday

There will be an early jump on the Fourth of July in Morrow this weekend.

Morrow hikes taxes

The Morrow City Council will raise its property taxes in an effort to balance the city's $13.9 million operating budget.

BOC approves $174 million county budget

Transfers 27 deputies to PD

Property taxes in Clayton County are expected to produce more revenue than previously thought, but it will end up being a wash for county leaders because they will use the extra income to exempt some departments from a hiring freeze.

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Lake City residents back trailer park opposition

Charlette Lening can remember a time when the Royal Oaks Mobile Home Park was a nice-looking place with nonassuming residents.

Eyes turn to lawmakers after voting rights decision

As the initial shock of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that several states — including Georgia — no longer need federal pre-clerance on voting and election matters, local officials are now looking to what comes next.

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Clyde finds home at Miles College

As Brandon Clyde begin his tryouts with the Miles College basketball team, it had a familiar feel.

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Jorgensen ‘doing better’ than expected in new division

Taylor Jorgensen loves racing, and the Stockbridge native is good at it.

Mrs. Polly O. Turner

Mrs. Polly O. Turner of Forest Park passed away June 26, 2013.

Nina Frances Whitehead Kelley

Nina Frances Whitehead Kelley, 78, of Carnesville, Ga., passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Vitas Hospice Care in Stockbridge, Ga.

Janet Helmns Huls

Janet Helmns Huls, 86, of Forest Park passed away June 26, 2013.

Patsy Colley Geeter

Patsy Colley Geeter, 77, of Riverdale, Ga., passed away June 26, 2013.

Superintendent search process to commence in fall

With an interim superintendent in place through 2014, school officials expect to begin an earnest search for a permanent schools chief in the coming weeks.

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Paula Deen's ex-husband: Former employee motivated by greed

Jimmy Deen, of Albany, tells The Albany Herald the national media has begun to hound him and his family.