News for Friday, June 7, 2013


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Officer shot, suspect believed killed

Clayton County police officer shot, suspect believed to be dead.

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Jonesboro Lions Club starting as a cub

The proposed Jonesboro Lions Club got off to a modest start Thursday with fewer than a handful of residents attending an interest meeting, but officials said that is not a bad thing.

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Cuban restaurant adding new flavor to Clayton

The owners of El Noa Noa Sur could have opened a Mexican restaurant on Tara Boulevard three months ago but they didn’t want it to be overkill.

Store where clerk died was in 'shambles'

The convenience store where a clerk died in a shootout with three suspects in August 2011 was in "shambles" when police arrived, a Clayton County police detective testified Wednesday.

Suspect pleads guilty to murder while jury is out

A murder suspect changed his plea to guilty while a jury deliberated his fate Friday afternoon in Clayton County Superior Court.

Ethics committee pouring over prior recommendations

The work can seem tedious but members of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners’ ethics advisory committee treated their task as something worth taking the time to get right Thursday.

Gippert defends women accused of libel

Public Works Department Director Mike Gippert said the women accused of libeling Mayor David Lockhart didn’t write the anonymous document that alleges Lockhart used a racial slur during a recent Morrow event.

Abandon the hypocrite's creed - Gabriel Stovall

Practicing what we preach is more about the heart than it is behavior.

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STOVALL: Southern Crescent football takes backseat to no one

Attention Southern Crescent, your athletic talent stock is rising, and investors — aka college recruiters — are starting to take notice.

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Kendrick preparedness leads to national title

Antonio Kendrick’s college experience taught him more than just what he learned from his criminal justice major.

Why do citizens say they pay taxes?

Will elected officials listen?

Nothing in life, they say, is more certain than death and taxes.

Clayton residents support homeless in shoebox campaign

Clayton County businesses and organizations donated more than 400 shoeboxes filled with school supplies and toiletries for the metro Atlanta’s homeless women and children.

Clayton students inducted into honor society


A handful of Clayton County residents were initiated recently into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Clark Atlanta University.

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Dance team to perform at 2014 Orange Bowl

The Rex Mill Middle School Dance Team has been invited back to perform in the Discover Orange Bowl Half Time Show Jan. 3 at Sun Bowl Stadium in Miami, Fla.

Ellenwood man gets prison time for fraud

An Ellenwood man was sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for his role in a "work from home" scam that bilked workers who could sorely afford to lose the money, said authorities.

Worker charged in alleged sex assault on patient

A former certified nursing assistant at a health care facility has been indicted for an alleged sex assault on a patient, according to court records.

Forest Park Police Department honored for accreditation

Hobbs accepted the award but said the credit goes to the men and women in uniform.

Teen admits guilt in theft, sentenced

A teenager arrested with a former veteran DeKalb County police captain in connection with multiple thefts from his Lake Jodeco neighbors has admitted his guilty in Clayton County Superior Court.