News for Tuesday, March 12, 2013


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Arte Gras a hit with arts supporters

The general consensus among Arte Gras attendees was that Arts Clayton had outdone itself this year.

@Clayton launching new #hashtag :-)

County joining social media revolution

“OMG, county officials said there is a new @Twitter #hashtag in town. #ClayCo #ClaytonCounty #Clayton.”

City clerk still superintendent

Truhan keeps post by unanimous vote

In a move that’s more of a formality than anything else, the Jonesboro City Council unanimously voted to appoint City Clerk Janice Truhan to be the superintendent for this year’s city elections Monday.

Voice of the people

Clayton News Daily is trying out a new feature where people who speak during public comment at government meetings will get their voices heard in the newspaper.

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Clayton County, cities reach service delivery and LOST agreements

Clayton County and its seven cities have reached an agreement to end a nearly three-year stalemate over tax revenues and distribution of services.

Mr. Thomas R. Trammell, Sr.

Funeral service for Mr. Thomas R. Trammell, Sr., will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10 a.m. in our Tara Garden Chapel. Burial at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Norma Pauline Pittman Grant

Norma Pauline Pittman Grant, 92, of Forest Park, formerly of East Point, passed away March 9, 2013.

Evelyn Allen

Evelyn Allen of Riverdale passed away on March 6, 2013.

Mr. Randall “Randy” Wayne Cornelius

Mr. Randall “Randy” Wayne Cornelius, 55, of Morrow, passed away, March 12, 2013.

Mr. Winfred “Wimp” Edward Colley

Mr. Winfred “Wimp” Edward Colley, 77, of Jonesboro, passed away March 10, 2013.

EDITORIAL: Simply complying with the law is not transparency

It is high time for our county commissioners, city council members, the board of education, water authorities, our state representatives and senators and all public officials to take a hard look at government transparency.

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Co-defendant takes stand against accused

A co-defendant in a double murder case dropped his head into his cuffed hands Tuesday as he testified about seeing his friend shot in the head during a botched drug deal.

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Deliberations continue, tribunal reconvenes March 19

Tribunal deliberations will reconvene March 19 in the employment hearing of Riverdale High School assistant principal Genghis Shakhan.

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Jonesboro High returns to mock trial stage

Team competes for state title

Callie Christian found a quiet space in a corner of the Clayton County Justice Center, where she could rehearse lines aloud.

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Greenhouse goodies

Riverdale High FFA hosts plant sale

Sabrina Davis said students travel urbanized stretches of asphalt in order to get to the greenhouse where they study how plants grow.

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Clayton County firefighters honored by Council

Members of the Clayton County Fire Department lined the back pew at city hall Monday.

Top 10 stories for the week of March 4-10

Top 10 stories for the week of March 4-10

Free ‘Funding Your Small Business’ workshop

Clayton State University’s Small Business Development Center is teaching a Funding Your Small Business workshop March 20.