News for Tuesday, March 26, 2013


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Clayton legislators readying for final HB 399 fight

With only one day left in the 2013 legislative term, state Rep. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) and her colleagues are bracing for a last-minute attempt to pass House Bill 399.

Bill could cause school budget turbulence

Clayton County students may lose some of their teachers or the bus that takes them to school if legislation designed to bar the county from collecting ad valorem taxes from businesses leasing space at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport becomes law.

Airport lobbyists gave to Knight’s campaign

State rep’s filings with ethics commission show link

Clayton County government and schools could lose a collective $12.6 million in ad valorem tax revenue from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It may be unrelated, but the state representative whose bill may eliminate that revenue received a $10 lunch and nearly $5,000 in campaign contributions from lobbyists connected to airport concessionaires.

Chamber accepting business woman nominations

The chamber is now accepting nominations for its Business Woman of the Year Award.

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Clayton State in waiting game for building funds

Money may exist for long-desired science facility

It’s always hard to predict what will happen when items are mixed, whether they are chemicals or politicians.

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Violence in schools top list of workplace incidents

More workplace violence happens in schools than in churches, malls, restaurants, hospitals and other public places, an instructor on active shooter incidents told a class Monday night.

Clayton State falls 81-68 in Elite Eight

Despite a 20-point effort from All-American guard Drameka Griggs, the top-ranked Clayton State Lakers fell 81-68 to Augustana (S.D.) on Tuesday afternoon in the NCAA Div. II quarterfinals in San Antonio, Texas.

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Clayton State health sciences spans international borders

Clayton State University is embarking on an international exchange in health sciences.

Smoke leads to Morrow High evacuation

Some students got a cold but smoky start to their morning Tuesday.

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BOE adds ‘emergency security’

Sheriff’s deputies lacking at local schools

Tensions rose Monday night as board members split their votes on “emergency school security” contract.

Clayton equals state on writing test

Clayton County students passed the eighth-grade writing assessment at a rate of 82 percent, matching the state average.