News for Friday, May 10, 2013

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Bernice Still

Bernice Still, of Forest Park, passed away on May 9, 2013.

Mr. George Herman Collier

Mr. George Herman Collier, 81, died May 9, 2013. He was born in Manchester, Ga. on August 27, 1931 and was the third

Marcus Lafayette Pittman Jr.

Marcus Lafayette Pittman Jr. age 47 of Jonesboro, GA, passed away on May 5, 2013.

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Community garden dedicated to child's memory

What was a murky breeding ground for frogs was filled in for use as a community garden dedicated to the memory of a child who died almost two years ago after being left inside a day care van.

State Elections Board to address Turner’s residency

Hearing set for Tuesday

Clayton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff Turner should know next week whether state elections officials consider him a legal resident of the county he leads.

Alligator spotted east of Jonesboro

When Clayton County residents debate the biggest threat facing them, they probably aren’t ranking alligators high on their lists.

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Citizens ignore budget talks

Two show up at public hearing

The Clayton County Board of Education gave residents an opportunity to voice their opinions this week about the upcoming budget year but only two took the offer.

Hill trial date set

The date for the criminal case against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has been specially set to begin Aug. 5, according to an order signed Friday by the trial judge.

Dad convicted of killing baby son

Newnan man convicted of killing baby son in January 2012.

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Charity golfing raises $5,000-plus

Defending champs reclaim PSA tourney title

Organizers of the Fourth Annual Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament said the charity event raised more than $5,000 to benefit a scholarship fund for Clayton County’s graduating seniors.

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Kinship Care opens playground

Where there were just pine trees and shrubs there is now a state-of-the-art playground.

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Did Morrow officials mislead city council?

The city of Morrow is facing a case of deja vu or it could be caught up in one big misunderstanding.

Morrow leaders get ‘passionate’ in meeting

A Morrow City Council meeting filled with raised voices, confrontations and even accusations, was simply council members — in their own words — being “passionate” about the city, they said.

Humane Society yard sale rained out

The Clayton County Humane Society has canceled its Saturday spring yard sale because of the looming threat of rain.

Maybe government should spread the wealth — CURT YEOMANS

There are nine government bodies in Clayton County that meet 19 times a month.

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