News for Saturday, May 25, 2013


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Mayor wants to add day of court

Adding another day of traffic court would mean doubling that department's budget, said City Manager John Parker, but if the revenues will support the move, it can be done.

Farmers Market big business in state

Agriculture is the state's No. 1 industry and the Farmers Market serves as the hub for produce distribution throughout most of the East Coast.

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Rotarians explore concept of peace

Most people seem to want peace but aren't willing or able to do much to achieve it.

Clayton County residents graduate from MARTA Citizens Police Academy

Several Clayton County residents were among 14 completing a nine-week MARTA Citizens Police Academy, a program that gives employees and customers first-hand information about how the department works and how participants can help keep MARTA safe.

Keep Forest Park Beautiful gets $4,000 grant

Keep Forest Park Beautiful gets $4,000 grant from Waste Management Inc.

Judge set to hear motion Monday

Fired attorneys sue Forest Park

Lawyers are expected in Clayton County Superior Court Monday morning to argue their sides in a lawsuit filed by the city's previous attorneys.

BOC uses eminent domain to widen road

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners exercised eminent domain powers this week to condemn two houses that interfered with the widening of Anvil Block Road.

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Council hires Buford law firm

Council members voted unanimously Saturday afternoon to hire a Buford law firm to represent the city in a suit filed by attorneys they fired May 6.

Brown named Georgia Power metro South area manager

Daryl Brown has been named regional manager for Georgia Power’s Atlanta Metro South operations covering Clayton, Coweta, Henry, Butts and Fayette counties.

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Jonesboro brothers double up on success

Calvin and Scott Coleman have Darton State College wrestling coach James Hicks seeing double vision. But Hicks doesn’t see it as a problem.