News for Tuesday, May 7, 2013


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Relay walkers brave the elements for cancer awareness

More than 100 cancer survivors kicked off the Relay for Life of Clayton County at Southern Crescent Stadium Friday.

“Doghouse” leading to talk of new Jonesboro “town house”

The Jonesboro City Council is facing a one question, multiple-choice test.

Jonesboro may create vacant building registry

A registry of empty buildings and their owners may soon be created in Jonesboro to keep vacant properties from becoming public blight.

Abandoned signs not fine for Jonesboro

Penalty fees may be in line

Leaving yard sale signs up for days after a sale ends may become costly for Jonesboro residents.

Clayton Science building good to go

Clayton State University may tout itself as a place where dreams become reality, but its own dream came true at the state Capitol Tuesday.

Governor OKs Forest Park charter revisions

After nearly two and a half years of waiting, Forest Park officials got language in their city charter cleaned up Tuesday.

Cramer Edward “Eddie” Upchurch

Cramer Edward “Eddie” Upchurch, 96, of Riverdale, Ga., passed away Friday, May 3, 2013, after a short illness.

Mrs. Patricia S. Heard

Mrs. Patricia S. Heard, 73, of Rex passed away May 6, 2013.

Drug Court to hold graduation

Clayton County Accountability Courts will hold graduation for participants Thursday night at the Justice Center.

Mother sobs, testifies about baby's death

Toni Brown clutched a tissue in her left hand as she tearfully recalled how her baby son died in her arms after spending three days on life support.

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Forest Park fires city’s law firm

Council members voted 3-1 Monday night to fire the law firm that has represented Forest Park since 2006 in a move that surprised onlookers and the lone dissenter.

Kindergarten early registration kicks off in Clayton

Clayton County Public Schools is hosting its kindergarten early registration through Friday.

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