News for Tuesday, October 1, 2013


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STOVALL: An encouraging word to ministers

I want to take a moment to talk to the ministers of the Gospel.

RENJE: What I saw at fields of faith

The prayer line was unlike any I had ever been apart of.

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THOMAS: President's U.N. speech doesn't hit right notes

There is no “community of nations.” There are individual nations with individual interests. If the United Nations could bring peace and prosperity to the world, progress toward that goal should have been made by now. Instead, 68 years after its founding, wars and rumors of wars are increasing.

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VFW retires flags at birthday celebration

A flag retirement ceremony was held to commemorate the 111th founding of the VFW.

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Ward 2 candidate busted for DUI

Ward 2 candidate Dabouze Antoine served 15 days in jail for a DUI conviction a month before he qualified to run for office.

City holds Clean Sweep Day, yard sale

Keep Forest Park Beautiful officials will sponsor a Clean Sweep Day Oct. 5 that includes a shredded document event.

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VFW honors family of Robert Adrian Worthington

VFW honors family of Robert Adrian Worthington

Kaylin Worthington broke down into tears as she was handed the neatly folded American flag Saturday.

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Clark has become leader on and off the playing field

Clark a leader on and off the field

During Jamarco Clark’s middle school years, he had no desire to pursue a college education.

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Law requires open meetings, AGs office says

Lunch among elected officials could be in violation

ATLANTA — The Georgia Attorney General’s office said this week that when local officials decide to deliberate the public’s business behind closed doors — for the most part — they are not required to do so.

Arts Clayton opens photography contest exhibit this week

How does the world look when it is seen through a camera lens?

Special purpose grand jury dissolved, makes recommendations

After two and a half years, Clayton County’s special purpose grand jury was dissolved Tuesday afternoon.

Forest Park residents look to future

Forest Park is about four miles from the world’s busiest airport, and boasts a state farmers market and a former Army base with plenty of room for development.

Clayton County church bulletin

A list of happenings in the Clayton County faith community.

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Mount Zion turns attention toward area meet

Mount Zion may have labored a little more than they would have liked, but the Bulldogs were happy with the end result.

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Some teams living up to preseason billings

Some teams are living up to preseason billings

The midway point of the season is here, and teams are beginning to get in the heart of their schedule.

Taking a heart-healthy view of life

Seeing the image of my heart beating inside my chest on a had a profound impact on me. It was an amazing sight, this fantastic chunk of muscle was pumping blood and providing the pulse I could feel throughout my body.

Clayton police bust 41 in special op

Clayton County police locked up 41 people in an eight-hour special operation that also netted stolen firearms.

Clayton BOE reviews purchases

The Clayton County Board of Education is expected to take action on several major purchases at its Oct. 7 meeting.

People First brings smiles


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National Archives shuttered by government shutdown

Clayton County residents have one visible reminder that their highest government has stopped working.

Clayton BOE concerned with test scores

School board members agreed progress has been made in student performance on college entrance exams but stressed it is just not enough in Clayton County.