News for Tuesday, October 15, 2013


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Jackson eliminated as candidate for permanent fire chief job

But Merkison is among top three applicants

The tenure of Clayton County's first African-American fire chief will be a short one.

Morrow candidates in their own words

These are the complete responses of Morrow's City Council candidates to a Clayton News Daily survey.

RENJE: Help wanted: Leaders

In our current culture, a sign should be hung around Lady Liberty’s neck that says “Help Wanted: Leaders.”

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Playoff picture becoming clearer

The last few games of the regular season will give a good indication of which teams can expect a shot at the postseason.

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THOMAS: The 'bums' aren't the problem; we are

Nothing would change Washington faster than the transformative idea that only we can make our lives better by our financial and moral choices. It’s long past time for politicians to say “eat your vegetables, they are good for you” and for citizens to comply.

Uncovering family history sometimes sad

My nephew, AJ, and his wife, Trish, are the proud parents of their first child, Bentley. He weighed in at birth at 10 pounds and 12 ounces — but that’s an OMG for another column.

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Councilman to offer supplemental insurance to city employees

Without objection, members of city council unanimously approved an agreement to allow one of their own to provide services to city employees.

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Slocumb leads the charge at Lovejoy

Nichole Slocumb sort of accidentally got hooked on running.

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Morrow optimistic about county meet

Morrow cross country coach Anthony McKissic did a little upgrade in his team’s schedule for this season.

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Blue Ridge offers activities for all ages

Good internet sources for information are, where one can request a free visitors guide, and

Fair returns to Hampton Oct. 25

Racing monkeys, athletic dogs, a rhinestone cowboy, clowns, sea lions and a freak show have all the makings for a fun way to spend the day.

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Health fair highlights needs: breast cancer care, health reform

Independent agents spoke at length about the process of enrolling in the health insurance marketplace provided under the Affordable Care Act.

Rec officials merge fall festival, after school rally

Extravaganza planned for Rex on Saturday

Clayton County parents will not be able learn about Clayton County after school programs Thursday after all.

Teacher returns to school after cheating allegations

Clayton County educator Carmen Royster returned to her classroom this week, after fighting allegations she helped students cheat on a statewide standardized test.

Morrow council candidates address city issues

what does Morrow need to grow and prosper?

New Vision Christian Church hosts community wellness fair

New Vision Christian Church family will join its community partners plan to celebrate life with breast cancer survivors, while supporting those who will be honoring loved ones.

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Jonesboro advances to state tournament

Just before Jonesboro started play in the Area 4-AAAA tournament last week, coach Dan Maehlman changed his team’s routine.

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Jonesboro presents two Lee Street Park proposals

Parking is now central issue

In the end, the battle over Jonesboro’s Lee Street Park may turn out to be over parking.

Morrow giving Neighborhood Watch another shot

Kickoff meeting is Thursday

Morrow police Chief Chris Leighty recently announced a new city-wide neighborhood watch group has been formed to let citizens play a greater crime fighting role in their city.

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With fear over, Lovejoy DE has dominated

With injury fear over, Lovejoy DE has dominated

Randy Anyanwu admits that he played scared earlier in the season.

School board members unhappy with accreditation status

Some school board members are not happy with latest accreditation status of Clayton County Public Schools.