News for Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Consumers urged to be informed before buying pink

McDONOUGH — Consumers this month will find many items with pink labels, pink boxes and pink ribbons claiming to donate proceeds to a breast cancer charity.

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Wages named Public Safety Professional of the Year

The officers and firefighters were described as the community’s unheralded heroes, and Morrow police Detective Paul Wages was described as a model professional among them.

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Going over the rainbow for reading

At a recent open house held at Lee Elementary School, student Janiya Heard told me she “geeks” rainbows.

Beatles cover band returning to Jonesboro Saturday

The Beatles cover band, The Buggs, will return to Jonesboro to entertain residents by taking them back nearly 50 years to a time that seems like yesterday to Baby Boomers.

Be safe during Halloween season

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Area Deaths - Oct. 18, 2013

Mr. David Parks Jr.

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Seeking out the haunted history of Georgia

There was a bit on the old TV show, “Designing Women,” that toyed with an old Halloween staple.

National Archives at Atlanta to reopen today

With the federal government shutdown of 2013 now in the history books, Georgians can have access to their national history again.

BOC picks three local fire chief finalists

Interim fire chief Dwayne Jackson did not make the list of three finalists county commissioners want to interview next month for the permanent fire chief position, Human Resources Director Renee Bright announced late Tuesday.

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Clayton fire department, Southern Regional hold preparedness drill

Clayton fire department, Southern Regional hold preparedness drill

The drive-way for Southern Regional Medical Center’s emergency department was filled with the blood curdling screams of grown men Wednesday morning.

County manager revival plan draws ire

Emotions ran high Tuesday as residents and the mayors of four Clayton County cities blasted county commissioners for considering a revival of the county manager position.

BOC shoots down proposed department mergers

Bids to consolidate four county departments into two failed during a pair of split votes Tuesday.

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Fashionatta to bring haute couture back to Morrow

The Morrow Business and Tourism Association is aiming for high fashion this year with its fifth annual Fashionatta fashion show fundraiser.

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Parent liaison inspires school nutrition professionals

Members shook their heads in agreement with Yvonne Tigner, the parent liaison at North Clayton Middle.

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Jonesboro resident starting mentoring program

JONESBORO — Mark Little, 49, is a life long resident of Jonesboro.

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Morrow, Forest Park take county titles

Nichole Slocumb wasn’t sure what to expect in her first Clayton County Cross Country Championships.

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Jonesboro trying to make push to stay in playoff chase

Jonesboro trying to make push to stay in playoff chase

Last month, Jonesboro chances at making a third straight playoff appearance since almost impossible.

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The disaster preparedness drill in pictures

The disaster preparedness drill in pictures

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services recruit Jarrod Paremore is hosed down for decontamination Wednesday during a disaster preparedness drill at Southern Regional Medical Center.

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Retired educators expand support to military veterans

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association is embarking on a new charity in support of needy military veterans.

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