News for Thursday, October 3, 2013


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ROBINSON: Warm enough for you?

Sea levels will continue to rise because of warming — water expands as it heats — and because of glacial melting. This has implications for coastal populations not just in places such as Calcutta or Dhaka but also in rich and powerful cities such as New York: Witness the massive flooding and storm-surge damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

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Upstart Eagle’s Landing to test No.9 Stockbridge on Homecoming night

Upstart Eagle’s Landing to test No.9 Stockbridge

Eagle’s Landing has been waiting for a game like this for a long time.

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Tigers look to continue improvement

Mundy’s Mill quarterback Rodricous Gates and running back Rodney Smith might be finding their mojo at the right time.

Fed shutdown effects minimal for Clayton schools

District advised to be conservative with fed spending

Officials with Clayton County Public Schools are awaiting word on various federally-funded programs that could be impacted by the partial government shutdown.

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Drew, Forest Park clash in big game

Drew got two things it disparately needed heading into the beginning of its subregion schedule - a win and the return of its starting running back.

BOC’s ethics advisors need more time — again

The panel working to draft ethics recommendations for the Clayton County Board of Commissioners needs more time to do its work.

Officials outline response to accreditation requirements

Officials were excited last spring when the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/AdvancedED external review team announced it would recommend Clayton County Public Schools receive its first-ever district-wide accreditation.

Jurors recommend checks and balances in county offices

The two dozen average citizens who took an oath as members of a special purpose grand jury to investigate alleged malfeasance and corruption in county government said they were shocked, stunned and appalled at what they discovered.

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Jonesboro First UMC lines lawn with pumpkins

The pumpkin patch was relatively quiet its first day of operation Monday.

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Sidestepping the government shutdown

Sometimes, the government just doesn’t know when to stay out of the way.

Civil Service process bypassed for Wade Starr’s daughter

Seventy employees meanwhile stuck in backlog

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted narrowly Tuesday to circumvent its own Civil Service process and reinstate a county employee

Clayton government may consolidate four departments

The size of Clayton County government could shrink by two departments if commissioners approve mergers proposed by two department heads Tuesday.

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Mike Glanton visits La Petite Academy for Georgia Pre-K Week

Rep. Glanton visits La Petite Academy for Georgia Pre-K Week

A little girl looked up from her clay artwork and stared with wonder at the visitor standing before her.

Humane Society hoping for successful yard sale

Treasure hunters can expect to find a plethora of items at this weekend’s Clayton County Humane Society Treasures For Paws Yard Sale.

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Hooray for Pre-K

Georgia officials celebrate early learning centers

Children played on slides and tricycles, made “pancakes” from clay and played brain teasers with their pre-kindergarten teachers Wednesday at La Petite Academy in Jonesboro.

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Oldest Tuskegee Airman dies at 98

Exactly 18 months after being recognized by his hometown as the oldest Tuskegee Airman, Brew Graham has died at 98.

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Area Deaths - Oct. 4, 2013

Mr. Bobby Gene “Pop” Bell, Mr. Charles P. ‘Phillip’ Cook, Mrs. Betty Jo Puckett, Marlon Robert Dobbs

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STOVALL: Let the region race begin

Football season goes by fast, doesn’t it?