News for Thursday, October 31, 2013


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ROBINSON: The out-of-control NSA

To me, all this is consistent with the NSA’s apparent goal of knowing, basically, everything. The agency collects information as massively and indiscriminately as possible on the theory that if you assemble a database of all the world’s communications, the few you seek — those involving terrorists — will be in there somewhere.

Hundreds cast early ballots in Forest Park

More than 400 voters have cast early or absentee ballots in the race for Forest Park mayor and wards 1 and 2, said elections officials.

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Pointe South Elementary hosts reading night

Event promotes literacy in the home

The cafeteria filled with families during the Second Annual “I Love Reading” event at Pointe South Elementary School.

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Children parade their colorful Halloween costumes in downtown Jonesboro

Several children were impressed by the level of attention they received as they paraded around the block on the historic downtown street.

Morrow city clerk says town on track to double 2011 voter turnout

The early and absentee voting numbers in Morrow’s city council races this year are on track to be higher than the total number of people who voted in the city’s 2011 election, City Clerk Evyonne Browning has confirmed.

Community Calendar - Nov. 1, 2013

Georgia State Fair

Gippert disputes Lockhart’s responses

Letter to the Editor

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Atlanta deputy fire Chief Wilmond Meadows withdraws from Clayton County fire chief search

East Point fire Chief Rosemary Cloud replaces him as finalist

Clayton County officials confirmed Wednesday that Atlanta deputy fire Chief Wilmond Meadows withdrew his name as a county fire chief finalist and that East Point fire Chief Rosemary Cloud has replaced him on the shortlist.

Mayors deserve consideration

Keep government close to people

The mayors of Clayton County cities were elected by popular vote.

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Georgia offers plenty of places to see fall colors

We’re in the midst of seeing Georgia change colors.

Clayton County BBQ contest postponed because of rain

No new date has been set

Clayton County residents won’t be high on the hog over barbecue today.

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Landry Merkison was dutifully rose through ranks of the Clayton County fire department

Clayton County assistant fire Chief Landry Doyle Merkison has dutifully worked his way through the ranks of the county’s fire department over the last 17 years.

Mayors say no to Clayton County government change

Letter to the Editor

Three Joe’s Crab Shack robbery defendants return to court for sentencing

Three defendants in the June 2012 armed robbery of Joe’s Crab Shack are expected back in Clayton County Superior Court Friday.

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Area Deaths - Nov. 1, 2103

Elizabeth Ann Nicholson

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Fair weather friends

Thousands flock to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Georgia State Fair

Sitting on a stool at the entrance into Georgia State Fair, ticket-taker Christina Johnson sees the smiles on everyone heading for fun.

Lake City early voter turnout low so far

It’s been all quiet on the Lake City front this election season.

Lake City fall Citywide Clean Up Day is Saturday

Lake City officials are asking residents to gather up junk and yard debris they have laying around for the town’s fall City-Wide Clean Up Day Saturday.

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Clayton County police break ground on new precinct in Ellenwood

Officials break ground on new facility

Clayton County police and government officials broke ground Tuesday on the northeast Clayton County police precinct in Ellenwood.