News for Friday, October 4, 2013


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Smith leads Tigers to homecoming win

HAMPTON — By the time Mundy’s Mill running back Rodney Smith reached the 100-yard mark in Friday’s game against Mount Zion, the Tigers had the game well in hand.

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Riverdale remains confident in playoff chances

When Griffin and Riverdale meet on Saturday in a key Region 4-AAAA, Div. B game at Memorial Stadium, both teams will be missing key personnel.

Energy efficient products sales tax holiday underway

Georgia residents will be able to save money on new energy-saving applicances this weekend, during the state’s tax-free holiday on energy efficient products through Sunday.

BOC moving to codify higher Interstate 285 speed limit

Drivers will soon be able to push the pedal a little closer to the metal on I-285 without breaking the law.

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Felon gets 40 years in Fayette robberies

A felon serving prison time for crimes in Clayton and Henry counties got 40 years tacked on to his sentence for two Fayette County armed robberies.

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Rex Mill, Roberts clash in key game

The M.D. Roberts and Rex Mill regular-season finale on Tuesday has the makings of everything you look for in a rivalry.

Charges against Newton, Powell dropped

With Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill acquitted on all felony charges, the cases against two former deputies were dismissed in Superior Court.

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Oct. 5

Ethics Board seated, to hear complaints

A new Ethics Board seated Thursday won’t have to wait long to hear complaints filed against mayor and city council.

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Shopping for a cause

Humane Society’s fall yard sale is today

Clayton County Humane Society President Michele Bryant fills out a price tag for an item to be sold today at the group’s fall yard sale fundraiser. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Jonesboro High School, 7728 Mt. Zion Blvd., in Jonesboro. (Staff Photos: Curt Yeomans)

Fed shutdown impacts Gillem meeting

Tuesday’s meeting of the Fort Gillem redevelopment committee was shortened by the federal government shutdown.

Judges appoint new chief magistrate

A month after Chief Magistrate Judge Daphne Walker left office in mid-term to take a position with a nonprofit, a replacement has been tentatively appointed to start Monday.

Mundy’s Mill celebrating comunity during homecoming

Clayton County residents are invited to come together to celebrate unity today when Mundy’s Mill High School holds its homecoming festivities.

Jonesboro to hear audit report Monday

The residents of Jonesboro will have a chance Monday to find out if their tax dollars were properly handled last year.