News for Friday, September 13, 2013

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No. 4 Griffin too much for Jonesboro

Unlike the last two meetings between Region 4-AAAA foes Jonesboro and Griffin, Friday’s much was could hardly be considered a classic.

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Mount Zion volleyball on right path

Mount Zion volleyball on right path

It is safe to say that the Mount Zion volleyball team has taken its lumps the last three years.

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YARBROUGH: When it comes to politics and broccoli, I'll pass

While I appreciate the encouragement I have received to enter into politics, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you I must pass on the opportunity. I just don’t think I could make those critical decisions that impact the daily lives of my fellow citizens with broccoli stuffed up my nose.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE?

M.D. Roberts focused on getting better

Deighton London didn’t mince his words when asked about this year’s football team chances of a championship.

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Jonesboro face big test in No. 4 Griffin

Tim Floyd constantly reminded his team that late scores in his team’s last two matchup against Griffin cost his team the game.

Retired educators to host meeting

School Notebook 9-13-13

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association will host its next monthly meeting Sept. 17.

Foundation seeks support to build all-accessible ballpark

A Southern Crescent nonprofit group is planning its Second Annual Poker Run fundraiser Sept. 28.

Clayton State sets new unofficial enrollment record

While colleges and universities across the nation have struggled to maintain enrollment numbers, Clayton State University has managed to see its student body grow.

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Lovejoy council recognizes local elected leaders

The award reads: “One county, Seven cities, United in vision.”

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Annual event draws crowds to Forest Park

Some of the best things in life are free and the offerings at Tuesday’s fifth annual National Night Out a perfect example of that.

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Spark an interest in reading: firefighters kicks off fall series

Firefighters kicks off fall series

Clayton County firefighter Antonio Merkerson picked up a book about a pig who also happens to be a firefighter and pointed out the drawings.

Firefighter overcomes hearing loss with bionics

Just call her the bionic firefighter.

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Affordable healthcare enrollment fast approaching

Amanda Ptashkin warned residents Thursday to be careful when they enroll for the federal government’s affordable health care program, beginning Oct. 1.

Man indicted in alleged beating of wife

A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a man for allegedly beating and choking his wife, according to court records.

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Three sue Hill, county in federal complaint

It’s 2005 all over again in Clayton County, give or take a couple dozen deputies.

Budgets on Monday agenda for Forest Park

City council meets Monday in regular session at 7 p.m. and will be discussing two budget items, according to the agenda released Thursday.

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CLAYTON COUNTY NOTEBOOK

We’ve reached the midpoint of the season for fall sports that don’t involve a football. And here’s where some of the county’s teams stand.

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Gott: Good things are happening in public schools

By the time Eagle’s Landing and Jonesboro meet on the football field next Friday night, both teams will know that more is at stake than just gridiron supremacy.

Clayton State sets new unofficial enrollment record

While colleges and universities across the nation have struggled to maintain enrollment numbers, Clayton State University has managed to see its student body grow.

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Clayton State student nurses learn, help abroad

Clayton State University student nurses took Haiti by storm during their recent nine-day study abroad trip to Haiti. That is according to a member of the La Gonave Haiti Partnership.

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