News for Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Racial discrimination alleged in fire chief search

Clayton County commissioners have been accused of racial discrimination in its search for a new fire department leader, interim fire Chief Dwayne Jackson has confirmed.

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Some players have big shoes to fill this season

Some players have big shoes to fill this season

Most coaches would be content to have players who are not replaceable.

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STOVALL: If Friday was any indication, a good season is ahead

The first full week of the high school football season is in the books.

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The golden calf of fall

This is the best time of the year to a lot of us who have the pleasure of living in the South.

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Barge visits Elite Scholars, congratulates 2012 Georgia School of Excellence

Congratulates 2012 Georgia School of Excellence

Students, faculty and staff at Elite Scholars Academy know exactly what it takes to become a school of excellence.

Candidates need to stay ethical

Qualifying has been completed.

Jury selection begins in barber’s shooting death

Jury selection began Tuesday in the case against three men accused of murder in the April 2012 death of a barber.

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AMS bans smoking starting in 2014

Grandstands will be off limits to smokers

Beginning in 2014 Atlanta Motor Speedway is banning smoking in the grandstands for all events.

BBB releases list of scams against seniors

For people age 70 and above, often a word was a good as a handshake.

Asbestos abatement on tap for older Clayton schools

School officials are planning asbestos abatement as part of its renovation plans at some area schools in Clayton County.

celebrates 50 years of recreation

In 1963, the antebellum plantation opened at Stone Mountain Park, ground was broken for a visitors center at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park and Forest Park kicked off its Parks and Recreation Department.

Holiday reshuffles Jonesboro meeting schedule

Even the public’s business has to take a break for Labor Day.

OPENING NIGHT

Lovejoy and Mundy’s Mill opened the 2013 season at Twelve Oaks Stadium before a standing-room only crowd. Several patrons had to be turned away, but those that were lucky enough to get inside the stadium saw fourth-ranked Lovejoy defeat Mundy’s Mill 41-12 in a non-region game between the rivals. It was Lovejoy’s fifth straight win in the rivalry game, that was played for the 10th time on last week. Clayton News Daily sports editor Derrick Mahone and freelance photographer Jason Mussell captured some of the action inside the stadium.

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Historical Jonesboro yard sale may address renovation issues

Residents can rent tables, sell items

It’s a story told over and over again through television shows such as “Antiques Roadshow.”

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Area Deaths - Sept. 4, 2013

Johnny Travis Collins, Mrs. Iva Jones Parker, Ms. Cheryl Lynn Nelson

Extension service wants residents to walk off fat

The University of Georgia’s Clayton County Extension Office wants residents to get physical this month.

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