News for Thursday, September 5, 2013


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ROBINSON: Not in the national interest

Are we really going to do this? Are we going to wade into a struggle we don’t really want to fight? Are we going to mire ourselves in a senseless, grinding conflict whose possible outcomes range from bad to worse?

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Hill settlement with budget funds legal, says BOC

While Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill settling a $300,000 lawsuit with taxpayers’ funds has left a bad taste in the mouths of some residents, the action is entirely legal, said officials.

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Chief Porter returns to work

Clayton County police Chief Greg Porter has returned to work following a seven-week unpaid administrative leave.

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Lovejoy looks for test at Colquitt County

Lovejoy passed its first test last week with a non-region win against rival Mundy’s Mill.

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Clayton officials urge preparedness for severe weather

Clayton officials urge preparedness for severe weather

This week brought the arrival of National Preparedness Week, which is dedicated to educating people about the importance of being ready in the event of severe and unpredictable weather.

BOC considering minor school zone speed limit changes

Alterations are minor

Drivers may soon have to slow down in front of Charles Drew High School in Riverdale.

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Liles earns most creative award from Discovery Education

Monique Liles, a teacher at Babb Middle School, has been honored with a “DENny Award” by Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network.

Grand jury indicts convicted sex offender in alleged serial rapes

A man serving multiple sentences for rape convictions in Virginia was indicted Wednesday for alleged attacks on four women in Clayton County.

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Drew, Riverdale to use game as measuring stick

Riverdale coach Terry Herrod and his Drew counterpart Jarrett Law might not agree on which team has the advantage coming into tonight’s game, but the two coaches will agree on the fact that this non-region game will be a ‘measuring stick’ for both teams.

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Southern Crescent Child Advocacy Center hosts Rock-a-Thon fundraiser

Organizers are planning a Sept. 14 Rock-a-Thon to benefit the Southern Crescent Child Advocacy Center.

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Racial discrimination alleged in fire chief search

Clayton County commissioners have been accused of racial discrimination in their search for a new fire department leader, officials have confirmed.

Debate still on over Williams settlement

Mayor David Lockhart told residents Tuesday night that former City Manager John Parker was solely responsible for the $35,000 settlement to a former councilwoman.

Old Hollywood immerses Arts Clayton Gallery this weekend

The Hollywood of the early 20th century was all about glitz and glamour.

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Potts out again with another knee injury

FOREST PARK — At the end of the last basketball season, Forest Park was heartbroken but hopeful.