News for Friday, July 4, 2014

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Clayton County police officer arrested

A Clayton County police officer faces charges after a McDonough woman said he bumped her car, spat on her and called her a racial slur.

Commissioners explain half penny decision

At least two Clayton County commissioners feel bamboozled by the MARTA Board’s decision not to allow the county to opt into the Authority’s services with a half penny.

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Walker convicted on all counts in June 2013 murder of Jonesboro barber

A Clayton County jury has convicted Gregory Malik Walker Jr. on all charges, including felony and malice murder, in the shooting death June 5, 2013, of popular Jonesboro barber Roger “Red” Clark.

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Defendant admits to intentionally shooting unarmed man

Audible gasps erupted in a Clayton County courtroom Wednesday as the defendant in a murder case admitted to intentionally shooting an unarmed barber last year.

Clayton County offers too little — too late

MARTA rejects Clayton County’s proposed half-penny contract

The MARTA Board doesn’t want Clayton County’s half penny.

Clayton News Daily office closed for holiday Friday

There will be no Friday edition

JONESBORO — In celebration of Independence Day, the Clayton News Daily office will be closed Friday.

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Reservoirs, wetlands center open July 4th weekend

Clayton County Water Authority’s recreation areas and Newman Wetlands Center will be open for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Police warn against holiday gunfire

What goes up, must come down.

Man shot dead inside car, say police

Clayton County police said a man was shot while sitting in the driver’s seat of a Honda parked at an apartment complex.

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Jonesboro celebrates July 4 with fun run, parade

Jonesboro celebrates July 4 with fun run, parade

Hundreds of area residents weren’t about to let the parade pass them by Friday.

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Clayton State’s senior class reaches back to future

School Notebook 7-5-14

Future classes at Clayton State University may have a better opportunity to succeed now because of small-but-significant contributions of those who came before them.

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Jonesboro celebrates July 4 with fun run, parade

Jonesboro celebrates July 4 with fun run, parade

Hundreds of area residents weren’t about to let the parade pass them by Friday.

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Officials: Local reservoirs full

Lake passes available

Afternoon pop-up showers are recharging aquifers and waterways throughout the Piedmont.

Jonesboro City Council holding work session

JONESBORO — Jonesboro City Council is holding a work session July 8 at 6 p.m.

Commissioners explain half penny decision

At least two Clayton County commissioners feel bamboozled by the MARTA Board’s decision not to allow the county to opt into the Authority’s services with a half penny.

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Revival time at Shingleroof Campground

McDONOUGH — Shingleroof Campground is once again readying for its annual Christian revival.

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Clayton State’s senior class reaches back to future

School Notebook 7-5-14

Future classes at Clayton State University may have a better opportunity to succeed now because of small-but-significant contributions of those who came before them.

BBB: Keep children safe online this summer

McDONOUGH — Summer break offers an abundance of leisure time for most kids, and many of them will go online to connect with friends or explore the internet.

Two homeless men hurt in shooting

Clayton County police are looking for a man who targeted two homeless men at a makeshift camp.

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