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Ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue defends "Go Fish" center in Perry

Despite criticism, former Gov. Sonny Perdue says he's proud of his efforts to support fishing, including committing the state government to borrow $14 million for an aquarium in rural Georgia.

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North Clayton banking on its toughness, togetherness

There are several qualities that North Clayton coach Martisse Troup likes about this season’s team.

Mahala Edwards

Mahala Morris Edwards; 76, longtime resident of Morrow, GA, passed away Friday, November 14, 2014.

Mr. Harvey E. Amy

Mr. Harvey E. Amy, age 83, of Jonesboro, GA, passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Mrs. Nancy Carol Ellenburg

Mrs. Nancy Carol Ellenburg, age 75, of Jonesboro, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

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Morrow residents worry about ‘losing their grip’ on city

Some Morrow residents blame outside parties for recent political unrest in the city

Teaching hate

“You’ve got to be taught to hate…” (Oscar Hammerstein, “South Pacific”)

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Retired educators group to meet Dec. 9

School Notebook 11-21-14

The Clayton County Retired Educators Association hosted its monthly luncheon and meeting Tuesday featuring speaker Mark Kimsey.

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Lake City poised to light up Christmas display at annual holiday celebration Saturday

Leaping reindeer, elves, a jolly old man and a Christmas tree will be lit up this weekend in Lake City.

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Pets of the Week - Katniss & Marmalade

Katniss is a young kitten, about 6 months, and would really love for her forever family to come adopt her before she grows up in a shelter.

BOE expected to request waiver on classroom spending

The Clayton County Board of Education is expected to take action on a resolution to pursue Title 50 waiver from the state.

North Avenue to close for Jonesboro tree lighting

JONESBORO — The city is hosting its first-ever Holiday Tree Lighting Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. As a result, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office announced the closing of North Avenue from Lee Street to North Main Street starting at 5:30 p.m.

Commissioners do away with pre-meeting

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners will no longer meet for a pre-meeting.

Ellenwood man critical after fatal crash

An Ellenwood man is in critical condition following a crash that killed a Tyrone woman Wednesday night, said police.

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, city council discuss possible partnership

JONESBORO — City council members and First Baptist Church of Jonesboro officials met Wednesday to discuss a possible partnership between the two.

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State Sen. Gail Davenport to gather community over breakfast

State Sen. Gail Davenport wants Clayton County to wake up and smell the community this weekend.

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State Superintendent Dr. John Barge recognizes Elite Scholars Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School

Students cheered loudest for their teachers, who were recognized during a special assembly Thursday.

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Clayton News Daily extends deadline for readers’ holiday recipes, photos

New deadline is Nov. 25

Henry Daily Herald readers will have a few more days to submit their favorite holidays treats and drinks recipes, as well as photos of the treats, for publication in the newspaper’s Nov. 29 edition.

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YEOMANS: Prepare for the worst rather than thinking it will happen elsewhere

Why is it that we foolishly think certain types of weather can only happen in certain geographic locations?

Clayton Community Calendar - Nov. 21, 2014

Join Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 S. Main St., Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. for Canvas and Corks — painting with Moira Fisher.