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Child abuse prevention training available

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center is offering a child abuse prevention training session Monday at its Hampton office.

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Ten killed, many of them students, after truck slams bus in California

Ten people died, many of them high school students, when a truck slammed into a tour bus with college hopefuls heading to a campus tour in northern California on Thursday, police said.

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Hillary Clinton dodges shoe during Las Vegas speech (WITH VIDEO)

A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton on Thursday as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a U.S. Secret Service spokesman said.

Yard sale, Easter egg hunt Saturday

The community-wide yard sale cancelled because of the weather April 5 will be held Saturday. The annual community-wide yard sale will be held in Starr Park from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There are 10 feet by 10 feet booth rentals available for residents at $10 and non-residents at $20.

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Humane Society in desperate need of yard sale donations

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Humane Society is in desperate need of donations for its upcoming spring yard sale.

Forest Park High hosting grand re-opening April 19

School renovation ‘reconnects, renews and reestablishs’

Despite a volatile winter of extremes, workers have managed to keep to a tight construction schedule at Forest Park High, completing the project in time for the school’s grand reopening Saturday, April 19.

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Donated bench honors murder victims

When Kemra Matthew was convicted last month in the beating death of his girlfriend’s toddler, the victim’s family said the guilty verdict brought them peace.

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Superintendent search survey deadline Tuesday

Tuesday is the deadline for residents to provide input on the Clayton County Board of Education’s superintendent search survey.

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Family Dollar announces 370 store closures

Locations will be shuttered for poor performance

The largest operator of “dollar stores” in Clayton County announced plans to close hundreds of locations because of poor performance across the nationwide chain, company officials announced Thursday.

Clayton named metro area's sixth most connected county

Clayton County is the sixth most connected county in a metro area that was noted in a new study for having more urban sprawl than any other metropolitan area, according to the report.

Area Deaths - April 11, 2014

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MILBANK: Republicans kiss votes from women goodbye

This was not the way Republican leaders had planned to observe Equal Pay Day.

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Google to sell Glass to public next week

Google Inc will take online orders for its Glass wearable gadget on April 15, in its biggest push to get the $1,500 wraparound Web-ready glasses out to the U.S. public.

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Deal: State will explore medical marijuana

Gov. Nathan Deal announced two possible directions for the state to pursue testing, a possible precursor to the legal use of cannabis oil for children with epileptic disorders.

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Stephen Colbert named as next host of CBS 'Late Show' to replace Letterman

Television host and comedian Stephen Colbert has signed a deal to become the next host of the CBS "Late Show," replacing David Letterman when he retires.

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Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles for steering, other faults

Toyota, in its second-largest recall announcement, said on Wednesday that it would call back 6.39 million vehicles globally.

Police search for driver in fatal crash at Florida day care center

Police searched on Thursday for a driver suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 people, two of them critically, at a day care center in the Orlando, Florida area.

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American flag catches fire during Atlanta Braves' opening day ceremony

Fireworks honoring the legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron on Tuesday night brought sparks way too close to the American Flag at Turner Field.

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Clayton schools to host Parent Academy April 26

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School officials are planning for the district’s annual Title I Parent Academy, hosted by its office of federal programs. The event’s theme is “Engaging, Educating and Empowering Parents.”

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Southern Regional CEO will address hospital’s financial needs at forum Saturday

A group of community activists will partner with Divine Faith Ministries International this weekend to raise awareness about issues facing Southern Regional Medical Center.