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Community celebrates healthy marriages, families

The Clayton County Marriage and Family Initiative, Inc., held its annual "Marriage & Family Day," on Thursday evening, and Larry Criss and his family were sitting on their lawn chairs, enjoying the festivities.

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Community outreach groups recognized for service

Four Clayton County charitable organizations were recognized for their work in the community, and received $5,000 grants, each, from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta's Clayton Fund.

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Neighborhood Watch to appoint new leadership because of Morrow mayoral race

Morrow’s Neighborhood Watch will appoint new leadership as a side effect of November’s mayoral campaign.

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Motown concert a hit in Jonesboro

JONESBORO — The city kicked off the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a Motown Hitsville Concert and fireworks display.

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Clayton County restaurant health scores for the week of June 29, 2015

Clayton County restaurant health scores for the week of June 29, 2015

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Local foundation contributes to Clayton State scholarship program

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The Heritage Community Foundation has contributed $2,000 to the Clayton State University Retention Scholarship Challenge.

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HB 268 makes child abuse mandatory reporting duties clearer

Officials aim to protect more children from abuse by making manifest responsibilities of certain professionals to report suspected cases the law of the land.

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Lawsuit filed to overturn ‘Waters of the United States’ rule

ATLANTA — Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black is applauding the action taken today by Attorney General Sam Olens to join eight other state attorneys general in a lawsuit asking a federal court to strike down a new rule from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency that unlawfully expands the federal government’s regulatory reach over local streams, lands and farms.

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AAA offering free rides to Georgia’s impaired drivers

McDONOUGH — Impaired drivers traditionally make Independence Day weekend one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 512 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes over the 2013 holiday weekend.

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MARTA to hire 53 bus operators by August

MARTA is looking to hire 53 full-time bus operators by August.

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Rep. Valencia Stovall appointed to Georgia Council for the Arts

State Representative Valencia Stovall was recently appointed as an ex-officio member of the Georgia Council for the Arts by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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Deja vu: J.B. Burke, Jeff DeTar to run for mayor again

Resident Jeff DeTar and Mayor J.B. Burke both confirmed to Clayton News Wednesday that they intend to run for mayor in the November elections.

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Rain dampens ground, not spirits at Morrow’s FreedomFest

A deluge of rain wasn’t about to stop Morrow from enjoying its annual FreedomFest this past weekend.

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Airport South Community Improvement District elects board of directors

Clayton County’s first CID to hold first board meeting July 15

Clayton County’s only Community Improvement District is ready to go after holding board elections Monday.

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JULIE WELLS: Jesus commands us to love, not judge, one another

We can remove flags, take away gun rights, pass more laws and share our opinions all day long, but none of that removes the disdain and pure meanness from people’s hearts.

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Clayton County waiting for investor to breathe life into Southern Regional

There’s no news about whether a third party investor will save Southern Regional Medical Center, yet.

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Morrow city manager details job cuts a week after passing budget

A week after Morrow’s budget passed, City Manager Sylvia Redic has confirmed to Clayton News how many positions were cut and how much money that saved.

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