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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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Anonymous email turns Morrow police chief controversy racial

‘Friends of Morrow’ claims Councilwoman Jeanell Bridges voted based on racial prejudice

An email circulated just before council voted to hire controversial candidate Melvin Douglas, Jr. as police chief made the issue racial — and accused Councilwoman Jeanell Bridges of racism.

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Clayton County residents enjoy expo with local businesses, government

Residents of Clayton County spent Thursday evening putting out virtual fires, tasting organic almond butter, marveling at blue velvet cake and learning about the progress their local government was making.

Church Bulletin - July 26, 2014

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Georgia Power issues statewide 'scam' warning for customers

JONESBORO — Georgia Power continues to receive reports from customers of “scam artists” attempting to defraud both business and residential customers by posing as Georgia Power employees.

Women in Business Council to host spotlight luncheon

The Women in Business Council will hold a spotlight luncheon this weekend to celebrate the careers of women working in industries that are usually dominated by men.

Clayton Community Calendar - Aug. 16, 2014

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U.S. Rep. David Scott’s 10th Annual Health Fair to focus on veterans

The Atlanta Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center and Atlanta Veteran’s Affairs Regional Office will participate in U.S. Rep. David Scott’s 10th Annual Health Fair for the first time this weekend.

Jonesboro on track to hire city clerk

JONESBORO — Mayor Joy Day and the Jonesboro City Council interviewed candidates for the city clerk position during a special called meeting this week.

Clayton Community Calendar - Aug. 15, 2014

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Riverdale, Jonesboro join SPLOST audit

Riverdale and Jonesboro voted Monday night to join in the growing movement to perform a forensic audit to make sure Clayton County cities are getting their fair share of SPLOST funds.

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Clayton County Humane Society Pets of the Week - Andy & Wynken

Andy is a young terrier mix that weighs about 10 pounds.

Riverdale City Council comes to terms with Utopian Academy problems

Mayor and council consider limiting powers of Downtown Development Authority following leasing conflicts

Riverdale mayor and council continued to struggle Monday to make sense out of the confusion surrounding Utopian Academy for the Arts’ failure to open over these past two weeks.

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Clayton County arts program wins national recognition

Americans for the Arts and the National Association for the Counties honored Clayton County’s arts program last month.

BELL: Even in suffering we can rejoice in Christ

If we acknowledge Jesus is Lord of our lives, then we don’t have to allow life’s difficulties, even when they cause suffering from disease or for our faith, to take the joy God is eager to provide.

Church Bulletin - July 26, 2014

First Baptist Church

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