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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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CHURCH BULLETIN: The Center of Hope Church

The Center of Hope Church, 3460 Noah’s Ark Road in Jonesboro, presents Resuscitation Tour June 28 at 5 p.m.

Riverdale to cut ‘top heavy’ management in proposed budget by eliminating 9 jobs

Possible fiscal year 2016 budgets could cut 9 jobs

Some high-paid department leaders could be out of a job if Riverdale’s city council passes the proposed fiscal year 2016 budget.

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College Park to be featured in documentary

COLLEGE PARK — The City of College Park will be featured on WPBA-30, Georgia’s Public Broadcasting channel.

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Straker gets 47 percent in BOE special election

Pitted against Jackson in July 14 run-off

The unofficial results are in from Tuesday’s special election of the Clayton County Board of Education’s District 9 seat.

Commissioners postpone county budget waiting for Southern Regional Medical Center solutions

There aren’t any answers for Southern Regional Medical Center, yet.

Clayton County gives Southern Regional Medical Center $500,000 to pay pharmaceutical company

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners gave Southern Regional Medical Center $500,000 to hold it over while the county waits to hear whether the struggling hospital could have a financier in the near future.

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Speedway Children’s Charities is hosting its first ever drive-in move June 20 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Oliver Elementary students celebrated for Stock Market skills

Oliver Elementary has been a statewide champion of the Stock Market Game four times, the most of any elementary school in Georgia. It last won the title in 2013 and came close this year. Students Kendrick Chong and Xavier Campbell won as a team in this spring’s Stock Market Game.

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Heritage Community Foundation presents grant to Life Radio Ministries

JONESBORO – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Joseph Emert, president of Life Radio Ministries Inc. recently.

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Hooked on the outdoors

Clayton County offers variety of recreational activities

Eli Barton had never been fishing on a boat before.

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July 4 celebrations planned for Southern Crescent

JONESBORO — Independence Day is right around the corner and the Southern Crescent has a host of activities planned to help residents celebrate.

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Special election day for vacant District 9 BOE seat

Few of the roughly 16,000 registered voters in Clayton County’s District 9 turned out for Tuesday special election.

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Forest Park Mayor David Lockhart tries to explain budget confusion via letter to city employees

Mayor Lockhart explains why sworn police officers, no other employees receive raise

Lockhart explains why sworn police officers receive a raise, while other departments see no pay increase

CHURCH BULLETIN: Trinity Lakeside Church

Trinity Lakeside Church, 3057 Walt Stephens Road in Jonesboro, is hosting a yard sale starting at 7 a.m. and barbecue starting at 10:30 a.m. June 27

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PHOTOS: Anglers compete for biggest catfish, bass during Fishing Derby

More than 100 residents participated in fishing derby Saturday at Clayton County International Park.

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