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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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Clayton Community Calendar - July 19, 2014

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Turnout for Tuesday’s runoff could be less than 10 percent

Less than 10 percent of voters could turn out to vote in the runoff Tuesday

Less than 10 percent of Clayton County voters may end up helping to decide who runs for US Senate on the Republican ticket.

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Clayton County Humane Society searches for sponsors for upcoming Wags & Wheels show

The Clayton County Humane Society and the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are looking for sponsors for their upcoming car and bike show.

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Mt. Zion High’s cheer squad became the top banana

Mt. Zion High School’s varsity cheerleading squad recently won the coveted banana at the end of a Universal Cheerleaders Association camp in June.

Jonesboro City Council takes first step to add trash service to tax bills

JONESBORO — Home and land owners could soon see sanitation services tacked on to their annual tax bill.

Clayton Community Calendar - July 18, 2014

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Going for the big one

Residents take advantage of weather, do a little fishing at J.W. Smith Reservoir

JONESBORO — Runnel and Rudy Collie sat along the bank of the J.W. Smith Reservoir hoping to catch the big one.

Early voting ends Friday evening

Here’s everything you need to know to vote early in Clayton County

In-person early voting ends Friday at 7 p.m. for Georgians.

Chairman’s authority to call special called meetings challenged

Commissioner Michael Edmondson proposes ordinance change 2 weeks after special called MARTA meeting

At least one commissioner doesn’t want Chairman Jeff Turner to call special called meetings on his own anymore.

Morrow narrows police chief search to three

Only three candidates remain in the almost 2-month search for Morrow’s new police chief.

Riverdale resident diagnosed with malaria

Southern Regional Medical Hospital reported that a person living in Riverdale has been diagnosed with malaria.

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RENJE: The prescription continues to kill the patients

There’s a very poignant moment in the PBS production of ‘American Experience: 1964’ where a civil rights activist, Dave Dennis, talks about the eulogy he delivered at funeral of James Chaney, one of the three civil rights workers brutally murdered during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

BBB offers tips for saving on vacation travel

Whether travelers are planning to load up the car with the family or fly to a getaway, Better Business Bureau says there are ways to reduce the sting of vacation expenses.

Council votes to purchase, install security cameras

JONESBORO — City Council voted Monday to purchase security cameras and have them installed immediately.

Riverdale prepares to hire permanent city manager

City council came one step closer to hiring a permanent city manager Tuesday night — and even named the man it’s been considering for the position.

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