Clayton County News

The latest news and information impacting Clayton County residents


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Jury rejects self-defense claim in 2013 death of barber

A Clayton County trial jury rejected a claim of self-defense by a Riverdale man who shot and killed an unarmed man he met through a ad for an iPhone.

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Du Bois Integrity Academy, supporters celebrate new campus with ribbon cutting

Several state and local officials were on hand Friday to help celebrate the new Du Bois Integrity Academy campus in Riverdale.

Rockdale woman charged with abusing, exploiting disabled adults in her care

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office seeking donations of food and water for victims left at hotel

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for donations to help 12 former residents of a personal care home who have reportedly been victimized by the owner of the business and left in a local hotel.

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Hurricane Katrina’s displaced joined local communities

Schools experienced enrollment bump in storm aftermath

Many residents evacuated with hopes of returning soon enough to repair storm-battered homes, but they returned to destruction — wind-torn and molded homes still drying out from the flood.

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Parents turnout to Pointe South Elementary open house

Officials estimate some 200 parents and the children turned out for an open house event Thursday at Pointe South Elementary.

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Statewide charter school to serve families throughout south metro

Liberty Tech Charter School approved for the Southern Crescent

A new charter school is set to open next fall to serve several Southern Crescent counties.

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Elementary school student found with weapon in Clayton County

An elementary school student appeared Friday in Clayton County Juvenile Court to answer charges of having a concealed weapon at school.

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Late interception from Freeman clinches thrilling Southside Classic for Riverdale

It may be only be August, but the Riverdale Raiders and North Clayton Eagles may have already played the game of the year in Clayton County.

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CHURCH BULLETIN: New Covenant Pure Holiness Church International

New Covenant Pure Holiness Church International, 8396 Ga. 85 in Riverdale, is having a Fish Fry Fundraiser on Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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College Park to maintain same property tax millage rate for 2015

For the past three years, College Park’s millage rate has remained the same.

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College Fair set Sept. 19 at International Park

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The Clayton County Board of Commissioners, in collaboration with Clayton County Parks and Recreation, will host a College Fair on Sept. 19.

U.S. and UK politics are mirror images

LONDON — It’s remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ.

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Pastor to participate in motorcycle ride for the children next month

Registration now open to join ride

MORROW — Rev. Luis Ortiz, new pastor at Morrow First United Methodist Church, and others from the church will participate in “Ride for the Children,” a motorcycle ride mission.

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Hidden gems: Remembering the Battle of Jonesborough

Since so few have the luxury to slow down from the their busy schedule to hear of the story of the “most decisive battle of the Atlanta campaign” I’d like to present the “Snap chat” version of the Battle of Jonesborough, fought here Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1864.

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STRICKLAND: Cooper’s comeback everything that’s right in sports

But what I do know is this: Whatever Zerrick Cooper ends up doing in his life, he’ll succeed. Jonesboro and Clayton County as a whole should be proud of this young man for what he’s overcome and the positive attention he’s bringing to the community.