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Clayton schools to host Parent Academy April 26

School Notebook 4-11-14

School officials are planning for the district’s annual Title I Parent Academy, hosted by its office of federal programs. The event’s theme is “Engaging, Educating and Empowering Parents.”

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Southern Regional CEO will address hospital’s financial needs at forum Saturday

A group of community activists will partner with Divine Faith Ministries International this weekend to raise awareness about issues facing Southern Regional Medical Center.

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Morrow may re-shuffle deck of departments

City manager wants new org chart approved

The departments within Morrow’s government may soon be shuffled for the second time in less than three years, according to plans unveiled by the city’s top administrator this week.

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Jonesboro officer’s debts focus of termination appeal

A former Jonesboro police officer told the city council this week he was fired because he owed a business money for a 73-inch television, but police department officials said there were deeper issues involved.

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Grant lauded for lifetime of service

Few tears were shed Thursday as hundreds gathered to celebrate Rev. Charles W. Grant and honor a life well-lived in service to God and man.

VW tells dealers to stop selling some 2014 model cars

Volkswagen said it will stop selling about 27,000 current model year Jettas, Beetles, Beetle Convertibles and Passats with 1.8-liter engines and automatic transmissions in North America because transmission oil may leak, the automaker said on Wednesday.

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Chick-fil-A’s new grilled recipe, entrée lineup set to “transform” menu

Chick-fil-A is introducing a new lineup of grilled chicken entrees that will give the chain a more nutritious and expansive menu.

Wrestling star 'Ultimate Warrior' dies at 54

The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling's most celebrated names, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame.

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THOMAS: Time to focus on things that work

Most businesses conduct audits or internal reviews to make sure they are operating efficiently. Not the federal government.

Area Deaths - April 9, 2014

Dorothy Evans

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L.A. company announces purchase of Southlake Mall

More than a year after it was put up for auction on the steps of Clayton County’s courthouse, Southlake Mall has a new owner.

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RENJE: $600 cell phones, the dignity of a minimum wage job: Overcoming systematic & culture failures

Last week, I wrote about The Culture of Poverty, and I wanted to begin this column with a real life example of something I just witnessed that underscores both the cultural and systematic failures of American society.

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Clayton residents enjoy nature and Wild Azalea Festival

Nicholas Wahrmann and his brothers, Ryan and Jonathan, got up close and personal with “Millie” at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve in Morrow Saturday.

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MAHONE: Tiger-less Masters will be OK

With Tiger Woods in the pursuit of history, all eyes and media coverage is mainly focused on him when it come time for one of golf’s major tournament.

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Clayton County players, coaches make GSWA all-state teams

Anybody associated with the Jonesboro Cardinals boy’s basketball team will tell you that James Walker is a special caliber player.