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Voters return to polls Tuesday to elect sheriff

Clayton County voters return to the polls Tuesday to choose a sheriff — either the incumbent or his predecessor who is facing a 37-count felony criminal indictment and possibly years in prison.

Election to decide Clayton’s future looms

JONESBORO — Clayton County voters will decide in a few days if they want to stick with the sheriff they’ve got or go back to a former sheriff who has been indicted by a grand jury on 37 felony counts.

Election to decide Clayton’s future looms

JONESBORO — Clayton County voters will decide in a few days if they want to stick with the sheriff they’ve got or go back to a former sheriff who has been indicted by a grand jury on 37 felony counts.

Indicted sheriff’s candidate in run-off with incumbent

JONESBORO — A sheriff’s candidate facing a 37-count felony indictment for alleged criminal activity related to his previous term in office has apparently garnered enough votes Tuesday to challenge the incumbent to a runoff.

BOC races mostly undecided

JONESBORO — Clayton County voters have nearly another month of campaigning to look forward to in the races for two out of three Clayton County Board of Commissioners races.

T-SPLOST loses in Clayton

Oswalt: ‘Sit in traffic. It’s not going to get any better’

JONESBORO — A metro Atlanta measure to add a 1-cent sales tax to finance transit projects did better in Clayton County than most other counties — but it still went down in flames across the region by a 2 to 1 margin.

Lawson returns to office

JONESBORO — Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson returned to office for another four years, according to unofficial preliminary returns Tuesday night.

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Hospice patient fulfills dream of hosting voter registration drive

LAKE CITY — William Thompson always wanted to run for public office but never got the chance. For some, that chance is still viable, a dream that could one day be attained but Thompson has reached the end of his shot at "one day."

Clayton County Board of Commissioners District 2

Gail Hambrick (I)

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Bus service, Tara revamp top Clayton T-SPLOST list

One of the most controversial votes on the July 31 primary ballot is a referendum on whether to approve the T-SPLOST, a tax that would finance the Transportation Investment Act.

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County employees now allowed to seek elected office

An often ignored Clayton County law, that barred county employees from seeking local elected offices, is — as the famous book title goes — “Gone With the Wind.”

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Gingrich dominates in Clayton in “Super Tuesday” contest

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich dominated his opponents in Clayton County in Georgia’s “Super Tuesday” presidential primary, much the same way he took the rest of the state — by double-digits.

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Abdul-Salaam announces commission chairman candidacy

A second high-profile figure in Clayton County has announced plans to unseat County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell later this year.

Early presidential voting has ‘light’ start

A wide-open field of Republican presidential candidates has not translated into long lines at the Clayton County Elections and Registration Office, according to the county’s top elections official.

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