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Analysis: U.S. South, West most affected
Georgia is right in the middle of the area affected as the number of U.S. families struggling with poverty despite parents being employed continued to grow in 2011. More people returned to work but mostly at lower-paying service jobs, an analysis released this week shows.
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Slain officer’s memory honored in Cobb funeral
Slain Clayton County police Officer Sean Callahan was laid to rest Friday in a ceremony befitting his position as a respected member of law enforcement.
STOCKBRIDGE -- A Clayton County police officer died from injuries suffered when he was shot Tuesday afternoon, said authorities.
Community assistance for veterans was the theme of the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s 15th Annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon at the Morrow Center.
Burke, residents can challenge council in court
Morrow Mayor Joseph “J.B.” Burke has grounds to challenge the city council’s order that he issue a written apology for criticizing the town’s economic development director, according to an attorney considered an expert on Georgia’s open meetings law.
Morrow man reflects on 70th anniversary of ship’s sinking
Tuesday will mark the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S. Atlanta at Guadalcanal, but it’s almost like it happened yesterday for Dunaway.
Official says ‘no evidence’ presented against Burke
The Morrow City Council may have violated Georgia’s open meetings law when it apparently voted behind closed doors to order Mayor Joseph “J.B.” Burke to apologize for criticizing the city’s economic development director.
Clayton County voters overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama’s bid for another four years in the White House Tuesday.
Saturday voting this weekend
After a week-and-a-half of early voting for the upcoming general election, Clayton County’s voter turnout is already at nearly half of the turnout seen for the July 31 primary.
The next leader of the Southeastern Library Association is a long-time fixture in the Southern Crescent’s library scene.
Supporters, business leaders readying for battle ahead
Thursday’s announcement that the Georgia Archives will stay open and transfer to the University System of Georgia’s control next summer doesn’t mark the end of the fight to save the Morrow-based facility, according to supporters and business leaders.
Mayor says city lacked legal authority to assess charges
Officials in Morrow’s Planning and Economic Development office have refunded event permit fees this week, but city officials are offering different numbers for how much money was refunded.
Patrons of the Georgia Archives come to Morrow to use the facility every Friday and Saturday and some end up going to Anne and Bill’s Restaurant in Forest Park while they are in the area.
Secretary of State announces post-Nov. 1 plans
The number of people who will be able to visit the Georgia Archives’ “Open Documents Research Area” each month after Nov. 1 will be cut to slightly more than the number of people who currently visit the entire facility in one week, Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced.