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Officials can disclose closed meeting talks

Executive sessions don’t trump First Amendment

Attorney David Hudson said elected officials do not give up their First Amendment rights to free speech simply because they hold office or take part in an executive session.

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Transparency Project of Georgia launched

Grassroots effort advocates for open government

Homes sales down slightly, prices up

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Board of REALTORS has released its November Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta that includes Henry and Clayton counties. Market Brief, compiled by RealValuator, provides a regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.

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Clayton County charter school is a Georgia School of Excellence

Administrators at Elite Scholars Academy in Morrow learned this week that the school was named a 2012 Georgia School of Excellence.

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Clayton schools, juvenile court agree on positive engagement

Clayton County Public Schools entered into an inter-agency governance agreement with Clayton County Juvenile Court this week on how the two agencies will handle school offenses.

Despite jobs, more families can't pay basic expenses

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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Hawks' Smith suspended one game

Conduct detrimental to the team gets Hawks' Josh Smith suspended for one game.

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Callahan laid to rest

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.

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Clayton officer dies after being shot

STOCKBRIDGE -- A Clayton County police officer died from injuries suffered when he was shot Tuesday afternoon, said authorities.

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Community called to support veterans in transition

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.

Attorney: Punishment of Morrow mayor ‘invalid’

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.

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Remembering the Atlanta

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.

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Morrow mayor’s fate decided in secret?

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.

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Obama wins Clayton in a landslide

Clayton County voters overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama’s bid for another four years in the White House Tuesday.

Clayton voter turnout hits 11 percent mark

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.