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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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Document may outline support, accreditation concerns
Clayton County Public Schools officials and school board are expected to hear from the county’s seven mayors in coming days voicing concerns regarding a new accreditation crisis facing the school system.
The Rotary Clubs of Clayton County and Lake Spivey will drive golf balls down the fairway Friday to raise money for numerous charities.
In a written statement, State Sen. Gail Davenport said a school board candidates forum will be held Thursday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Greater St. Peter African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 9540 Fayetteville Road, in Jonesboro.
Several residents who follow Jonesboro politics closely believe one of their city councilmen deserves a second chance after he was arrested last week and charged with driving under the influence.
A bonding company withdrew its guaranty Friday for a McDonough man facing 24 counts related to child molestation and other sex charges.
Write-in opponent calls announcement 'incredulous'
The Clayton County Democratic Party is asking voters to re-elect Victor Hill as sheriff on Nov. 6 while simultaneously accusing his write-in opponent of betraying the party.
“Fashionatta” will be held Sunday, at 3 p.m., at the Morrow conference center, 1180 Southlake Circle, in Morrow.
Jonesboro may replace leaky roof for cops
An aging, patchwork roof at Jonesboro Police Department Headquarters needs to be replaced. But city officials can’t agree on how to fix it, leaving the two-story building looking like a scene out of Noah’s Ark when heavy rains fall.
Blood-alcohol level was 0.239 grams
Clayton County police arrested Jonesboro City Councilman Joe Compton after he allegedly drove his car into a neighbor's mailbox Wednesday evening, said Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen.
A dozen rental inquiries made before opening
Approximately 250 people toured the new Lake City Community Center Saturday during its open house, which was the public’s first opportunity to see the inside of the center.
JONESBORO — Retired Clayton County Public Schools administrator Luvenia Jackson officially returned to the district Monday morning, when she was sworn in as the school system’s interim superintendent.
LOS ANGELES — Bluesy guitar man Phillip Phillips is the new "American Idol," defeating teenage songbird Jessica Sanchez.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Before the NFL draft began, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff knew his team would not create a national buzz.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Army has filed murder charges against four soldiers in the shooting deaths of an ex-soldier who had been part of their brigade and his girlfriend, a spokesman for Fort Stewart in Georgia said Wednesday.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Authorities blamed violent storms for the death of an 83-year-old Georgia woman Saturday as vicious weather pounded the state for a second straight day.