Georgia News


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.

CSU’s Baker to lead southeastern librarians

The next leader of the Southeastern Library Association is a long-time fixture in the Southern Crescent’s library scene.

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Georgia Archives funding fight still looms

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.

Morrow refunding erroneous permit fees

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.

Archives reversal delicious for Clayton eateries

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.

Georgia Archives will be open half-a-month

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.

Mayors penning SACS letter to BOE

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.

Rotary teeing up for charity

The Rotary Clubs of Clayton County and Lake Spivey will drive golf balls down the fairway Friday to raise money for numerous charities.

Citizens, clergy to query BOE candidates

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.

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Jonesboro residents support councilman after arrest

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.

Accused child molester back in jail

A bonding company withdrew its guaranty Friday for a McDonough man facing 24 counts related to child molestation and other sex charges.

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Democrats throw support behind Hill

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.

Variety of styles planned for Fashionatta

“Fashionatta” will be held Sunday, at 3 p.m., at the Morrow conference center, 1180 Southlake Circle, in Morrow.

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Police headquarters or Noah’s Ark?

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.

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Jonesboro City Councilman Compton arrested on DUI charge

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.