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Families moved out of condemned trailer park

More than 20 families have been displaced after Clayton County police shut down a Jonesboro trailer park because water service was disconnected Aug. 1 for nonpayment.

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Clayton BOC amends car sales ordinance

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Tuesday to amend a county ordinance, which bans people from parking a car for sale in a public right-of-way, to grant exemptions to owners of new, and used, car dealerships.

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Chamber of Commerce extends Leadership Clayton deadline

Although the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce initially required applications for its 2011-2012 Leadership Clayton program to be turned in by last Friday, the group has announced people have a couple more days to sign up.

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Chamber of Commerce extends Leadership Clayton deadline

Although the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce initially required applications for its 2011-2012 Leadership Clayton program to be turned in last Friday, the group has announced people have a couple more days to sign up.

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Clayton residents protest proposed tax increase

Several Clayton County residents criticized the county's Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, arguing that a proposed 5-mill millage rate, or property tax, increase is too high for taxpayers to handle.

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Clayton health board joins social media world

Do you "Like" the Clayton County Board of Health?

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BOE approves $1.2 million contract with sheriff's office

The Clayton County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $1.2 million contract with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office on Monday, after weeks of public hearings and community members raising questions about the legality of the contract.

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BOC approves creation of county manager post

After a lengthy debate by its members, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners narrowly voted to create an administrative county manager position on Tuesday.

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BOE approves $1.2 million contract with sheriff's office

The Clayton County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $1.2 million contract with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office on Monday, after weeks of public hearings and community members raising questions about the legality of the contract.

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BOE approves $1.4 million contract with sheriff's office

The Clayton County Board of Education (BOE) approved a $1.4 million contract with the Clayton County Sheriff's Office on Monday, after weeks of public hearings and community members raising questions about the legality of the contract.

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BOC to vote on county manager ordinance

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to deal with an ordinance to create a county manager position tonight, a week earlier than previously expected, according to a copy of the agenda for this evening's commission meeting.

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BOC weighing county manager position - again

The debate about whether Clayton County needs an un-elected county administrator to run its affairs has begun anew, with a proposed ordinance that would set the wheels in motion to create a county manager position.

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SACS celebration scheduled for Clayton Schools

Clayton County Public Schools is teaming up with county business and civic leaders to throw a community bash to celebrate the school district regaining its full Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation status -- free of the "probationary" strings that had been attached for the last two years.

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Clayton County GrassRoots: Looking for future leaders

The Clayton County GrassRoots Leadership Institute (GRLI) is still accepting applications for the 2011 training program, in an effort to give more time, and opportunity, to interested, potential participants.

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Clayton County GrassRoots: Looking for future leaders

The Clayton County GrassRoots Leadership Institute (GRLI) is still accepting applications for the 2011 training program, in an effort to give more time, and opportunity, to interested, potential participants.

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County department heads protest employee furloughs

A half dozen Clayton County department heads -- including the county's top prosecutor and tax commissioner -- have pleaded with the county commissioners not to approve 14 furlough days as part of the fiscal year 2012 budget.

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BOC renews CASA grant agreement with state

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a $38,249.03 grant agreement from the Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, on behalf of the county's juvenile court system, and its CASA branch.

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Juneteenth celebration to be revived in Clayton

After a seven year absence, a big celebration designed to commemorate an African American holiday, is coming back to Clayton County, according to a state senator who is overseeing the event's planning.

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Bell: Clayton's projected revenues down for 2012

Revenues for Clayton County's government could be down as much as $23 million in fiscal year 2012, said the chairman of the county's Board of Commissioners.

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Bell: Clayton's projected revenues down for 2012

Revenues for Clayton County's government could be down as much as $23 million in fiscal year 2012, said the chairman of the county's Board of Commissioners.

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Clayton neighborhood stabilization office to host housing fair

Clayton County's Office of Neighborhood Stabilization has announced it will host a "County Housing Fair" on Saturday, in Forest Park.

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Clayton government to close Friday for furloughs

Want to check out a book at the Clayton County library on Friday? Not going to happen.

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BOC approves traffic signal agreement with state

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, on Tuesday, to turn over control of traffic signals on two state routes in the county to the Georgia Department of Transportation's (DOT) Regional Traffic Operations Program.

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Health board announces teen pregnancy summit

The Clayton County Board of Health is planning to observe Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month by calling on local teenagers and their parents, to attend a summit, and expo, focusing on teen-related issues this weekend, the health department has announced.

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Jonesboro will hold Sunday alcohol referendum

When Jonesboro residents go to the polls this fall, they will be voting on whether they want alcohol sold in the city on Sundays, in addition to choosing a mayor and three city councilmembers.

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Foster, adoptive parents honored tonight

Foster children are always in need of a welcoming home, and some people are more willing than others, to open their doors for these youngsters.

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Foster, adoptive parents honored tonight

Foster children are always in need of a welcoming home, and some people are more willing than others, to open their doors for these youngsters.

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Lampl: 'I'd do Olde Towne again'

Morrow City Councilman John Lampl said Tuesday that he would "do it again" if he was given a mulligan on how he developed the city's costly, and controversial, Olde Towne Morrow project.

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Lampl: 'I'd do Olde Towne again'

Morrow City Councilman John Lampl said Tuesday that he would "do it again" if he was given a mulligan on how he developed the city's costly, and controversial, Olde Towne Morrow project.

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Residents can dispose of hazardous waste Saturday

Clayton County residents will be able to safely dispose of hazardous waste, at no cost, during a Saturday event organized by the Clayton County Water Authority, according to a spokesperson for the authority.

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Questions raised over commissioner's European trip

Frequent observers of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners want to know what Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph did during a November 2010 trip to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and how much it cost the county.

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Questions raised over commissioner's European trip

Frequent observers of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners want to know what Commission Vice Chairman Wole Ralph did during a November 2010 trip to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and how much it cost the county.

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BOC denies church expansion

Plans to expand a Riverdale church were denied Clayton County commissioners Tuesday night, with tempers flaring before, and after, the unanimous vote.

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BOC denies church expansion

Plans to expand a Riverdale church were denied by Clayton County commissioners Tuesday night, with tempers flaring before, and after, the unanimous vote.

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Clayton's interim fire chief made permanent

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted, Tuesday night, to make the acting fire chief's position a permanent one for Jeff Hood.

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Clayton's interim fire chief made permanent

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted, Tuesday night, to make the acting fire chief's position a permanent one for Jeff Hood.

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Leadership group accepting applications

People interested in developing their leadership skills, and using their talents to serve the needs of the Clayton County community, have a chance to apply for a program that will help them achieve those goals.

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Clayton's transportation wish list extensive

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners put a major emphasis on mass transit projects as part of its recently approved $1.1 billion wish list for an upcoming regional transportation sales tax referendum.

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Clayton's transportation wish list extensive

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners put a major emphasis on mass transit projects as part of its recently approved $1.1 billion wish list for an upcoming regional transportation sales tax referendum.

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DA: BOC resolution could constitute a felony

Three Clayton County commissioners may have committed a felony Tuesday when they passed a resolution to prevent county attorneys from testifying before a grand jury that is investigating the county's finance director, according to District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.

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