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Loganville teacher wins SCNI, Visit Florida’s trip and car contest

Loganville resident Joshua Ludke won Southern Community Newspaper Inc. and Visit Florida’s trip and car give-a-way contest.

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Loganville teacher wins SCNI, Visit Florida’s trip and car contest

Loganville resident Joshua Ludke won Southern Community Newspaper Inc. and Visit Florida’s trip and car give-a-way contest.

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Thousands rallying around petition to add hip hop group 'OutKast' on Stone Mountain

Thousands of people signed a petition to add the popular hip hop group, OutKast, to the side of Stone Mountain.

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The memories I take with me

Curt Yeomans says farewell to Clayton and Henry counties.

National Weather Service issues wind chill advisory through Friday morning

Temperatures in the teens expected for tonight and Thursday night

Cold temperatures are expected for Clayton and Henry counties from Wednesday night until Friday morning.

Clayton County schools closed Tuesday because of hazardous weather threat

Clayton County schools announces closure for Tuesday.

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YEOMANS: Time to move on to bigger challenges

Digital journalist Curt Yeomans announces his departure from the newspaper.

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Bidders: Lee Street Park renovations will cost at least $3.3 million

Jonesboro rethinking plans in attempt to cut costs

Jonesboro officials are taking another look at the proposed Lee Street Park renovation plans after high bids were turned in for the work.

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Art Clayton announces winners of annual Juried Art Competition | PHOTOS

Arts Clayton announced the winners of its Juried Art Competition Friday night.

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U.S. Congressman David Scott recognizes Clayton service academy nominees

U.S. Congressman David Scott recognized eight Clayton County residents with nominations for service academy appointments Saturday.

Jonesboro sets earlier start time for business meetings

Zoning rules for home occupations also tightened

Jonesboro City Council voted to change the time of its monthly business meeting Monday.

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Arts Clayton features Georgia Artists with Disabilities competition winners

The Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro is hosting the Georgia Artists with Disabilities competition exhibit through the end of the month.

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Preston Williams, Montrell Custis highlight large Lovejoy signing class

Williams signs with Tennessee while Custis is headed for Ole Miss

Lovejoy High School sees 14 football players sign scholarships with colleges Wednesday.

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East Carolina signee Darius Anderson leads record-setting class at Mundy's Mill

Mundy’s Mill High School had a record number of football players signing scholarships Wednesday.

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Former Southern Regional Medical Center CEO Jim Crissey honored by Chamber of Commerce for work with healthcare

Former Southern Regional Medical Center CEO Jim Crissey received the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Lifetime Achievement Award over the weekend.

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Clayton State’s Tim Hynes recognized by Chamber of Commerce for community service

Clayton State University President Tim Hynes received the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Carl G. Rhodenizer Community Service Award on Saturday.

Jonesboro leaders review parade planning after larger-than-expected MLK event

Officials focusing on staging area locations

Jonesboro officials are reviewing staging areas for parade after larger-than-expected MLK parade.

Wrestlers aim to pin area titles this weekend

Area wrestling competitions will be held this weekend.

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Maria Torres brings wealth of sports writing experience as new Henry reporter

Henry County residents joins Herald staff as part of its new sports team

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Clayton News, Henry Herald launching National Signing Day web page

The Clayton News and Henry Herald are launching a website where readers can get all of their information about National Signing Day.

Three residents qualify for Jonesboro City Council special election

Jonesboro officials announced three candidates have qualified to run in the special election to fill Randy Segner’s vacant seat.

Cardinals top Spain Park at Hilton Invitational

The Jonesboro Cardinals beat the Spain Park Jaguars 64-58 at the Hilton Invitational in Norcross Saturday.

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National Weather Service issues wind advisory as powerful gusts whip through Georgia

Winds as strong 35 mph expected, traces of snow also possible

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for much of Georgia as powerful gusts are expected today.

FBI gives 'all clear' after bomb threat hoax at Hartsfield-Jackson

Law enforcement targeting Twitter account in investigation

The FBI and Atlanta police are investigating a Twitter account tied to a bomb threat at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Jonesboro officials strut at Walk and Talk Wednesdays kickoff | VIDEO

Jonesboro kicked off its Walk and Talk Wednesdays this week.

National Archives at Atlanta, genealogy group to highlight Reconstruction Era at Black History Month Symposium

The National Archives at Atlanta and the Atlanta chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society will highlight the Reconstruction Era at their annual Black History Month symposium.

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GDOT sets higher speed limit on I-75, I-85 in Clayton County

The Georgia Department of Transportation is raising speed limits on I-75 and I-85 in Clayton County.

Stately Oaks to host wedding vow renewals on Valentine’s Day

Historical Jonesboro will hold wedding vow renewal ceremonies at Stately Oaks on Valentine’s Day.

Gov. Nathan Deal names Clayton, Henry officials to Education Reform Commission

State Rep. Mike Glanton, Locust Grove Middle School Principal Anthony Townsend among 34 appointees

Gov. Nathan Deal named State Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) and Locust Grove Middle School Principal Anthony Townsend among 34 appointees to a statewide Education Reform Commission Wednesday.

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Jonesboro officials aiming to improve health, wellness for employees through new programs | VIDEO

Jonesboro City Clerk Ricky Clark discusses new health and wellness initiatives the city is rolling out for employees.

Home of ‘Gone With The Wind’ seeks to carve out its branding identity

The city of Jonesboro has put out a request for proposals for a new branding strategy.

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Arts Clayton Gallery named a stop for traveling Smithsonian exhibit | VIDEO

Jonesboro gallery is the only metro Atlanta location on statewide tour

The Georgia Humanities Council has chosen the Arts Clayton Gallery as one of 12 sites in Georgia that will host a sports-themed traveling Smithsonian exhibit next year.

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Gov. Nathan Deal promises King statue to recognize state's Civil Rights history | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Gov. Nathan Deal talks about plans to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a statue at the state Capitol.

National Retail Federation said 2014 holiday sales highest in three years

The National Retail Federation announced Wednesday that holiday retail sales hit their highest peak since 2011 amid a boost of consumer confidence and lower gas prices.

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Jonesboro taps Councilman Billy Powell to be mayor pro tem

The Jonesboro City Council made several annual appointments Monday, including the city’s mayor pro tem position.

Prayer breakfast, ecumenical service honoring MLK set for this weekend

Annual prayer breakfast and ecumenical service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. set for this weekend.

Jonesboro leaders approve lower speed limit for Ga. 54

City Council OKs state-allowed 40 mph limit, but wants it even lower

The Jonesboro City Council has reluctantly adopted a lower speed limit for Jonesboro Road.

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Gov. Nathan Deal focuses on new beginnings for Georgia residents in inaugural address | PHOTOS

Governor highlights prison reforms, charter schools in speech

Gov. Nathan Deal began his second term Monday by focusing on new beginnings for those residents who have lost their liberties and the youngest residents who are not yet old enough to exercise their political will at the ballot box.

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Gov. Nathan Deal set to be sworn in to second term Monday

Governor will participate in full slate of inauguration week events

Gov. Nathan Deal’s office has released details of events surrounding his inauguration.

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Boston picked to be American bid city for 2024 summer Olympics | POLL

Would be first U.S. city since Atlanta to host summer games if chosen

The USOC announced American bid city for the 2024 summer Olympics and Paralympics Thursday.

Bitter cold expected through Thursday morning

Parents from Clayton and Henry counties will want to bundle their kids in extra clothing when they head to the bus stop Thursday morning.

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Elvis' legacy lives on in National Archives at Atlanta's holdings as 80th birthday approaches | PHOTOS | POLL

Fans of Elvis Presley can find records related to him at the National Archives at Atlanta.

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Jonesboro Road speed limit may drop in City of Jonesboro limits — again

Previous low limit of 35 mph was set without state permission

After a snafu involving a 35 mph speed limit, Jonesboro has the state’s permission to lower the speed limit on a portion of Jonesboro Road to 40 mph.

Jonesboro set to finalize special election plans for vacant council seat

Winner will fill remainder of Randy Segner’s unexpired term

Jonesboro officials announced preliminary plans to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Randy Segner Monday.

Jonesboro set to appoint comprehensive plan steering committee next week

The Jonesboro City Council will vote next week to appoint a seven-member steering committee which will work with city staffers and the Atlanta Regional Commission to craft a new comprehensive plan for the town.

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Jonesboro may give blessing to second Rotary Spring Sprint race

The Jonesboro City Council will vote next week on whether to let the Lake Spivey Rotary Club hold its second Spring Sprint race in the city.

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Clayton welcomed many businesses in 2014

Clayton County saw several major business announcements in 2014 as one company after another revealed plans to move to the county or expand existing facilities.

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‘BAE’ tops university’s list of words that should be banned

Lake Superior State University also included ‘cra-cra,’ ‘polar vortex’ and ‘foodie’ on 40th annual list

Lake Superior State University released its 40th Annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness Thursday.

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Chick-fil-A announces possible credit, debit card breach

Eating more chicken may have put Chick-fil-A customers at risk of credit card fraud, the popular fast food chain announced Wednesday.