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Curt Yeomans

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Freeze warning issued for Wednesday morning

The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued a freeze warning for north Georgia, including parts of the Southern Crescent.

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Clayton County commissioners still reviewing ethics advisors recommendations

Chairman said policy proposal may come soon

The head of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners’ ethics advisory committee said he believes the county is working on an ethics proposal even though little has been said publicly about the issue in more than four months.

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Primary election voter registration deadline looms

Georgia’s May 20 party primary is just over a month away, but a key deadline related to that election is right around the corner.

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Family Dollar announces 370 store closures

Locations will be shuttered for poor performance

The largest operator of “dollar stores” in Clayton County announced plans to close hundreds of locations because of poor performance across the nationwide chain, company officials announced Thursday.

Clayton named metro area's sixth most connected county

Clayton County is the sixth most connected county in a metro area that was noted in a new study for having more urban sprawl than any other metropolitan area, according to the report.

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Morrow may re-shuffle deck of departments

City manager wants new org chart approved

The departments within Morrow’s government may soon be shuffled for the second time in less than three years, according to plans unveiled by the city’s top administrator this week.

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Jonesboro officer’s debts focus of termination appeal

A former Jonesboro police officer told the city council this week he was fired because he owed a business money for a 73-inch television, but police department officials said there were deeper issues involved.

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Southern Regional CEO will address hospital’s financial needs at forum Saturday

A group of community activists will partner with Divine Faith Ministries International this weekend to raise awareness about issues facing Southern Regional Medical Center.

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L.A. company announces purchase of Southlake Mall

More than a year after it was put up for auction on the steps of Clayton County’s courthouse, Southlake Mall has a new owner.

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Clayton residents enjoy nature and Wild Azalea Festival

Nicholas Wahrmann and his brothers, Ryan and Jonathan, got up close and personal with “Millie” at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve in Morrow Saturday.

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Stockbridge couple organizing ‘MayDay’ marriage equality protest

Stockbridge residents Jazzie and Sonny Jones-Smith were on their way to a son’s wedding in Martha’s Vineyard when they decided to take the plunge themselves.

County, school system will provide free summer meals for children

Clayton County children who rely on free or reduced price school breakfasts and lunches for two meals a day during a school year will have a meal option this summer.

BOC re-awards sidewalk contract after certification mistake

Lowest bidder was incorrectly disqualified in January

Clayton County commissioners needed a mulligan this week to fix a mistake that eliminated the lowest bidder on the Stockbridge Road sidewalk project earlier this year.

County reaches agreement to investigate landfill at proposed Animal Control site

Clayton County commissioners agreed this week to pay as much as $9,000 to have a former landfill removed from the proposed site of the county’s new Animal Control facility.

Morrow leaders will discuss Olde Towne, re-organization at work session

The failed commercial development that won’t go away will rear its head again in Morrow next week.

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Arts Clayton kicking off summer camp registrations

Everything old is eventually new again, whether its an annual summer camp or a decade of wild fashions.

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Fowl feeders

County will install vending machines for animal food at International Park

Clayton County Parks and Recreation officials hope new vending machines at International Park will be all they’re quacked up to be.

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Some commissioners raise issues with animal euthanasia services bidding process

Pike County company gets contract anyway

A Pike County-based veterinarian narrowly won the right to continue euthanizing cats and dogs at the Clayton County Animal Control facility Tuesday after some county commissioners questioned the bidding process.

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BOC issues proclamations to cancer survivors, students and school officials

Clayton County commission Vice-Chairwoman Shana Rooks, third from left, presents a proclamation to 6-year old Hailey Bankhead, who is fighting to raise awareness of childhood cancers through her family’s nonprofit group, the Hailey Bankhead Foundation. Bankhead was diagnosed with Stage 4 Wilm’s Cancer in January 2013. The foundation will partner with the Clayton County Police Department to host its second annual 5K run and walk Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Gerald Matthews Sports Complex, 1935 McDonough Road in Lovejoy. Anyone interested in participating in the event can register online at (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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VFW LAdies Auxiliary raises $1,150 to help haven for veterans families

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5080 Ladies Auxiliary raised a lot of dough to help families of hospitalized veterans over the weekend.

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Wild Azalea Festival blossoms again Saturday

The Fifth Annual Wild Azalea Festival will be held Saturday at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve.

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‘The View’ co-host Sherri Shepherd promoting wig line in Morrow Saturday

Women from across the Southern Crescent are invited to take a little time to enjoy the view with daytime talk show host Sherri Shepherd this weekend.

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Clayton officials expect big impact from aerotropolis

Clayton County government, business and economic development leaders said they are giddy about the possibilities available to them through the formation of the recently announced Aerotropolis Alliance.

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Jonesboro finishing preparations for Lee Street Park renovations

Summer is a time when school is out, children are playing outdoors and parks tend to get a little busier. But this summer will likely be marked with the load clanging and the roaring engines of construction equipment in Jonesboro’s Lee Street Park.

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Thousands show up for congressional jobs fair

Thousands of job seekers lined up at the Georgia International Convention Center Friday morning to be one of the first people in the door at Congressman David Scott’s annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair.

Airport area economic development group announced

Nearly half of Clayton County could see an economic boost from a new group designed to spur growth around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, regional business and government officials announced Friday.

Officials will announce airport-area development alliance Friday

Metro Atlanta government and business leaders will unveil an effort to spur economic development around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport today.

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No excuses for boredom this weekend

A bit of movie history is coming to metro Atlanta this weekend and I’m so excited.

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Morrow leaders may take ‘field trip’ to movie theaters

The Morrow City Council may take the phrase “Let’s all go to the movies” to a whole new level.

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Countdown to Tri City application underway

Timeline leading to application date released

Officials from Lake City, Forest Park and Morrow have unveiled their time line to prepare a redevelopment plan that could bring an economic boon to the three cities.

Riverdale seeking residents input on recreation programming

Recreation officials in Riverdale want to know what programs and classes residents would like to see offered by the city.

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Riverdale bestows new honors on aspiring aviator

The honors keep piling up for for North Clayton High School senior Deja Shimone Fambro.

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Southern Regional CEO: Hospital programs help community

While the hospital was not the main topic of inquiries posed by residents during a SPLOST forum last week, it was the only non-economic development-related issue that provoked questions.

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More than 4,200 jobs available at congressional employment fair

Local job seekers will vie for more than 4,200 jobs Friday when Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) holds his 11th annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair.

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Trial run: Rotary Club’s inaugural ‘Spring Spring’ was preparation for the future

Rotary Club’s inaugural ‘Spring Spring’ was preparation for the future

In many ways, the Lake Spivey Rotary Club’s inaugural Spring Sprint was like a test run for organizers and several participants.

National Weather Service issues wind advisory, freeze warning

The National Weather Service is warning residents to be careful of hazardous weather expected to roll through the area Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Senate OKs Clayton County MARTA referendum

Bill awaits governor’s signature

Clayton County voters may go to the polls by the end of the year to decide whether the county should join MARTA.

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Good Shepherd Clinic recognizes ‘pillars’ of Clayton County community

Good Shepherd Clinic recognizes leaders in Clayton County

Five “pillars” of Clayton County were recognized Thursday for their contributions to the community.

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Changing seasons: Spring has officially arrived in Clayton County

Spring has officially arrived in Clayton County

Change is in the air this week after a cold winter that brought two ice storms to metro Atlanta.

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Clayton County commissioners promote transparency with Sunshine Week proclamation

Clayton County commission Chairman Jeff Turner presents county information technology Director Brett Lavender, center, with a proclamation from the Board of Commissioners Tuesday in honor of National Sunshine Week.

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Ga House OKs Seay’s agriculture museum legislation

Bill now headed to governor’s desk

A museum recognizing Georgia’s agricultural history at the state Capital is just a flick of a pen away from becoming a reality.

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Economic development dominates SPLOST forum discussions

Although Southern Regional Medical Center’s financial situation has dominated talks amongst officials about the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, many residents at a forum Tuesday wanted to talk about something else.

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Beware of the world outside your doorstep

Beware of the polar bears in near Ny-Alesund, Norway. They might attack you.

PTAs holding BOE, BOC candidate forum today

Clayton County residents will be able to see and hear the candidates seeking seats on the county school board and commission this weekend.

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Commissioner Edmondson, BOC recognize Jonesboro’s basketball championship

Clayton County Commissioner Michael Edmondson presents a proclamation to the Jonesboro High School boys basketball team Tuesday for winning the Class AAAA state championship.

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Rotary Club Spring Sprint set for Saturday

The Lake Spivey Rotary Club has gotten on its mark, it’s gotten set and it’s ready to go.

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BOC proclaims March 25 as Master Gardeners Day

Clayton County commission Chairman Jeff Turner, center, presented master gardeners in the county with a proclamation Tuesday declaring March 25 to be Master Gardener’s Day.

County offering resume writing class Wednesday

Clayton County Human Resources officials will help residents write the document that will determine whether they get a job they are pursuing.

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Turner: County employees may get raises

Clayton County employees have gone more than half a decade without a pay raise, but that could soon change.

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PD official: Budget for new Animal Control shelter intact

Funding for a new animal control shelter will not be cut, a high-ranking Clayton County police official confirmed Monday.