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Curt Yeomans

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Tara Boulevard, Ga. 54 traffic stopped by accident

Clayton County Sheriff’s Office advising drivers to use alternate routes

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers to avoid the intersection of Tara Boulevard and Ga. 54 this afternoon because of an accident that has blocked traffic.

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Pike Place Market’s fish can fly, but could they please keep their distance?

My adventure with Seattle’s flying fresh salmon

I was entranced by this one shop in Seattle’s Pike Place Market because the workers would entertain customers by throwing big salmon to each other.

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Historical Jonesboro will revive days gone by at Tara Ball

Event at Eagle’s Landing Country Club will mark first such ball in 21st century

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. will resurrect its Civil War-themed Tara Ball Saturday night at the Eagle’s Landing Country Club in Stockbridge.

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Henry Ransom paintings, drawings on display in Arts Clayton Gallery exhibit

Georgia native’s evolution as an artist featured in display

The Arts Clayton Gallery is hosting a two-month exhibit of Henry Ransom’s work, titled ‘Henry Ransom: Evolution of a Georgia Artist,’ through the end of September.

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Good Shepherd Clinic preparing to hold annual Tomato Sandwich Party Fundraiser

Morrow clinic provides medical care to the uninsured

The Good Shepherd Clinic will hold its 12th Annual Tomato Sandwich Party fundraiser Saturday at the Morrow Center in Morrow.

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Finding my youth in the EMP Museum

The EMP Museum in Seattle will hit you with a wave of music video history from your youth.

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Half of I-75 south shut down for maintenance

Southbound traffic on I-75 is backed up for at least two miles this afternoon because of construction work at the Ga. 54 exit in Morrow.

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Climbing a mountain to see a mountain

Count driving up a mountain as one of my least favorite experiences.

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David Perdue talks local support, need for change during visit | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Republican Senate candidate David Perdue stood before a standing room only crowd in McDonough Thursday night and asked supporters to continue standing behind him.

Republican Senate candidates optimistic about Southern Crescent support | PHOTOS | VIDEO

The two remaining Republicans vying for their party’s nomination for Saxby Chambliss’ soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat feel good about their chances.

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Marking another couple of travel notches

I’m about to make another couple of notches on my figurative travel walking stick.

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Jonesboro celebrates July 4 with fun run, parade

Jonesboro celebrates July 4 with fun run, parade

Hundreds of area residents weren’t about to let the parade pass them by Friday.

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Patriotic posters from the National Archives | PHOTOS

A gallery of World War II from the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Forest Park firemen win inaugural Southside Firefighter’s Team Competition

Forest Park firemen win inaugural Southside Firefighter’s Team Competition

Forest Park firefighters didn’t have to wait to hear their names called as the overall winners of the inaugural Southside Firefighter’s Team Competition Saturday.

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Vintage fire trucks on display at firefighters competition

Several vintage fire trucks were on display at the Southside Firefighters Team Competition in Morrow Saturday.

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Firefighters converge on Morrow for Southside Firefighters Team Competition

Five teams competed in the Southside Firefighters Team Competition in Morrow Saturday.

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Residents encouraged to spend time outdoors during national recreation month

Residents encouraged to spend time outdoors during national recreation month

“Out” will be “in” at Clayton County parks next month.

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Oh, to return to Wimbledon and its ivy

So Wimbledon started this week, and I’ve gotta say I’m missing those hallowed grounds.

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Caribbean festival defies rain, entertains crowds

A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of residents who visited Clayton County International Park to experience Caribbean culture Saturday.

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Clayton children participate in ‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’

Clayton children participate in ‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’

Clayton County Parks and Recreation participated in the ‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’ world record attempt last week.

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Clayton commissioners weigh proposed MARTA referendum | PHOTOS

Supporters of mass transit’s return to Clayton County gathered outside the county’s Board of Commissioners office to pray for buses and trains Monday night.

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Clayton children participate in ‘World’s Largest Swim Lesson’ | PHOTOS

Check out our new photo gallery of area children learning how to swim at the Steve Lundquist Aquatic Center as part of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson.

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Caribbean festival perserveres despite rain | PHOTOS

Check out our photo gallery from the Caribbean Association of Georgia’s fifth annual Atlanta Caribbean Cultural Celebration that was held at Clayton County Intnernational Park Saturday.

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Dozens of anglers vie for biggest catch at Clayton County fishing derby

Anglers vie for biggest catch at county derby

Riley Braithwaite had never gone fishing before last weekend, but a gift from her godparents opened the door to new adventures.

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Spots still available for Arts Clayton golf tournament

It’s not too late to sign up for the group’s annual 11th annual Allan Vigil Ford Lincoln Golf Classic.

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Arts Clayton camps end with a roar at ‘Jungle Book’ production

Arts Clayton camps end with a roar at ‘Jungle Book’ production

Arts Clayton’s summer campers donned their best face paint last Friday for one last bow.

Griwsell Senior Center hosting first-ever Caribbean celebration

The J. Charley Griswell Senior Center already holds events to commemorate Cajun and Irish cultures, but now it’s heading to the islands.

Georgia Archives expanding to five-day operations week July 15

The Georgia Archives will return to a five-day-a-week operating schedule next month for the first time in several years, the University System of Georgia has announced.

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Stately Oaks Plantation turns 175

Historical Jonesboro celebrates anniversary with a birthday party

History aficionados gathered in Stately Oaks’ Bethel Schoolhouse Sunday to celebrate one of Clayton County’s oldest structures.

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Arts Clayton summer campers swing into second week | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Arts Clayton summer campers swing into second week

Southern Crescent kids are turning into disco-dancing animals in Jonesboro.

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Curtain falls on Week One at Arts Clayton summer camps| PHOTOS| VIDEO

Arts Clayton's Kaleidoscope and Young Teen camps reached their midway points Friday.

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Holding company announces plans to buy Olde Towne Morrow

College football stadium, hotels planned for site

Olde Towne Morrow may be back — with a 30,000-seat college football stadium.

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What does it take to earn $15?

Sometimes I have little faith in the world’s ability to move on.

Some land in Jonesboro-county transfer owned by News Daily

Jonesboro may not be getting everything it hoped for with a piece of property they are being offered as a gift from the county.

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Governor set to make major Clayton County economic development announcement

Gov. Nathan Deal is set to make a major economic development announcement concerning Clayton County at the state Capitol next week, his office has announced.

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State Art Collection Tour arrives in Jonesboro

State Art Collection Tour arrives in Jonesboro

Arts Clayton Gallery Manager Teri Williamson got to do something Friday that the public rarely gets to see her do at the gallery.

Arts Clayton has a few summer camp spots left

Arts Clayton’s summer camps begin next week but Camp Administrator Elizabeth Gower said she still has room for a few more kids.

Morrow to use Olde Towne for ‘Screen on the Green’

A failed city-owned commercial development in Morrow will become a center of activity again next month for the first time in three and a half years.

Morrow to declare itself ‘Open For Business’ next week

Officials in Morrow want businesses and developers to know they are still here.

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Humane Society quilt sale fundraiser one week away

Quilts and Fixins’ annual Dogs and Cats Quilt Sale fundraiser for the Clayton County Humane Society will be held next Saturday.

Morrow to make proposed budget presentation June 10

Residents of Morrow will find out the financial forecast for their city in a week and a half.

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Families flock to The BEACH for first opening day since 2012

Skylar Harris waded into the kiddie pool at Clayton County International Park with her father Saturday and mostly took in her surroundings.

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Opening Day: The re-opening of The BEACH in pictures

The re-opening of The BEACH in pictures

A picture page of the re-opening of The BEACH.

Audubon society hosting bird watching walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve Wednesday

The Atlanta Audubon Society will host a nature walk at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve today that’s for the birds.

Front Porch Players change June 8 ‘Miracle Worker’ show time

One of the performances of The Front Porch Players’ production of “The Miracle Worker” will experience a slight time shift, the acting troupe has announced.

Brazilian Beach Soccer youth camps heading to Jonesboro next week

The FIFA World Cup is nearly half a month away but youths from across metro Atlanta will be able to get ready for the international soccer competition by learning about a unique variation on the sport.

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Clayton County Head Start holds annual International Day celebration

Clayton County Head Start holds annual International Day celebration

Clayton County Head Start held its annual International Day celebration Friday.

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The Beach returns this weekend |VIDEO |PHOTOS

After nearly two years, The Beach at Clayton County International Park is ready to re-open.

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Clayton County transferring ownership of burnt out building to Jonesboro

City will replace old Clayton Center building with green space

The shell of a burned out county-owned building in Jonesboro that has been vacant and boarded up for three and a half years may soon be gone with the bulldozer.

Benoit claims irregularies in BOE District 8 election

A Clayton County Board of Education candidate claims voting machine errors cost him a chance to unseat school board Vice-Chairwoman Alieka Anderson this week.