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Curt Yeomans

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Clayton conservation district, extension office partnering for tree give-a-way

Clayton County residents are being asked to plant the seeds for the county’s future on Georgia Arbor Day.

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Officials sorting out what’s next in HB 399’s wake

Clayton County officials are sorting out what to do next in the wake of the state Senate’s decision to pass legislation that bars the county from collecting property taxes on leases at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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Auditors list numerous problems in forensic report of finance dept.

Clayton County commissioners got their first taste of a forecoming forensic audit report on the county’s finance department Tuesday and it was biting criticism of the department’s former leader.

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Officials praise Merkison’s leadership during winter storm

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week was intended to highlight the importance of bad weather Tuesday.

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My harrowing winter storm experience, part 2

Don’t ever mess with someone who suffers panic attacks. It won’t end pretty.

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Arts Clayton to announce art competition winners tonight

Gallery manager: ‘This is really one of the best shows we’ve ever hung’

It was luck, said Arts Clayton Gallery Manager Teri Williamson, that brought together a collection of 58 juried art competition entries that compliment each other.

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Congressman David Scott nominates Clayton trio for service academy appointments

Mundy’s Mill High School senior Briana Stokes dreams of one day serving as a judge advocate general in the U.S. Air Force.

Jonesboro Days to return this year

After a one-year absence, Jonesboro Days is on track to return this spring.

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Deal appoints Glanton to emergency task force

A newly created task force designed to improve the way Georgia responds to severe weather emergencies will include one voice from Clayton County.

State Senate passes ‘devastating’ HB 399 despite Clayton’s pleas

After a long fight, legislation that prohibits Clayton County from collecting property taxes from concessionaires at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has cleared the Georgia General Assembly.

Reynolds Nature Preserve supporters to fight invaders with clean up day

Native plants threatened by Kudzu, privet

Foreign invaders are threatening to strangle the life out of the natives at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve, according to a group of preserve supporters.

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District 74 Business and Community Day postponed after storm

Residents who wanted to join state Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Ellenwood) at the state Capital to celebrate District 74 Business and Community Day Friday will have to wait a little longer to do so.

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Clayton County featured on 2014 state travel guide cover

Clayton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Marketing Director Beth Bailey said she was relieved Tuesday when she was finally allowed to talk about a big secret that she’d been keeping for months.

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Snow arrives in Clayton County

Here is some of the scenes from the Jonesboro and Morrow areas as snow began to fall in Clayton County Tuesday.

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Snow buries local governments for days

Even governments have their limits and fighting Mother Nature may be one of them.

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Clayton County crippled by Leon’s winter blast

The road that leads to Tara was more like an ice skating rink this week as Winter Storm Leon shutdown roadways and governments alike in Clayton County.

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My harrowing winter storm experience, part 1

I learned a new meaning to fear this week and its name is “Snow.”

National Archives at Atlanta hosting symposium on civil rights and the railroad

Registration is now open

Many people know the story about Rosa Parks and her refusal to give up her seat on a bus, but how many people know what Sallie Robinson tried to do nearly 80 years earlier?

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Morrow refuses to release most city manager applications

City says state law prohibits disclosure, but GPA attorney disagrees

Morrow officials are arguing public access to about 41 city manager job applications is forbidden by state law, but a leding authority on Georgia’s open records law says that’s not true.

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Clayton County Chamber of Commerce celebrates human assets at annual banquet

The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce celebrating 60 years of holding its annual banquet by putting the spotlight on the county’s human assets Saturday.

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Wallace Norrington gets Jonesboro mayor pro tem nod

Will be councilman’s first time in 22-year tenure

The Joneboro City Council voted 4-2 to name Councilman Wallace Norrington as the city’s mayor pro tem for 2014 Monday night.

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Clayton County police waiting to hearing suitability of proposed animal control property

Deputy chief: Old landfill discovered at site

Plans to build a new Animal Control kennel that Clayton County voters approved nearly six years ago is on track to be built this year, a high-ranking county police official has confirmed.

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Sen. Valencia Seay proposing legislation to let SPLOST funds be used for transit operations

State Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) has introduced a piece of legislation, Senate Bill 287, that would change the law to allow communities to use SPLOSTs to pay the operational costs associated with running a transit system.

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Arts Clayton installs 2014 Board of Directors

Arts Clayton swore in its 2014 Board of Directors at a formal installation ceremony held last Friday at the group’s gallery in Jonesboro.

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Jonesboro resident competing on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ tonight

Charles Drew High School Principal Gary Townsend had one request for the school’s parent liaison, Shondra Echols, before she went to Los Angeles in October to tape an appearance on “Wheel of Fortune.”

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Local, state primary moved up by two months

Election to be held May 20

A fundamental shift in local and state elections was made at the state Capitol this week.

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Finding the perfect hotel deal

Finding the best deal on a hotel room is really like playing a game of chess.

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Southern Regional Medical Center asking Clayton County for financial support

Hospital CEO says free patient care causes deficit spending

Raymond Johnson and Timothy Vondell Jefferson sat across an aisle from each other Tuesday night and debated the merits of paying for a civic arena with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

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Clayton County honors MLK at parade

The Elijah Masonic Lodge No. 309 and Electra SpecialNo. 109 Order of the Eastern Star held their 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday.

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MLK Day Parade 2014

Here are more scenes from the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro.

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Clayton celebrating MLK with parade, church service

Eight Clayton County high school bands will roll out the drums and put out a call with their trumpets “while the people shout, ‘Strike up the band,’ ” As George Gershwin would say, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. next week.

Morrow residents blast leaders over changes

The Morrow City Council got an earful this week from residents upset over leadership changes and unexpected appointments that were pushed through Tuesday via several split decisions.

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Morrow city manager hiring raises questions

The Morrow City Council narrowly hired a city manager this week that half the council members had never heard of beforehand and without any indication that he had been formally interviewed for the job.

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The temperamental mood swings of Mother Nature

OK Mother Nature has got to stop it with the hot and cold treatment.

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Rotary Club of Clayton County alumni reunite for annual luncheon

Alumni of Clayton County club reunite for annual luncheon

The Rotary Club of Clayton County held its annual Alumni Reunion luncheon at Red Lobster in Jonesboro Wednesday.

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Effort to hire democratic party chair dies in Morrow

A new member of the Morrow City Council tried and failed to get a lobbying firm run by the head of the local Democratic Party hired to represent the city Tuesday.

Jonesboro City Council OKs day care, after-school center

A proposed day care and after-school learning center is one step closer to opening on South Main Street in Jonesboro after the city council voted unanimously to grant it a conditional use permit to allow it to operate.

Man shot and killed in Morrow area neighborhood

Clayton County police are investigating the death of a man who was shot in a neighborhood near Morrow early Tuesday.

Clayton CVB to host family reunion showcase

Need to plan a huge family reunion that must be the best gathering in the history of family get-togethers? The Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau says it can help.

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Jonesboro City Council postpones mayor pro tem decision because of Joy Day’s absence

Mayor missed meeting because of death in the family

JONESBORO — With Mayor Joy Day absent because of a death in her family, the Jonesboro City Council decided it couldn’t move forward with naming someone to lead the city in her stead Monday.

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Clayton County lawmakers return to ‘Gold Dome’

Georgia General Assembly kicked off 2014 session Monday

Members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation joined their colleagues from around the state in Atlanta this week for the beginning of the Georgia General Assembly’s 2014 session.

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National VFW Ladies Auxiliary leader feted in Clayton County during stop at Lake City post

VFW Ladies Auxiliary leader feted in Clayton

Armithea “Sissy” Borel is a big “Gone With The Wind” fan so she was in hog heaven when she got to take in the place that inspired the book and its film adaptation Thursday.

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Former SPLOST chairman opposes 2015 proposal

Says county should first address backlog of unfinished projects

Clayton County officials will ask voters to approve a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax worth as much as $272 million in May, but the man who led efforts to get a smilar SPLOST passed in 2003 is saying “Wait a minute.”

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Run for the hills … or the beach

The weekend getaway.

News Daily article prompts Jonesboro exec session discussion

Officials in Jonesboro discussed their use of executive sessions Monday during a brief conversation prompted by an article Clayton News Daily ran on the subject over the weekend.

Jonesboro employees taking floating holiday survey

Employees who work for the City of Jonesboro will have the option this week to take an extra day off at either Independence Day or Christmas.

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Jonesboro invited to co-host Rotary fun run

Residents of Jonesboro may soon run for their lives through the streets of the city’s historic downtown area.

Jonesboro weighing proposed day care center

Officials in Jonesboro are weighing whether to let a day care and learning center open in a building that previously housed a similar business.

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Jonesboro City Council to pick mayor pro tem Monday

The Jonesboro City Council will begin 2014 by welcoming two new members and picking a second-in-command for the city Monday.

County hosting SPLOST input meeting Tuesday

Clayton County residents will get a chance to sound off about the proposed 2015 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Tuesday in the first of a series of public input meetings.