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Kathy Jefcoats

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Arrest of 18-year-old made in Nov. 8 robbery, beating of Red and Gold Florist owner Pat White

Arrest made in Red and Gold Florist robbery, beating.

An unthanksgiving Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving. How many of you are planning to reflect on your blessings and how many just want to chow down, loosen your pants and take a nap?

Ellenwood man critical after fatal crash

An Ellenwood man is in critical condition following a crash that killed a Tyrone woman Wednesday night, said police.

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Police seek female witness in fatal shooting in Riverdale Friday morning

Police identify victim, suspect

Police seek female witness in fatal shooting in Riverdale Friday morning.

Clayton County tax preparer gets 16 years in federal prison in $20 million theft

Clayton County tax preparer gets 16 years in federal prison in $20 million theft

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Reward up by $10,000 in beating of Forest Park florist

Community rallies around victim, say Forest Park police

Reward up by $10,000 in beating of Forest Park florist

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Officials charge Forest Park used car dealer, son with alleged odometer, title fraud | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Officials charge Forest Park used car dealer, son with alleged odometer, title fraud.

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Georgia, Clayton County agents raid Forest Park used car dealership for alleged odometer rollbacks | PHOTOS

JD's Auto Sales owner arrested

Georgia and Clayton County agents raided a Forest Park used car dealership this morning and arrested the owner on suspicion of rolling back odometers on vehicles.

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Forest Park florist beaten, robbed inside her College Street shop early Saturday morning

Victim’s daughter pleads for suspect’s surrender

Forest Park florist beaten, robbed.

Man commits suicide in front of Clayton County police officer

Man commits suicide in front of Clayton County police officer.

From both sides now

The call I got a few weeks ago from my oldest daughter, Beth, terrified me and sent me to an emotional state I rarely visit. I typically keep my cool regardless of the situation but hearing that my grandson had to be air-lifted to a Marietta hospital from Carrollton was a bit more than I was ready to comprehend.

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James Schertz of Hampton faces incest allegations

Police said he fathered relative’s child

Hampton man charged in alleged incest.

Clayton County police to hold annual Open House Wednesday at Jonesboro headquarters

An Open House celebration postponed because of bad weather will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Clayton County police headquarters on North McDonough Street.

Jonesboro police suspect suicide in death of ex-deputy Phillip Richards, accused of child molestation

Jonesboro police suspect suicide in death of ex-deputy accused of child molestation.

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Daycare teacher charged with kicking toddler, say police

Clayton County police have arrested a Riverdale daycare center teacher for allegedly kicking a 2-year-old.

Daycare teacher charged with kicking toddler, say police

Clayton County police have arrested a Riverdale daycare center teacher for allegedly kicking a 2-year-old.

Shooting victim dies, suspect sought

Clayton County police have identified Thursday night’s shooting victim as a Riverdale man and are looking for a suspect, said Officer Eddie Soto.

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Seminar aims at gun safety

Estelle Brumfield walked into a meeting room at the Virginia Burton Gray center Thursday night not knowing what to expect of the seminar she was attending.

Police seek suspect in Riverdale shooting

Police seek suspect in Riverdale shooting.

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College Park Councilman Charles E. Phillips Sr. remembered for service to others

Funeral will be held Monday at Georgia International Convention Center

Charles E. Phillips Sr. will be remembered for the commitments he made through his life to serve other people, whether it was through his military service or his time in elected office, College Park Mayor Jack Longino said Thursday.

Newspapers belong to readers

As many of our readers know, I have been promoted to editor of Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald, effective this week. I’ve been a news reporter for more than 25 years and will continue to cover events and write articles. I do believe my blood runs ink.

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Veterans Day honors fallen heroes from all wars

Clayton County residents will observe the 96th anniversary of Veterans Day Tuesday with solemn ceremonies and tributes to fallen American soldiers.

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Gun safety seminar Thursday in Riverdale

Gun owners should leave their weapons at home when they attend Thursday’s safety seminar at Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center in Riverdale, said officials.

Veteran investigator resigns after inflammatory Facebook post

Longtime Clayton County District Attorney’s Investigator David Daniel is expected to resign Wednesday in light of comments he made on a social media site.

Veteran investigator expected to resign Wednesday

Longtime Clayton County District Attorney’s Investigator David Daniel is expected to resign Wednesday in light of comments he made on a social media site.

DA investigator to resign over Facebook comment

A Clayton County District Attorney’s investigator is expected to resign Wednesday after he allegedly made a racist comment on an Atlanta television station’s Facebook page.

Voting is sacred American privilege

Voting rights used to be reserved for landowners — in other words, white American men.

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Former Atlanta Hawk goes to prison in traffic death

Frank Murphy lost his soulmate May 31, 2013, when a driver crossed the median on Tara Boulevard and slammed into their car.

Kidnapping allegation made against pair in criminal trespass case

Two suspects charged with criminal trespass Monday are being investigated in an alleged kidnapping, said police.

Police say suspects crash stolen truck into garage

Clayton County police said a stolen truck crashed into the garage of a College Park house Monday when a suspect jumped out of the driver’s seat while it was still moving.

Former Atlanta Hawk Blaylock goes to prison in traffic death

Former Atlanta Hawk Daron “Mookie” Blaylock was sentenced Monday morning to 15 years for killing a mother of five on Tara Boulevard last year.

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Duo charged in College Park home invasion case

Clayton County police have charged two men in a home invasion and armed robbery at a College Park home Oct. 8.

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Forest Park man arrested on obscure adultery charge

Clayton County court records show Bobby Perez Henry was arrested Thursday and charged with adultery.

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Judge denies motion to reconsider Byrd’s prison term

A Clayton County Superior Court judge has denied former Clayton County Senior Services Director Mary Byrd’s motion to reconsider her prison sentence.

Doraville man indicted in club shooting death of former cop

A Doraville man has been indicted by a Clayton County grand jury in the Feb. 16 shooting death of a man at a Forest Park club.

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Judge Cowen awarded top honor

Clayton County State Court Judge Linda S. Cowen has been recognized for her achievements on the bench.

Elderly man stabbed in Lee Park

Police are looking for a suspect in the stabbing of a man Wednesday morning inside a city park.

Evidence presented in shooting death of boy, 13

Evidence has been presented to a grand jury in the case against two men charged with murder in the shooting of a boy during a Forest Park carjacking in 2013.

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Byrd defense wants sentence modified

Defense attorney Lee Sexton will be in Clayton County Superior Court Friday morning asking for a modification in the sentence being served by former Senior Services Director Mary Byrd.Byrd was sentence

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Each day is a gift for breast cancer survivor

Wanda Munroe’s breast cancer started as an innocuous spot found during a mammogram.

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Mattie’s Call issued for double amputee

A College Park man reportedly dropped off at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for a flight to New Orleans is missing, said police.

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Atlanta man charged in bowling alley fracas

An Atlanta man has been charged with driving his vehicle into a crowd and hitting a police officer in the parking lot of a Stockbridge bowling alley early Tuesday morning following a skirmish inside.

Driver suspected of hitting crowd of people and officer surrenders to Clayton County police

Man is suspected of driving into a crowd of people, officer

A suspect who allegedly plowed into a crowd of people in a bowling alley parking lot early Tuesday morning has surrendered to Clayton County police.

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Mattie’s Call issued for cancer patient

Clayton County police have issued a Mattie’s Call for a man being treated for cancer.

Enjoying sights and sounds of St. Louis

I made my annual pilgrimage to my hometown of St. Louis last week to celebrate my birthday with my cousins, aunts and childhood friend. We always find fun stuff to do and this year we went one day to the capital, Jefferson City. What is amazing is that we parked practically at the front door and walked right in. No security guards, no metal detectors, didn’t even have to take off our shoes.

Jury sees crime scene photos Tuesday

Jurors saw photos from the house where an Augusta man was found stabbed to death three years ago.

Americans have right to die with dignity

Assisted suicide is in the news again. A California woman dying from brain cancer, Brittany Maynard, has moved to Oregon to take advantage of their laws allowing assisted suicide.

Jury selection starts Monday in murder trial

Jury selection is set to start Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing his mother’s friend who was in town for a Morehouse College game.

Atlanta man charged with kidnapping ex-girlfriend from her Forest Park home

Clayton County police have charged an Atlanta man with kidnapping Wednesday after a Forest Park woman said she had been held against her will since Monday.

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