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Kathy Jefcoats

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Embrace your breasts against cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and if you are holding a copy of Wednesday’s Clayton News Daily or Henry Daily Herald, you will see that it is pink. Pink is the ribbon color of breast cancer and every year for the past few years, the paper has printed a pink edition to bring attention to the second most common cancer among women in the United States.

Jonesboro tax preparer ordered to repay $5.73 million

Jonesboro tax preparer ordered to repay $5.73 million.

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CCPD building evacuated after powder found

The Clayton County Police Department headquarters was evacuated Tuesday morning after a white powder was found in an envelope.

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Hundreds enjoy festival Saturday under picture-perfect skies

HAMPTON — Ethan Evans sat patiently as a clown with curly blue hair painted tiger stripes on his face Saturday.

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Former investigator charged with impersonating an officer during traffic stop

Former investigator charged with impersonating an officer during traffic stop.

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Former investigator in court to face charge of impersonating an officer | RAW VIDEO

Former investigator charged with impersonating an officer during traffic stop.

Suspects in theft ring indicted on federal charges, say officials

Suspects in theft ring indicted on federal charges, say officials.

Former investigator charged with impersonating an officer during traffic stop

Former investigator charged with impersonating an officer during traffic stop.

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Grand jury indicts felon in 2010 shooting death

Grand jury indicts felon in 2010 shooting death of Mississippi woman.

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Hundreds expected to fall into festival Saturday

Hundreds expected to fall into festival Saturday at Nash Farm in Hampton.

History of hotels a fascinating read

History of hotels a fascinating read

Have you given much thought to how modern hotels have evolved over the decades? I hadn’t until I picked up a biography on E.M. Statler, a pioneering hotelier who owned and operated inns in several major U.S. cities. “A Bed for The Night,” was written by a newspaper reporter from Middle Tennessee, Rufus Jarman.

Charges pending in crash that killed passenger on I-75 Sunday

Clayton County police said charges are pending against the driver of a Ford Explorer that overturned and caused the death of her passenger Sunday.

Clayton County police say three dogs attacked Jonesboro teenager

Clayton County police say three dogs attacked Jonesboro teenager.

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Attorneys set to argue on new trial motion for convicted killer

Defense and prosecution attorneys are headed to Atlanta Monday to present oral arguments on a motion for a new trial for a man who killed his wife Aug. 11, 2010.

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Airport growth includes sixth runway, hotel

Airport growth includes sixth runway, hotel.

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Police pursue leads in shooting death, fire

Police pursue leads in shooting death, fire

Police identify shooting victim found in Jonesboro house fire

Police identify shooting victim found in house fire

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People First top volunteer dies

‘He will be greatly missed’

Duane Roll cared more about others than he did himself and it showed not only in his words but his deeds.

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People First top volunteer dies, ‘will be greatly missed’

‘He will be greatly missed’

Duane Roll cared more about others than he did himself and it showed not only in his words but his deeds.

Police looking for man who got away with $40k Witnesses said armed guard robbed at QT

Witnesses said armed guard robbed at QT

Clayton County police are looking for a man they said robbed an armed guard of more than $40,000 during a stop at QuikTrip Monday afternoon.

Exercise your rights during Constitution Week

The U. S. Constitution was signed Sept. 17, 1787, but the Bill of Rights that comprises the first 10 amendments went into effect Dec. 15, 1791.

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Lowe sticks to self-defense story

Victim’s son lambastes killer as ‘coward’

Terry Cannon got his wish Friday morning as a Clayton County Superior Court judge sentenced his mother’s killer to life plus 40 years in prison.

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Families must move from condemned Morrow apartments

Clayton County Code Enforcement personnel condemned 10 occupied units of a Morrow apartment complex, displacing 14 people from hazardous conditions, said officials.

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Overstreet killing to be profiled Monday on ID

Doug Overstreet couldn’t have been more vulnerable as he undressed Sept. 25, 1994, and prepared to slip into his own bed for the night.

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Locust Grove woman stole $400,000 from mom, say police

A Locust Grove woman made her first appearance Wednesday to hear charges that she allegedly stole more than $400,000 from her mother, who was incapacitated from pain medication.

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Richie McDonald concert raises money for People First of Henry County | VIDEO | PHOTOS

Hundreds enjoy night out for a special cause

With just a few words and strum of her guitar, Madelyn Patterson brought the crowd at Henry Performing Arts Center to rousing cheers.

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McDonough mother charged with leaving son in hot car

A mother faces charges after police said she forgot left her son in a hot car for for more than 30 minutes while she went inside a restaurant.

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Truck has crashed into KFC on Tara Boulevard, say deputies

Truck has crashed into KFC on Tara Boulevard, say deputies.

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Georgia Supreme Court hears arguments over John Lampl perjury charge | VIDEO

High court could take six months to rule on appeal

A decision from Georgia Supreme Court justices could be the last step in getting the three-year old case against former Morrow City Manager John Lampl to trial — but it may take six months to be rendered.

Don’t tell us how to mourn

Everyone grieves the loss of someone or something in different ways. Some folks are stoic and refuse to show emotions in public or even in front of friends. Others are so emotional you may wonder what is wrong with them, and that maybe there is something wrong with you for not seeming to care as much.

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Suspect in Radford Drive shooting, girlfriend arrested in Miami

A suspect wanted in the Aug. 21 shooting that killed one man and wounded another has been arrested in Miami by U.S. Marshals.

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Lonestar lead singer Richie McDonald in concert to benefit Southern Crescent special needs group

Performance will benefit special needs group

Most people enjoy time at home when they get a break from work — not Lonestar lead singer Richie McDonald, he’s headed to the Southern Crescent Sept. 9 to give a benefit concert.

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Lampl case goes to state Supreme Court Tuesday

Motions in the state’s case against former Morrow City Manager John Lampl is set to be heard Tuesday in Georgia Supreme Court.

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Clayton County police release sketch of subject in Tuesday death of Devin Jackson, 18

Clayton County police have released a sketch of a subject in the shooting death Tuesday of a man inside an apartment.

Driver walked into traffic on purpose, say cops

Clayton County police said a driver purposely walked into traffic Tuesday morning.

Crash in Riverdale has closed I-285 eastbound, westbound lanes in that area

Crash in Riverdale has closed I-285 eastbound, westbound lanes in that area, expect major delays

Clayton County police investigates shooting, traffic deaths

Clayton County police are looking for a suspect in an overnight shooting that killed an 18-year-old man.

Children helpless against violence

The statistics are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 1,640 children in the United States died from maltreatment in 2012. Of those, 70 percent were children younger than 3.

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Clayton County jail worker charged with providing drugs, cell phone to inmate

Pharaoh Johnson did maintenance labor

Jail maintenance worker charged with providing drugs, cell phone to inmate

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Jonesboro man says son’s death was ‘awful mistake’

Judge sentences Clarence Jenkins Jr. to life in prison with the chance of parole

A Jonesboro man convicted of murder in the November 2012 death of his son said it was an “awful mistake” and asked for leniency in his sentencing Thursday.

Ex-VA worker headed to federal prison for theft

An Ellenwood woman is going to federal prison for a year and must repay more than $80,000 she stole in her position as a secretary for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Riverdale mother, domestic partner face charges in death of child, 4

Mother, partner face charges in child’s death

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Former Clayton County Senior Services director gets two years in prison for theft

The former director of Clayton County Senior Services should have known better than to steal from the programs she was overseeing.

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Clayton County Severe Weather task force preparing for possible winter storms

County officials discussing lessons learned from 2014 snow, ice storms

Remember the first of the year when the metro area got hit with three back to back ice storms that crippled traffic and, much like Sherman did 150 years ago, brought Atlanta to its knees?

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Mary Byrd sentenced to two years in prison for stealing more than $16,000 |VIDEO

Former Clayton County Senior Services Director Mary Byrd sentenced to two years in prison for stealing more than $16,000 from county programs.

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Former county director gets two years in prison for theft

The former director of Clayton County Senior Services should have known better than to steal from the programs she was overseeing.

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Clayton County police charge man in shooting death, seek second subject

Release sketch of second subject

Clayton County police have charged one man with murder and are looking for a second in connection with a shooting Thursday in Riverdale.

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Clayton County police charge man in shooting death

Release sketch of second subject

Clayton County police have charged one man with murder and are looking for a second in connection with a shooting Thursday in Riverdale.

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Margaret Mitchell’s masterpiece still a moneymaker for Clayton County

In Clayton County, tomorrow isn’t just another day, it’s another day to benefit from being the fictional home of Scarlett O’Hara.