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Kathy Jefcoats

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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CCPD Open House postponed

Clayton County Police Department annual Open House has been postponed until Nov. 12.

Outgrowing Halloween is kind of sad

What are you going as? If you have an answer to that question, you are either a child or an adult who never outgrew Halloween. I, sadly, have outgrown Halloween.

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Gunplay death nets maximum sentence

Gunplay death nets maximum sentence for Jonesboro man.

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Pair convicted in 2010 crime spree

Pair convicted in 2010 crime spree.

Three men shot at PinewoodApartments

Clayton County police detectives are investigating a triple shooting at a Jonesboro apartment complex early Monday morning.

Police issue Mattie’s Call for College Park woman

Clayton County police issued a Mattie’s Call for a black female who walked away from a College Park personal care home Sunday night.

Clayton County police investigating dead body found in Jonesboro

Clayton County police investigating discovery of body in Jonesboro.

Forest Park clerk charged with theft

Second Forest Park clerk in four months charged with theft.

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Five graduate DUI Court program

Fans may not understand legendary comedian and actor Robin Williams’ decision to commit suicide in August but fellow addicts do.

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State prosecutors council moving headquarters to Morrow

State Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council moving to Morrow from Atlanta headquarters on Marietta Street.

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Pair headed to federal prison on sex trafficking charges

An Atlanta couple are headed to federal prison after their convictions of the sex trafficking of a minor.

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Powder found at CCPD not toxic, say officials

Powder found at CCPD not toxic, say officials.

Accident with injuries may cause traffic delays on Ga. 138

Accident with injuries may cause traffic delays on Ga. 138.

Accident with injuries may cause traffic delays on Ga. 138

Accident with injuries may cause traffic delays on Ga. 138.

Clayton County Police Department Headquarters Building evacuated

The Clayton County Police Department Headquarters Building on N. McDonough Street has been evacuated.

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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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Think pink and save a life

October is suited for fall colors such as orange, yellow, green and brown but pink is the preferred pigment.

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.