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Kathy Jefcoats

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One man dies, another is in custody after shooting at College Park apartment complex

One man dies, another is in custody after shooting, say Clayton County police.

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Rape verdict stuns Clayton County prosecutor, advocate for sexual assault victims

Rape verdict stuns Clayton County prosecutor, sexual assault victim advocate.

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Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services gets new ambulance for Station 1 in Riverdale

CCFES gets new ambulance for Station 1 in Riverdale.

Heaven holds a place for child advocates

JEFCOATS: Heaven holds a place for child advocates

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Mary Byrd recordings give clear account of crime | AUDIO

Byrd video, audio gives clear account of crime.

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Clayton attorneys honored for being ‘real’ examples to young men

Clayton prosecuting attorneys honored for being ‘real’ examples to young men

Forest Park man killed in Henry County crash

Forest Park man was dressed in black, walking down the middle of the road when he was hit by a car and killed, said Henry County police.

Six Clayton County men sent to federal prison in meth ring conviction

Six Clayton County men sent to federal prison in meth ring conviction

Pair convicted a second time in 2008 Fayette County kidnapping

Pair convicted a second time in 2008 Fayette County kidnapping.

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Jonesboro golf pro shop owner honored by PGA

Jonesboro golf pro shop owner honored by PGA

Charity knows no color or race

Jefcoats: Charity knows no color or race

Jonesboro pair gets 15 years in federal prison for credit card fraud

Jonesboro pair gets 15 years in federal prison for fraud.

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Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center provides comfort to victims

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center provides comfort to victims.

Riverdale police officer indicted in alleged theft

Riverdale police officer indicted in alleged theft.

All homicide victims deserve justice

All homicide victims deserve justice.

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MARTA puts program in motion

MARTA puts program in motion.

Warrant round-up nets 28 arrests

Warrant round-up nets 28 arrests

Officers looking for ‘deadbeat parents’ Saturday

Officers looking for ‘deadbeat parents’ Saturday.

Clayton County sheriff’s deputy wounded, suspect charged

Clayton County sheriff’s deputy wounded, suspect charged

Once again, TWD challenges fans

Once again, “The Walking Dead” challenges fans.

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Boy kept from his mother for four years found hidden behind linen closet inside Jonesboro home

Boy kept from his mother for four years found hidden behind linen closet inside Jonesboro home.

Forest Park man charged with threatening mom

Forest Park man charged with threatening mom.

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Mattie’s Call issued for teenager

Mattie’s Call issued for teenager missing from group home.

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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 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.