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Rachel Shirey

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Battles at Lovejoy’s Station bookend Battle of Jonesborough

While Confederates tried to raid Union supply lines from North Georgia to East Tennessee, Union Gen. William Sherman, to counter their moves, sent Judson Kilpatrick to sever Rebel supply lines in hopes of forcing them out of Atlanta.

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Hampton kicks Spring weekend off with a bang

HAMPTON — As Spring pushes the Winter blues to the curb, Hampton kicks off the season off with it’s Yellow Pollen Festival and Bacon Chase 5K.

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Black Friday shoppers strike Clayton County

MORROW — Hundreds of people hoping to get their Black Friday shopping done early began camping out at the Old Navy check-out lines in Morrow after their Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

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Executive session: a right or an abused privilege?

It is no secret that the topic of closed meetings has resulted in contention between elected officials and advocates of open meetings for years.

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday and clocks fall back at 2 a.m.

McDONOUGH — Don’t forget to fall back Sunday or you might be a little late to work Monday.

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Fallen Clayton County officer honored by Georgia Wounded Heores

McDONOUGH — The sound of feet striking the pavement and motorcycle engines roaring to life broke the early morning silence Saturday as men and women united in honor of Georgia’s wounded heroes.

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The Color Run comes to Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON — “Eat my dust” took on a new meaning Saturday as color wafted behind The Color Run runners passing through the various color stations.

BOE to vote for new chairperson

The Clayton County Board of Education will start off the new year by swearing in its new members and electing its leadership at Monday night’s meeting.

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Lego League returning to Clayton State

The First Lego League Super Regional Qualifier will return to the campus of Clayton State University Jan. 12.

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First baby of the year born New Year's Day at 1:51 a.m. in Clayton County

After almost nine hours at Southern Regional Hospital, Bianca Buchanan burst into tears the moment she laid eyes on her baby son — the firstborn of the new year in Clayton County.

Superintendent search to begin next week

JONESBORO — The Clayton County school board will begin its search for a new superintendent following Thanksgiving break, but they don’t expect to fill the position until next summer.