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JONESBORO — As the Clayton County Board of Commissioners prepares to vote on the 2020 fiscal year budget, here is a closer look at the top expenses for fire and emergency services, police, the sheriff's office and the county prison. All figures are based on departmental line-item budgets sub…

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COLLEGE PARK— Clayton County Police say a man was found shot dead in College Park around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday.

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FOREST PARK — Forest Park Mayor Angelyne Butler announced the city has inked a deal with an unnamed four-star hotel and a film studio during a "State of the City" address that mixed church, state and commerce.

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Simply stated, I cannot over-emphasize the critical nature of listening to the building of authentic relationships.

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News from churches around Clayton and Henry counties.

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FOREST PARK—The Forest Park City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's $26.9 million proposed 2019-2020 operating budget at its meeting on Monday, June 17 at Council Chambers.

ATHENS — It’s summer, and Georgia gardeners are anxiously awaiting their first tomato harvest. Just in time for those first tomato sandwiches, researchers at the University of Georgia have helped unlock the mystery of what separates today’s tomatoes from their inedible ancestors.

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JONESBORO — The National Weather Service issued a Hazardous Weather Statement on Monday morning and warned that saturated ground conditions could lead to further flooding and falling trees. As of press time Tuesday, the NWS said several waves of thunderstorms were expected through Thursday.

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MORROW — Some people enjoy a mimosa or a Bloody Mary with Sunday brunch. An ordinance under consideration at the Morrow City Council’s June 11 work session may give voters a shot at placing their alcohol orders here instead of inside the Perimeter.

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The rain may have driven activities inside, but it couldn’t stop Stately Oaks re-enactors from going about their day in 19th century fashion.

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News from churches around Clayton and Henry counties.

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ATLANTA — State Rep. Mike Glanton, D-Jonesboro, has been appointed to the Education Committee of the Council of State Governments‘ (CSG) Southern Legislative Caucus (SLC).

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Clayton County Superior Court Judge Robert Mack sentenced Gerardo Artemio Ortiz Hernandez, 40, of Mexico to seven consecutive life terms, three without parole, four with the possibility, plus 255 years, all to be served consecutively.

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ATLANTA — MARTA is bringing Breeze pop-up locations to Clayton County through the end of 2019.

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JONESBORO—Highlights of Tuesday's Clayton County Board of Commissioners meeting will include MARTA's quarterly briefing; ending the Clayton Center Community Service Board's  contract for alcohol and drug services; vending machine services; requests for police, fire and EMS purchases; a propo…

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JONESBORO—The Georgia Main Street Program has awarded the city of Jonesboro its Main Street of the Month recognition for June.

The Clayton News won two awards in the Georgia Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest. 

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JONESBORO — One person is in custody but the Jonesboro Police Department is still looking for the second suspect in a holdup at a Tara Boulevard gas station — and they hope the public can help identify him.

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