Only extreme partisans intent on denying President Trump any credit for any success would be critical of the operation he ordered that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. These extreme partisans include Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, while praising the “heroism” of the special unit that conducted the raid on al-Baghdadi’s location in Northern Syria, could not bring herself to say anything nice about the president. Instead, she said the House should have been notified in advance. Why? Does the House command troops? Pelosi lamented that Russia was informed, but that was because Russian weapons and troops were in areas over which American helicopters flew in order to reach their target.

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FOREST PARK—I-75 South is open again just past I-675 and Georgia Hwy. 138 in Henry County after a big rig flipped  this morning. GDOT said one truck and one bus were involved. The scene cleared around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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FOREST PARK—One man is in custody following a standoff in the Holiday Hills subdivision in unincorporated Forest Park that shut down traffic on I-75 South for several hours Tuesday afternoon and forced residents from their homes.

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Kenneth Thomas Bowman III, 24, has been charged with seven counts of rape and one count of sexual battery. He was arrested on Aug. 27 at his place of employment.

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JONESBORO — The Clayton County Police Department say they have in custody a man they believe is responsible for a series of sexual assaults and rapes over the last four years.

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McDONOUGH—A former Georgia Bureau of Investigation chief medical examiner who retired after he was found to have violated GBI policy about taking outside trial consulting work was certified as an expert witness for the defense in the Rosenbaum trial.

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McDONOUGH—Doctor visits, a heartbreaking encounter in a Walmart and wrangling over allowing a teddy bear in court marked Friday's testimony in the murder trial of Jennifer and Joseph Rosenbaum. The pair are charged in the 2015 death of foster child Laila Daniel.

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Bob Westerfield has grown a vegetable garden at home for the past 30 years, and every workday he helps Georgians do the same. As the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension consumer horticulturist, Westerfield grows vegetables to document successes, watch for problems, learn how to solve…

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Even with the welcomed rain Georgia farmers have experienced recently, sunscalding on certain fruits and vegetables remains a concern as producers continue with this year’s harvest, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Andre da Silva.

JONESBORO — Clayton County’s small business owners will want to take note of the 2019 Federal Opportunity Zone Summit, the public portion of which is taking place June 20 at Clayton State University. The summit promises a big financial boost from the county for small businesses.

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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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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JONESBORO — The city of Jonesboro celebrated one its most famous friends, Burt Reynolds, with a tribute parade featuring Trans Ams, Reynolds’ trailers and his original car.

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“Spivey Hall offers music-loving grown-ups and their kids two wonderful events this summer,“ said Melanie Darby, Spivey Hall’s education manager. “The setting by the lake makes a beautiful backdrop for these events, both offering children and families a personal, interactive music experience…

JONESBORO — Every time someone asks to see our newspaper presses, I sigh in defeat.

JONESBORO — Mundy’s Mill head volleyball coach Vickie Mangram said she didn’t know Sandtresia Sizemore was battling breast cancer.

Throughout the holidays, Clayton News Daily and Henry Daily Herald will ask readers to pick their favorite Christmas song through a series of online polls.

Many retailers in metro Atlanta will be open by Thanksgiving night for the kick-off of Black Friday shopping. Here is a list of when many stores and major metro Atlanta shopping centers plan to open. Information was gathered from www.theblackfriday.com and several store and mall websites.

TALLULAH FALLS — Considered one of Georgia’s seven wonders, Tallulah Gorge offers spectacular views of a series of six waterfalls and rock outcroppings unlike most anything else in the state.

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