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JONESBORO — Clayton County students are readying to return to school on Aug. 5. To help with school supplies, The Douglas Brothers Foundation is hosting its 10th Annual Back-to-School Bash.

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JONESBORO — What's a mill? Why does my home have three different values? How much will I have to pay in taxes this year?

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JONESBORO—Property owners in Clayton County can expect higher property taxes, thanks to the Federal Aviation Administration taking away the county's airport jet fuel sales tax. However, your bill will vary according to your tax district or city, your home's assessed value and any exemptions …

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JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Education has scheduled three public hearings on the 2019 millage rate and resulting tax increase.

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Justice John Paul Stevens, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by Republican President Gerald Ford in 1975 in the wake of Watergate and stepped down almost 35 years later as a leader for the liberal side of the bench, has died. He was 99.

Butts County officials have planned a brief ceremony for 2 p.m. Aug. 7 to adjourn court for the final time in the courthouse, which was built in 1898.

Before going any further, let me say that success means different things to different people.

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JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools is hosting a Job Fair next week.

You had to be there 50 years ago, and I was. As a young reporter for a local TV station in Houston, I frequently visited NASA (“the space base,” we dubbed it), met many of the astronauts and reported on their exploits.

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This past Christmas Eve, we had just returned from a candlelight church service back to the Peabody Hotel in Memphis to have dinner at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Cappacio’s.

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President Donald Trump redoubled his attacks on a quartet of Democratic congresswomen Monday, insisting they leave the United States if they continue complaining about his policies.

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JONESBORO — Some 50 anglers made their way to the riverbank Saturday morning to drop their lines in the water to catch a mess of fish for dinner or win a prize for hooking the largest fish at the third Fishing Derby held this year at Clayton County International Park.

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RIVERDALE — Clayton County Police say a 19-year-old woman was shot in the head during an attempted robbery Sunday night at the Anthos at Chase Ridge Apartments in Riverdale.

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The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team got a boost in their fight for equal pay on Sunday when sponsor Proctor and Gamble announced a donation of $529,000 -- $23,000 for each of the 23 players -- to the USWNT players association.

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EATONTON — Step inside the Georgia Writers Museum downtown in Eatonton, and you’ll come face to face with a literary ghost. Frank Lebby Stanton was Georgia’s first poet laureate, an editorial writer and a popular columnist for the Atlanta Constitution from 1888 to 1927.

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Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, a kind of Black Friday in July. The e-commerce giant and its retail competitors are set to capitalize on shoppers dishing out on everything from clothes to televisions next week.

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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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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety division helps celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the national Rapid Response Team framework, which was established through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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JONESBORO — At long last, commuters, residents, and people passing through Clayton County can pull over for a doppio, a spinach feta wrap or a mocha Frappucino, no whip.

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President Donald Trump has announced Friday that Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned, a move that comes after furor over a plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein.

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Reports said hundreds turned out for the 28-year-old's funeral services Thursday. He had served in the Hall County Sheriff's Office for roughly three years. He left behind his wife, 9-year-old and 4-month-old sons. 

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Gov. Brian P. Kemp today that Kroger, one of the nation’s leading grocery retailers, and Ocado Solutions – a company specializing in cloud, robotics, and IT for retailers – will join forces to build a new Kroger distribution facility in Forest Park, creating 410 jobs and investing $121 million.

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to begin the previously postponed raids across the country Sunday to arrest thousands of migrant families who already have court orders to be removed, according to a US official.

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JONESBORO — If you get a phone call seeking donations for an outfit called "Firefighter Alliance," you might want to think twice about giving out your financial information.

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FOREST PARK — Forest Park Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of holding up the Cash America Pawn on July 8.

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FOREST PARK — A woman is fighting for her life after Clayton County Police say her husband shot her during a domestic dispute, then fatally shot himself.

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JONESBORO — Before the 2019-20 school year can begin for some students, they’ll need to be registered to attend classes in the district.

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Ver. -- Rep. Justin Amash has left the Republican Party and will now represent Michigan's third congressional district as an Independent. In a Washington Post op-ed, he wrote: "I've become disenchanted with party politics and frightened by what I see from it. The two-party system has evolved into an existential threat to American principles and institutions."

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