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2 hrs ago | Mass Transit

GA: Clayton Transit Vote Brings Hope, Confusion

The problem is, county leaders aren't sure what to do with it. And they don't have much time to figure it out.


Related Topix: Clayton, GA, Riverdale, GA, Jonesboro, GA

7 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah


The Department of Early Care and Learning is reminding childcare providers and parents about the dangers of leaving children in unattended cars.


11 hrs ago | Creative Loafing Atlanta

Clayton to join MARTA?

Clayton County is on the verge of getting a public transit system for the first time since 2010.


Related Topix: Clayton, GA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Missing DeKalb County Man's Burned Body Found in Clayton County

The burned body of a DeKalb County man reported missing last weekend was found 30 miles away in Clayton County, with the victim's hands and feet bound.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Lovejoy, GA

Mon Apr 14, 2014


911 operator helps two women escape fire

Clayton County authorities credit a 911 operator with saving the lives of a 77-year-old grandmother and her granddaughter who were trapped in their burning home.


Fri Apr 11, 2014

Fayette Daily News

Fayette historian authors book about 'Scarlett's Neighbors'

By Danny Harrison Margaret Mitchell's Southern epic "Gone with the Wind" turns 75 this year, and Fayette historian John Lynch is benefitting from the resulting fanfare as he releases his newest non-fiction book called "Scarlett's Neighbors".


Related Topix: Fayetteville, GA, Fayette County, GA, Jonesboro, GA, Lovejoy, GA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Governor Names Group to Suggest Overhaul of Georgia's Child Welfare Services

A mix of child advocates, juvenile court judges, and lawmakers are among those who have been appointed to a state council that will suggest reforms to Georgia's child welfare services.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Georgia, Georgia Government, US Governors, Douglas County, GA

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Stars and Stripes

First of Fort Gillem redevelopment to bring nearly 3,000 jobs

Clayton County could get nearly 3,000 new jobs as the first step in the long-awaited redevelopment of Fort Gillem gets underway.


Related Topix: Fort Gillem, US Army, US Military

Sun Mar 30, 2014


Wedding given to couple after devastating diagnosis

A young couple who has been through an emotionally devastating year finally has reason to celebrate.


Related Topix: Wedding

Thu Mar 27, 2014

Effingham Herald

Effingham 4-H members learn leadership

Effingham County 4-H'ers participating in Leadership Day in Atlanta were, left to right, Chance Denney, Lexi Wells, Bailee Wilson, Becca Velasquez, Alex Parrish and Hannah Weitman.


Related Topix: Effingham County, GA, Fortson, GA

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

Clayton County police make human trafficking arrests

WGCL-TV reports that officers set up a meeting with a 16-year-old featured in an ad for an escort posted on social media.


Fri Mar 21, 2014

Business Journal

Bills squeeze through General Assembly at 11th hour

Georgia's revenue from various taxes went up only 1.1 percent in March, as sale tax revenue was down for the first time in months.


Related Topix: Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Clayton, GA

Mass Transit

GA: Bill Passes Seeking MARTA Referendum for Clayton

Residents of the only county in metro Atlanta without local public transportation could soon vote to remedy their transit deficit, thanks to legislation headed to the governor's desk for signature.


Related Topix: Atlanta, GA, Midtown (Atlanta, GA)