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Yesterday |

Riverdale Teen Arrested for Allegedly Detonating Homemade Bomb

A 16-year-old Clayton County teen was arrested Wednesday after officials responded to a bomb threat at his Riverdale home.


Related Topix: Riverdale, GA

Yesterday | The Macon Telegraph

Diversion program for Bibb County student offenders shelved for now

Two years ago, an assemblage of Bibb County leaders -- including former school Superintendent Romain Dallemand and law enforcement officials -- stood together to announce a new discipline plan for the school system.


Related Topix: Bibb County, GA, Education Etc.

Thursday | Effingham Herald

A way to fix public schools

This excerpt is adapted from a speech by Ben Scafidi on July 10 at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Friedman Legacy for Freedom celebration in Macon.


Thursday | MyFoxAtlanta

Explosive device prompts neighborhood evacuation

A homemade bomb prompts an evacuation of a Clayton County neighborhood. Investigators say a teenager is behind the scare.


Related Topix: Explosion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Max

Obamacare Subsidy Loss Could Boost Premiums, Chase Insurers

A future court ruling that Americans in 36 states can no longer get U.S. subsidies for Obamacare's insurance plans would boost premiums by 76 percent, allowing many to flee the program and chasing away insurers.


Related Topix: Rex, GA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Police: Resident fights robbery suspects; 1 shot

Clayton County police say the four teens tried to rob a resident inside the Laurel Park Apartments on Highway 85 around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Creative Loafing Atlanta

MARTA eyes North Fulton expansion

Clayton County isn't the only part of metro Atlanta that's considering an expansion of MARTA's footprint.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Buckhead (Atlanta, GA), Sandy Springs, GA, Sandy Springs (Sandy Springs, GA)

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Times-Herald

County was right in denial of rezoning

The NTH presented Mr. Mottola's arguments in support of his request for rezoning on Greentop Road, but ignored why the commission correctly rejected it.


Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Ben Scafidi: School choice in Georgia is working

I've been a Milton Friedman fan since I was an undergraduate and I am honored to be a Fellow at the Friedman Foundation.


Author Phillip Done's 'The Charms of Miss O'Hara' offered as free Kindle edition

International authors Phillip Done and Kendra Bean at the 75th Celebration of 'Gone WIth The Wind' in Marietta, Georgia, sponsored by the Marietta "Gone With The Wind" Museum International authors Phillip Done and Kendra Bean at the 75th Celebration of 'Gone WIth The Wind' in Marietta, Georgia, sponsored by the Marietta "Gone With The Wind" Museum ... (more)


Related Topix: War Movies, Drama Movies, Gone with the Wind, Cobb County, GA, Marietta, GA, Jonesboro, GA

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Police: Father arrested after 3 kids left in hot car

Police say three children were left in a hot car in the parking lot of a Walmart in Clayton County on Thursday.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Riverdale, GA

Thu Jul 17, 2014


Father arrested after leaving 3 kids in locked vehicle

Police tell FOX 5 they had to break into a car in the Walmart parking lot in Riverdale.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Riverdale, GA

Business Journal

New Atlanta airport-area CID kicks off operations

The first community improvement district to form in the area surrounding Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has elected its inaugural board of directors.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, College Park, GA, East Point, GA

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Father arrested after leaving baby in car at Clayton County courthouse

A father was arrested and charged with a felony after leaving a 3-month-old baby inside a vehicle Monday morning while he went into the Clayton County courthouse.


Insurance Journal West

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart for N.J. Crash That Killed 1

Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.


Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Jonesboro, GA

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Tracy Morgan Files Lawsuit Against Walmart Over June's New Jersey Truck Collision

On Saturday , Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation centre following the accident he was involved in on 7th June.


Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Jonesboro, GA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Deadly Crash

Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over a New Jersey Turnpike accident that left one person dead and several people hospitalized, including the 30 Rock actor.


Related Topix: Tracy Morgan, Jonesboro, GA

Mass Transit

GA: Feds Take Back $45 Million for Commuter Rail Line

Just days after Clayton County leaders took a giant step toward mass transit, the federal government clawed back $45 million for a commuter rail line in Clayton.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, David Scott, Democrat, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Lovejoy, GA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

News Nearby: Police Search for Shooting Suspects

The College Park Police Department is searching for two people who may have been involved in the shooting and serious wounding of a College Park man on June 29. 30-year-old Marquel Dalcoe is fighting for his life after being shot at least six times outside a gas station on Fayetteville Road in Clayton County.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, College Park, GA


Investigators: Drowsy Truck Driving Responsible For Deadly Crash

Investigators said a drowsy Georgia truck driver caused a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey that killed one person and critically injured a well-known actor over the weekend.


Related Topix: Jonesboro, GA