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Trans pioneer, politician Michelle Bruce found dead at home

Former Riverdale City Councilperson Michelle Bruce, Georgia’s first openly transgender elected official who lost reelection in 2003 after an opponent filed suit claiming she was “fraudulently” running for reelection as a woman, was found dead in her home on Roy Huie Road September 27. Although an official cause of death was not yet available as of press time, a member of the Clayton County Medical Examiner’s office on scene said Bruce appeared to have died of natural causes.
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Atlanta Motor Speedway opens campgrounds to those fleeing Hurricane Ian

HAMPTON, Ga. - Atlanta Motor Speedway is opening its camping facility to those fleeing the path of Hurricane Ian. The Henry County venue has once again opened its campsites, allowing refugees to pop up a tent, RV, or camper. The facility can handle thousands of campers with hot showers and...
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Updates on Shaquille O’Neal Boys & Girls Club

Feedback from leaders of the Shaquille O’Neal Boys & Girls Club at the September 7 regular meeting of the Henry County Board of Commissioners was quite positive. The facility opened in August of last year at the former Henry County Middle School campus, a move made possible by a public-private partnership that included an investment of more than $1 million for renovations and initial operating costs. It currently costs about $530,000 per year to operate the facility, officials said.
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Police reveal ex-boyfriend shot, killed Clayton County mother

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A man has been charged in the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Clayton County police have identified this man as 40-year-old Jornel Jamil Williams. On Monday, Clayton County released the identity of the man who shot and killed 35-year-old Tonya White. Police say they found Williams sitting in a vehicle on Trammell Road with the already deceased White on Sept. 22.
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Mom of 4 murdered in Clayton County

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Family members have identified the woman killed at an apartment complex in Morrow on Thursday. She is being identified as 35-year-old Tonya White. On Sunday, friends and family came together to honor Tonya’s life with a vigil and balloon release. White's family says she is...
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA
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Georgia State Fair Whirls into Town

The Georgia State Fair opens its gates on Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 9 for fun-seekers of all ages! Atlanta residents and visitors in search of thrilling adventure, lively entertainment and mouthwatering fair food are encouraged to join the festivities with family and friends at one of the state’s most anticipated fall events.
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‘Stranger Things’ House Is Up for Grabs on Zillow

The Byers’ house from ‘Stranger Things’ has been listed for sale on Zillow. The home where Will, Joyce and Johnathan Byer lived in Hawkins, Indian in the Netflix series is actually a three-bedroom, two-bath, located in Fayetteville, Georgia, and is listed for $300,000. The listing reads, “This home was featured throughout the first few seasons […]
FAYETTEVILLE, GA

Retired army general, area native dies at 81

Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Voneree DeLoatch has died in Peachtree City, Ga. DeLoatch, 81, was one of two men born in Speed who rose to the rank of general in the Army, the other being retired Gen. Hugh Shelton, who served as the 14th chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. Deloatch died on Sept. 17 and a memorial service was held on Saturday. Burial will follow at...
PEACHTREE CITY, GA
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Mervin is recipient of Eugene Edwards Foundation Scholarship

James Luke Mervin is the 2021-2022 Recipient of the Eugene Edwards’ Foundation Scholarship. The foundation honors the legacy of Eugene Edwards who was president of the Henry County Branch NAACP for ten years (National Advancement of Colored People). The foundation awards scholarships through a selective technical school program that advances higher education for academic and community service-driven students.
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