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Your Monday Roundup for March 21, 2022

by Robin Kemp MONDAY, 3/21 6 pm: Forest Park City Council work session (agenda packet) Watch the livestream on YouTube and Facebook Live. 7 pm: Forest Park City Council Regular Meeting (agenda packet) Watch the livestream on YouTube and Facebook Live. On the agenda: a resolution to accept a state pay supplement for police, fire, […]

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Bickers trial enters 2nd day

by Robin Kemp The federal corruption trial of Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Chief Chaplain and Chief of Staff Mitzi Bickers is underway. A jury was seated and sworn in Wednesday. However, the hearing had not concluded and the jury was not sequestered. Proceedings resumed this morning at 9 a.m. Bickers faces two counts of conspiracy […]

Posted inAtlanta, Campaigning, CCSO, Clayton County, Courts, Crime, Elections, Jail, Kasim Reed, Lake Spivey, Mitzi Bickers, News, Procurement, Purchasing, Sheriff Victor Hill, Taxes, U.S. Northern District of Georgia

Bickers case: Judge to rule on Fifth Amendment question

UPDATE 4:32 pm: Judge rules Bickers’ request moot by Robin Kemp A federal judge has ruled moot a request by Clayton County Chief of Staff and Chief Chaplain Mitzi Bickers to block prosecution witnesses from taking the Fifth Amendment on the stand. Judge John T. Story ruled late Monday, “The Court finds that Defendant’s Motion […]

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Judge denies Bickers’ request to suppress call evidence

by Robin Kemp A federal judge on Thursday denied a motion by Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Chief Chaplain Mitzi Bickers’ legal team to suppress evidence of what federal prosecutors say was potential witness tampering. Bickers’ trial is set to start Wednesday, March 9. She has been at the center of a years-long bribery and witness […]

Posted inAlert, Board of Education, CCPS, Clayton County, Clayton County Board of Commissioners, Clayton County Board of Commissioners, Courts, Elections, News, Politics, Sheriff Victor Hill, Voting

Candidates must qualify for BOC, BOE seats March 7-11

by Robin Kemp If you want to make a change in local government on May 24 and you live in the district where you want to run for office, you will need to file your candidacy next week. Up for grabs are Board of Commission District 1, currently held by Dr. Alieka Anderson, and District […]

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MLK Day: Bitter winds keep crowds away

by Robin Kemp Temperatures in the 30s and wind chills in the low 20s put the freeze on Martin Luther King, Jr, Day celebrations in Clayton County. The City of Jonesboro held a quick parade despite the cold.  The City of Atlanta made an extra effort to salt down the roads so that the annual […]

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CCPD SWAT officer, 3 others dead; 2nd cop, boy wounded

Roberts: “These things just shouldn’t happen” by Robin Kemp A Clayton County Police tactical SWAT team officer is dead, another officer is wounded in the hand, a 12-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition, and at least three other people are dead, including the suspect, after an officer-involved shooting in the 3600 block of Jervis […]

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Your Monday morning roundup for August 2, 2021

by Robin Kemp UPDATE 5:49 p.m.: ADDS CCPS Board meeting 6pm Good morning, Clayton County and the Southern Crescent! CCPS students head back to school today, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is raging like wildfire, evictions are underway after months of delay, and county leaders are making noises about raising property taxes. Plus, we have […]

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