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Dragon*Con 2014 expected to draw record crowds

A record number of gamers, cosplayers, comic book readers and pop culture fans are expected to pour into downtown Atlanta this Labor Day weekend for the 28th consecutive year of Dragon Con.

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Stately Oaks garners national attention for historical significance

Jonesboro tourist attraction received National Register of Historic Places plaque this year

After 42 years on the National Register of Historic Places, Stately Oaks Plantation finally has something to show for it.

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Op-Ed: Ensuring tomorrow is another day for Tara facade

Local historian Peter Bonner working to preserve piece of movie history

Local historian Peter Bonner explains in an op-ed piece why he is working to restore the remains of the Tara facade from ‘Gone With The Wind.’

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Stately Oaks Plantation through the years

A look back from the Clayton News Daily’s archives

Clayton News Daily archive photos of faces and events at Stately Oaks over the years.

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Historic Jonesboro dances through history at Tara Ball

This was the Tara Ball — a reenactment of a typical 19th century ball hosted Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. in the Eagle’s Landing Country Club Aug. 9.

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Kilpatrick’s Raid was the precursor to the Battle of Jonesborough | PHOTOS

A few weeks before Gen. William T. Sherman marched his troops into Clayton County to cut the final supply line for Confederates in Atlanta, Union cavalrymen led by Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick conducted raids in an attempt to cut it.

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Sigma Chi monument shows another side to the Southern Crescent’s Civil War history

Celebrated chapter was established near Lovejoy

The Sigma Chi memorial in Lovejoy represents an often overlooked chapter in the Southern Crescent’s Civil War history.

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Catholic priest killed at Battle of Jonesborough holds historical significance

Emmeran Bliemel was first chaplain to die in line of duty during an American battle

The Rev. Emmeran Bliemel made military history when he died during the Battle of Jonesborough.

Battles at Lovejoy’s Station bookend Battle of Jonesborough

While Confederates tried to raid Union supply lines from North Georgia to East Tennessee, Union Gen. William Sherman, to counter their moves, sent Judson Kilpatrick to sever Rebel supply lines in hopes of forcing them out of Atlanta.

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Two days of battle at Jonesborough changed Georgia, national history

The Battle of Jonesborough is not as well remembered as other Civil War battles, such as Gettysburg or Antietam, but its outcome did help shape the future of a region and a nation.

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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' earn top Emmy Awards in night of repeats and upsets

In a night marked by a few upsets and a host of repeat winners, “Breaking Bad” grabbed its second consecutive Emmy for best drama series while “Modern Family”made it a record-tying fifth consecutive win for comedy series.

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Review: Emmy Awards wisely erred on the side of comedy

A review of the Emmy Awards by Brian Lowry from Variety.com.

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Emmy fashion: Red, White and safe all over

There were surprise stunners, including Lizzy Caplan in black-in-front, white-in-back Donna Karan Atelier, January Jones in vivid red Prabal Gurung, Robin Wright in a Ralph Lauren pantsuit, Alexandra Daddario in Reem Acra and Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive.

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Billy Crystal pays tribute to Robin Williams at Emmys: 'The brilliance was astounding' | VIDEO

At Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards, Billy Crystal led the audience in a moving tribute for comedian and Emmy-winning actor Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11.

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Pop's ladies lead MTV VMAs with raunchy moves and tears | PHOTOS

With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as raunchy performances opened the show, while Katy Perry and Ed Sheeran took home the first Moonman awards.

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