Jonesboro teacher receives CSU's first graduate degree


Clayton State University will hold its fall commencement on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 4-7 p.m., in the school's Athletics and Fitness Center. During the 4 p.m. ceremony, Anna Cox, coach of Jonesboro High School's Mock Trial Team, will become the first person to receive a master's degree from Clayton State. She will receive a Master's of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) from the university.


The Clayton County Board of Education will host a training retreat on Friday, Dec. 12, from 5:30-9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Dolce Hotel, 201 Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City. State Superintendent Kathy Cox will address the board on Friday.


The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its December work session on Monday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the school system's Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro. New board members Pamela Adamson and Charlton Bivins will be sworn in before the meeting begins.


The United State Army National Guard recently announced Pvt. Delvonterri L. Duffey, cousin of College Park resident Savol Bland, has graduated from a a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. During his training, Duffey studied military courtesy, the military justice system, first aid, rifle marksmanship, land navigation, armed and unarmed combat, field maneuvers, and tactics.


The Clayton County Public Library system offers many services to students, including tutoring programs for those who speak either English or Spanish, and online practice tests and electronic test preparation books for the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and TOEFFL exams. Visit the Clayton County Library web site at www.claytonpl.org.