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Headquarters library to host flower show

Friday-Saturday

The Clayton County Master Gardener Program and the Southwood Garden Club are co-sponsoring a "Green Grows the Garden" flower show on Friday, June 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., at the Clayton County Library System's headquarters branch, located at 865 Battle Creek Road, in Jonesboro. Approximately 20 local gardeners are scheduled to participate in the show, which will feature floral arrangements and freshly cut flowers. The show is free to attend. Call (770) 473-3850 for more information.

June 29

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its June work session on Monday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Central Administration Complex, 1058 Fifth Ave., Jonesboro. This hearing will give residents an opportunity to address the school board on its proposed $574.7 million budget.

Notes

The U.S. Army National Guard recently announced Pvt. Corey Brewer, son of Morrow resident Donnice Williams, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Jackson, which is located in Columbia, S.C. During his training, Brewer studied basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, rifle marksmanship, map reading, field tactics, the military justice system, and basic first aid.

The U.S. Army recently announced Pvt. Aaron M. Williams, a 2004 graduate of Lovejoy High School, has graduated from a nine-week basic combat training course at Fort Sill, located in Lawton, Okla. During his training, Williams studied the military justice system, first aid, rifle marksmanship, map reading and land navigation, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. He is the son of Jonesboro resident Tanya Williams.

Macon State College recently announced Jonesboro resident Tonya Sheree Habersham made the school's President's List for the spring 2009 semester. Students must earn a 3.8 grade-point average while taking at least nine semester hours of courses to make the list.

Ongoing

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 for more details.

School Notebook is a regular feature of the Clayton News Daily compiled by staff writer Curt Yeomans. He can be reached at cyeomans@news-daily.com.