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Rex day care in playground sweepstakes

Rex Childcare and Early Learning, in Rex, recently became one of five schools and day care facilities in the nation in line to win $10,000 worth of playground improvements from the KaBOOM organization. In order to win the top prize, the day care will need the votes of the greater community.

Lewis Academy celebrates classroom expansion

Lewis Academy of Excellence students will sing, cheer and release more than 600 balloons today as the Riverdale-based charter school holds a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new 14-classroom expansion.

Local veterans remember fallen service members

A dozen Clayton State University students and faculty members gathered in a classroom at the school on Wednesday morning for a brief ceremony to remember the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.

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Paying Tribute: Forest Park honors veterans

Mary Parker, 95, of Forest Park, said she always attends the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by the City of Forest Park.

Upper respiratory logistics - Denese Rodgers

I got caught this year.

Thanks veterans, wherever you are - Jason Smith

I have a particular jacket I love to wear in the fall and winter.

School system hosts Pre-K Multicultural Festival

Walt Disney World's Epcot Center, near Orlando, Fla., has the World Showcase, but Clayton county residents will be able to take their own quick tour around the world tonight -- without having to leave the county.

Efforts to secure vacant apartment complex proceed

Clayton County officials may know within the next two weeks which vendor will handle the job of cleaning up and securing a vacant Jonesboro apartment complex where four fires -- believed to have been started by vagrants -- have erupted this year.

A visit from the Tooth Fairy brings back memories - Valerie Baldowski

I am tinkled pink and floating on a cloud. My son, who will turn six on New Year's Day, has reached a rite of passage in his young life.

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Jackson is a 2 and a half year old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Labrador mix (or a big, brown dog as he's lovingly known at the shelter).

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Steele is 2 and a half year old gray and white, domestic shorthair.