News for Monday, November 16, 2009


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County hosts H1N1 mass vaccination on Saturday

The Clayton County Board of Health (BOH) will give hundreds of county residents a chance to receive the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine during a "Mass Vaccination Clinic" event on Saturday.

High school teacher facing terroristic threat charge

A Mundy's Mill High School special education and mathematics teacher is on administrative leave, with pay, while awaiting a public employment hearing for allegedly asking a student to kill one of his classmates.

Ribbon cut on McDonough Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, to mark its official opening in McDonough.

'Click It Or Ticket' campaign kicks off

Local and state authorities are hitting the streets in full force in advance of the holiday season, as the Governor's Office of Highway Safety's (GOHS) Click It Or Ticket campaign for the 2009 Thanksgiving travel period was launched on Monday.

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Local residents gather for chess tournament

Queens, Kings, knights and pawns saw plenty of action at Jonesboro High School on Friday night as the school hosted the Clayton County Chess Tournament.

Space real estate - Joel Hall

This summer, America officially came out of its deep economic recession.

Congregation forges ahead following Sunday fire

Calvary Baptist Church Pastor Mike Mullins said his congregation will continue to pray, and move forward, after fire destroyed the church early Sunday, and damaged the church fellowship hall next door.

One more time for good measure - Martha Randolph Carr

OK, so I thought I was putting the cancer thing behind me, at least for a little while.

Clayton kicks off Work Ready Week

With more than a year and a half left on the clock, Clayton County is one-third of the way toward its goal of becoming a Certified Work Ready Community, before the summer of 2011. This week, several county organizations are coming together to raise awareness of the Georgia Work Ready program, and assess the job skills of as many people as possible.

Clayton Schools unveils panhandle redistricting proposal

Some middle school students in southern Clayton County may have to ride a school bus past Lovejoy Middle School to attend the new Eddie J. White K-8 Academy next fall, according to a preliminary redistricting map unveiled by school officials Monday night.

A lost message and a lost opportunity - Mike Reagan

This past week I have been in Europe to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I went into this trip with a great deal of enthusiasm and an expectation that the heroes responsible for that momentous event would be justly recognized. Sadly, I was instead reminded of how much we have willingly forgotten.

Jury selection under way in double-murder trial

Clayton County Chief Superior Court Judge Matthew Simmons held an attorney in contempt of court, and ordered that she be jailed Monday, after the attorney said she was not prepared to represent her client in a murder trial.

Community leaders recognized at clergy banquet

A dozen Clayton County community leaders and elected officials were recognized with the title of "Outstanding Servant" on Saturday night, during the Coalition of Clayton County Clergy's first-ever Community Awards Banquet.