News for Thursday, August 26, 2010

Subscribe

All Stories

Ready Georgia uses art, essay contest in campaign

Georgia Emergency Management Agency officials are attempting to tap into the creative minds of young people to get across a message that underscores the importance of being prepared for emergencies.

Tease photo

Local children channel environment at library

A mole made a mountain, out of his hill, on Wednesday, at the headquarters branch of the Clayton County Library System.

Clayton BOE to get paperless technology training

The Clayton County Board of Education will move one step closer to making the switch to a paperless technology system, a move it promised nearly two years ago, the school board's chairperson said on Thursday.

Clayton celebrates new Alzheimer's center

For the first time in the county, families coping with Alzheimer's and dementia will have a place to send their affected loved ones, for 24-hour care that is dedicated specifically for such patients.

Lawson believes crime video will help youths

District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson unveiled an educational, crime video, during the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's "SunTrust Early Bird Breakfast" Thursday morning.

Hambrick to unveil community garden, park improvements

Clayton County District 2 Commissioner Gail Hambrick will unveil the district's first community garden today, during Flat Shoals Park Football Spirit Night, taking place at 6:30 p.m., at the park.

School implementing changes after daycare mix-up

Officials at James A. Jackson Elementary School, in Jonesboro, are moving up their timetable for implementing measures designed to track students who are transported to after-school daycare centers.

U.S. Senate candidate to visit Forest Park

Chuck Donovan, the Libertarian candidate to represent Georgia in the United States Senate, will host a cookout at Starr Park in Forest Park, at noon Saturday, Aug. 28.

Firefighters handle blaze at Clorox plant

Following the evacuation of the facility, as a precaution, firefighters extinguished two fires at the Clorox Products Manufacturing Plant in Forest Park, on Thursday.

Thoughts on a Labor Day weekend getaway - Curt Yeomans

So, Labor Day weekend is around the corner. It will be a three-day (or four-day, if you're lucky) vacation away from the stresses of work and school. That's a long weekend, and while some people have already planned something to do (I'm going to Canada!), it's possible some of you don't yet know how you're going to spend the weekend.

The Southern way of death - Ronda Rich

Months before Mama died, she worried incessantly about the cost of obituaries in newspapers. Some charge by the word, you know.

Tease photo

Campers arriving early for AMS races

NASCAR fans are coming in early, in anticipation of the Emory Health Care 500 race, to be held during Labor Day weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

Clayton celebrates new Alzheimer's center

For the first time in the county, families coping with Alzheimer's and dementia will have a place to send their affected loved ones, for 24-hour care that is dedicated specifically for such patients.

Photos