News for Monday, June 14, 2010


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Half-off book fair begins at library

Employees of the Clayton County Library System were busy making sure hundreds of books, gifts, and school supplies, were perfectly displayed at the system's headquarters branch on Monday afternoon.

Goree sanctioned for violating BOE policies

Clayton County Board of Education Member Jessie Goree has been censured by her colleagues for violating five board policies, and one accreditation standard last month, when she walked into a meeting of principals, and allegedly criticized her colleagues and district leaders.

NAACP hosts State House, Senate candidates

The Clayton County NAACP will host it's third, and final, event in a series of political forums for candidates in the July 20 general primary.

Students gain knowledge at Hartsfield-Jackson

Jasmine Smith, a 21-year-old aspiring broadcast journalist, said she wants to follow in the footsteps of Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper. In the hopes of getting experience in the field, she is interning this summer in the Public Affairs division of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Jonesboro approves Phase 2 Streetscape plans

The Jonesboro City Council voted unanimously on Monday to move forward with Phase 2 of it's downtown Streetscape Project.

BOC to consider Ellenwood police precinct

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) wants to lease property for a temporary police precinct at the Ellenwood Town Center, off Anvil Block Road.

Scouts learn first-hand to 'drop and roll'

The newly created Cub Scout Pack 1776 recently took its first field trip -- to Henry County Fire Station No. 3, in Stockbridge.

Another teen arrested in burglary of friend's home

A second Clayton County teenager has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a McDonough home.

Motorists find meaning in giant American Flag

The story behind one well-known Southern Crescent landmark dates back nearly 20 years.

Agency urges watchful eye for elder abuse

State and local agencies are urging vigilance in taking action against abuse in the care of the elderly, as today marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is being promoted by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.