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NAACP recognizes community 'Legends'

A community services leader, a retired educator, and a woman who braved cross burnings to keep Clayton County schools open in the face of desegregation, will be recognized for their work this weekend, by the Clayton County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Resurrecting a fund-raising tradition

For 51 years, Clayton County Family Care has been a lifeline to low-income residents in danger of eviction, or having their utilities turned off due to non-payment. Despite their longevity, however, many locals are unaware of the organization's rent-and utility-assistance programs, according to officials with the agency.

Folks who don't mind their business

One night, as a particularly hard, extremely long rain poured down, I discovered a leak in my roof. The leak became a minor problem. Finding a roofer to show up and fix it became the primary problem.

Leaders honor Huie at wetlands dedication

The memory of Clayton County Water Authority trailblazer, and former general manager, E.L. Huie, Jr., was honored Thursday morning, during a dedication ceremony for the fourth phase of the authority's constructed treatment wetlands.

The U.S. could follow Canada's bilingual lead

It is amazing how easily Canadians deal with having TWO official languages.

Seniors capture life's moments through quilting

On Thursday, the "Griswell Senior Quilters" were busy creating long-lasting memories, at the J. Charley Griswell Senior Center in Jonesboro.

Local artists display their work Saturday night

Locust Grove is preparing a nocturnal, art-related event designed to draw people downtown, while supporting local artists.

Farmers' Market offers Fun Run, kids' expo

Exercise and health-care education will resonate throughout the Atlanta Farmers' Market this Saturday, during a festival at the market, according to Marsha Thomas, manager of the Georgia Grown Welcome Center, at the facility.

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McGarrah's Lockhart enjoys educating children

McGarrah Elementary School fifth-grader, Kelly Phan, said she was sure her teacher, Fareedah Wright Lockhart, was going to be named Clayton County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year, but she added, that did not prepare her for what happened on Thursday.

Teens charged with arson in apartment fire

Arson investigators with the Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department have arrested two juveniles in connection with a Jonesboro fire last weekend.

Two charged in Hampton break-in

Two men are suspected of breaking into a Hampton home and stealing lawn equipment.

Southern Regional named to hospital honor rolls

Riverdale-based Southern Regional Health System has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in the state by the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA), according to a spokesperson for the health care system.

Games to Watch

All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

County bragging rights at stake

Both the Clayton and Henry county volleyball tournaments begin this weekend with defending champs that have held onto their title for several seasons.

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Juried Photography Show to premiere Friday

Photography will take center stage at the Arts Clayton gallery on Friday as 25 of the metro area's best photographers introduce viewers to the world as they see it.

Water Authority completes wetlands' 4th phase

With the completion of the fourth phase of the Clayton County Water Authority's constructed treatment wetlands earlier this month, Clayton residents may never have to worry about the county having an adequate water supply.

Davis keeps hoop dreams alive

Kelvin Davis might be 51-years-old, but don't expect him to become the national spokesperson for people thinking about retirement.

Police seeking trio in trailer theft

Three unidentified men are being sought for allegedly stealing a trailer from a vehicle, at a Stockbridge motel.

The U.S. could follow Canada's bilingual lead

It is amazing how easily Canadians deal with having TWO official languages.

New track opens for mini-car racing

There is a new race track in Henry County, but the cars that run on it are really small in size.

NAACP recognizes community 'Legends'

munity services leader, a retired educator, and a woman who braved cross burnings to keep Clayton County schools open in the face of desegregation, will be recognized for their work this weekend, by the Clayton County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Folks who don't mind their business

One night, as a particularly hard, extremely long rain poured down, I discovered a leak in my roof. The leak became a minor problem. Finding a roofer to show up and fix it became the primary problem.

Farmers' Market offers Fun Run, kids' expo

Exercise and health-care education will resonate throughout the Atlanta Farmers' Market this Saturday, during a festival at the market, according to Marsha Thomas, manager of the Georgia Grown Welcome Center, at the facility.

Residents turn out for town hall meeting

A joint town hall meeting hosted by McDonough city officials covered a variety of topics, from preparing for severe weather, to animal restrictions during parades.

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McGarrah's Lockhart enjoys educating children

McGarrah Elementary School fifth-grader, Kelly Phan, said she was sure her teacher, Fareedah Wright Lockhart, was going to be named Clayton County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year, but she added, that did not prepare her for what happened on Thursday.

Seniors capture life's moments through quilting

On Thursday, the "Griswell Senior Quilters" were busy creating long-lasting memories, at the J. Charley Griswell Senior Center in Jonesboro.

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