Twelve candidates qualify for BOE races
Only one thing is certain following the end of candidate qualifying for Clayton County Board of Education seats — outspoken school board member Jessie Goree will be remaining on the board for another four years.
Hundreds of people flocked to Battle Creek Library Friday afternoon to get free school supplies, in spite of temperatures in the 90s.
For the second year, open house events will be held system-wide rather than school by school, allowing parents with students in more than one school to attend all open houses without scheduling conflicts.
Five new business education courses with titles like “Legal Environment of Business” and “Entrepreneurial Ventures” have been added this year to the system’s Career Pathways, a state-approved career enhancement program that helps train students with a skill or trade.
The humidity at Friday’s afternoon practice didn’t seem to bother North Clayton coach Max Wiltz as much as the missing players.
First wireless drive benefits domestic violence victims
For the first time Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services is teaming with Clayton County Coalition against Domestic Violence to collect used cell phones.
It is one of the toughest positions on the football team to replace.
Forest Park City Council will vote Monday night on two items that will boost the budget of the police department, according to the agenda released Friday.
Hampton resident Tim Yancey has displayed his bound replicas of the Gutenberg Bible in Germany and in Washington D.C., but it was an exhibit at the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro that made him choke up with pride.
Mr. James A. Mize, 74, of Jonesboro, passed away, Aug. 2, 2012. He was a member of the Riverdale Masonic Lodge, Yaarab Shrine, and Scottish Rite.
Lillie Hooten, 82, of Riverdale, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. She was born in Gray, Ga., to the late John Dawson and Clara Belle Polk Gordon, Sr. Lillie was also preceded in death by her husband, Leon Hooten, and son, James Leon Hooten.
Clyde G. Burkett, 91, of Forest Park, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.
Police have identified and locked up a parolee wanted for allegedly beating a woman with an iron skillet last weekend.
Congressman’s annual health fair approaching
Congressman David Scott’s (D-Ga.) eighth annual 13th Congressional District Health Fair will take place Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m., until 2 p.m., at Mundy’s Mill High School, 9652 Fayetteville Road, in Jonesboro.
City officials this week shared a status update on construction of Riverdale Regional Park, which they said is nearly complete. They said on their website they plan to finish construction by Aug. 24, with a jamboree scheduled to take place at the park on that day.
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Mrs. Joan “Carol” Simpson, 66, of Riverdale, passed away on July 22, 2012.