News for Friday, November 23, 2012


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Clayton ministers feed and clothe on Thanksgiving

Health screenings also offered at event

“Every day is a day of Thanksgiving,” said New Macedonia Baptist Church Pastor Gerry T. Anderson as he led prayer during the second annual Association of Christian Ministers of Clayton County Thanksgiving Dinner.

Businesses get early start on Black Friday

MORROW — Unwilling to wait for Black Friday, the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping craze, several Clayton County shoppers got started late Thursday night.

Christmas Angel Tree comes to Southlake Mall for first time in 10 years

MORROW — ’Tis the season to be giving, especially for a child in desperate need of an angel.

Dorothy “Dot” McGinnis

Dorothy “Dot” McGinnis, of Conley, passed away on Nov. 21, 2012.

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CCWA wins transporting water gold award

Water authority gets’ pretty close to perfection

Clayton County Water Authority’s (CCWA) Wastewater Collection System was recently awarded the 2012 Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Wastewater Collection System Gold Award.

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Wine consumers have plethora of holiday options

Bill Remy typically has two types of customers who seek out his holiday advice as the wine guru at Highway 138 Package Store.

Clayton officials promoting county with eNewsletter

Clayton County’s government is hitting the Internet in a fight to improve the county’s image.

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Library officials excited about new Forest Park branch

The new $5.1 million Forest Park Library Branch is expected to have its grand opening ceremony, featuring county and state library officials, at 3 p.m., Dec. 16.

Rotary sponsors Riverdale spelling bee

RIVERDALE — The Clayton County Rotary Club sponsored the Riverdale Preparatory Spelling Bee Saturday by donating dictionaries to contestants in the fourth through eighth grades.

Jonesboro students nominated for Governor's Honors

JONESBORO — Four students from Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School have been nominated for the 2013 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP), a four-week academic program designed to provide academically gifted students with a challenging curriculum not offered in the standard classroom.

Superintendent search to begin next week

JONESBORO — The Clayton County school board will begin its search for a new superintendent following Thanksgiving break, but they don’t expect to fill the position until next summer.

Get ready to add another magnet

Did you or anyone in your family ever collect those little state-shaped magnets?

CSU band ‘count’-ed in for Basie concert

The big band leader whose career ranged from working with singer Billie Holiday, to providing the backdrop for the arrival of “Sheriff Bart” in the film “Blazing Saddles,” will be celebrated by Clayton State University’s Clayton Community Big Band next week.

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A decade of light

County, Rainbow House to celebrate 10th annual holiday festival

This year will mark the 10th annual Festival of Trees and Lights that the county’s recreation department has put on in partnership with family abuse shelter Rainbow House.

County shaking up recreation fees

Rental fees drop but ‘non-resident’ fees are born

Clayton County residents will soon see lower rates to rent three pavilions at Clayton County International Park while residents of neighboring counties encounter new “non-resident” recreation fees.