University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, from left, Clayton State University President Tim Hynes and Gov. Nathan Deal share a laugh during the groundbreaking ceremony for the university’s new science building Nov. 5. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, from left, Clayton State University President Tim Hynes and Gov. Nathan Deal share a laugh during the groundbreaking ceremony for the university’s new science building Nov. 5. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Judy Key, left, talks to Jonesboro resident Kevin Baker and his mother, Virginia Baker, after the Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. Native American Heritage Celebration at Stately Oaks Plantation in April. Key’s late husband, Ted, founded the event more than 30 years ago, and his contributions were recognized during the festivities. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 963 and Cub Scout Pack 963 hold onto an American flag during the opening ceremonies of the Relay for Life of Clayton County in May. At times, the strong wind gusts at Southern Crescent Stadium made it hard for the scouts to hold on to the flag. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Peachtree City-based saxophonist Jason Bitten performs during the final set of the city of Jonesboro’s second annual Jazz Under the Stars concert May 31. Bitten was invited to participate in this year’s concert after rain forced the cancellation of most of his performance last year. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Mary Anne Brannon acts out a scene in “Steel Magnolias” where her character, Ouiser Boudreaux, rants about her neighbor’s husband. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Dancercise members Dorothy Triplett, left, and Louise Gonzales, right, participate in a demonstration of their dance class at Clayton County Senior Services’ annual Mayfest celebration in May. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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East Point resident Sharon Foster carries an American flag during the Relay for Life of Clayton County in May in honor of this year’s “I pledge allegiance to a cure” theme. Foster said she carried the memory of her mother, who died of lung cancer, in her heart during the event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Lake City Councilman Dwight Ginn tosses some old wood into a disposal bin for a resident during the city’s cleanup day Saturday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Chuck Maire, left, shares a laugh with U.S. Airline Industry Museum foundation board member Bill Demarest after they signed paperwork to merge the USAIMF with the Forest Park-based National Museum of Commercial Aviation Sept. 14. Maire is the chairman of the NMCA’s board of directors. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Frank Hall, a Lakota Sioux Indian, listens to speakers during the dedication ceremony for the Ted Key Pavilion at Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc.’s Native American Heritage Celebration in April. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Emily Gawel displays some of the crassness of her character, Imogene Herdman, during a rehearsal of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” in November. The Front Porch Players is producing the play, which premiered Nov. 15. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County Director of Internal Stacey Merritt greets Lee Street Elementary School kindergartners Demartus Varner, center, and Marvin Collins during a trick or treat party at the Clayton County Board of Commissioners office Oct. 31. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Actors playing “Rhett” and “Scarlett” chat during the opening of a new Road To Tara Museum exhibit featuring original portrait roundels from the 1939 premier of “Gone With The Wind” Nov. 8. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Santa Claus blows a kiss to someone in the crowd at the Jonesboro Christmas parade Nov. 23. Santa rode in at the end of the parade atop a Clayton County fire engine. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Professional model Melissa Yard displays an outfit Oct. 20 during the Morrow Business and Tourism Association’s fifth annual Fashionatta fundraiser for Clayton County Family Care. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services recruits Dusty McHenry, second from left, Sean Travis, center, and Dontrell Crochran portray chemical spill victims in a disaster preparedness drill Oct. 16 at Southern Regional Medical Center. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County fire fighter Thomas Dixon, center, gets help from his colleagues to put his decontamination suit on during a disaster preparedness drill at Southern Regional Medical Center Oct. 16. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Spivey, a 3-and-a-half-year-old Lab mix, kisses and licks Clayton County Humane Society shelter staff member Keith Hunt on Sept. 11. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Devan Hayes, wine and spirits consultant for Quality Wine & Spirits Inc., talks to Curtis Franks and Carlton Blackmon about different beers in July during the Arts Clayton Gallery’s BBQ & Brew on Main event. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Georgia State Fair returned to Hampton for the second year. Hundreds of families took in the sights, sounds and smells of the popular event. (Staff Photo: Kathy Jefcoats)

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A juggling clown entertains crowds at Forest Park Parks and Recreation’s 50th anniversary celebration. (Staff Photo: Kathy Jefcoats)

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Forest Park Mayor David Lockhart presents a proclamation to Ruth Goodman, widow of Gary Goodman, a member of the city’s Architectural Design Review Board who died in October 2012. Other Goodman relatives listen from the audience. (Staff Photo: Kathy Jefcoats)

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MacKenna Gosart, 12, with the nearly 800 bears she collected to donate to Clayton County Police Department for officers to give to child victims of crime and other trauma. (Staff Photo: Kathy Jefcoats)

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Dianne Jackson (from left), Rosie Hillie and Shanika Walker joined a dozen other Regal Forest residents wearing T-shirts supporting their campaign to keep Clayton County Public Schools from moving forward to condemn the apartment complex in Morrow. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

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Jabria Hazell, right, performs a direct examination of witness Mylon Craig during rehearsals for Jonesboro High School’s mock trial team last spring in preparation for state mock trial competition. (Staff Photo: Johnny Jackson)

JONESBORO — These are some of the pictures taken by Clayton News Daily reporters that captured life in Clayton County throughout 2013.

From the arts, to history and to looking ahead to the future, the News Daily was there to capture many of the moments that made this year special. Here is a look back at some of those celluloid moments frozen in time by the shutter of a camera.