News for Friday, October 18, 2013


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Students learn healthy habits, school earns grant for technology

The children quickly grew more energized as the sun rose above the tree line at Kemp Primary School. They were happy to learn how to properly wash their hands and clean germs from common surfaces.

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State reps to host separate health care forums

Residents in the heart of Clayton County will be able to learn about health care plans offered under the federal Affordable Care Act next week.

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Businesses shine at annual expo

Seventy-six businesses participated in the Showcase Clayton Business and Community Expo, making one of the largest, if not the largest, expos the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce has done.

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Residents defeat proposed south Clayton neighborhood

BOC rejects plan to build 175 homes on 0.4 acre lots

Score one for the little guys — and girls.

Volunteers needed Saturday for Flint River cleanup

The Clayton County Water Authority needs residents to step up and help clean up the Flint River this weekend.

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Hose Play

Southern Regional Medical Center emergency room technician Doug Shenker and registered nurse Kathleen Peak try out the hospital’s new deluge kit fire hose during a disaster preparedness drill Wednesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

BOC rejects SPLOST manager position

Clayton County commissioners shot down a proposal to bring in someone to clear out a backlog of unfinished tax-funded projects.

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Familiar faces meet in postseason games

Eddie White Academy coach Mareno Philyaw and M.D. Roberts coach Rosby Johnson had similar messages for their teams after finding out who their next opponent would be in the Clayton County Middle School playoffs.

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Officials discuss Common Core standards at town hall

State and local officials gave an hour-long discussion about the state of K-12 public education in Georgia this week as part of a town hall meeting on Georgia’s involvement in implementing Common Core standards.

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Central Georgia EMC awards funds to local agencies

School Notebook 10-18-13

Central Georgia EMC board member Warren Holder and communications specialist Rodney Christopher presented the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Development Authority of Clayton County and Clayton County Public Schools Board of Education with checks this week totaling $4,500 to go toward education, community and economic development activities.