News for Friday, October 25, 2013


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Area basketball teams start on Monday

After months of preseason practice and practice games, teams can now start preparation for the upcoming basketball season.

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White, Roberts meet for middle school championship

JONESBORO — It became apparent midway through the season that Eddie White Academy and M.D. Roberts were the best middle school teams in the county.

Clayton County Board of Health offering food prep class for nonprofits, faith-based and community-based groups

The Clayton County Board of Health has issued a call for representatives of nonprofit groups, and faith-based and community-based organizations to come together to learn food safety techniques.

Community Calendar - Oct. 25, 2013

The Georgia State Fair will feature more rides, more attractions and more free shows at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Lake Spivey Road Race raising money for Southern Regional Medical Center neonatal unit, Kids Outdoors Initiative

Portion of proceeds will also send children on educational trip

Lake Spivey residents in Clayton and Henry counties have always aimed to raise money to help children through their annual Lake Spivey Road Race and BBQ Competition, but this year’s event will also help the youngest and most needy kids.

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Clayton County police show off resources during annual Open House

Clayton County police Detective Tim Owens was enthralled Thursday night during the department’s annual Open House.

Ward 2 candidate leaves race as early voting starts in Forest Park

The pool of candidates seeking the Ward 2 post just got smaller.

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Dallas sworn in as chief magistrate in Clayton County

Atiyah Warthen said she will never forget the day her mother learned she passed the bar.

Clayton County Board of Education to meet in work session Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education is planning to review bids on asbestos abatement at three local schools.

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Clayton’s health planning informational meeting Nov. 14

School Notebook 10-25-13

The public is invited to attend Clayton County Public Schools’ next health planning informational meeting set for Nov. 14. The meeting is from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Morrow City Hall, 1500 Morrow Road.

Forest Park appoints new public works director

Councilwoman Latresa Akins was clearly concerned that the new public works director slot wasn’t filled in-house as she voted against the appointment Monday.

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Valencia Stovall, I Can Achieve Inc co-hosting college admissions forum Monday

Clayton County middle and high school students will have a chance to learn what it takes to get into, and succeed in, college next week.