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Attorney hosts Stand Your Ground talk at Clayton State

School Notebook 9-20-13

JONESBORO — Attorney Herbert Adams will be returning to Clayton State University today to facilitate a “New York Times Talk” on the so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws as part of the university’s Constitution Week events.

“Self-defense in Georgia: Lessons from the Zimmerman Trial” will be held from 1 until 2 p.m., in room UC267 of the James M. Baker University Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

“We will be talking about stand your ground laws generally, and in particular Georgia’s stand your ground law,” said Adams. “The George Zimmerman trial will serve as background for the discussion.”

Adams plans to give some history about the genesis of stand your ground laws as a variation of self-defense.

“It’s a subject that generates a lot of emotion and interest, like the Second Amendment,” he said. “I want to make sure people know the facts, and having become aware of the facts, decide for themselves how the law should be applied to those facts. My goal is to bring out the opinions of the Clayton State community, and to help the community understand the issues.”

Morrow Middle earns silver award in fitness program

Morrow Middle School was awarded the silver award on the 2012-13 Governor’s SHAPE Honor Roll, a program started by Gov. Nathan Deal that challenges schools to make improvements based on three main criteria: physical activity, nutrition and wellness. Schools listed on the honor roll met benchmark measurements in all three categories.

“I would like to thank the families, faculty and staff for their continued commitment to promoting an active lifestyle among students,” said Deal. “We are seeing signs of improvement as the SHAPE program continues to grow, but there is still much work to be done.”