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BOC issues proclamations to cancer survivors, students and school officials

Clayton County commission Vice-Chairwoman Shana Rooks, third from left, presents a proclamation to 6-year old Hailey Bankhead, who is fighting to raise awareness of childhood cancers through her family’s nonprofit group, the Hailey Bankhead Foundation. Bankhead was diagnosed with Stage 4 Wilm’s Cancer in January 2013. The foundation will partner with the Clayton County Police Department to host its second annual 5K run and walk Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Gerald Matthews Sports Complex, 1935 McDonough Road in Lovejoy. Anyone interested in participating in the event can register online at haileybankhead.weebly.com. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County commission Vice-Chairwoman Shana Rooks, third from left, presents a proclamation to 6-year old Hailey Bankhead, who is fighting to raise awareness of childhood cancers through her family’s nonprofit group, the Hailey Bankhead Foundation. Bankhead was diagnosed with Stage 4 Wilm’s Cancer in January 2013. The foundation will partner with the Clayton County Police Department to host its second annual 5K run and walk Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Gerald Matthews Sports Complex, 1935 McDonough Road in Lovejoy. Anyone interested in participating in the event can register online at haileybankhead.weebly.com. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Clayton County Commissioner Michael Edmondson, center right, presents a proclamation to the Jonesboro High School Mock Trial team in honor of their record-setting seventh state championship Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Commissioner Michael Edmondson presents a proclamation to Jonesboro High School teacher Jeff Cox in honor of his being named the school’s STAR Teacher of the year Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Commissioners Gail Hambrick, center left, and Sonna Singleton, center right, present a proclamation honoring the Forest Park High School girl’s basketball team Tuesday. The team advanced to the semifinals of the Class AAAAA State Tournament this year. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County commission Vice-Chairwoman Shana Rooks, third from left, presents a proclamation to 6-year old Hailey Bankhead, who is fighting to raise awareness of childhood cancers through her family’s nonprofit group, the Hailey Bankhead Foundation. Bankhead was diagnosed with Stage 4 Wilm’s Cancer in January 2013. The foundation will partner with the Clayton County Police Department to host its second annual 5K run and walk Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the Gerald Matthews Sports Complex, 1935 McDonough Road in Lovejoy. Anyone interested in participating in the event can register online at haileybankhead.weebly.com. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Clayton County Commissioner Michael Edmondson, center right, presents a proclamation to the Jonesboro High School Mock Trial team in honor of their record-setting seventh state championship Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Commissioner Michael Edmondson presents a proclamation to Jonesboro High School teacher Jeff Cox in honor of his being named the school’s STAR Teacher of the year Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Commissioners Gail Hambrick, center left, and Sonna Singleton, center right, present a proclamation honoring the Forest Park High School girl’s basketball team Tuesday. The team advanced to the semifinals of the Class AAAAA State Tournament this year. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

By Curt Yeomans