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Community celebrates healthy marriages, families

The Clayton County Marriage and Family Initiative, Inc., held its annual "Marriage & Family Day," on Thursday evening, and Larry Criss and his family were sitting on their lawn chairs, enjoying the festivities.

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Community outreach groups recognized for service

Four Clayton County charitable organizations were recognized for their work in the community, and received $5,000 grants, each, from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta's Clayton Fund.

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Clayton residents enjoy nature and Wild Azalea Festival

Nicholas Wahrmann and his brothers, Ryan and Jonathan, got up close and personal with “Millie” at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve in Morrow Saturday.

New scam could hit your inbox

JONESBORO —There’s a new scam that could be hitting your email inbox.

County, school system will provide free summer meals for children

Clayton County children who rely on free or reduced price school breakfasts and lunches for two meals a day during a school year will have a meal option this summer.

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Arts Clayton kicking off summer camp registrations

Everything old is eventually new again, whether its an annual summer camp or a decade of wild fashions.

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Morrow’s top cop quits, will return to Atlanta

Morrow’s top cop is leaving to return to his roots in Atlanta.

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County will install vending machines for animal food at International Park

Clayton County Parks and Recreation officials hope new vending machines at International Park will be all they’re quacked up to be.

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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)

Community Calendar - April 4, 2014

Clayton County Library System is hosting a Ready? Set? Future! workshop April 5 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Headquarters Library.

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Humane Society raising money for animals with its annual spring yard sale

Shelter is asking for yard sale donations

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Humane Society is kicking off the warm weather with its Spring Treasures for PAWS yard sale.

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VFW LAdies Auxiliary raises $1,150 to help haven for veterans families

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5080 Ladies Auxiliary raised a lot of dough to help families of hospitalized veterans over the weekend.

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Playwright holding auditions for ‘The Mentor’

JONESBORO — Kenn Cobb wants his upcoming play, The Mentor, to be a teaching moment.

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Jonesboro finishing preparations for Lee Street Park renovations

Summer is a time when school is out, children are playing outdoors and parks tend to get a little busier. But this summer will likely be marked with the load clanging and the roaring engines of construction equipment in Jonesboro’s Lee Street Park.

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Thousands show up for congressional jobs fair

Thousands of job seekers lined up at the Georgia International Convention Center Friday morning to be one of the first people in the door at Congressman David Scott’s annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair.

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STOVALL: Small groups can lead to big ministry in the church

Fish swim in schools. Birds fly in unified formations. And other animals like wolves, bears and even insects like bumble bees travel in packs.

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More than 4,200 jobs available at congressional employment fair

Local job seekers will vie for more than 4,200 jobs Friday when Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) holds his 11th annual 13th Congressional District Jobs Fair.

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