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Officials: district’s Thanksgiving food drive is a success

School social work department event serves over 160 families in need

Organizers estimate that 784 people were fed this Thanksgiving thanks in part to the efforts of Clayton County Public Schools’ Department of School Social Work and its supporters.

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Front Porch Players open ‘Nuncrackers’ Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro

Front Porch Players open six-show run of Nuncrackers Dec. 5.

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Historical Jonesboro invites community to ‘Gone With The Wind’ tea party Saturday

Well it’s no barbecue at Twelve Oaks, but officials at Stately Oaks are hoping residents will come out Saturday for a “Gone With the Wind”-themed tea party at the 175-year old plantation house.

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

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Georgia's Luke Bryan cancels CMT Artist of the Year appearance following death in family

Ben Lee Cheshire, who was married to Bryan's late sister, Kelly, died Saturday

Luke Bryan had been scheduled to appear at the CMT Artists of the Year show tonight at Nashville.

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Rolling Stones' sax player Bobby Keys dies

Rolling Stones' saxophone player Bobby Keys, who also performed on recordings with John Lennon and Eric Clapton, has died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. He was 70 years old.

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Clayton State President Tim Hynes recognizes work of Veterans Resource Center

Veterans filled the small lounge taking up table space with their notebooks and laptop computers.

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‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the Southern Crescent

Atlanta Festival Ballet, area residents to perform the holiday classic

Residents will not have to go far to enjoy a holiday classic — ‘The Nutcracker,’ performed by Atlanta Festival Ballet.

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Southern Crescent gets new Goodwill of North Georgia career center

Goodwill of North Georgia has a new career center to serve the Southern Crescent.

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NFL officially announces Katy Perry as halftime performer at Super Bowl

NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that the pop star will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC.

“HMS Pinafore” at Spivey Hall Dec. 3

A special Spivey Hall Young People’s Concert is set for Dec. 3.

Clayton State University observes National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Week concludes with hunger banquet and Sleep-Out for the Homeless

Clayton State University’s observance of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week the week of events concludes with Friday’s “hunger banquet” in the Student Activities Center facilitated by the AmeriCorps Program.

Huie Elementary, education partners to support deserving families this Thanksgiving

Huie Elementary will open its doors to serve a Thanksgiving Day feast to hundreds of students and their families in the Forest Park community.

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Hawthorne Elementary School kindergartners recreate first Thanksgiving | PHOTOS

Students enjoy annual holiday tradition ahead of break

Hawthorne Elementary School kindergartners participate in school’s annual Thanksgiving ‘feast’ ahead of holiday break.

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Retired educators group to meet Dec. 9

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The Clayton County Retired Educators Association hosted its monthly luncheon and meeting Tuesday featuring speaker Mark Kimsey.