Clayton County News

The latest news and information impacting Clayton County residents


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Clayton County restaurant health scores for the week of June 27, 2015

Clayton County restaurant health scores for the week of June 27, 2015

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Tax-free weekend begins Friday, ends Sunday

Ready for two days of tax-free back-to-school shopping, Clayton County?

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JULIE WELLS: Seek refuge in God’s Word, the Bible

My three-year-old daughter, Joy, was reciting the Pledge to the Bible the other day, as we were driving home. And while I was amazed and having a proud mama moment in the fact that she even knows what the Pledge to the Bible is, much less able to say and plainly say “pledge allegiance”, I was reminded of this great verse: “… the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

Debates vs. debates

WARWICK, England — When it comes to debates the Oxford Union, which bills itself as the “world’s most prestigious debating society,” remains the gold standard.

Heartwarming memories

From childhood to today I’ve watched, among others, movies with heartwarming moments. “Lassie! You made it!,” “It’s just what I wanted!,” “Mom, Dad! I’ll never run away again.”

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Under the radar status suits Pro Movement just fine

Overlooked athletes earn college scholarships through recruiting organization

“When you have extremely talented kids, it’s just a matter of getting someone to take a look,” Pro Movement founder Jarrett Christian said.

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Forest Park police department goes bowling with kids to promote positive impact

In the eight-week course, students within the community from age 11 to 17 took classes on topics including drug and alchol awareness, gang awareness, making good choices, traffic safety, crime scene investigation and police interaction.

New program aimed at helping families in Clayton

JONESBORO — The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services has launched the Kinship Care Program in direct response to the increasing number of grandparents, relatives, and other caregivers who have assumed responsibility for raising another relative’s child.

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Clayton State receives piece of $12.5 million in AmeriCorps grants statewide

Clayton State receives piece of $12.5 million in AmeriCorps grants statewide.

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School board discusses Communities in Schools

Members to convene Monday

School board members may decide whether to move forward in a potential partnership with Communities in Schools of Atlanta.

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School officials report direct deposit ‘payroll glitch’

School officials said Saturday morning that nearly 5,400 wire transfers were made in efforts to pay system employees.

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Officials speak health at Chamber breakfast

Officials having increasingly emphasized health as a means to help improve student outcomes at local schools.

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Officials discuss future school rezoning efforts

School officials are early in the process of determining new school attendance zones in Clayton County.

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Sandra Deal visits Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Family Care Center

First lady meets new Riverdale mother

FAYETTEVILLE — A mother of four and a grandmother to six, first lady Sandra Deal has a big heart for children.

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Man in custody after standoff with police, Chief Register says no one was hurt

Chief Register: No one hurt

Man in custody after standoff with police, faces charges. Chief Mike Register says no one was hurt.