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Spivey Hall to showcase local talent this holiday season

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall has announced its 2014 holiday programming which boasts a special focus on Atlanta talent.

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Clayton State, Georgia Perimeter officials sign “2+2” agreement

Clayton State University and Georgia Perimeter College officials have signed an articulation agreement for secondary teacher education students called the “2+2” agreement.

University Health Services at Clayton State offering flu shots

University Health Services at Clayton State University has the latest flu vaccine in stock, and is offering flu shots to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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The Atlanta Braves' new stadium will be SunTrust Park | PHOTOS

The new Atlanta Braves' home in Cobb County was officially named Tuesday in an announcement by the club and SunTrust

Several Clayton schools make state’s highest-progress list

State officials announced Tuesday that 17 Clayton County schools were named to its list of 2014 Reward Schools.

News Daily launches online tribute to Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy

The Clayton News Daily has created a special page on its website where its coverage of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s life and death has been compiled so readers can remember the work he did for the community.

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Tameeka Hunter appointed Clayton State Disability Resource Center director

The Division of Student Affairs at Clayton State University announced Tameeka Hunter as the new director of the Disability Resource Center.

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Southard earns milestone award for innovation in online teaching

Sheryne Southard was notified last week that she had been named one of the recipients of the 2015 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award.

Closed runway will increase Clayton County air traffic

Don’t be alarmed to hear more air traffic than normal around parts of Clayton County in the coming weeks.

Lake Spivey golf tournament Friday will raise funds for mock trial team trip to NYC

A golf tournament being held today at Lake Spivey will raise money to fund a trip to NYC by the award-winning Jonesboro High School Mock Trial Team in October.

Georgia changing bass fishing regulations Sept. 17

Recent proposed changes to Georgia fishing regulations regarding bass length limits were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources and will become effective as of Sept. 17.

Tourney benefits mock trial team trip to NYC

A golf tournament Friday at Lake Spivey will raise money to send the award-winning Jonesboro High School Mock Trial Team to New York City in October.

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Jonesboro, Morrow teachers earn Clayton State’s TERI Award

Clayton State University and its teacher education department have established the Teacher Excellence Recognition Initiative, designed to honor two outstanding high school teachers in Clayton County Public Schools. Anna Cox of Jonesboro High and Jennifer Henley of Morrow High are the first to receive the honors.

Scott invites students to apply for military service academies

U.S. Congressman David Scott (GA-13) has announced applications are available for students interested in receiving a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. military academies.

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Turner: Business Forum 2014 a success

JONESBORO — Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner hosted the first Business Forum 2014 last week.

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CSU president survives elongated Ice Bucket Challenge

Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes joined in the Ice Bucket Challenge on Clayton State’s Quad Tuesday enduring 12 seconds of exposure to a bucket of ice water at the mitts of the Clayton State mascot, Loch.

New bachelor’s degree program to be offered at Gordon State

Gordon State College recently announced a new four-year degree program in management and administration.

Tips to avoid getting clipped by fraudulent online coupons

JONESBORO — Everyone likes to save a little money and coupons are a popular way to do it.

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Wetlands Center hosting Atlanta Audubon Society birding walks

MORROW — Many local residents might be surprised to know that the Clayton County Water Authority’s forests, wetlands, reservoirs and wastewater holding ponds provide habitats known by birders throughout the United States as the best birding site in the metro Atlanta area for a combination of songbirds, raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl, CCWA officials said.

2014 ACT results: Georgia a leading state in Southeast

State education officials are reporting that the 2014 ACT results show Georgia at the top of the pack among Southeastern states.

BBB warns quack products prey on Ebola fears

JONESBORO — News about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus is frightening. Even as residents hearts go out to victims, many worry: Where else will it strike? Could we or loved ones contract Ebola?

Kaiser Permanente to host health fair Saturday

Kaiser Permanente Southwood Comprehensive Medical Center will host a health fair for members and non-members Saturday.

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Garth Brooks breaks Philips Arena performance record with seven consecutive shows

Garth Brooks announced two additional performances on his World Tour at Philips Arena, bringing the total up to seven shows in Atlanta.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway names facility for Parkview grad Marcy Scott

Marcy Scott was the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s director of marketing and promotions until her passing last year after a long battle with cancer

Clayton school board honors national CTAE winners

The Clayton County Board of Education recognized 16 students who earned top honors in national competitions this summer.

Georgia Power issues statewide 'scam' warning for customers

JONESBORO — Georgia Power continues to receive reports from customers of “scam artists” attempting to defraud both business and residential customers by posing as Georgia Power employees.

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Kenny Rogers' Buckhead home listed for sale | PHOTOS

Kenny Rogers’ Buckhead home hit the market and is listed at $4.8 million

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Clayton County police Chief Greg Porter attends annual training conference

As part of his continuing education and training in the administration of law enforcement, Clayton County police Chief Greg Porter recently attended the 2014 Annual Summer Training Conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

CCWA sets public sale in Forest Park Aug. 26

Clayton County Water Authority holding public sale Aug. 26 in Forest Park.

Lower gas prices may not be here to stay in Clayton

Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.44 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,134 gas outlets in Atlanta.

Clayton County Water Authority hosts small business workshops in Morrow

The Clayton County Water Authority will host several monthly Small Local Business Enterprise Program workshops in August and September to encourage businesses to learn about the Authority’s certification process and procurement opportunities.

Rep. Sandra Scott hosting gun bill town hall forum

STOCKBRIDGE — State Rep. Sandra Scott (D-Rex) will host a town hall meeting to discuss the Georgia Right to Carry Gun Law Aug. 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Fairview Public Library, 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge.

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Retired Atlanta Braves broadcaster Pete Van Wieren dies

Van Wieren spent 33 years in radio and TV with Turner Broadcasting

The former broadcaster had been battling cancer.

Spivey Soirée Series details announced

WABE 90.1 FM to air Spivey Hall performances

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall has released details of the 2014 “Spivey Soirée” series airing on National Public Radio’s Atlanta affiliate October through December.

Contest focus on Atlanta waterways

Dig out those photos from the vacation at the lake or head out to a river this weekend and shoot fresh scenes to create entries for a contest aimed at showcasing metro Atlanta’s waterways and natural habitats.

Rep. Mike Glanton appointed to the Role of the Federal Government in Education Study Committee

House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) has announced the appointment of state Rep. Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) to the House Study Committee on the Role of the Federal Government in Education.

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Airport West Community Improvement District now operational

ATLANTA — The Airport West Community Improvement District is now operational.

Schools transportation department honored

District recognized for reduced emissions

Clayton County Public Schools’ transportation department has been recognized by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for its focus on air quality and reducing air pollution.

BBB offers tips for saving on vacation travel

Whether travelers are planning to load up the car with the family or fly to a getaway, Better Business Bureau says there are ways to reduce the sting of vacation expenses.

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Spivey Hall World Music Festival continues through July

MORROW — Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall’s first Summer World Music Festival continues throughout July with a series of Wednesday performances, all starting at 11:15 a.m.

University Health Services schedules CPR classes in August

MORROW— University Health Services at Clayton State University has opened CPR classes to the public Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 20 and Aug. 28.

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Revival time at Shingleroof Campground

McDONOUGH — Shingleroof Campground is once again readying for its annual Christian revival.

Clayton News Daily office closed for holiday Friday

There will be no Friday edition

JONESBORO — In celebration of Independence Day, the Clayton News Daily office will be closed Friday.

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Reservoirs, wetlands center open July 4th weekend

Clayton County Water Authority’s recreation areas and Newman Wetlands Center will be open for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Eminem, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer and Jack White to headline Music Midtown

The lineup for the 2014 Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta has been released.

Clayton pupils spend summer in math learning program

Clayton County Public Schools students are learning to make the grade through the district’s summer learning program in math.

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Georgia unemployment rate rises to 7.2 percent | VIDEO

Officials said unemployment has risen from April to May every year for more than a decade, due in part to spring college graduates entering the job market.

Hospital, American Red Cross partner to host blood drive

STOCKBRIDGE – Piedmont Henry Hospital and the American Red Cross will host a 100 days of summer, 100 days of hope blood drive July 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the hospital’s Foundation Education Center, Classrooms A.

Clayton News Daily garners GPA awards

Editor feted for open government advovacy

JEKYLL ISLAND — The Clayton News Daily has been recognized by the Georgia Press Association for its community coverage.

Christian Life Center hosts free meals program

The Christian Life Center is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge.

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