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“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.

BBB balances 2014 trends with tips for holiday shoppers

JONESBORO — The holiday season is here and consumer trends suggest gift-givers are planning to “shop until they drop.”

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Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Luvenia Jackson selected for National Connected Superintendents Summit

Luvenia Jackson, superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 120 top school leaders from across America to participate in Wednesday’s National Connected Superintendents Summit hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Tips to prevent frozen or busted pipes during cold snaps

MORROW — With temperatures taking a sudden plunge, busted water pipes are on everyone’s mind. Clayton County Water Authority officials are offering tips to help residents avoid the messy and often expensive issue of busted pipes.

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Saints fan steals football intended for female Bengals fan | VIDEO

After Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, he casually tossed the ball to the only Bengals fan he saw. It was a woman wearing an A.J. Green jersey.

Common Core GPS standards in ELA, math reviewed for revisions

Proposed changes posted 60 days for public comment

The State Board of Education is reviewing proposed revisions to K-12 education standards.

Tavares Keith gets 19 years in federal prison for Riverdale bank robbery conviction

A career criminal has been sentenced to 19 and a half years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a Riverdale bank in March, said federal officials.

Clayton State earns USG grant for tobacco cessation program

Clayton State University officials will begin the new year by launching the university’s “Breath of Fresh Air” tobacco cessation program.

Business faculty from Daejeon Health & Sciences College to visit Clayton State

Clayton State University’s College of Business will host visiting faculty from the Daejeon Health & Sciences College from Daejeon, South Korea, this week.

Clayton State gains creative writing club

Clayton State University has gained a new organization for an old art. The Creative Writing Club kicked off with meetings in late October and early November.

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Clayton County nonprofit groups receive donations from Wells Fargo Bank

JONESBORO — Several Clayton County groups received donations as part of Wells Fargo’s $1,000 Days of Giving.

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Parents teach Headstart kids to stay drug-free

Clayton County Community Services Authority Inc. recently hosted a health and safety fall festival that organizers are calling a success.

Child found sick on school bus in Clayton County

JONESBORO — A child became ill on a Clayton County School bus Thursday.

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HAND beautifies homes in Morrow, East Point

Help A Neighbor Day, also known as HAND, was conducted and hosted locally by Genesis Prevention Coalition Inc., its CADCA VetCorps Project and several other community partners.

Chairman Jeff Turner to host MARTA job fair

Chairman Jeff Turner will host a job fair featuring MARTA Thursday.

Clayton State’s Veterans Resource Center to host Veterans Day Ceremony

The Clayton State University Veterans Resource Center, in collaboration with the Clayton State Student Veterans Association, will host a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11.

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Get your trick-or-treat on in Clayton County

JONESBORO — Ghosts and Goblins will have plenty of places to haunt this Halloween.

Scammers targeting eBay users, stealing passwords, account information

McDONOUGH — The holidays are just around the corner and many shoppers will take to the internet to buy gifts.

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Community transit forum set Monday

Andrew Young expected to speak

Congressman Andrew Young will be a guest speaker at a community transit forum as Clayton County voters go to the polls to decide on the long-discussed MARTA issue.

‘I CAN Play a Role’ campaign kicks off for Parent Engagement Month

Georgia first lady Sandra Deal and State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge have announced the roll out of the “I CAN Play a Role” campaign.

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Center residents celebrate breast cancer survivors

Residents, their families and staff at Elmcroft of Mount Zion observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month by paying tribute to survivors.

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Clayton State partners with SunTrust

Partnership to build financial literacy

Clayton State University’s College of Business has partnered with SunTrust to dedicate the college’s SunTrust-sponsored Business Ticker and Financial News Display.

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Babb Middle students place at annual conference

Students in Babb Middle’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently participated in a motivational rally at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

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Clayton State pupil making best of internship

Clayton State University student Rafael Souza recently landed an internship with AJC International, a food trading and logistics company where he is responsible for evaluating the exportation of products, product development and quality assurance.

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Police recover equipment in Jonesboro smash-and-grab

Law enforcement is wrapping up a case of theft involving an early morning forced entry into a school facility near downtown Jonesboro.

Freedom Riders will share their stories at Clayton State

‘Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle’ series returns to CSU

The Clayton State University Library plans to offer a discussion forum on the history of civil rights in America and the on-going “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” Series.

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Leaders in Virginia to promote Clayton County’s System of Care

School and juvenile justice leaders participated in a town hall meeting in Virginia this week to promote the System of Care used in Clayton County.

‘Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle’ series returns to Clayton State

Freedom Riders will share their stories

The Clayton State University Library plans to offer a discussion forum on the history of civil rights in America and the on-going “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” Series.

Riverdale goes pink

City hosts four events to raise breast cancer awareness

ZUMBA, candy and theater — Riverdale is throwing it all out there for breast cancer awareness.

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Union Grove Middle students take part in Youth Initiative Students

Forty eighth-graders from Union Grove Middle joined students from all over the metro Atlanta area to participate in the 2014-15 Youth Initiative Students with King Choose Nonviolence: NOW! No Other Way! at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

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Star gazers treated to spectacular lunar views Wednesday morning

The moon started moving into Earth’s dark shadow, signaling the start of the partial phase of the eclipse, at 5:15 a.m. EDT Oct. 8.

Clayton County Commissioners fire Chief Operating Officer Arrelle Anderson

Clayton County Commissioners voted Tuesday night to fire COO Arrelle Anderson.

Distributor to bring at least 25 jobs to Clayton County

A Texas company plans on creating at least 25 jobs for Clayton County when it opens a regional distribution center in Morrow.

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Habitat, Lowe’s partner for Lawn Beautification Day project

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity complete lawn beautification project, thanks to community volunteers and a $70,000 Lowe’s grant.

Voter registration deadline approaching

In order to vote in the Nov. 4 election, Georgians must be registered by Monday, the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement.

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Real Men Wear Pink campaign kicks off in Henry

Early detection of breast cancer through screening, increased awareness and improved treatments have all been key factors in the decline in death rates from breast cancer over the past two decades. However, the fight is not over.

Clayton State’s Tim New gets film into the BigPictureCon Short Film Festival

Andy Warhol may have had his 15 minutes of fame, by Clayton State University student Tim New of Rex will have his five-and-a-half minutes of fame Sunday.

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Jennifer Henley presented Clayton State’s TERI Award

Morrow High teacher Jennifer Henley was recently presented Clayton State University’s 2014 Teacher Excellence Recognition Initiative.

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Southern Regional CEO Crissey stepping down

Southern Regional CEO Crissey stepping down

Crissey retiring as Southern Regional CEO

Crissey retiring as Southern Regional CEO

Elite Scholars named a National Blue Ribbon School

Elite Scholars Academy is one of eight public schools statewide to be named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Forum on mental health set Nov. 3

A community forum will be held Nov. 3 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Henry County Administration Building in McDonough.

Kroger selling pink ribbons through October for breast cancer research

Atlanta area Kroger stores will come together to fight breast cancer throughout October.

Clayton State, Rex Mill Middle to present Third Annual University for Parents, Students

Rex Mill Middle students and parents are invited to attend the Third Annual Clayton State University for Parents and Students Oct. 4.

Support groups for breast cancer patients, survivors

Support groups for breast cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Breast cancer: what you need to know

Breast cancer: what you need to know

Georgia seeks one-year flexibility from consequences of student growth

Officials announced this week that the state will seek flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to the use of student growth measures in new teacher and leader evaluation systems.

Middle school student dies after emergency in class

A student died Thursday morning after suffering a medical emergency in class at a middle school in Riverdale

Clayton State to become a tobacco-free campus Oct. 1

Clayton State University and other members of the University System of Georgia are set to become tobacco free campuses Wednesday.