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Jeylin White

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Lovejoy’s high spring yard sale underway

The Clayton County Board of Education will hold its monthly board meeting Monday, April 9 at 6 p.m., at the Clayton County Public Schools Administrative Complex, 1058 Fifth Avenue, in Jonesboro.

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McGarrah parent determined to send daughter to D.C.

Victoria Rice is a fifth-grader at McGarrah Elementary School who has been selected to attend the 2012 Junior National Young Leaders Conference this summer. Now, it’s just a matter of raising the money to go.

Riverdale hosting Easter egg hunt on Saturday

The event is set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Amphitheater in front of Riverdale City Hall, located at 7210 Church Street. The event is free to the public.

First-year student honor society coming to Clayton State

Alpha Lambda Delta is installing a chapter at Clayton State University next month, and 44 charter members will be inducted into the national honor society for first-year students.

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Clayton high school students selected for Governor's Honors Program

Four Clayton County students, from Morrow and Mount Zion high schools, are selected for this summer's Governor's Honors Program.

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Clayton Extension Office offering free parental services

Officials with the Clayton County Extension office in Jonesboro have made it a priority to assist teen parents raising their infant children. On Thursday evening, at First Presbyterian Baptist Church in Jonesboro, 14 teen parents attended a “Pamper Party” where they were introduced to a program called “Parents as Teachers.”

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Clayton Parks and Rec host youth event Saturday

An Easter egg hunt, with more than 1,000 plastic eggs filled with “yummy candy,” will be held at Clayton County’s International Park, located at 2300 Hwy 138 SE, in Jonesboro this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Saluting a local hero: Riverdale honors oldest Tuskegee Airman

The City of Riverdale presented a proclamation to resident Brew Graham, 97, the oldest surviving Tuskegee Airman, on Monday. Local dignitaries and community members showered him with praise and applause.

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New dental office opens in Clayton County

A Henry County resident opens business in Jonesboro.

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Math Madness at Church Street Elementary

School hosts math competition to prep for CRCT

Students from the third, fourth, and fifth grades competed in the MathFest Competition at Church Street Elementary in Riverdale.

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Babb Middle awarded grant to fight child obesity

“What you put in your body, is what will come out,” said Chuck Smith, the retired defensive end, and former captain of the Atlanta Falcons, in his address to scores of youngsters, at Babb Middle School, on Thursday.

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‘Purses with a Purpose’

Scholarship fund-raiser to honor Obama’s ancestor

Gail Buckner, the former state legislator who represented Clayton County in the Georgia General Assembly for nearly two decades, and 11 of her friends have started a scholarship fund in honor of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama’s great-great-great grandmother, Melvinia Shields, who had roots in Clayton County.

15 Clayton schools listed as ‘Focus Schools’

The Georgia Department of Education has released a second list of schools in the state whose performance in certain bench-mark categories needs improvement.

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SCHOOL NOTEBOOK: Riverdale Mayor will visit students at Brown Elementary

Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon will be speaking to fourth and fifth grade students at Brown Elementary School at 9 a.m., about Women in History.

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Clayton State unveils new center for military veterans

Transitioning back into civilian life has not been easy for Andrew Quintero, a soldier in the United States Military for 11 years. Quintero has been deployed three times to Iraq and said during his second deployment he watched 27 of his close friends lose their lives on the battlefield.

Rex Mill student competes in state spelling bee

Rex Mill Middle School seventh-grader Brittany Chopra will represent Clayton County Schools at the Georgia Association of Educators’ 51st Anniversary State Spelling Bee.

Schools gearing up for weekend parent conference

Clayton County Public Schools is extending a invitation to all parents, students, and community members this weekend, to come out and enjoy educational games, activities, workshops, refreshments, and giveaways.

CSU, National Archives to host student research conference

Clayton State University officials are pushing for college students to submit ideas for an upcoming conference about social and civic responsibility, community leadership and service to society.

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Riverdale Elementary is home for longtime volunteer

Through the years, the faces of teachers, staff and students have changed continually at Riverdale Elementary School. However, there’s one person who has remained dedicated to the school.

Clayton State offering free income tax assistance

Accounting students from the College of Business at Clayton State University will offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Business Building.

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Woman arrested in assault, armed robbery

The Clayton County Sheriffs Office has arrested a woman they allege robbed another woman at knifepoint.

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White Academy dancers boogie down at benefit

White Academy’s all-girls dance team, The Dynamic Dancers, recently performed in the Southeast Region Spinal Cord Benefit, to honor Zac Bradley, a 2010 graduate of North Clayton High.

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HIV/AIDS rate rising among African-American women

Prevention agencies host HIV/AIDS awareness event

Women from all walks of life came together this week at the Paula Crane Life Enrichment Center in Morrow to celebrate National Women’s and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. During the celebration, the participants were fixated on the television set in the center of the room, listening to testimonials from women who are living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and its effects.

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Clayton launches multi-million dollar housing initiative

To help residents become homeowners

Several Clayton County dignitaries and public officials have joined the City of Riverdale in launching a $15 million housing initiative, known as “Get Home Now.” It is designed to give residents a chance at becoming homeowners, and, thereby, spur the rehabilitation of distressed homes, and stimulate home sales.

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A celebration of diversity

MLK Elementary hosts multicultural event

The aromas of Italian, Mexican, Indian, and Vietnamese cuisine filled the air at Martin Luther King Elementary School’s cafeteria in College Park. Several parents, teachers and students came out to feast on the assortment of foods in support of the school’s Multicultural Diversity Celebration.

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A celebration of diversity: MLK Elementary hosts multicultural event

Several parents, teachers and students came out to College Park's Martin Luther King Elementary School to feast on the assortment of foods in support of the school’s Multicultural Diversity Celebration this week.

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First Lady Deal visits youngsters at Huie Elementary

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal stops by Huie Elementary School in Forest Park to read to kindergarten and first-grade students as part of her “Read Across Georgia” tour.

Georgia colleges, universities agree to match REACH scholarship

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that more Georgia universities and colleges have agreed to match funds for Georgia’s new needs-based REACH Scholarship program.

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Jonesboro, Riverdale mock trial teams prep for state contest

Eagle’s Landing High among challengers

The Southern Crescent area will be well-represented at the Georgia Mock Trial State Competition, later this month, as two Clayton County high schools and one Henry County high school are set to test their skills and knowledge in the courtroom.

Clayton State online program ranked nationally

Clayton State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program is ranked as one of the top 20 country in the country, according to the education web site

Goree: BOE’s personnel policy unfair to employees

During Monday night’s board of education meeting, school district officials presented several updates on the operation of the school system, but sparks seemed to ignite among board members over the district’s personnel policy.

Deal, college presidents seeking 250,000 more graduates

Gov. Nathan Deal is leading the push for Georgia to produce an additional 250,000 college graduates by 2020.

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Feeding Clayton’s Families

Jonesboro church expands food pantry

Deborah Mollineaux, of Jonesboro, said she recently lost her job, and was having to face the harsh reality of either choosing to pay her rent and electric bill, or buy food.

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Smith Elementary hosts annual career day

For some students at Roberta T. Smith Elementary School, mathematics can be a daunting subject to master. Thursday, at the school’s annual Career Day event, some called math their least-favorite subject. But Juarez Jackson, an engineer at Lockheed Martin, who was one of the of the many career-day presenters, declared to the students that, “Math is easy.”

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‘Math whiz’ the county’s brightest STAR

He relates math to everything

Through the eyes of Morrow High School senior, Michael Hollyday, just about everything in the world is viewed mathematically.

Applebee’s restaurants celebrating ‘Coaches Week’

Coaches at 7 schools to get free meals

Gov. Nathan Deal has declared Feb. 20-26, as the fourth annual “Coaches Week” in Georgia. In keeping with that declaration, Applebee’s restaurants in the metro area are celebrating athletic coaches this week, for being positive role models in the lives of youths.

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North Clayton’s Manns bound for success

Danica Manns said she knows exactly what she wants to be in life.

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Sky’s the limit for Riverdale’s Wilson

Kalyn Wilson, 18, said she was taken by surprise when she found out she had been selected as the STAR student for Riverdale High School.

CSU School of Nursing seeking more Hispanics

Will host information sessions

The Clayton State University School of Nursing is pushing to increase diversity in the nursing profession, by recruiting more Hispanics, according to John Shiffert, director of university relations.

Clayton Board of Health launches new program

Aims to assist at-risk mothers, babies

It was earlier this month that officials with the Clayton County Board of Health introduced a new initiative: the “Parents as Teachers (PAT), Born to Learn” curriculum, which is operated through the board’s home visiting services program.

Mother suing Clayton Schools over strip search

Angela Dawson, the mother of a Clayton County middle school student, has filed suit against the Clayton County School District, Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, former Eddie White Academy Assistant Principal Tyrus McDowell, and a former School Resource Officer, Ricky Redding

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Fraternity donates heaters to Clayton seniors

Those who are homebound will get them

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough, along with his brothers in the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, wanted to do something to warm the hearts of seniors this winter.

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‘Math Super Bowl Showdown’

Haynie Elementary hosts math competition

Walking into the gymnasium at the B.C. Haynie Elementary School this week, was like stepping onto a simulated football field. The theme music for the National Football League (NFL) played in the background. Scores of youngsters were chanting –– back and forth –– at one another, and teachers wore the jersey’s of their favorite NFL teams.

Clayton’s Academic Gallery winning schools announced

Clayton County Public Schools has announced the winners of the school system’s third Academic Gallery.

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Lovejoy High JROTC wins trip to Washington

The Lovejoy High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ academic team competed against more than 200 teams from around the nation, to advance to Level II of the AFJROTC Academic Bowl.

Celebrating Black History Month

Hartsfield-Jackson hosts event for area schools

To celebrate Black History month, students from several schools in the metro area –– including one from Clayton County –– were invited to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, to experience a day in aviation. They participated in an essay contest, too.

School district holding Pre-K Lottery in March

Approximately 704 slots will be available, next school year, for parents interested in signing up their youngsters for free, pre-kindergarten –– or pre-k –– classes in the Clayton County School System, according to Cynthia Roberts, the district’s coordinating supervisor for the program.

CSU students offering income tax assistance, today

Accounting students at Clayton State University have been busy the past month reviewing all the tax changes for 2011. They are prepping to participate in the free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

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‘Learning On Display’

Clayton School District hosts third Academic Gallery

Terrel Hamilton couldn’t stop doting over his son, Dontae, 7.

Georgia granted waiver from No Child Left Behind Act

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Georgia’s request for a waiver from the strict mandates of the No Child Left Act, according to State School Superintendent John Barge.