Pamela Smith’s voice broke as she recovered from the pregnant pause.
Lovejoy High School topped the state graduation average for Clayton County’s Class of 2012. More than seven out of 10 students graduated on time from the school.
Life has been on the fast track for Dr. Benjamin James Taylor lately.
About a dozen residents and district employees turnout for the second of four public hearings on the Clayton County Board of Education’s upcoming budget.
SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 5-17-13
The Clayton County Water Authority Board of Directors recognized three students from Clayton County Public Schools for outstanding water-related science fair projects.
Lovejoy Middle School hosted its annual Career Day expo Thursday.
Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Luvenia Jackson is inviting all Clayton County law enforcement personnel, along with mayors and city council members to stop by any Clayton County public school to receive free breakfast and lunch meals.
Imagine a place where people can go and catch a game of baseball, get a gourmet meal made from community-grown vegetables and take a mile-long hike through the park.
Program helps advance rising kindergartners
Some children will get a head start on kindergarten at Little Ones Learning Center this summer.
City officials will be working with a hefty $3.38 million budget during the next fiscal year.
Clayton County Public Schools scored below the state average on the new College and Career Ready Performance Index, according to data from the Georgia Department of Education.
Two show up at public hearing
The Clayton County Board of Education gave residents an opportunity to voice their opinions this week about the upcoming budget year but only two took the offer.
Defending champs reclaim PSA tourney title
Organizers of the Fourth Annual Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament said the charity event raised more than $5,000 to benefit a scholarship fund for Clayton County’s graduating seniors.
Where there were just pine trees and shrubs there is now a state-of-the-art playground.
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Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. Alexander Hall was recently named the fourth director of Clayton State University’s Honors Program.
The Clayton County Board of Education was split 5-4 Monday on hiring the board attorney and the Georgia School Boards Association to conduct its superintendent search.
District hosts its first middle grades Science Olympiad
The water activity was canceled...
Governor emphasizes character as key to success
Graduates had few words to describe the latest hallmark in their lives.
Superintendent Luvenia Jackson has recommended the Clayton County Board of Education grant employees a one-time, 1-percent bonus next school year.
Clayton County Public Schools is hosting its kindergarten early registration through Friday.
Science lab instructor Burt Parker helped students pot colorful flowers at the schoolhouse entrance, while others busily pulled weeds and spread fresh top soil in the courtyard.
The girls collected enough non-perishable food items to fill 300 Ziplock bags and did so in support of the area’s hungry and homeless.
SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 5-3-13
Clayton County Public Schools is inviting golfers to the Fourth Annual Promoting Student Achievement Golf Tournament Friday.
Celebrate multiple cultures, heritages
First-generation Haitian-American Dupond Merilan stood backstage at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center. With his cello in hand, the 17-year-old exuded confidence.
Superintendent search process slow-going
The Clayton County Board of Education voted 9-3 Monday to extend the contract of Interim Superintendent Luvenia Jackson until Dec. 31, 2014.
Clayton County residents are asked to help raise awareness in the battle against cancer this weekend.
The Clayton County Board of Education voted Monday, 9-3, to extend the contract of Interim Superintendent Luvenia Jackson until Dec. 31, 2014.
Tonya Pugh will find out in June if she is a winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Kemuel King’s charcoal portrait captured a small boy — his mouth splayed open in a playful moment.
Members of the student council greeted dignitaries as they walked through the front door. Among them was the state’s chief education official.
Gov. Nathan Deal will be guest speaker at Clayton State University’s spring commencement exercises.
Three of Clayton County’s public high schools have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
The Seventh Annual Clayton County Cultural Celebration is this weekend.
Skateboarders only have the concrete sidewalks and asphalt parking lots to show off their skills and test new tricks. And anxiety-ridden business owners must encounter it on an increasingly regular basis.
Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary relies on community donations.
New law aims to boost college completion rate
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation aimed at boosting Georgia’s college completion rate.
Matthew Dean was one among 62 job seekers to show up during the first 30 minutes of the jobs fair.
Organizers hope to help improve grad rates
The Clayton County Branch of the NAACP is planning its first Parent Power event April 27.
Rate increase holds from 2012
The average full-time student will pay about $56 more tuition this fall at Clayton State University.
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The Center for Academic Success at Clayton State University is gearing up for its spring Tutoring Blitz.
After battling accreditation issues for the better part of a decade, Clayton County citizens heard from officials their school system “ranks among the best.”
Firefighter Lawrence Ellis joined the others picking up around the quarter-acre Veterans Memorial Park.
The Clayton County School System is attempting to regain systemwide accreditation this week.
Residents kept the lunch line filled out as they trickled into the outdoor pavilion.
The Clayton County Water Authority’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the nonprofit Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Plants across the Piedmont Region are blooming, each in their own time but with a furor that residents can see, feel and even taste.
Organizers are expecting sunny skies and mild weather Saturday to kick off Lovejoy’s Third Annual Block Party series.
Morrow car dealers donate $5,000 to awareness campaign
There were 2,076 reports of child abuse and neglect in Henry County in 2012, according to data from the nonprofit Prevent Child Abuse Henry County.
SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 4-12-13
Clayton State University professor Dr. Lisa Eichelberger announced to help oversee the use of grant funds in the nursing profession statewide.
Kelsey Miller conducted a lesson on water condensation in front of 4- and 5-year-olds.