Veterans filled the small lounge taking up table space with their notebooks and laptop computers.
Atlanta Festival Ballet, area residents to perform the holiday classic
Residents will not have to go far to enjoy a holiday classic — ‘The Nutcracker,’ performed by Atlanta Festival Ballet.
Goodwill of North Georgia has a new career center to serve the Southern Crescent.
Frigid temperatures have arrived ahead of winter in the Southern Crescent, but the lower temperatures do not have to mean higher energy bills.
Clayton County Public Schools will be closed Nov. 24-28 for Thanksgiving break.
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The Clayton County Retired Educators Association hosted its monthly luncheon and meeting Tuesday featuring speaker Mark Kimsey.
The Clayton County Board of Education is expected to take action on a resolution to pursue Title 50 waiver from the state.
State Superintendent Dr. John Barge recognizes Elite Scholars Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School
Students cheered loudest for their teachers, who were recognized during a special assembly Thursday.
BOE to seek system governance input from community this winter
Residents will have an opportunity this winter to give input on the future of Clayton County Public Schools.
Council approved a first read of amendments to Lovejoy’s city charter Monday.
What kids say…
Kids across the Southern Crescent are gearing up for a long Thanksgiving break — a time, according to first-grader Hakim Wright, to spend with one’s brothers and sisters.
Performances continue Saturday
Students in the fine arts magnet program at James A. Jackson Elementary are showcasing their talents in the limelight.
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is known in the south metro Atlanta region for its works in helping place residents in homes.
Parents advised to take precaution as winter approaches
As temperatures fall in the Southern Crescent, officials are reassuring parents that schools are equipped. They are also reminding students to bundle up and take extra precaution this coming winter.
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The Clayton State University Theatre will perform its fall production of “Bat Boy: The Musical” at 8 p.m. through Saturday.
Officials: Some 140 vacancies remain mostly in early childhood, special education
Officials are still taking applications from mid-year graduates who aspire to teach in Clayton County Public Schools.
Tuesday’s Veterans Day ceremony at Clayton State was among various recognitions and celebrations throughout the Southern Crescent, where residents thank uniform-clad military men and women for their sacrifices.
Students and parents stood along the sidewalk watching as firefighters pulled one of their own from a mangled car and placed him on a stretcher.
Mundy’s Mill High graduate returns as part of chorus
The United States Naval Academy Gospel Choir is set to perform Monday at Mundy’s Mill High.
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is planning another building blitz this month in southern Clayton County.
Denny Cao immersed himself into the brainstorming session on branding and product development.
A Riverdale councilwoman has lost her fight to keep her job after being accused of failing to report potential child abuse.
This weekend runners will dash through wooded neighborhoods in support of the Seventh Annual Lake Spivey Road Race.
Funeral will be held Monday at Georgia International Convention Center
Charles E. Phillips Sr. will be remembered for the commitments he made through his life to serve other people, whether it was through his military service or his time in elected office, College Park Mayor Jack Longino said Thursday.
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Clayton State University librarians Dr. Gordon Baker and Erin Nagel were recently honored by the 2014 Joint Conference of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations and the Southeastern Library Association.
Clayton State University welcomed students and faculty from various University System of Georgia institutions Thursday.
City council approved a resolution to transmit the city’s comprehensive plan.
Clayton County Board of Education has approved the emergency purchase of HP Chromebook devices and online services worth more than $4 million.
Clayton County Commission Chair Jeff Turner recalls over his 25-year career in law enforcement those hard days when he saw potential vanish at the blink of an eye.
School is out Tuesday for public school students.
Friday was the first Red Ribbon Week Parade at Callaway Elementary.
Officials encourage parents to be involved in building kids’ reading skills
Several parents gathered in the cafeteria to hear the school’s choirs sing about the importance of reading.
The overgrown property just north of downtown is slowly transforming into a revived neighborhood.
Clayton County Public Schools experienced a year-over-year jump in the percent of students graduating its high schools on time.
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Clayton State University’s Department of Campus Life will host its Fifth Annual Male Leadership Summit Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Clayton State Student Activities Center.
Officers with Clayton County Public Schools Police are working with Clayton County Police Department in the investigation of the report of shots fired near a bus stop Wednesday morning.
School officials have planned a “Literacy and Numeracy” Title I Parent Workshop for Saturday.
As voters head to the polls to help decide on the MARTA issue, Clayton State University is lending its support of public transportation in Clayton County.
Clayton County school board members were confounded Monday by a $4 million “emergency purchase” district administrators defended as necessary to adhere to state mandates for online testing.
Residents got a chance to give input on what they want to see in the future of their city Thursday.
Officials are reaching out early this year to get highly qualified educators who might be interested in continuing their career in Clayton County Public Schools.
Students help provide a million meals for hungry youth
Hundreds of teens in 15 high schools between Clayton and Henry counties joined forces this month to pack meals for local children in need.
Officials are calling for volunteers and community groups to pitch in to help out with the city-sponsored Trunk-or-Treat event Oct. 31.
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U.S. Congressman David Scott (GA-13) is reminding interested students of the fast-approaching Oct. 31 deadline to submit applications for a congressional nomination to one of the U.S. Military Academies.
Chairman Turner presents Retired Educators proclamation
The room erupted in applause, as members agreed with the sentiment that teachers are increasingly bogged down with paperwork.
Georgia Association of Educators President Sid Chapman is touring the state this election season in an attempt to “get out the vote” and drum up support for education issues.
Senior Pastor Luke S. Hall of New Vision Christian Church will join the church and its community partners to celebrate life with breast cancer survivors during a free wellness fair Saturday.
Council voted unanimously Monday during its regular meeting to extend Lovejoy’s Service Delivery Strategy contract with Clayton County.
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The Clayton State University Chorale, the Tri Cities High School Concert Chorale and the Woodland High School Le Voce will join forced Tuesday in hosting a free collaborative concert called the Clayton State Choral Invitational.
Firefighters, officers, deputies and public safety support staff headlined the 42nd Annual Public Safety Appreciation luncheon Wednesday.