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Police Chief to speak about loaded gun found at Riverdale High

Chief Clarence E. Cox III will speak before the Clayton County Board of Education Monday regarding the Feb. 28 incident in which a Riverdale High student was found in possession of a loaded handgun on campus.

Utopian Academy charter school enrolling

Utopian Academy for the Arts will be Clayton County’s newest start-up charter school program when it opens in August.

Clayton BOE meets Monday

The Clayton County Board of Education has a handful of action items set for its regular meeting Monday.

Area Publix’s support United Way community charities fund

Publix recently wrapped up its workplace campaign for United Way of Greater Atlanta, and organizers are commending stores throughout the Southern Crescent for playing pivotal roles in this year’s collection.

Stillwell proposed as new name for Clayton’s 10th high school

Officials are recommending Clayton County’s newest high school be named after a well-known pioneer in fine arts education.

Local schools honored for rigor, access to AP courses

Four Clayton County high schools recently made a statewide list recognizing them for offering increased rigor in the classroom.

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Morrow High student continues STAR reign in Clayton

“The plan was to take care of my parents,” said Trung Pierre Nguyen, matter-of-factly.

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Local Students Attend Young Adult Highway Safety Conference

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Severael local students gathered this month for the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety 2014 Youth and Young Adult Leadership Conference at the Macon Centreplex.

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BOE at impasse in finding next superintendent

Heated debate swirled around Luvenia Jackson, her head bowed as she sat quietly at the center of dissension on the nine-member panel.

Clayton announces STAR Students, Teachers

Several of Clayton County’s top students, and their teachers, will be honored during an annual recognition luncheon Wednesday.

BOE to discuss permanency of interim superintendent

The Clayton County Board of Education is set to meet for its month work session Monday. And topping its list of house-keeping agenda items is discussion on its next permanent superintendent.

Clayton State’s philosophy congress kicks off this weekend

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Philosophers nationwide will gather again at Clayton State University for the university’s philosophy faculty’s annual Southeast Philosophy Congress.

Revitalization efforts continue in Lovejoy

Lovejoy City Council approved resolutions and received news Monday that effectively advance the city’s push to expand and improve its infrasture.

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Council introduces new mayor pro tem, city manager

Residents lodged questions of ethics violations during the council meeting at Morrow City Hall, a full house seemingly as divided as the council itself.

State school board approves snow-day, class-size resolutions

State officials reported Thursday the State Board of Education approved two resolutions recommended by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge to grant school districts more flexibility regarding make-up days and class sizes.

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School counselors celebrated

Last week was a busy one for counselors at Rex Mill Middle.

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Clayton school nutrition chief eyes new cafeteria technologies

The three serving lines at Jonesboro High are antique by definition.

Mercer bestows academic honors to locals

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Several Clayton County students were named to the President’s List at Mercer University for the fall 2013 semester.

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Clayton school nutrition chief eyes new cafeteria technologies

The three serving lines at Jonesboro High are antique by definition.

Meeting alludes to future financial challenges for schools

The Clayton County Board of Education took action on two items Monday — the first was approving a truncated school calendar, the other included a mid-year budget adjustment.

Cancelled school board meeting rescheduled

Board to meet Monday

The Clayton County school board has rescheduled its February meeting for Monday.

Clayton residents recognized at Georgia Military College

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Georgia Military College at Fairburn has announced the following Clayton County residents have achieved academic distinction for the fall 2013 quarter.

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Super Scientific Circus rolls through town

John Lepiarz’s voice bellowed over the auditorium.

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Super Scientific Circus rolls through town

John Lepiarz’s voice bellowed over the auditorium.

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Clayton schools compete in regional reading bowl

Isaac Campos helped anchor his team during the Sixth Annual Metro Atlanta Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl hosted by the Clayton State University Library.

VITA kicks off 24th year at Clayton State

Free tax prep program begins

Accounting students from Clayton State University have returned to participate in this year’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program hosted by the College of Business.

School board reviews $6.3 million in mid-year budget adjustments

The Clayton County Board of Education is considering several mid-year budget adjustments totaling millions.

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This year marks the 45th Anniversary of Clayton State University opening its doors to the Southern Crescent community as Clayton Junior College.

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Clayton schools assess winter storm

Jonesboro Police officer M.D. Foster was out early Thursday morning helping block the city’s desolate, ice-covered roadways.

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Forest Park Street School an alternative to traditional

College pennants crown the walls of Forest Park Street School, a small private school tucked into corner lot at 5881 Phillips Drive.

Board to act on proposed school calendar

The Clayton County Board of Education is reviewing a 2014-15 school calendar proposal that asks teachers to return for a final day of post-planning the day after Memorial Day.

Clayton State hosts regional MathCounts!

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The College of Information and Mathematical Sciences at Clayton State University is hosting the MathCounts! South-East Perimeter Chapter Competition Feb. 1.

Clayton State’s launches a new digital film program

While the film industry continues to blossom in the South, officials at Clayton State University are attempting to keep pace without its demands.

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Clayton school employees honored

Clayton County Public Schools honored some of its best Thursday in the district’s annual employee recognition ceremony.

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Preston Walton takes Clayton spelling bee title

Preston Walton has a quiet confidence in his abilities.

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MLK: A day on, not off Georgia Power workers give back to community

Georgia Power technician Emmanuel Kumi-Ansu could have spent MLK Day with his children at the movies, bowling or enjoying the unseasonably warm temperatures Monday.

Free safe driving classes offered in youth’s memory

Atlanta mother Eva Hill can still hear her son’s voice four years after his death.

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‘Little This, Little That’ opens in Jonesboro

The quiet diner quickly grew into a full house as the clock ticked ever-closer to the noon hour.

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Students compete in super regional robotics contest

The North Clayton Middle School RoboTigers robotics team returned to familiar surroundings Saturday to defend their Super Regional title at Clayton State University.

Schools moving to norm after deep freeze

Workers are wrapping up repairs to broken pipes and over-taxed heating systems in Clayton County Public Schools following the recent cold snap.

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Law makers meet with educators at appreciation breakfast

Her voice echoed in the small meeting room as she addressed the early-morning crowd.

Project Overcoat kicks off Jan. 11-25

If the average Georgia winter is too little motivation to join a cause to help keep needy families warm, perhaps this week’s sub-zero wind chills will spur residents to act.

Locals bestowed master’s degrees from Clayton State

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Several Clayton County residents earned graduate degrees during Clayton State University’s commencement ceremonies in December.

Totes 2 Tots campaign ahead

Organizers will kick off the 12th Annual Totes 2 Tots suitcase campaign Friday, Jan. 17, to help needy children.

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New year brings familiar traffic to libraries

Brittany Phillips is beginning the new year re-acquainting her children, JaRiom Phillips, 5, and Jerimy Sims, 3, to the media-rich Headquarters Library.

Clayton BOE publishes its 2014 Legislative Priorities

The Clayton County Board of Education has a long list of legislative priorities it wants to tackle in 2014 and school funding tops that agenda.

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Senior nursing student earns national recognition

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Nicole Crawford recently earned second place in the undergraduate poster competition at The Seventh Annual National Conference on Health Disparities in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Teen couple welcomes Southern Regional’s firstborn of 2014

Jasmine Brown and Tyler Bishop welcomed their firstborn child mere hours into the new year.

IRS’s revised income tax guide available online

Officials: Government shutdown delays tax season start to Jan. 31

Officials with the Internal Revenue Service recently revised the agency’s comprehensive tax guide, which they said should help taxpayers get a jump on filing their 2013 federal income tax returns.

Clayton State preps for First Lego League Super Regionals

Officials are preparing for an assembly of hundreds of potential, future engineers this month at Clayton State University.