Local rivers, lakes swell in February
Drought conditions are evaporating by the day in Georgia.
Library tutors patrons on basic computer skills
Email and text have so become ingrained in daily discourse, it can be easily overlooked that electronic communication is a learned skill needing cultivation.
Riverdale assistant principal fights for job; attorney is optimistic
Riverdale High assistant principal Genghis Shakhan’s fight for his job will continue until at least March 12. Deliberations in the Clayton County Public Schools tribunal, which began Friday afternoon, will resume then.
Free tax prep available this month
Changes to federal laws will be a relief to some taxpayers and a strain to others.
‘SoloDuo’ performance Tuesday
Spivey Hall, considered a jewel of cultural exchange in the Southern Crescent, has a busy month ahead.
The Parental Involvement department at Drew High School will host a Black History and Heritage Celebration that will feature the play titled “From Slavery to the White House: A Historical Journey.”
Grad rates improve over past three years
The Clayton County Board of Education will recognize six schools at its upcoming meeting for being named among the state’s “high progress” reward schools.
Tribunal deliberations set for Friday
A tribunal is expected to begin deliberations Friday in Genghis Shakhan’s employment hearing. The assistant principal at Riverdale High School is on unpaid administrative leave.
Split vote on legal services contract
The Clayton County Board of Education made clear its discontent with the federal government’s looming sequestration in a unanimous vote Monday.
Mundy’s Mill takes top prize
The youngsters were served a feast of questions.
Board meets for work session Monday
The Clayton County Board of Education meets for its monthly work session Monday.
Clayton County Public Schools kicked off its budget season with the first meeting of its citizens advisory committee Thursday.
Clayton State University is hosting the Georgia Association of Women in Higher Education Annual Conference this week.
Facility to aid in sexual assault exams
Gayla Nobles is accustomed to quoting the statistic from the nonprofit Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.
Fifth-grader Christopher Hyde was enthralled with Shayla Nealy’s seven-minute career day presentation at Roberta T. Smith Elementary School Thursday.
Tribunal to determine whether he used unnecessary force
Genghis Shakhan, an assistant principal at Riverdale High School, is accused of using unnecessary force to restrain students in three altercations last October.
Clayton County school finance officials were recognized recently for meeting national financial reporting standards.
Thousands of youngsters throughout the Southern Crescent region found ways to entertain themselves Monday.
Clayton, Henry property acquisition pays for renovations
Clayton County residents can thank Henry County for $2.5 million in renovations under way at the Clayton County Water Authority.
Offers college and career fairs
Clayton County Public Schools’ adult education program is more than a quarter century old.
Dr. Mark Risjord helped kick off Clayton State University’s Sixth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress Friday. He presented a keynote lecture on “Jazz Improvisation and the Problem of Joint Action.”
Robotics team recognized during social
School board member Jessie Goree was the first but students quickly followed her lead and piled onto the dance floor.
Clayton County Public Schools is the state’s second-largest school district to go all in on the governor’s new workforce development project.
Tax preparation assistance is available to the area’s lower-income residents.
SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 2-14-13
Clayton State University’s Office of Orientation & New Student Programs’ FIRST Step Peer Mentoring recently recognized the academic achievement of its mentored freshmen earning a cumulative grade point averages of 3.0 or higher their first semester.
A field saturated by two days of rain was not enough to keep teens away this week.
Organizers are planning a fall festival in McDonough partly to benefit a project to build an aquatic center.
A few dozen inspired Henry County residents stood amid 15,000 people Saturday in midtown Atlanta. Employees from Piedmont Henry Hospital were joined by friends and students in the annual Atlanta Heart Walk charity event. Together, they formed a walk team in memory of one of the hospital’s most beloved employees.
Southern Crescent Technical College students and other technical college students around the state will see increased tuition and fees next spring.
Glenn said this year marks the seventh fall season at the farm, whose offerings have grown each year to include a seven-acre cornfield maze, a pumpkin patch, a pedal kart track, a kiddie korral, a hayride, a jumping pillow, a Cow Train, a corn cannon, miniature swimming pig races and farm animals.
School officials said they have addressed morning gridlock near the schools in the east McDonough area, and are seeing positive results from measures they took to mitigate traffic.
Jason Holland "was a straight-A student,” according to the obituary. “Jason was a very thoughtful, fun-loving young man who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.”
Though at a pace slower than earlier this month, average gas prices continue to climb in Georgia and throughout the Southern Crescent area.
The American Red Cross is gearing up for its largest blood drive in Georgia. The Fourth Annual Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive is planned for Monday, July 23, at Turner Field in Atlanta.
Members of the Henry County Board of Education, future students and other dignitaries were on hand Monday afternoon to participate in an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site where Hampton High School will open in 2014.
A McDonough man was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday, after losing control of his motorcycle and slamming into a tree.
While the rate of decline has slowed in recent weeks, gas prices continue to fall almost unimpeded, according to officials with AAA’s The Auto Club Group.
The salutatorian in Bible Baptist's Class of 2012 celebrates being "different on purpose" and doesn't let autism slow him down.
The AAA Auto Club Group projects 34.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, an increase of 1.2 percent, or 500,000 travelers, from the 34.3 million people who traveled one year ago.
Volunteers with the Hampton Veterans Memorial Committee, also known as the “cross committee,” will be out Friday erecting 199 memorial crosses and American flags in remembrance of military veterans who have passed on.
Lower Fuel Cost Recovery rate effective June 1
Georgia Power customers will see lower energy rates, starting June 1, one month earlier than had been projected.
Oil hits its lowest cost since last December
Pessimistic economic news across the globe caused the price of a barrel of oil to drop to its lowest point of the year, according to officials with AAA Auto Club Group.
20th annual nationwide food drive Saturday
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 20th Annual Nationwide “Stamp Out Hunger!” Food Drive on Saturday.
More than 56,000 Georgia schoolchildren are learning about energy efficiency and the electric utility industry, through a statewide Georgia Power education initiative aimed at third-, fifth-and eighth-graders.
Entering elementary school for the first time can be an intimidating experience for youngsters
The temperature outdoors is rising, but gas prices are not. Gas prices are slowly decreasing nationally and in the Southern Crescent area. They have been declining since April 17, according to officials with AAA’s The Auto Club Group.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical is hosting a career fair on Tuesday, May 8. The CTCA hospital, which will specialize in complex and advanced-stage cancer care, is set to open in Newnan this August.
Campaign encourages Georgians to take action
The Clean Air Campaign kicked off its Air Quality Awareness Week, which lasts through May 4, to educate Georgians about ways to reduce air pollution, for better health.
Celebrating an American art form
As the much-anticipated film, “Avengers,” hits theaters nationwide, avid comics readers in the Southern Crescent area will have the opportunity to experience them in comic book form.
The Board of Regents has requested Gordon’s input on altering its name from Gordon College to Gordon State College to recognize its state-college status.