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AKA Psi Alpha Omega chapter helps out for the holidays

Sorority gives more than 150 food boxes to needy

Sixteen families at Lovejoy High School will eat heartily this Christmas thanks to the efforts one community service organization.

People’s Republic of China delegation visits Clayton State

School Notebook 12-20-13

A delegation of 10 higher education officials from the People’s Republic of China visited Clayton State University recently under the auspices of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

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Academy Theatre gets silly with improv jams

Improvisation is marked with punctuation — from the exclamation of full-throated laughter to the questions that arise from trekking into the unknown.

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McGarrah Elementary inducts Jr. Beta Club members

Sixteen students were honored at McGarrah Elementary School’s National Junior Beta Club Induction Ceremony Thursday.

Students, driver injuried in bus accident Thursday

One was seriously injured during the an early morning crash on Tara Boulevard Thursday.

Holiday events in Lovejoy

The holidays are in full swing and locals are getting into the spirit.

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Sequoyah Middle teacher Terella Thomas ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Sequoyah Middle School teacher Terella Thomas is a Symetra Hero in the Classroom.

Holiday events in Lovejoy

The holidays are in full swing and locals are getting into the spirit.

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Sequoyah Middle teacher Terella Thomas ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom’

Sequoyah Middle School teacher Terella Thomas is a Symetra Hero in the Classroom.

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This Is It! opens in Morrow

Expected to be a high-performing franchise

The aromas change as entrees and sides are taken off the grill or pulled from the oven. Stand in the olive green restaurant a few minutes and the smell of corn bread fades into yams.

Council plans for SPLOST, adding recreational space

City officials are not tipping their hand on how they hope to use their share of revenues gotten from a continuation of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, should voters approve the ballot referendum next year.

Council plans for SPLOST, adding recreational space

City officials have been slow to tip their hand on exactly how they hope to use their share of revenues gotten from a continuation of the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, should voters approve the ballot referendum next year.

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DuPont Challenege Science Essay contest apps due by Jan. 31

School Notebook 12-13-13

The 2014 DuPont Challenge Science Essay competition is accepting entries for its 28th consecutive year.

Clayton County Public Schools below state average on 2013 graduation rates

Clayton County Public Schools is graduating students on time at a rate far below the state average.

Michael B. King Spelling, Legal Bee set Dec. 21

School Notebook 12-06-13

The public is invited to attend the 2013 Michael B. King Spelling and Legal Bee will be held Saturday, Dec. 21 at Freedom Christian Center, 6928 Commercial Drive in Morrow. The spelling contest begins at 9 a.m.

Clayton schools to host jobs fair Dec. 6

Clayton County Public Schools plans to host a jobs fair in December.

Personnel, school information deemed public record

Access broader than commonly thought

Access for the average citizen is much broader than they may think.

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Students support needy families for Thanksgiving

Students who gave began to give more, and the action quickly became contagious.

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Kemp Primary students tour colleges

Their eyes were wide and energetic despite the cold that gripped them as they toured the historic campuses.

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Students support needy families for Thanksgiving

As students began to give more, the action quickly became contagious.

Clayton Community Big Band returns this season

School Notebook 11-23-13

The Clayton Community Big Band, directed by Clayton State jazz studies instructor Stacey Houghton, returns Dec. 2 to the American songbook for its first concert of the season featuring selections from five decades of popular music.

Clayton schools to host jobs fair Dec. 6

Clayton County Public Schools plans to host a jobs fair in December.

Clayton considers school-based health center

Officials collecting survey data on health needs in Clayton

School officials and health care professionals have been out in force gauging public sentiment on the health needs of Clayton County and how best to address those needs.

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Parents turn out for Clayton County Public Schools ‘safer schools’ community forum

About 300 parents, students and officials turned out for the ‘safer schools’ community forum Thursday night.

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Patsy Hart expresses thoughts on teaching

Morrow Elementary third-grade teacher Clayton’s Teacher of the Year

Patsy Hart may be relatively new to the teaching profession but she has a wealth of experienced in the discipline.

Clayton County BOE to consider security system bid, charter school extension at Dec. 2 meeting

The Clayton County Board of Education will decide on bids to install video surveillance and access control security system projects at 17 of its schools.

Clayton County BOE to consider security system bid, charter school extension at Dec. 2 meeting

The Clayton County Board of Education will decide on bids to install video surveillance and access control security systems at 17 of its schools.

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Patsy Hart expresses thoughts on teaching

Morrow Elementary third-grade teacher Clayton’s Teacher of the Year

Patsy Hart may be relatively new to the teaching profession but she has a wealth of experience in the discipline.

Safety, Security forum planned at Mundy’s Mill High

Clayton officials to unveil iWatch Clayton smartphone app

Seventy, 85, 108, 152 and 329 respectively are the number of property checks, disorderly children, disturbance, theft and alarm calls handled by the school police department so far this year.

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Clayton State to reconvene tutoring blitz

Support is available for students Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21 when Clayton State University’s Center for Academic Success hosts its second Tutoring Blitz of 2013.

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Lovejoy Road completed in Lovejoy

Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff Turner congratulated Lovejoy City Council and Mayor Bobby Cartwright on the completion of repaving along Lovejoy Road.

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Crochet club preps for holidays

The rich green and red yarns scattered about the table are indications ladies are preparing for the holidays. They meet every Tuesday, packing into a corner of the Clayton County Headquarters Library.

Lovejoy passes pouring permit ordinance

Bartenders must obtain photo permit to serve alohol in Lovejoy

City officials approved an ordinance this week that would require barkeeps in Lovejoy to maintain “pouring permits.”

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Construction blitz at Clayton schools

JONESBORO — What once was a bare concrete slab has turned into significant construction on a facility seemingly rising out of the ground on the southbound side of I-75 near Jonesboro.

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Student veterans honored during Veterans Day ceremony at Clayton State

The breeze brushed over the crowd as Dr. John Campbell orated the stories of sacrifice his family and others have collected in service to the U.S. military.

Child abuse prevention training available this month for Clayton, Henry residents

For those impassioned about the welfare of children and preventing child abuse, there is an opportunity to do more.

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Local boy scout groups help their peers in need at child advocacy center

HAMPTON — Two groups of Boy Scouts paid a visit this month to the Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center in Hampton.

Clayton State to break ground for $19.8 million science building Nov. 14

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Clayton State University’s $19.8 million science building will be Nov. 14, starting at 3:30 p.m.

Utopian Academy for the Arts charter school gets state OK in Clayton County

Artesuis Miller left the school board meeting this week in higher spirits than he did five months ago.

Incumbent councilwoman Wanda Wallace retain Riverdale's Ward 3 seat

Riverdale election officials have posted the results of the city council race in Ward 3

Child abuse prevention training available this month for Clayton, Henry residents

For those impassioned about the welfare of children and preventing child abuse, there is an opportunity to do more.

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Clayton voters approve SPLOST V for education

JONESBORO — Roughly two-thirds of the Clayton County electorate approve of extending the county’s 1-cent sales tax referendum for education for another five years, according to unofficial poll results.

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United Way supporters speak about the virtues of early childhood education

Women of the organization mobilize in the cause to increase early learning

The speakers each talked about the realities facing children who fall behind, all touting education must be a priority early to increase children’s chances of becoming successful adults.

Mercer University business school to offer BBA, business degree

School Notebook 11-01-13

Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics will offer its bachelor of business administration program at the Henry County Regional Academic Center, beginning in January.

Low turnout so far in Riverdale council elections

Incumbent Riverdale councilwoman Wanda Wallace challenged by Claude D. Tate

Few people have cast ballots in the Rivderdale city council election, but the number is increasing slightly each day.

SPLOST V for Education on Nov. 5 ballot

Only a few hundred voters have cast ballots on the county-wide referendum to impose a 1-cent sales tax for education.

Food stamp benefits reduced as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding expires

Georgia’s Department of Human Services is reminding food stamp recipients that there will be a reduction in their monthly benefits, effective Nov. 1.

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Pointe South Elementary hosts reading night

Event promotes literacy in the home

The cafeteria filled with families during the Second Annual “I Love Reading” event at Pointe South Elementary School.

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Children parade their colorful Halloween costumes in downtown Jonesboro

Several children were impressed by the level of attention they received as they paraded around the block on the historic downtown street.

Clayton County school board looks to 1-cent SPLOST V sales tax vote Nov. 5

Proposed sales tax projected to collect $280.25 million for education

School board members heard a positive report of the district’s financial statement and education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax audits Monday.