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NEWS RELEASE: Books Not Bullets Literacy Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Books Not Bullets Literacy Initiative Solicitor-General Charles Brooks and Dr. Deatrice Haney Continue Partnership to end School Violence  (Jonesboro, GA) Clayton County Solicitor-General, Charles A. Brooks, is pleased to announce a new campaign to end school gun violence in partnership with Clayton County Public Schools Board of Education member, Dr. Deatrice “Dee” Haney, (District 5).  The campaign is a literacy initiative titled “Books not Bullets: Books not Violence” open to all Clayton County Public Schools second graders.  This new reading initiative is designed as a competition among all second-grade classes in Clayton County Public Schools to read as many books as possible between November 7, 2022 and January 6, 2022.  The winning class will be announced on January 27, 2022 and awarded a class set of Amazon Kids Kindle reader tablets with a 1-year subscription to download additional books for their reading pleasure.  “The goal of this competition is to equip our young readers with the greatest ammunition on earth, more powerful than any bullet, knowledge.  The adage knowledge is power is more than a cliché and if we are able to ignite a thirst for knowledge early on with our young readers and spark their imaginations […]


Kinship Care Angel Tree 2022

The Clayton County Kinship Care Angel Tree Program was started to provide less fortunate children being raised by their grandparents and other relative caregivers, with new clothing and toy items at Christmas. Angels may be adopted until December 12th. For more information, call 770-473-5788. #Claytonconnected 

Community Connections with Commissioner Dr. Alieka Anderson

Join District 1 Commissioner Dr. Alieka Anderson for the next Virtual Community Connections Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Register in advance to join the virtual meeting by accessing: #Claytonconnected


Arts Clayton Merry Market

Join Arts Clayton for its Merry Market Saturdays in November and December from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 136 South Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236. #Claytonconnected

District 4 Community Town Hall Meeting

District 4 Community Town Hall Meeting. Join Commissioner DeMont Davis for the next District 4 Community Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in-person at 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236 or via Zoom. To attend via Zoom, register here:

Fall Harvest Festival

Clayton County Parks and Recreation Presents a Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Jim Huie Recreation Center, 9045 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA, 30236. The Festival will include vendors, inflatables, DJ, and more! Contact Jessica Gilchrist at 678-479-5133 or visit for more information #Claytonconnected

Community Benefits and Resource Fair

Join Flint River Community Center for its Community Benefits and Resource Fair on Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 153 Flint River Road, Riverdale, GA 30274. For more information, call 770-347-0370. #Claytonconnected