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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 […]

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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 

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Youth Commission Canned Food Drive – November 14th until December 5th

The Clayton County Youth Commission is hosting a Canned Food Drive from November 14th​ - December 5th. Donate your unexpired canned food and non-perishable food items to a location near you. Locations include the Board of Commissioners Administration Building, Jim Huie Recreation Center, Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center, South Clayton Creation Center, Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center, Lake Spivey Recreation Center, Headquarters Library, Forest Park Library, Lovejoy Library, Morrow Library, Northwest Library, and Riverdale Library. For more information, call Ciara Dunn  at 770-477-3349. #Claytonconnected

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District Attorney’s Office Community Service Project

Join the District Attorney’s Office as we pay it forward this holiday season. The items collected will be donated to Calvary Refuge Center, located in Forest Park, GA. Items can be dropped off at the District Attorney’s office, 4th Floor, 9151 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA  30236, Monday through Friday from 8 am - 12 pm and 1:30 pm - 5 pm.  Drop off deadline is January 20, 2023 #Claytonconnected

Navigating Your PC Computer Training Class

The Office of Digital Equity is offering free computer training to the residents of Clayton County. Training will include how to navigate your computer. Visit https://digitalequity.claytoncountyga.gov/events/ to register for upcoming classes. #Claytonconnected Training classes are available at the following locations: Frank Bailey Senior Center                November 30, 2022 6213 Riverdale Rd.                             9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Riverdale, GA 30296 Flint River Community Center           December 2, 2022 153 Flint River Rd.                             9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Riverdale, GA 30274 Morrow Library                                  December 6, 2022 6225 Maddox Rd.                               6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Morrow, GA  30260 Forest Park Library                             December 12, 2022 4812 West St.                                     6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Forest Park, GA 30297 Forest Park Library                             December 14, 2022 4812 West St.                                     9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Forest Park, GA 30297

Yule Log Celebration Friday, December 2, 2022

Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting our annual Yule Log Celebration on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. This event will be held at the Reynolds Nature Preserve, 5665 Reynolds Rd, Morrow, GA 30260 and will include a bonfire, storytelling, music, and refreshments.  Event parking will be at Morrow Elementary School, 6115 Reynolds Rd, Morrow, GA 30260. Shuttles will be provided. To keep it green we are asking that you bring your own mug for cocoa to be entered into a prize drawing. This is a free, family-friendly event. For more information call, 770-603-4189.#Claytonconnected