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Operation Pill Drop in Clayton County

Clayton County is the latest county, in the Metro area, to participate in “Operation Pill Drop”, which is the DEA’s effort to dispose of potentially harmful drugs. The Clayton County Sheriff's Department, in conjuction with the Clayton County Water Authority, is hosting a prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, September 25th from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

 The public will be able to dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medications to try and prevent prescription drug abuse and overdose.

“Operation Pill Drop” will be held at the Lowes of Stockbridge (3505 Mt. Zion Road, Stockbridge).

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Forest Park Teacher Gets Makeover

Via The Daily View:

Tavane Moore, a Spanish teacher at Forest Park High, fourth from left, was recognized last night by the Clayton County Board of Education for being named a winner of the Jones New York Back to School, Back to Style Contest. Moore and six other winning teachers from around the nation were selected from a pool of 1,500 nominations.

Moore will be flown to New York for two nights where she will be given a head-to-toe makeover and participate in a photo shoot. She will receive a $1,500 shopping spree at Macy's, a $500 gift for her classroom, and a $1,000 gift card for her school. The makeover will be aired Wednesday, Sept. 22,  on the Martha Stewart Show.

Moore was nominated for the honor by her former student Le Quach who is now studying at the American University in Paris.  

Grandparents Day at Church Street Elementary

Via The Daily View:

Ask elementary school students and you will probably hear that Grandparent Day is any day they can spend time with Nana and Big Daddy.

National Grandparents Day, which has been celebrated since 1979, merely put a stamp of approval on the celebrated time that children officially have to do what they enjoy doing - spending valuable time with grandparents.

Many Kids Need 2 Doses of Flu Vaccine

ATLANTA -- While most people will need only one flu shot or spray to guard against H1N1 and the seasonal flu, this year, many children will need two, according to the CDC.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends two doses of 2010-11 flu vaccine for children 6 months through 8 years of age unless they received at least one dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine last flu season and at least one dose of seasonal vaccine prior to the 2009-2010 flu season or two doses of seasonal flu vaccine last flu season.

The first dose "primes" the immune system, while the second dose provides immune protection, according to the CDC. The second dose should be given 28 or more days after the first dose.

North Atlanta Pediatrics explains it this way on its website:

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More HUD Funds Allocated to Clayton County

Last Wednesday, Clayton County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was awarded an additional $3.8 million in funding to further reverse the effects of foreclosures in the county.  The funding is part of an additional $50,421, 988 that HUD disbursed to Georgia to help local communities throughout the state acquire, redevelop or demolish foreclosed properties. Clayton County is third among eligible communities in the state of Georgia for receiving the most in HUD funds during this current round of disbursements.

Due to the overwhelming success of its program, the Clayton County Housing and Community Development Office has been recognized by HUD and its Board of Commissioners.

Mendenhall's TD in OT leads Steelers over Falcons

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Rashard Mendenhall broke off a 50-yard game-
winning touchdown run on the Steelers' first play of overtime as Pittsburgh
persevered for a 15-9 win over Atlanta in a defensive battle at Heinz Field.

After the Falcons faltered on the first possession of OT, Michael Koenen's
poor 36-yard punt from the 14-yard-line gave the Steelers prime field

Mendenhall wasted little time in making it count, bursting through a hole off
right tackle sealed off by a textbook block from tight end David Johnson on
his way to the end zone.

Mendenhall ended with 120 yards on 22 carries while Hines Ward came up huge
for Dennis Dixon with six catches for 108 yards.

North Clayton Middle toured Freedom's Sisters Exhibit

The North Clayton Middle Girls' Leadership Academy recently jump-started their school year with a tour of the Freedom's Sisters Exhibition at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum in Atlanta.

The Freedom's Sisters exhibit was created by the Cincinnati Museum Center as a means to provide an interactive model of 20 of America's most notable female history makers.

The collection of African American women included such contributors as: Ella Jo Baker, Ida B.