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Clayton County Charter School Still Accepting Applications

Scholars Academy has a new look for the new school year. Two weeks ago, students dressed in blue and yellow uniforms and gathered for their first day of class on the campus of Lakewin Christian Center (6649 Church Street, Riverdale).

Elsa R. Celestine, the school’s principal, states, "This is an exciting time for us. Going into our third year has been a very rewarding experience particularly after making annual yearly progress, last school year. We are excited about our new location and our teachers and staff will continue to offer the best education possible to our students."

Scholars Academy has no tuition or entrance fees. However, unlike traditional public schools, Scholars Academy does not limit enrollment to zoning or district areas. The Academy can enroll students in grades K-5 from anywhere within Clayton County. Limited Space is still available for kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Free Concert: Jason Bitten

On September 25th, the City of Jonesboro will host inspirational saxophonist Jason Bitten on the Jonesboro/Old Courthouse Lawn (South Main Street) for “Free Jazz on the Lawn”. Birmingham, Alabama native Jason started playing the saxophone at the age of 12 and has become a highly sought after talent.

Bitten has ministered at conferences, churches and jazz festivals in the United Kingdom, Caribbean Islands and throughout the United States and even appeared on the HGTV documentary, “A Salute to Preservation” featuring Ms. Coretta Scott King. A recipient of numerous community humanitarian awards, Bitten believes in impacting his community.

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).

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.

Mundy's Mill High Wins Presidential Award

Mundy's Mill High Transition/Career Technical Inservice or CTI students were presented the Presidential Bronze Service Award for their dedication to making a positive difference in their community through volunteerism. They were honored by the Atlanta Community Food Bank at the Carter Center. 

The student program received a congratulatory letter signed by President Barack Obama, a certificate bearing the presidential seal and a presidential pin.

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Walk and Celebration

Atlanta, Georgia- September 1, 2010 - Metro Atlanta Recovery Connections will host a One and Half Mile Walk and Celebration, Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:00 a.m., as part of the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month)'s 21st anniversary and will address this year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!" 

The walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of James P. Brawley Dr. SW & Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., continuing west on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and ending at Mozley Park Recreation Center, 1565 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. Rally begins at 10:00 a.m. at Mozley Park.

With an expected 1,000 participants, Metro-Atlanta Recovery Connection (MARC), a coalition of recovery community organizations, treatment centers, healthcare organizations, service providers, and advocacy groups, will lead a group of people in recovery.