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GregAlan Williams mentors Mount Zion HS thespians

GregAlan Williams mentors Mount Zion HS thespians

JONESBORO, Ga. -- The students in the fine arts magnet program at Mount Zion High School were thrilled when they learned that Hollywood actor GregAlan Williams was coming to visit them.

And Williams' visit did not disappoint. The actor conducted a workshop that gave 78 students an opportunity to ask questions about pursuing careers in professional theater. He also provided critiques for 15 young actors and singers.

Ice Cube talks Atlanta-based show

We caught up with Gangsta Rapper turned Actor/Producer and talked new music and sitcom filmed right here in Atlanta! Don't miss the inspiring advice he gives for you!

Clayton BOE appoints Jackson as interim superintendent

Clayton BOE appoints Jackson as interim superintendent

JONESBORO, Ga. -- The Clayton County Board of Education has appointed Luvenia Jackson as the system's interim superintendent. 

Jackson's appointment comes shortly after the county's current superintendent Edmond Heatley abruptly resigned in late August. 

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According to a release from the county, Jackson is a retired educator who "served more than 30 years in the Clayton County Public School System." 

Jackson retired from the county in 2009 and held numerous positions, from teacher to assistant superintendent, during her tenure with the county. 

Hampton teacher among finalists for education award

Hampton teacher among finalists for education award

HAMPTON, Ga. -- A first grade teacher at Hampton's Kemp Primary School is among three Georgia finalists for the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Tonya Pugh is well on her way to receiving the award, which is the highest honor for K-12 math and science teachers in the U.S.

The award is presented to teachers from each of the 50 states, as well as four U.S. jurisdictions. It recognizes educators who develop and implement quality instructional programs that are appropriate for the age levels of the children they teach, yet still enhance student learning.

More than 4,100 teachers have received the honor since the program's inception.

2 principals named to Track & Field Hall of Fame

2 principals named to Track & Field Hall of Fame

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The principals of two Clayton County middle schools were inducted into the DeKalb County Express Track Club Hall of Fame on Aug. 11.

Monique Drewry is the principal of Forest Park Middle School. She was a high school state champion and went on to compete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Drury even competed in the 800m at the 1996 Olympic Trials.

Lonnie White, principal of Sequoyah Middle School in Riverdale, founded the Running Panthers Track Club of Clayton County and has also served as head track coach at Riverdale High School. Under his leadership, the Riverdale Raiders won numerous championships, including the only girls' state championship in Clayton County history. White was an All-American at his alma mater, Albany State University.

Both Drewry and White were recognized at the D.C. Express Track Club's annual banquet.

Ex-NFL RB Jamal Lewis arrested in Georgia

Ex-NFL RB Jamal Lewis arrested in Georgia

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Former NFL running back Jamal Lewis has been released from a Georgia jail after he was arrested for allegedly not paying child support.

Clayton County sheriff's spokesman Capt. Brian Crisp says the 32-year-old Lewis was charged with child abandonment, a misdemeanor. Crisp says Lewis was released on bond shortly after midnight Wednesday.

A local paper reported that Lewis was booked in the Clayton County jail around 11 p.m. Tuesday. An arrest warrant alleges that Lewis had no contact with his son for more than a year.

Lewis filed for bankruptcy in April, listing $14.5 million in assets and $10.6 million in debts.

Lewis retired in 2009 after nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. In 2003, Lewis ran for 2,066 yards - the second-highest total in NFL history.