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Classics mark opening week in Clayton County

Classics mark opening week in Clayton County

JONESBORO, Ga. -- "County high school football is back!"
exclaimed District Athletic Director Kevin May. The regular season kicks off on Friday, Aug. 26, with games at all three Clayton County stadiums.

"We hope that the communities in Clayton County will come out and get behind their teams as they strive for excellence on and off the field in 2011," May said. Here is a look at the opening schedules:

 

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.

Clayton Co. throws party for accreditation win

Clayton Co. throws party for accreditation win

LOVEJOY, Ga. -- Clayton County is throwing a party to celebrate the school district regaining its full accreditation.

The countywide event is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gerald Matthews Soccer Complex in Lovejoy. It is free and open to the public.

The 50,000-student district learned in May that it had been taken off probation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Clayton County's high schools lost accreditation completely for nine months starting in fall 2008 because of the district's squabbling school board. It won accreditation back in May 2009 but remained on probation for two years to address lingering issues.

The accreditation loss drew national headlines and damaged the district's reputation.

Saturday's event includes musical performances, games, food and other activities.

Rock Your Park - This Saturday

Rock Your Park - This Saturday

Join the Parks and Recreation Department as we continue our celebration of "July is Parks and Recreation Month" this Saturday, July 23, 2011.

  • First Annual "Summer Luau" (Free)

Located at the Jim Huie Recreation Center from 11:00am until 3:00pm featuring a live DJ
(678) 479-5136

  • Fishing Derby ($5 per person)

Located at International Park the Beach from 8:00am until 12:00pm - please bring bait and equipment
(770) 603-4165

  • Pool Carnival (Free)

Located at the Virginia Burton Gray Recreation Center from 12:00pm until 4:00pm - Fun, Food, and Games
(770) 603-4001


Thank you,

Lindsey DeLong
Marketing and Sales Specialist
Clayton County Parks and Recreation

 

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely