Regional

Ferreira named VP at Clayton State

Maritza E. Ferreira

She is also chief spokesperson

Maritza E. Ferreira has been named First Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Clayton State University.

Ferreira strategically leads several critical areas including the overall strategic communications and marketing direction of the university, and media relations. She also serves as the university’s chief spokesperson.

Clayton State names 'Hall of Fame' inductees

Lisa Williams, one of the best

Basketball, cross country, medicine represented in honored group

Clayton State University has announced the second class to be inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

The group includes Charlie Frazier of men’s basketball, Allison Kreutzer of women's cross country and track, and women’s basketball’s Lisa Williams as well as special inductee Dr. Joseph S. Wilkes, who has served as the program’s team physician since its inception in 1990. Read More»

Clayton State offering more chances to learn about film school

One session to be in Fayetteville

Want to know more about film school? Now is the time to learn at a Clayton State University information session to be held on the Fayette campus.

Clayton State’s Film and Digital Media Center is having two free information sessions – one on Thursday, Jan. 22, and another on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Jan. 22 event will be held in Fayetteville at the LaFayette Education Center, Room Media D, 205 LaFayette Ave. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Feb. 7 event will be held at Clayton State’s film studio in Lucy Huie Hall, 9013 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, and begins at 10 a.m. Read More»

Free dental exams honor MLK legacy of service

Appointments necessary

Georgians have created a multitude of unique ways to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national day set aside to honor the state’s native son, but free dental screenings might qualify as one of the most original ideas.

It’s a tradition in the Dental Hygiene program at Clayton State University, though.

Dental hygiene students, staff and faculty will provide free dental screenings, x-rays, and oral health education to patients as part of the school’s annual MLK Day of Service. Read More»

Murder suspense for dinner

Dinner show features interactive crime act

Enjoy a night of mystery and suspense at a Murder Mystery Theater Dinner this Friday.

Join the Clayton State University Campus Events Council (CEC) Friday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.

The Murder Mystery Theater Dinner will feature a meal and an interactive "Crime and Punishment" murder mystery where the diners could very well be the stars.

The event is free for Clayton State students, $5 for Clayton State faculty and staff, and $10 for non-Clayton State patrons. Read More»

‘Les Missing’

‘Les Missing’

Editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy. ‘Les Missing’ Obama holding golf club with Paris march in background.

‘Now stick your head through so I can chop it off.’

‘Now stick your head through so I can chop it off.’

Editorial cartoon by Chip Bok. "Good. Now stick your head through so I can chop it off."

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr.

Percy Denton Shierling, Jr., 84, of Riverdale, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Mr. Shierling retired after 37 years with Big Star (formerly Rogers/Colonial Stores) as a manager and district manager. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Riverdale. Read More»

Soccer kicking off

Players can register online

The Peachtree City Lazers is offering soccer leagues and camps for kids of all ages -- including those from 18 months to adult.

Walk-up registration is scheduled for Jan. 17, 20, and 24 at various locations in Peachtree City and one in Newnan, but players can also register online at ptcsoccer.org or peachtreecitysoccer.org.

A preseason “total player development” series will also be held in February, but participants must register by Jan. 29.

More information on times and locations can be found on the group’s website.

Shape the future, take ARC survey

Give your opinions on regional transportation needs

Log on to the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) website and help shape a regional plan for infrastructure, the economy and the livability of the Atlanta area through 2040.

The ARC has introduced the second phase of a three-part survey on the future of the metro region that focuses on new technologies that may impact where and how people travel and live over the next 25 years.

More than 8,000 people participated in the first phase of the survey and the ARC hopes to have a similar response to the second phase, which is now available at www.atlantaregional.com/theregionsplan. Read More»