The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce held its "Leadership Clayton 2011 Commencement Ceremony," on Thursday, and it was an evening of support and celebration for 15 new leaders.
A former Clayton County prosecutor called his arrest and overnight jail stay a "humbling experience" -- and one that cost him an appearance at a niece's graduation from a prestigious academy.
An alleged victim took matters into her own hands by videotaping sexual assaults, according to warrants issued by the Clayton County Magistrate Court.
A Jonesboro woman faces a litany of felony theft charges after police said she put thousands of dollars in stolen items up for sale on an eBay store.
Charges are pending in a two-car crash that sent five to area hospitals Thursday morning, said Clayton County police.
For 50 years, Clayton County Family Care, a homelessness prevention agency in Jonesboro, has offered temporary financial assistance to "needy" families throughout the Clayton community.
Methodist Men selling ribs, chicken dinners June 11
A local woman is seeking recognition on behalf of her ailing husband, for more than three decades of military service to this country.
A former federal customs officer was sentenced to eight years for conspiring to launder drug money and trying to smuggle guns onto a plane, abusing his authority to get past airport security.
So, the very day I wrote about how frustrating it has been to wait to hear what tickets I "won" for the 2012 Olympics in London, I got my notification of how I did.
My niece, Nicole, was saying the other day how a quick, sharp tongue is built into our DNA, and how we need to watch what we say and how we say it.
The tradition continues
New division begins at Thursday Thunder
Driver begins defense to title
Thursday Thunder Week 1.
A beauty school can help one obtain a cosmetology license, but it can't make a successful hairstylist, according to the owner of The Parlor Retreat Exclusive Salon, in Jonesboro.
Mr. John Thomas Askin (Baby Brother) was born Dec. 20, 1950 to the late Pheanious Askin and Lula Marshall Askin. He departed this life on May 25, 2011. John attended Henderson High School in Jackson and graduated with the class of 1970. He joined Shiloh Baptist Church at a very early age and was ordained as a deacon on April 8, 1984. He recently moved his membership to Antioch First Missionary Baptist Church. He was united in Holy Matrimony to his high school sweetheart, Daisy Grier, on July 12, 1970. To this union the light of his light was born, his daughter, Shayla Danielle Askin. John was a very hard-working man. He got his first job at the youthful age of 14 at the Quick Curb corner store. He had to stand on crates to see customers over the counter. Later, John would work in construction for many years. He worked for L&B Construction, Martin Concrete, Foundation Contractors and ICC, just to name a few. Our beloved brother is survived by his wife, Daisy Grier Askin; daughter, Shayla Danielle Askin; one sister, Maggie Pittman, of Flovilla; brothers, Pheanious Askin, Jr. (Johnnie Ruth), Ricky Askin (Rosie Mae) and Waymon Askin; sisters-in-law, Christine Loadholt (Oliver) and Brenda Askin; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Grier (Erica), Claude Lee Grier, Joseph Grier, and Ervin Grier; aunts, Lizzie Nell Askin, of Detroit, Mich., Betty Askin, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Dorothy Marshall, of Jackson; special nephews, Antonious Moore and Dedrick Clay; god-daughters, Mieshia White and Nikki Bell; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Former Clayton County prosecutor, John Turner, was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a College Park man for allegedly pouring gasoline on his girlfriend and setting her on fire in January.
How much is that doggie quilt in the window?
They say admitting you have a problem is the first step in overcoming it.
Robert Joseph Myers Robert Joseph Myers, passed away on June 2, 2011, in Atlanta, as a result of complications following cancer surgery. Born Nov. 26, 1929, in Moline, Ill., Bob graduated from Augustana College and earned an M.A. in library science from the University of Illinois. Over the years, he held faculty positions in the libraries at New Mexico State, University of Florida, Frostburg State College, Central Virginia Community College, Ohio State University, and served as librarian for more than 20 years at Atlanta Junior College/Atlanta Metro, retiring in the mid-1990s. He remained active as a volunteer, reading for the blind at the Georgia Radio Reading Service, and as an officer of the Retired Educators Association. He was also very involved in his church, St. Augustine Episcopal in Morrow, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mildred Myers, of Largo, Fla.; wife, Margaret (Evans) Myers; and ex-wife, Alene Bailey Myers. He is survived by his stepchildren, Robert Evans, of Stockbridge, Deb Evans, of Atlanta, Susie Evans Harlan, of McDonough, Linda Harvey (Tom) of Columbus, Ohio; his step-grandchildren, Ian Evans (Shelby Griffin), of Stockbridge, Justin Evans (Kate), of McDonough, Audrey Harlan, of Stockbridge, Jeremy Harlan, of McDonough, Sarah Koenig (Chris), and Andrew Trafford, of Columbus, Ohio; step-great-grandchildren, Leah Evans, Robert Evans, and Maggie Evans; and many loving friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, at 3 p.m., at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1221 Morrow Rd., Morrow, Ga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Georgia Radio Reading Service, 260 14th St., NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30318, or to St. Augustine Episcopal Church.