Clayton County News



The Jonesboro Farmers Market is set to return June 27 from 8 a.m. until noon at 101 North Main St.

Schools to host TAPP Interest Meeting

Clayton County Public Schools will be holding a special Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy Interest Meeting Wednesday.

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Pets of the Week - Fergie & Spuds

Visit for pet information or to fill out an application for adoption.

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Restoring Memories: Repairs near completion at Clayton County History Center

Repairs nearing completion at Clayton County History Center

JONESBORO — Last summer, Ann Blalock Sligh began the arduous task of raising money with the hopes of repairing the Clayton County History Center.

A great dream

Recently, I read about a man named George Parkinson who dreamed for 40 years about earning a doctor of philosophy degree from a university.

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Rep. Valencia Stovall one of two Georgian Toll Fellows

State Rep. Valencia Stovall has become one of 18 Georgians ever selected as a Toll Fellow.

Technology twists tapestry of television

What shows would you have tweeted if you could have? What would you have said about your favorite episodes?

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A day at the beach on Jekyll Island

The Clayton News and Henry Herald newspaper staff recently made a visit to Jekyll Island. Here are a few of their photos from the weekend trip. We invite readers to submit their own vacation photos this summer for publication in your community newspapers. Send them to or

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Feeding the community at the Lovejoy Garden

LOVEJOY — Founded in 2013, The Lovejoy Garden is a non-profit project, funded in part by the Community Development Block Grant and the Department of Housing and Urban Development and sponsored by Mayor Bobby Cartwright, Waste Industries, Arlie Ankerman, Clayton County Sheriffs Department and Walmart.

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Council members, employees grumble over job cuts in adopted budget

Riverdale passed its budget featuring nine job cuts Monday — but it didn’t happen quietly.

CHURCH BULLETIN: The Mathalama AME Church

The Mathalama AME Church, 5570 Handley Blvd. in Morrow, invites the community to join them for “Live on the Lot” Gospel Jazz under the Stars June 26.

Riverdale passes controversial budget with split vote

A split council passed the city’s controversial city budget Monday night.

Gunman in area of Fielder Road, avoid the area

UPDATE: Gunman taken into custody

Gunman in area of Fielder Road, avoid the area

Clayton County restaurant health scores for the week of June 15, 2015

Clayton County restaurant health scores for the week of June 15, 2015

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Juneteenth celebration joyous part of ‘healing process’ after Charleston shooting news

The recent violent events in Charleston, S.C., came up more than once amongst the prayers and gospel music sounding through Arnold Park Friday evening.