Clayton County Board of Commissioners writes off $102,549 SRO debt owed by Clayton County Public Schools
Clayton County commissioners this week wrote off $102,549.69 that the county’s school system owed from more than half a decade ago for school resource officers.
Clayton County commissioners unanimously approved a budget amendment request Tuesday to spend $98,000 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax monies on video surveillance systems for the county’s six library branches.
Clayton County commission Chairman Jeff Turner indicated this week that he is ready to give up on a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax manager position that his fellow commissioners have now rejected twice.
Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner is asking residents to help him bring Christmas joy to children in the care of Clayton County’s Court-Appointed Special Advocates program.
The Jonesboro City Council will vote on whether to adopt a $3.8 million 2014 budget for the town Monday.
More than 100 movers and shakers from across Clayton County gathered for an evening of art and socializing at Arts Clayton’s Friends and Family Christmas Party Thursday.
Clayton County legislators told business leaders they expect the Georgia General Assembly’s 2014 to move faster than normal Thursday.
Advisory panel presents BOC with recommendations
Clayton County employees and elected officials who discover wrongdoing by another employee or elected official should be required to report it to authorities, a county ethics advisory panel has recommended.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren participant Betty Sims explains some of the Christmas decorations during Kinship Care’s annual Holiday Open House Thursday. Kinship Care runs the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program and its participants make the decorations for the open house. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)
Children will go traipsing through the darkened forest at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve tonight in search of a fabled piece of wood.
A communist nation that has long held an aversion to Americans would not necessarily be at the top of my “Must Go To” travel list, but apparently some people think it should be.
Appliance retailer h.h. gregg will receive an abatement of 50 percent off the annual property taxes for its new distribution center because it agreed to stay in the county.
County and its cities requesting several big projects
Government leaders are requesting the citizens committee reviewing proposed projects for the SPLOST include a $36.2 million county administration center on the final project list.
A national municipal government organization has certified Riverdale City Councilman An’cel Davis’ leadership knowledge in silver, the city has announced.
Appliance retailer hhgregg has a big plan for the Ellenwood area, a Clayton County economic development official has confirmed.
Park will host 11th annual Festival of Trees and Lights in December.
JONESBORO —Run, run, run as fast as you can. You might have a chance to make a Gingerbread Man.
Some people say everything old is eventually new again if you wait long enough.
The next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax project list that goes before Clayton County voters for approval could include a multi-million multi-purpose civic center.
After nearly eight months of work, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners’ ethics advisory committee will make recommendations for improving ethics in county government Tuesday.
The Jonesboro City Council will have a light agenda when it meets for its monthly work session Monday.
Here is a list of who you should contact if you need to file an open records request.
Clayton County officials have, for the most part, been compliant with Clayton News Daily’s open records requests, but the past year has shown that quests for documents can sometimes be prolonged battles.
The organizational chart for Clayton County government. (Special Photo)
The organizational chart for Clayton County Pubic Schools. (Special Photo)
Government offices staying open on Thanksgiving? That’s just cray cray.
There are not too many things that can upstage Santa Claus in the eyes of a child.
Jonesboro hosts annual holiday kick-off celebration
The Jonesboro Christmas parade lacked any snow, but it had plenty of frosty air as more than 1,000 people lined Main Street to see it pass by Saturday.
JONESBORO — It will feel like Christmas Day in two Clayton County cities today when Jonesboro and Lake City hold their annual holiday celebrations.
Clayton County Chairman Jeff Turner left little doubt as to which side he sat on the debate over mass transit’s return Thursday.
Clayton County International Park a stop on the tour
Fans hungry to see the places where “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was filmed won’t have to wait anymore.
Clayton County commission Chairman Jeff Turner will go on the offensive next week to begin talking to residents about next year’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax vote.
Hartsfield-Jackson would be destination for proposed fast trains
Travelers moving between Savannah and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could someday zoom through Clayton County.
A position designed to clear out a backlog of unfinished Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax-funded projects is back on the table a month after county commissioners rejected it.
America apparently care much for the State Farmers Market in Forest Park, or any of the other small farmers markets held around metro Atlanta for that matter.
Looking for something to keep the kids out of trouble during the holidays? Arts Clayton has an option.
Jeff Turner says there were ‘land issues’
Clayton County officials have deemed a Jonesboro location purchased by the county four years ago to house a recreation center is no longer suitable for that purpose.
International Park used for several water scenes
Clayton County International Park’s The Beach will get to shine on the big screen this weekend when “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” opens in movie theaters Friday.
An Atlanta-based group focused on development that helps the poor as much as the wealthy is planning to tackle public transportation in Clayton County this week.
Girl, you know you want to drink wine and make fashionable jewelry Friday night.
Christmas gifts store open through Dec 23
There are many hand-made products on sale at Mistletoe Market, which is open through Dec. 23 at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St.
Clayton County Humane Society announces Christmas yard sale and open house at Two By Two Thrift Store
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift? The Clayton County Humane Society may have it for you.
The Olde Towne Morrow request for proposals that the Morrow Downtown Development Authority asked to have drafted nearly 18 months ago is close, but residents will have to wait a little longer.
Company bringing 100 jobs from Fulton County with plans to add as many as 30 more over next two years
ATLANTA — When Briggs Equipment opens the doors on its new 120,000-square-foot operations center in northwest Clayton County on Monday, it will mark a major investment in the county.
Nathan Deal says university will get additional $2.9 million to equip facility
Clayton State University officials were joined by Gov. Nathan Deal and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby for science building groundbreaking.
Clayton now home to portrait roundels from ‘Gone With The Wind’ premiere
The Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro is now the permanent home of four portrait roundels of “Gone With The Wind” stars made for the film’s 1939 premiere.
Lake City and Forest Park already approved effort
The proposed TriCity Opportunity Zone that is intended to spur economic growth across three cities in northern Clayton County is a go.
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About a dozen veterans and their families found that note when they arrived at the church for a feast of appreciation from Boy Scout Troop 919 Saturday night.
Holiday celebration will take place Nov 23
JONESBORO — It’s not too late to sign up for the Jonesboro Christmas bazaar and parade, city officials said.
Morrow City Manager Jeff Eady said the city received a letter from Target Monday informing officials about its decision to close the at 1940 Mt. Zion Road Feb. 1.