Stately Oaks Plantation has a secret that many people may not think about when they visit its manicured grounds and walk between its grand columns.
Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner will address residents this week and tell them where the county has been over the last year and where it is headed in the year to come.
Arts Clayton’s Arte Gras raises money for children’s education programs
Hundreds of big “kids” partied together Saturday to raise money for little children.
Dozens of senior citizens from across the Southern Crescent converged on Jonesboro last Friday to let loose and earn some beads.
Visitors to the U.S. Capitol will be looking at a budding Clayton County artist’s work for the next year.
Clayton County voters will have their hands full when they go to the polls to chose their elected leaders in the May 20 primary.
A consulting group that studied the feasibility of a community theatre in Morrow has recommended city leaders move forward with the concept, the city’s top tourism official announced this week.
State Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) may represent an urban district, but she’s pushing to get the spotlight shone on Georgia’s rural communities.
The fate of Southern Regional Medical Center will rest in the hands of Clayton County voters in two months.
Two months ago, Greg Hecht was seemingly planning on staying Morrow’s city attorney for another year. Now, he’s planning a run to be Georgia’s top prosecutor.
Clayton County voters will go to the polls May 20 and decide the fate of Southern Regional Medical Center.
Qualifying for local offices moved slowly over the first day and a half of this week but some seats are beginning to shape up to be crowded races.
From the first time a train rolled through town, to the present, Jonesboro’s history will come alive on the stage this weekend.
Not many Georgia students get recognized on the floor of the Georgia Senate, but most students may not have a resume like the one that belongs to North Clayton High School senior Deja Fambro.
Council members say they are not responsible for county’s obligations
The Jonesboro City Council will not come to the aid of Southern Regional Medical Center.
Clayton County Public Schools officials and police have placed Riverdale High School on lockdown after a student reportedly brought a gun to school.
Says nation looking to see what will be done about transit
Clayton County is the center of attention for transportation planners who want to know if the county will green light public transit’s return or leave it idling at the stop sign, a top MARTA official announced this week.
The image of a horn of plenty overflowing with food is a traditional image carted out around Thanksgiving, but a truck of plenty? That’s a new one.
The time has come for potential elected office candidates to prove their aspirations are more than just talk by officially putting their hats in the ring.
Clayton County business leaders raised the roof Thursday when they found out a company that makes shingles will invest millions of dollars in the county.
Riverdale resident fondly remembers days in baseball’s Negro League
A smile slipped away from Lawrence Williams’ as a conversation shifted from his on-the-field exploits as a professional baseball player in the 1950s to what he endured on the trips from one city to the next.
One of the new council members in Morrow openly sought legal advice this week against an unnamed “senior elected official” from a neighboring city who, she said, tried to intimidate her into firing City Manager Ron Few.
Forty-three employees and 61 positions cut
Southern Regional Medical Center recently laid off dozens of employees and cut several positions, including some top-level offices, in an attempt to cut spending to stay afloat, the hospital’s president told business leaders this week.
Clayton County business leaders waited patiently in the crowded north wing atrium for a chance to see the highest elected official in the state Tuesday morning.
Arte Gras Raffle Committee Co-Chairs Kim Lister and Sandra Henderson said at least 30 items have been donated for drawings this year.
March 1 would be regional primary date
If Secretary of State Brian Kemp gets his way, Republicans and Democrats across most of the south will form a regional voting block during the 2016 presidential primary season.
BOC could delay SPLOST vote over medical center’s debt
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners was not scheduled to deal with the upcoming Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax this week, but the tax reared its head anyway.
Clayton County commissioners gave a Tampa-based planning and engineering company the final go-ahead this week to begin studying a possible return of mass transit in the county.
It’s been said that everyone has their own reason for doing whatever they do.
Commissioners say all employees deserve more money
Clayton County commissioners spoke volumes about a pay raise request for Superior Court judges without saying a word Tuesday.
The invitations for this year’s Arte Gras may have gotten to their intended destinations a little later than normal this year, but Arts Clayton Executive Director Linda Summerlin said partons can thank “Old Man Winter” for that.
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members to see their state leaders at work.
An old effort to revive public transportation in Clayton County underwent a resurrection of its own in the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday.
A proposal to rotate Jonesboro’s second most powerful position among city council members instead of annually voting to fill the job divided the town’s governing body Monday.
The lights are quickly coming back on in Clayton County, according to a Georgia Power outage map.
Georgia Power officials are projecting they will have power back to 3,238 northwest Riverdale customers this afternoon, the company’s outage map website is reporting.
JONESBORO — Much of the Southern Crescent was left in the dark for most of Wednesday and Thursday as Winter Storm Pax moved through the area and took down trees and power lines.
Clayton County residents who have been without power for several hours have a place to warm up for a little bit with the opening of an warming center in College Park.
Clayton County has been Georgia Power’s hardest hit area during today’s winter storm, according to an online outage map maintained by the company.
Clayton County residents have heeded the warnings and stayed off the roads during Winter Storm Pax, said the county’s top emergency management official, but thousands or residents are without power right now.
Although Clayton County got some experience with icy conditions when Winter Storm Leon dumped snow on the area a couple of weeks ago, fire Chief Landry Merkison said residents should expect more trouble this time around.
Clayton County officials are sorting out what to do next in the wake of the state Senate’s decision to pass legislation that bars the county from collecting property taxes on leases at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Children will get to learn about art, love and history through a trio of educational activities Arts Clayton is planning to stage this month.
Clayton County residents are being asked to plant the seeds for the county’s future on Georgia Arbor Day.
Benefield: Pay will be a factor when seats are open
Clayton County Chief Superior Court Judge Deborah Benefield told county commissioners this week the local salary supplement for the court’s judges needs to increase to attract qualified jurists to the bench.
Gallery manager: ‘This is really one of the best shows we’ve ever hung’
It was luck, said Arts Clayton Gallery Manager Teri Williamson, that brought together a collection of 58 juried art competition entries that compliment each other.
Clayton County commissioners got their first taste of a forecoming forensic audit report on the county’s finance department Tuesday and it was biting criticism of the department’s former leader.
Don’t ever mess with someone who suffers panic attacks. It won’t end pretty.
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week was intended to highlight the importance of bad weather Tuesday.
Native plants threatened by Kudzu, privet
Foreign invaders are threatening to strangle the life out of the natives at the William H. Reynolds Memorial Nature Preserve, according to a group of preserve supporters.