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.
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.
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.
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.
Company will bring more than 100 jobs to the county
A materials handling equipment company is expected to formally announce its move from Fulton County to Clayton County to facilitate an expansion of its Atlanta-area operations today, county officials have announced.
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.
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The Clayton County Humane Society is offering “Stars and Stripes Special” with half-off adoption fees through the end of the month on any striped cat or any pet it deems to be a “Star.”
Lake City tested the lights on its Christmas display Monday to make sure they will work in a week and a half.
Clayton County will lose 100 retail jobs as a result
Clayton County will lose about 100 jobs Feb. 1, when the Target in Morrow closes its doors after about 18 years of business, according to a city official.
The City of Jonesboro is one step closer to being able to start renovations at Lee Street Park after the city council approved a conceptual plan Monday.
Waffle House real estate representative Sal Nappo made a presentation to the Lake City Council Monday about the chain’s plans to build a restaurant in the city limits.
Arts Clayton and Hwy. 138 Package Store host holiday tasting
Distributors who work with the Stockbridge-based Hwy. 138 Package Store brought about 60 different wines for a tasting event at the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro Thursday.
All Jonesboro residents may still end up paying a sanitation fee to pay for a garbage pick-up service used by only 600 people.
Landry Merkison has held several ranks in Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services over the years, but he got to add the highest rank of all to that list Tuesday.
Clayton County called on to embrace, support veterans
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon.
Clayton County residents will have several opportunities to commemorate Veterans Day this weekend with a plethora of activities planned around the county.
It doesn’t seem like seven years have passed since my first day at the Clayton News Daily, but they have.
Arts Clayton and Hwy. 138 Package Store are partnering for their annual Holiday Red &Whites Wine Tasting event Thursday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 South Main St. in Jonesboro.
The Jonesboro City Council is less than a week away from deciding whether to approve a final Lee Street Park renovation plan and that means residents have only a few days left to review and comment on the plan.
Jonesboro voters chose a mix of experience and freshness in their election Monday.
Clayton County commission Vice-Chairman Michael Edmondson has pulled a controversial proposal to revive the county manager position less than a year after it was abolished.
Southern Crescent kids preparing to stage holiday show
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be performed by the Front Porch Players for six dates later this month, starting Nov. 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, 1842 Lake Jodeco Road.
The City of Morrow had so many votes cast in this year’s city council election that officials were still counting the ballots late into the night.
Brenda Nishiyama Willis’ life as a fire chief is a second career of sorts.
After months of public discussions about the future of Lee Street Park, the time is nearing when the Jonesboro City Council will have to make a decision about what will be done.
Clayton County assistant fire Chief Landry Doyle Merkison has dutifully worked his way through the ranks of the county’s fire department over the last 17 years.
Lake City officials are asking residents to gather up junk and yard debris they have laying around for the town’s fall City-Wide Clean Up Day Saturday.
We’re in the midst of seeing Georgia change colors.
East Point fire Chief Rosemary Cloud replaces him as finalist
Clayton County officials confirmed Wednesday that Atlanta deputy fire Chief Wilmond Meadows withdrew his name as a county fire chief finalist and that East Point fire Chief Rosemary Cloud has replaced him on the shortlist.
The early and absentee voting numbers in Morrow’s city council races this year are on track to be higher than the total number of people who voted in the city’s 2011 election, City Clerk Evyonne Browning has confirmed.
Officials break ground on new facility
Clayton County police and government officials broke ground Tuesday on the northeast Clayton County police precinct in Ellenwood.
It’s been all quiet on the Lake City front this election season.
No new date has been set
Clayton County residents won’t be high on the hog over barbecue today.
Clayton County parents will have plenty of trunk-or-treat options to take their children trick or treating if they feel uneasy about taking them door-to-door in their neighborhoods.
He brings paramedic, management experience
Wilmond Meadows is the only Clayton County fire chief finalist who has not worked for a fire department in the county at some point in his career, but residents shouldn’t take that to mean he’s a stranger to the Atlanta area.
Lucille O’Neal fashion show will raise money for Clayton County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business mentoring program
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business mentoring program will receive a portion of the proceeds from a fashion show featuring Lucille O’Neal, mother of retired NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, this weekend.
Lake Spivey Road Race raising money for Southern Regional Medical Center neonatal unit, Kids Outdoors Initiative
Portion of proceeds will also send children on educational trip
Lake Spivey residents in Clayton and Henry counties have always aimed to raise money to help children through their annual Lake Spivey Road Race and BBQ Competition, but this year’s event will also help the youngest and most needy kids.
Clayton County Board of Health offering food prep class for nonprofits, faith-based and community-based groups
The Clayton County Board of Health has issued a call for representatives of nonprofit groups, and faith-based and community-based organizations to come together to learn food safety techniques.
Clayton County middle and high school students will have a chance to learn what it takes to get into, and succeed in, college next week.
This year’s municipal election in Morrow will decide more than who fills two open council seats.
Forest Park, Morrow expected to join soon
The proposed TriCity opportunity zone got its first formal show of support Thursday when the Lake City’s city council voted to be a part of the large-scale economic development project.
Southern Regional Medical Center participating in Donate Life America organ donor float for Tournament of Roses Parade
Hospital participating in Rose Parade donation float
Southern Regional Medical Center will have a tiny presence in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Cali., but it’s unlikely it will be seen by most people.
Animal lovers will have a chance to rescue dogs and cats from possible death this weekend.
Church Street home a frightful sight for Halloween
JONESBORO — B.J. Burrell never shies away from turning her Jonesboro home into a big, scary sight when the goblins, ghouls and gremlins run wild at Halloween.
President says tour demands increasing
Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. is expecting a big year for Stately Oaks tours in 2014, but the group’s president says that means more docents are needed.
Southern Crescent residents got a lesson in giving while watching beautiful people strut up and down a catwalk Sunday.
Clayton County Humane Society officials may have been singing The O’Jays iconic ode to the almighty dollar, “For The Love of Money,” after counting up the proceeds from their fall yard sale fundraiser.
Soon to be ex-city manager will become Forest Park’s public works director
Jeff Eady resigned Tuesday after a 30-year career with the City of Morrow.
Sophia Loren once reputedly said “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”