Clayton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Marketing Director Beth Bailey said she was relieved Tuesday when she was finally allowed to talk about a big secret that she’d been keeping for months.
Residents who wanted to join state Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Ellenwood) at the state Capital to celebrate District 74 Business and Community Day Friday will have to wait a little longer to do so.
The road that leads to Tara was more like an ice skating rink this week as Winter Storm Leon shutdown roadways and governments alike in Clayton County.
Here is some of the scenes from the Jonesboro and Morrow areas as snow began to fall in Clayton County Tuesday.
Even governments have their limits and fighting Mother Nature may be one of them.
I learned a new meaning to fear this week and its name is “Snow.”
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Many people know the story about Rosa Parks and her refusal to give up her seat on a bus, but how many people know what Sallie Robinson tried to do nearly 80 years earlier?
The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce celebrating 60 years of holding its annual banquet by putting the spotlight on the county’s human assets Saturday.
City says state law prohibits disclosure, but GPA attorney disagrees
Morrow officials are arguing public access to about 41 city manager job applications is forbidden by state law, but a leding authority on Georgia’s open records law says that’s not true.
Will be councilman’s first time in 22-year tenure
The Joneboro City Council voted 4-2 to name Councilman Wallace Norrington as the city’s mayor pro tem for 2014 Monday night.
State Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) has introduced a piece of legislation, Senate Bill 287, that would change the law to allow communities to use SPLOSTs to pay the operational costs associated with running a transit system.
Deputy chief: Old landfill discovered at site
Plans to build a new Animal Control kennel that Clayton County voters approved nearly six years ago is on track to be built this year, a high-ranking county police official has confirmed.
Arts Clayton swore in its 2014 Board of Directors at a formal installation ceremony held last Friday at the group’s gallery in Jonesboro.
Hospital CEO says free patient care causes deficit spending
Raymond Johnson and Timothy Vondell Jefferson sat across an aisle from each other Tuesday night and debated the merits of paying for a civic arena with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.
Charles Drew High School Principal Gary Townsend had one request for the school’s parent liaison, Shondra Echols, before she went to Los Angeles in October to tape an appearance on “Wheel of Fortune.”
Election to be held May 20
A fundamental shift in local and state elections was made at the state Capitol this week.
Finding the best deal on a hotel room is really like playing a game of chess.
Here are more scenes from the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro.
The Elijah Masonic Lodge No. 309 and Electra SpecialNo. 109 Order of the Eastern Star held their 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro Monday.
The Morrow City Council got an earful this week from residents upset over leadership changes and unexpected appointments that were pushed through Tuesday via several split decisions.
Eight Clayton County high school bands will roll out the drums and put out a call with their trumpets “while the people shout, ‘Strike up the band,’ ” As George Gershwin would say, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. next week.
Alumni of Clayton County club reunite for annual luncheon
The Rotary Club of Clayton County held its annual Alumni Reunion luncheon at Red Lobster in Jonesboro Wednesday.
A new member of the Morrow City Council tried and failed to get a lobbying firm run by the head of the local Democratic Party hired to represent the city Tuesday.
The Morrow City Council narrowly hired a city manager this week that half the council members had never heard of beforehand and without any indication that he had been formally interviewed for the job.
OK Mother Nature has got to stop it with the hot and cold treatment.
A proposed day care and after-school learning center is one step closer to opening on South Main Street in Jonesboro after the city council voted unanimously to grant it a conditional use permit to allow it to operate.
Mayor missed meeting because of death in the family
JONESBORO — With Mayor Joy Day absent because of a death in her family, the Jonesboro City Council decided it couldn’t move forward with naming someone to lead the city in her stead Monday.
Need to plan a huge family reunion that must be the best gathering in the history of family get-togethers? The Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau says it can help.
Georgia General Assembly kicked off 2014 session Monday
Members of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation joined their colleagues from around the state in Atlanta this week for the beginning of the Georgia General Assembly’s 2014 session.
Clayton County police are investigating the death of a man who was shot in a neighborhood near Morrow early Tuesday.
VFW Ladies Auxiliary leader feted in Clayton
Armithea “Sissy” Borel is a big “Gone With The Wind” fan so she was in hog heaven when she got to take in the place that inspired the book and its film adaptation Thursday.
Says county should first address backlog of unfinished projects
Clayton County officials will ask voters to approve a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax worth as much as $272 million in May, but the man who led efforts to get a smilar SPLOST passed in 2003 is saying “Wait a minute.”
The weekend getaway.
Officials in Jonesboro discussed their use of executive sessions Monday during a brief conversation prompted by an article Clayton News Daily ran on the subject over the weekend.
Employees who work for the City of Jonesboro will have the option this week to take an extra day off at either Independence Day or Christmas.
Residents of Jonesboro may soon run for their lives through the streets of the city’s historic downtown area.
Officials in Jonesboro are weighing whether to let a day care and learning center open in a building that previously housed a similar business.
Clayton County residents will get a chance to sound off about the proposed 2015 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Tuesday in the first of a series of public input meetings.
The Jonesboro City Council will begin 2014 by welcoming two new members and picking a second-in-command for the city Monday.
One member of the Clayton County Legislative Delegation is inviting her constituents to join her at the state Capitol later this month for a week of events designed to highlight their community.
One of Clayton County’s cities gave me a headache on Twitter this week.
College students have an opportunity to learn how government works through an internship program Clayton County officials have begun promoting.
National Bird Day shines on fowl Sunday
LOVEJOY — A family of mallards took refuge from the rain under a tree at the Melvin L. Newman Wetlands Center in Lovejoy Sunday.
Hang Tran is Georgia’s first Vietnamese female elected official
More than two dozen Vietnamese-Americans from around metro Atlanta came to Morrow last week to see history in the making.
Legislators pet bills may come to the forefront
After a busy 2013 that saw several backlogged pieces of requested local legislation get their chance in the Georgia General Assembly, 2014 may be a case of “all quiet on the legislative front” for Clayton County.
Ceremonial oath administered, official swearing in set for Jan. 14
Incoming Morrow City Councilwoman Hang Tran made not only city history, but state history as well when she was sworn in Friday night.
Clayton County had its ups and downs and saw no shortage of headlines in 2013.
Clayton County had many more stories in 2013 than those included in the Clayton News Daily’s Top 10.
About 400 people attended the Holiday Treat Festival event which is organized by foundation run by Atlanta Falcons player Harry Douglas and his brother, Golden State Warriors basketball player Toney Douglas.
Mrs. Claus visits library to promote reading
As a group of children sat quietly in front of her at Clayton County Headquarters Library, Mrs. Claus unveiled a combination of two things most people are not likely to count among their holiday favorites.