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.
It’s been said that everyone has their own reason for doing whatever they do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week was intended to highlight the importance of bad weather Tuesday.
Don’t ever mess with someone who suffers panic attacks. It won’t end pretty.
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.
Mundy’s Mill High School senior Briana Stokes dreams of one day serving as a judge advocate general in the U.S. Air Force.
After a one-year absence, Jonesboro Days is on track to return this spring.
A newly created task force designed to improve the way Georgia responds to severe weather emergencies will include one voice from Clayton County.
After a long fight, legislation that prohibits Clayton County from collecting property taxes from concessionaires at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has cleared the Georgia General Assembly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arts Clayton swore in its 2014 Board of Directors at a formal installation ceremony held last Friday at the group’s gallery in Jonesboro.
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.
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.
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.
Here are more scenes from the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Jonesboro.
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.
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.
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.
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.