Back to profile

Curt Yeomans

Stories by Curt

Tease photo

National VFW Ladies Auxiliary leader feted in Clayton County during stop at Lake City post

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.

Tease photo

Run for the hills … or the beach

The weekend getaway.

Tease photo

Former SPLOST chairman opposes 2015 proposal

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.”

News Daily article prompts Jonesboro exec session discussion

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.

Jonesboro weighing proposed day care center

Officials in Jonesboro are weighing whether to let a day care and learning center open in a building that previously housed a similar business.

Jonesboro employees taking floating holiday survey

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.

Tease photo

Jonesboro invited to co-host Rotary fun run

Residents of Jonesboro may soon run for their lives through the streets of the city’s historic downtown area.

County hosting SPLOST input meeting Tuesday

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.

Tease photo

Jonesboro City Council to pick mayor pro tem Monday

The Jonesboro City Council will begin 2014 by welcoming two new members and picking a second-in-command for the city Monday.

Tease photo

State Rep. Valencia Stovall announces plans for ‘District 74 Week’ at state Capitol

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.

Tease photo

All ClayCo cities must embrace social media

One of Clayton County’s cities gave me a headache on Twitter this week.

Clayton County offering internships for college students

College students have an opportunity to learn how government works through an internship program Clayton County officials have begun promoting.

Tease photo

National Bird Day shines on fowl Sunday

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.

Tease photo

Morrow’s new council members set state, city history

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.

Tease photo

Little local legislation from Clayton County expected in 2014

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.

Tease photo

Morrow’s Hang Tran sworn in as first Vietnamese female elected official in Georgia history

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.

Tease photo

In other Clayton County news this year …

Clayton County had many more stories in 2013 than those included in the Clayton News Daily’s Top 10.

Tease photo

Clayton County’s top 10 stories of 2013

Clayton County had its ups and downs and saw no shortage of headlines in 2013.

Tease photo

Douglas brothers provide Christmas for hundreds of Clayton County residents

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.

Tease photo

Mrs. Claus visits headquarters library to promote reading

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.

Tease photo

Longhorn breakfasts raise about $2,600 for needy families

Longhorn has been selling special $5 breakfasts in partnership with Ambassadors Behind CASA every Saturday this month, and it culminated with a packed house this weekend.

Tease photo

Official PIO position created

New position comes with pay hike

Clayton County Sheriff’s office creates PIO position.

New county deputy fire spot created for accreditation effort

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services is shaking up its command staff structure slightly to bolster its effort to obtain department accreditation.

Tease photo

Jeff Turner delivers Christmas for Clayton County children

More than 200 needy children will receive gifts this year because of a toy drive Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner held to gather gifts for Ambassadors Behind CASA.

Tease photo

Proposed civic arena and admin building fuel SPLOST debate

Debate over a proposed $35 million sales tax-funded civic arena continued this week as a citizens committee presented its report that listed the facility as a high priority for Clayton County.

Rex residents organizing their own Christmas celebration

Residents from Clayton and Henry counties are invited to celebrate Christmas with a festival and parade in the historic Rex Village this weekend.

Tease photo

The first rule of events is to market yourself

It’s the first rule for any county, whether it’s Clayton County, Henry County or whatever county.

BOC approves COO duties, but rejects advance notice requirement

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners rejects a bid to require county Chief Operating Officer Arrelle Anderson seek commissioners approval to discipline department heads Tuesday.

Tease photo

Big Christmas for Clayton County children

More photos of Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner handing over toys to CASA

Tease photo

Bob Huie hangs it up after 18 years on Morrow City Council

Morrow Councilman Bob Huie, right, talks with resident Jeff DeTar following his last meeting as a member of the City Council Tuesday.

Morrow approves zoning for new recreation businesses

Laser tag and airsoft arenas headed for Southlake Mall area

Families will soon have two new recreation options in Morrow.

Tease photo

Thrasher honored for 10 years with Morrow PD

A tear began to roll down Morrow Police Sgt. Richard Thrasher’s left cheek as Capt. James Callaway stood before residents of the city and heaped praise upon his colleague Tuesday.

Tease photo

Mystery company may lease space from Morrow

Officials in Morrow may be close to bringing a new business to the city, but they aren’t in a position to talk about it yet.

Browning resigning as Morrow city clerk to be closer to family in Florida

Her first grandchild is expected next summer

Officials in Morrow now have a second key position to fill in the city in 2014 following the resignation of City Clerk Evyonne Browning.

Tease photo

Today is last day to donate to CASA toy drive hosted by Jeff Turner

Donations still accepted

Today is the last day Clayton County Commission Chairman will gather Christmas gifts for abused and neglected children for this year.

Morrow approves zoning for new recreation businesses

Laser tag and airsoft arenas headed for Southlake Mall area

Families will soon have two new recreation options in Morrow.

Tease photo

Thrasher honored for 10 years with Morrow PD

A tear began to roll down Morrow Police Sgt. Richard Thrasher’s left cheek as Capt. James Callaway stood before residents of the city and heaped praise upon his colleague Tuesday.

Singleton highlighting Longhorn’s support of Kinship Care Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program Saturday

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton has announced she will hold a special community forum Saturday to support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Tease photo

Hundreds of supporters turn out for CASA toy drive

Hundreds of toys will be distributed to abused and neglected children this Christmas because of the generousity of Clayton County residents and government employees.

Tease photo

‘Gone With The Wind’ movie tours blowing into town

Clayton County Economic Development Director Grant Wainscott announced Atlanta Movie Tours is setting up new tours of Atlanta area sites that are tied to the literary and cinema versions of the novel.

Tease photo

Clayton County Parks and Recreation and Rainbow House open 2013 Festival of Trees and Lights

Festival open until Dec 22

The 2013 Festival of Trees and Lights will be going on every Tuesday through Sunday until Dec. 22 at International Park, 2300 Ga. 138 in Jonesboro.

Chick-fil-A says aloha to Hawaiian-themed restaurant

Chick-fil-A officials went tropical this week when they opened the company’s first-ever Hawaiian-themed restaurant at 600 West Lanier Ave., in Fayetteville.

Tease photo

The pressure of being a world traveler

There is one question I get asked a lot when I’m out covering and events, and it’s not what you suspect for a government reporter.

Tease photo

Festival of Trees and Lights now open

The Festival of Trees and Lights co-hosted by Clayton County Parks and Recreation and Rainbow House is open at the park and Clayton News Daily was at the kick-off ceremony Dec. 6.

Tease photo

Morrow approves $22,200 in employee bonuses despite budget deficit

City faces more than $700,000 funding shortfall

Despite facing a budget deficit of about $744,000 this year, the Morrow City Council voted unanimously this week to hand out $22,200 in Christmas bonuses to employees.

Tease photo

Clayton official says retiring Hartsfield-Jackson GM did ‘incredible job’

Clayton County leaders will have to get used to working with someone new at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport next year.

Tease photo

Morrow sets job description for city manager

Leighty will stay interim manager in 2014

The Morrow City Council has begun its search to replace former City Manager Jeff Eady.

Tease photo

Jeff Turner hosting Christmas toy drive for CASA kids

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.

Tease photo

Brookdale Dine and Dance club inviting area seniors to annual Christmas party

Clayton County’s dancing seniors want their fellow golden-agers to join them for a party later this week.

Tease photo

Morrow hosts annual Christmas in the Park celebration

Hundreds attend to see city tree lighting

While the musical strains of “O Holy Night” filled the night sky, hundreds of Morrow residents gathered around a Christmas tree Saturday to see it light up for the first time this year.