Officials: Targets include college students, seniors and church members
The Internal Revenue Service is warning college students and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting students to relinquish their personal identification and file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds.
Orgranization hosts its first Golden Hammer Awards April 26
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity plans to honor those who have provided exceptional support to its mission of helping low income working families who “need a hand up, not a hand out” towards home ownership and home repair services.
Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Rep. Mike Glanton to a committee to ensure transit keeps expanding in the metro Atlanta area.
Shaquille O’Neal will strut his stuff on a Clayton County runway this weekend.
Chairman Jeff Turner to deliver State of County Address at Clayton State University Thursday
Northbound I-75 traffic is at a standstill near Forest Parkway, possibly due to an accident.
The Clayton County Police Department has issued a Mattie’s Call for Michael William Smith, 65.
Clayton State University’s Seventh Annual Civic Engagement research conference is set for March 27.
Ed Wise is unofficially Jonesboro’s newest councilman.
Rep. Valencia Stovall to lead house in recognition
State Rep. Valencia Stovall (D-Lake City) will lead the Georgia House of Representatives in recognizing multi-platinum selling recording artist Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, founder of The Ludacris Foundation, Thursday.
JONESBORO — Funeral arrangements have been announced for Clayton County police Officer Darryl Wallace.
DuBois Integrity Academy Board Members recently announced Stephanie Payne as the state charter school’s new principal.
The Kiwanis Key Club at Forest Park High School will be inducted into Kiwanis International during the Governor’s Rally on Saturday.
United Way of Greater Atlanta re-launches Money Game app to expands reach of financial education.
Local children helped about 400 members of their community celebrate togetherness to wrap up this year’s Black History Month.
Students from Emory and Henry College will travel to Lovejoy for their spring break to volunteer with Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity.
Friday’s qualifying results ultimately had no impact on the events that unfolded at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday.
Local and federal officials are looking for three men they said robbed the Wells Fargo Bank on Virginia Avenue in Atlanta Friday morning.
Accounting students from Clayton State University are again participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program hosted by the College of Business.
A former Delta Air Lines baggage handler has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he conspired to carry dangerous weapons on an aircraft, among other allegations, said federal officials.
WTVA sale complete in Tupelo, Miss.
The Touchdown Club of Atlanta is offering scholarships for high school seniors who played football or were student managers.
Jonesboro City Council special election candidates respond to a survey prepared by the Clayton News.
Local girls have the opportunity to become fulfilled young ladies in the next few months.
Two veteran freedom riders will ride into Clayton State University Thursday to share their stories of segregation in the deep south.
Clayton State University’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, in collaboration with its Health Care Management Program, has announced the addition of a healthcare informatics concentration to the university’s Bachelors of Information Technology program.
While Clayton County has dodged snow and ice this time around, winter weather can still rear its dangerous head.
RIVERDALE — For a second year, students from Riverdale High School will participate in the Annual Young Litigators Moot Court Competition.
Governor's move opens up state resources for disaster preparedness in areas expecting ice
Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order to declare a state of emergency for disaster preparedness for the 15 North Georgia counties under a winter storm warning and will ask state workers in affected areas who are not involved in emergency response to work from home.
The Clayton County Water Authority will host its monthly Small Local Business Enterprise Program workshop 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 18 to encourage businesses to learn about the Authority’s certification process and procurement opportunities.
The Palms at Lake Spivey was recently designated a Best of 2015 Awards recipient by SeniorAdvisor.com.
The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting its annual Family Reunion Showcase 10 a.m. unitl noon March 7 at the Georgia Archives in Morrow.
Officials raise awareness of American Heart Month
In an effort to encourage Clayton County residents to improve their physical fitness while also enjoying the county’s many natural amenities, the Clayton County Board of Health and the Clayton County Department of Parks and Recreation are collaborating on a new initiative — Get Fit Clayton.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week in College Park to help a staffing company, Solomon Morgan, hire about 40 manufacturing workers. The jobs are in Clayton, Fulton and Henry counties.
Clayton County Public Schools will observe Winter Break and Presidents Day.
Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall announced that its Spivey Hall Children’s Choir has been invited to perform at the national conference of the American Choir Directors Association.
Measles, declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, has been coming out in outbreaks through travel and those who have not be vaccinated for the disease. Georgia’s first case in three years involves an infant who arrived at the Atlanta airport.
Clayton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Steve Teske has issued an order to form a team of stakeholders whose sole goal is combatting the sexual trafficking of teenage girls by adults.
Clayton County Juvenile Court Judge Dietra Burney-Butler has been named a Zero to Three Fellow, according to a recent press release.
In celebration of Black History Month, Clayton County libraries are hosting several events.
Annual National Pancake Day fundraiser has raised $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and other local chariti
ATLANTA — IHOP restaurants are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Pancake Day March 3, by offering one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to guests.
McDONOUGH — Crosswalk Ministries is bringing the musical comedy Monky Business to the Southern Crescent March 13-15.
Luke Strickland didn’t start out a journalist.
Georgia Department of Labor to host recruitments for staffing companies Feb. 3 and Feb. 6 in Spalding County
Recruitment dates are Feb. 3 and Feb. 6
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor will host recruiting events in Griffin next to help two staffing companies fill 50 jobs in Griffin, Jackson, Jonesboro and McDonough.
United Way of Greater Atlanta has partnered with FedEx, FOX 5 and others for Project Overcoat, a coat and blanket drive for men, women and children in need.
It was Senior Week at the Georgia State Capitol.
J. Charley Griswell Senior Center is hosting a free Clergy, Faith and Justice Prayer Breakfast Feb. 5
Clayton County native Josh Alexander was named Tuesday as the new football coach at Athens Academy.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced it is expanding its efforts to safeguard against identity theft, particularly during tax-filing season.
Leesburg native files contract compaint with California state government
Saying he is “grateful for the opportunities” American Idol afforded him, Phillip Phillips is suing to gain control of his career.