David Lockhart, elected mayor in a special election in April, was returned to office for a full four-year term Tuesday night, beating two opponents to win outright.
Phillip and I have four children, three daughters — including twins — and one son. We’ve been richly blessed with eight grandchildren, five boys — including twins — and three girls. I don’t have favorites, I swear.
There is still time to enjoy Georgia State Fair in Hampton at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
A Clayton County grand jury has indicted a man in the 2012 shooting death of a nephew of former longtime state Rep. Joe Heckstall.
Three co-defendants in the June 2012 armed robbery of Joe’s Crab Shack “dodged a bullet” after cooperating with the state against four accomplices, a judge told them Friday.
Thousands flock to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Georgia State Fair
Sitting on a stool at the entrance into Georgia State Fair, ticket-taker Christina Johnson sees the smiles on everyone heading for fun.
Three defendants in the June 2012 armed robbery of Joe’s Crab Shack are expected back in Clayton County Superior Court Friday.
More than 400 voters have cast early or absentee ballots in the race for Forest Park mayor and wards 1 and 2, said elections officials.
Ex-Forest Park City Manager John Parker denies retiring, says he was forced out by Mayor David Lockhart
Mayor counters with his own version of events
FOREST PARK — Former Forest Park City Manager John Parker said this week he didn’t retire in June but was forced out by Mayor David Lockhart.
Clayton County Head Start program celebrated Red Ribbon Week recently with a parade, proclamation and parents.
I was born in St. Louis and lived there until I was about 11 or 12.
Lindsay Harrison thought his game days were over
A former Morehouse football player living out his golden years at a Jonesboro senior living center returned recently to his alma mater.
The pool of candidates seeking the Ward 2 post just got smaller.
Clayton County police Detective Tim Owens was enthralled Thursday night during the department’s annual Open House.
Atiyah Warthen said she will never forget the day her mother learned she passed the bar.
Councilwoman Latresa Akins was clearly concerned that the new public works director slot wasn’t filled in-house as she voted against the appointment Monday.
Clayton County’s new chief magistrate judge will be sworn in to office Friday morning.
Three people convicted in the June 15, 2012, armed robbery of Joe’s Crab Shack face life in prison plus 300 years when they return to court for sentencing Nov. 15, said prosecutors.
Newspaper seeks settlement agreement
Forest Park officials have refused to comply with Georgia’s Open Records Act by denying Clayton News Daily’s request for documents detailing a $35,000 settlement with a former councilwoman.
Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner said the life of Tuskegee Airman Brew Graham will be honored Friday night with the free airing of “Red Tails,” complete with popcorn.
As a two-time breast cancer survivor, Memphis native Toni Bell said she knew she had to take action to help others avoid getting the disease or learn how to cope if they do.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into a police-involved shooting that left a man dead alongside I-75.
There will be a bearcat at Thursday’s annual Open House at Clayton County Police Department but there’s no need for alarm.
Voters will cast ballots at the recreation center Nov. 5 for mayor and two council seats from a field of 11 candidates.
A couple of months ago, my teenage niece texted me “Guess what?” As she was nearly 17, it could have been anything — a new zit, a boy smiled at her, a girl said something about her behind her back. So I texted back, “What?”
Racing monkeys, athletic dogs, a rhinestone cowboy, clowns, sea lions and a freak show have all the makings for a fun way to spend the day.
Good internet sources for information are blueridgemountains.com, where one can request a free visitors guide, and mercier-orchards.com.
My nephew, AJ, and his wife, Trish, are the proud parents of their first child, Bentley. He weighed in at birth at 10 pounds and 12 ounces — but that’s an OMG for another column.
The governor is crazy and the sheriff is gunning for him, accompanied by a band of ragtag survivalists skilled in the art of taking out walkers.
One member quits in midst of discussion
Members of the Ethics Board threw out complaints targeting mayor and three members of council during a heated debate that led one member to walk out in resignation.
Forest Park Ministers Association will host a candidates forum Monday night at the recreation center.
A Hampton man may plead guilty Monday to charges related to the alleged hit and run of a Clayton County police officer in December.
A Newnan man held in the Clayton County Jail on more than $170,000 bond was indicted Wednesday on human trafficking charges.
Sometimes losing a fight against City Hall can mean a good thing for taxpayers.
If life is too slow where you are, take a ride to Hampton to take in the lights, sights, sounds and smells of the Georgia State Fair.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to remind men and women to get regular breast exams.
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A man wanted in the 2011 death of his pregnant girlfriend has been caught in Forest Park, said police.
A Hampton man who eluded capture after a “brazen” daytime robbery has been caught and charged with several others, said police.
Riverdale is going just one shade this month and it’s pink, pink, pink.
Tuesday’s meeting of the Fort Gillem redevelopment committee was shortened by the federal government shutdown.
A month after Chief Magistrate Judge Daphne Walker left office in mid-term to take a position with a nonprofit, a replacement has been tentatively appointed to start Monday.
A new Ethics Board seated Thursday won’t have to wait long to hear complaints filed against mayor and city council.
With Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill acquitted on all felony charges, the cases against two former deputies were dismissed in Superior Court.
A felon serving prison time for crimes in Clayton and Henry counties got 40 years tacked on to his sentence for two Fayette County armed robberies.
Exactly 18 months after being recognized by his hometown as the oldest Tuskegee Airman, Brew Graham has died at 98.
The two dozen average citizens who took an oath as members of a special purpose grand jury to investigate alleged malfeasance and corruption in county government said they were shocked, stunned and appalled at what they discovered.
Clayton County police locked up 41 people in an eight-hour special operation that also netted stolen firearms.
After two and a half years, Clayton County’s special purpose grand jury was dissolved Tuesday afternoon.
Ward 2 candidate Dabouze Antoine served 15 days in jail for a DUI conviction a month before he qualified to run for office.