Disney+ now has 50 million paid subscribers globally, putting it within striking range of its initial subscriber projections just five months after it launched.
FOREST PARK—Glitchy audio, broken signals and apparent social distancing from microphones plagued the April 6 regular meeting of the Forest Park City Council.
COVID-19 is the focus around the world. As finite individuals with the propensity to ask “Why?” may we attune our spiritual ears to the wisdom that God’s Spirit provides through His Word. When Jesus taught us to “love our neighbor as ourselves,” (Mark 12:31) He surely meant for us to think h…
JONESBORO — While counties around the metro Atlanta area are increasing hourly pay or giving a one-time bonus to essential employees during the coronavirus pandemic, Clayton is offering something a little different to employees crucial to county operations.
WorkSource Atlanta Regional has launched a series of webinars that can help job-seekers in Rockdale County and around the Atlanta region to find jobs and prepare themselves for future employment.
MORROW — Clayton State University waiving GRE and GMAT admissions exams for students applying to the summer and fall 2020 graduate programs.
JONESBORO — The Clayton County Police Department is showing off their playful side while reminding children the importance of washing their hands during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We’re in the midst of a pandemic that could result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and the experts call that a “best-case scenario.”
RIVERDALE—Clayton County Police have issued a Mattie's Call for Katrina Babb, 43, missing from her home in the 5900 block of Georgia Hwy. 85 since about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday evening. Police say Babb apparently walked off and that she is a ward of the state.
JONESBORO — Commissioner Felicia Franklin Warner says she will ask for $500 per month in hazard pay for front-line Clayton County first responders during the Tuesday, April 7 meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
JONESBORO—The Clayton County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a double-homicide suspect who escaped from a South Fulton precinct cell Monday night.
JONESBORO—Clayton County Juvenile Court Judge Steven Teske has issued an amended order, adding weekly status videoconferences via Zoom for juveniles in detention to meet with their lawyers, state's attorneys and parents during the COVID-19 emergency. In addition, juveniles charged with non-v…
While many churches have gone to online services for safety purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic, that isn't stopping them from continuing to serve their communities in a variety of ways. From providing food, to cutting grass, to assisting with bills, to making homemade cards for shut-ins, to making face masks, to giving out toilet paper, to helping smaller churches get the word out, places of worship are showing their true spirit of serving others.
JONESBORO — Most juvenile inmates in Clayton County have not been forced to wear shackles in court since 2015. Now, thanks to Judge Steven Teske, neither will most juvenile inmates all across Georgia.
JONESBORO — After numerous requests from Clayton News readers, The Clayton County Board of Health has released figures showing how many people have tested positive for COVID-19 by city. Dr. Olugbenga Obasanjo says he will continue to release these city-by-city case counts, most likely throug…
ATLANTA – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued an order Monday that extends the statewide judicial emergency until May 13. The Chief Justice first declared a judicial emergency on March 14 which was due to expire April 13.
JONESBORO — Citing “multiple cases of COVID-19” in the Harold R. Banke Justice Center, Superior Court Chief Judge Geronda V. Carter has ordered a move to virtual services for the time being.
ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Public Health's COVID-19 update for noon on Monday, April 6 says 244 people have tested positive and nine have died thus far in Clayton County. The figures are based on patients' county of residence.
JONESBORO — During his third Facebook Live event Friday, Clayton County Schools Superintendent Morcease Beasley addressed a number of topics affecting all students in the district.
JONESBORO—The Jonesboro City Council has cancelled its work session that had been scheduled for Monday, April 6 at 6 p.m.
Jackson, Ga. – A 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman from Jackson are the subjects of a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) from the Butts County Sheriff's Office in connection with the shooting death of a man in the Jackson Glenn subdivision on April 5.
FOREST PARK—The Forest Park City Council will take public comment at Monday's virtual meeting—but only for those who use a special program and submit their questions in advance before noon.
Bearing heavy ammunition is a hard job, but not for a bear. His name was Wojtek. Wojtek served in World War II with such distinction that he earned two promotions. And this is his story.
EAST POINT — A license plate reader in College Park flagged a car wanted in an April 3 murder in Clayton County, leading to a chase and officer-involved shooting in East Point Saturday.
JONESBORO—According to the Georgia Department of Public Health's 7 p.m. update, 9 people in Clayton County have died of COVID-19 and 235 have tested positive for the virus. Cases are counted according to the patient's county of residence.
Walmart and Target announced this week they are instituting new guidelines for keeping customers safe during the coronavirus pandemic by limiting the amount of customers who can be in the store at one time.
JONESBORO—Clayton County Commission Chair Jeff Turner issued an amendment to the county emergency order, directing the Clayton County Police Department to join the Clayton County Sheriff's Office in enforcing Gov. Kemp's April 1 COVID-19 order in unincorporated Clayton County. However, they …
JONESBORO—Clayton County residents confused by a patchwork of city and county emergency orders can look to one single directive on what to do about sheltering in place for COVID-19 issued at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3—Gov. Brian Kemp's statewide shelter-in-place executive order.
MORROW — Local businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis can get relief assistance to support their business operations.
ATLANTA — A Kansas man busted at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has pleaded not guilty in federal court to a federal charge of attempting to travel to the Philippines for the purpose of engaging in illicit sex with a minor.
ATLANTA — Five Clayton County residents have lost their lives to COVID-19 and 148 people have tested positive, according to new numbers from the Georgia Department of Health.
JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent will host his third Facebook Live event on Friday at 1 p.m.
One of my favorite psalms is psalm 46. The person who wrote it is not naive. He knows that there is nothing easy about life, and in the psalm he speaks of the world falling apart. Consequently, he has every reason to be fearful and anxious.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp issued a shelter in place order Friday for the entire state of Georgia, citing a confusing patchwork of local responses to stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus and a need to "flatten the curve" immediately.
JONESBORO—The Jonesboro City Council will consider an amendment to the existing Emergency Declaration adding a "shelter in place" order for residents inside the city limits on Wednesday, April 1.
RIVERDALE — Clayton County Police say they responded to a cardiac arrest call last Tuesday evening to find a person had been fatally shot.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for a preservation-minded buyer to purchase and rehabilitate the Alston-Wiley House in Sparta.
JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has issued a shelter in place order for all residents living in unincorporated Clayton County.
JONESBORO—Clayton County Chairman Jeffrey Turner has issued a shelter in place order, effective at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 until at least 11:59 p.m. April 12. All public and private gatherings are prohibited within the county, "including but...not limited to weddings, religious gathering…
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has begun reviewing specific cases for clemency release.
In 1984 when former Vice President Walter Mondale was running for president, he said something during the campaign he wished he had not said and later tried to correct his mistake. I don’t remember the details, but I do remember ABC’s Peter Jennings discussing the matter with political pundit George Will one evening.
JONESBORO — It’s become a different kind of school year for all 52,000 students attending Clayton County Public Schools right now.
It is not cognitive dissonance -- the impossibility of holding two or more contradictory beliefs simultaneously -- to favor the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump while at the same time worrying about what the increasing national debt (nearing $24 trillion and counting) will do to the country.
All state parks and lakes are open and welcoming visitors during normal operating hours, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has begun enforcing social distancing requirements in areas where large groups congregate at the parks and lakes.
Atlanta Gas Light announced Tuesday that it is hiring to fill approximately 200 permanent positions within the company based throughout Georgia.