by Robin Kemp

The Clayton Crescent is in the process of revamping our website! Although we do not have a specific go-live date as of press time, you can expect a fresh new look in the next few weeks. We hope this will enhance everyone’s experience as we implement additional changes for the benefit of Clayton County readers.

Over this very cold weekend, District 4 Commissioner DeMont Davis partnered with the owner of Soy Events on Tara Boulevard to offer a pop-up warming center. Also involved is Invest Clayton Chair Regina Deloach. The service has been extended through Friday, January 28.

“This was a last-minute idea that came to fruition,” Davis said in a press release. “We are experiencing freezing temperatures and we need to help our displaced and homeless population. I am extremely proud of the community for coming together to assist in this time of need.”

Community leaders rallied and additional services are in the works. We’ll have a separate update on this story. At last check, a COVID-19 testing site was in the works, and the organizers are asking for cleaning supplies (wipes and bleach), feminine hygiene supplies, and cots. The address is 6598 Tara Blvd., Suite B. Call (770) 473-5445 if you have supplies to donate.


The following bodies don’t have another meeting scheduled until February. It’s always possible that a special called meeting could come up, so watch for any last-minute changes:

  • Jonesboro Design Review Commission: Feb. 2, 4: 30 p.m. regular meeting
  • Jonesboro City Council: Feb. 7, 6 p.m. work session
  • Forest Park City Council: Feb. 7, 6 p.m. work session followed by 7 p.m. regular meeting
  • Lake City City Council: Feb. 14, 7 p.m.





  • 5:30 p.m.: The Board of Commissioners holds its work session at 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro.
  • 6 p.m.: Dr. Morcease Beasley gives the Clayton County Public Schools’
    State of the Schools” address. The event is virtual. Watch it on YouTube at , on CCPS’ @ccpsnews Facebook page, or on Comcast Channel 24 (online link).
  • 6:30 p.m.: The Morrow City Council holds its work session, followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., at 1500 Morrow Road, Morrow.







11 a.m.: Union City holds a ribbon-cutting for its new skate park. You can join virtually via Facebook @UnionCityGov. The 4,000-square-foot skate park is at the corner of SR-29/Roosevelt Hwy and Dixie Lake Road “with a variety of features geared toward beginner and intermediate riders.” Local skaters provided input on the project, which includes both street and transition obstacles, including a bowl with different depths, a quarter-pipe wall, a tiered cantilevered grind ledge, assorted grind rails and boxes, and “a unique wedge ramp feature.”

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Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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