Posted inNews

BOC to consider $6.9M for Gilbert Road project

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners is set to vote tonight on more financial assistance to the Gilbert Road Joint Venture development in Mountain View. The new limit, which would come through the Development Authority of Clayton County, would be set at $6,935,000. Under a deal approved in December 2021, if Clayton County Department of […]

Posted inAlert, Breaking, Clayton County, Clayton County Board of Commissioners, Economic Development, Forest Park, Gilbert Road, Logistics

Gilbert Road project awaits BOC approval

by Robin Kemp 4:57 p.m. CORRECTION: Reed says request will be on agenda tonight 12:31 p.m.: UPDATES with comments from BOC Chair Turner, County Attorney Reed; ADDS item to be pulled A request to deannex two parcels near Gilbert Road in Forest Park is on the agenda at tonight’s Board of Commissioners meeting. The project […]

Posted inNews

Your Monday Roundup for Aug. 15, 2022

Former Morrow Police Chief Jimmy Callaway‘s funeral is this afternoon at 3 p.m., with visitation at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 3260 Georgia Hwy. 15 in Sharpsburg. Callaway, who most recently served as director of investigations at Georgia POST, and who left Morrow for a job as deputy chief of investigations for the Georgia Secretary of […]

Posted inNews

Return of the Roundup, July 18, 2022

Back by popular demand: the Monday Morning Roundup. Past versions were incredibly long. We’ve condensed this headline-style roundup so that you can find the information you need more quickly. It is The Clayton Crescent’s hope that you will use this information to plan ways of interacting with your local government and elected officials, whether that’s […]

Posted inNews

BOC work session Tuesday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners holds its work session tonight at 5:30 p.m. at 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro. Highlights of tonight’s agenda include a legislative update from Chief Operating Officer Detrick Stanford, a review of county appointed board stipends, “particularly for the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases Community Service Board,” by Commissioner […]

Posted inAlert, Breaking, Census, Clayton County, Conley, DACC, Invest Clayton, Jobs, Mountain View, News, Rex, Riverdale

Invest Clayton: Unemployment down 9.9% in county

Intensive job training programs coming to Riverdale in 2022 by Robin Kemp Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment in Clayton County dropped from 13.8% to 3.9% in October 2021, according to the Development Authority of Clayton County (Invest Clayton). That’s a drop of 9.9% in 2021. The national unemployment rate was 4.6% in October. As of […]

Posted inAlert, Breaking, CCFES, Clayton County, Clayton County Board of Commissioners, Clayton County Board of Commissioners, Environment, Forest Park, Georgia, Jonesboro, Lake City, Land Bank, News, Real Estate, Riverdale, Zoning

Your Monday roundup for Dec. 13, 2021

by Robin Kemp UPDATE 5:52 p.m.: ADDS HACC board meeting Tuesday 12/14 at 5:30 p.m., BOC vote on HACC audit UPDATE 10:45 a.m. 12/14: ADDS Morrow, Invest Clayton meetings Tuesday night We’ve got less than two weeks until Christmas and less than three weeks until The Clayton Crescent’s December 21 deadline for your donation to […]

Posted inAlert, Breaking, Clayton County, DACC, development, Ethics, Forest Park, Georgia, Gilbert Road, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, News, Riverdale

Your Monday roundup for Nov. 8, 2021

UPDATE: 3:15 p.m. 11/8: School Board special called meeting added by Robin Kemp We regret that we were unable to compile the Monday Roundup for November 1 due to election coverage. Such are the trials of a one-person operation. You can help The Clayton Crescent by signing up for a monthly membership at For […]

The Clayton Crescent