Plant Vogtle expansion clears key hurdle

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has signed off on a critical step leading up to fuel loading at the first of two new nuclear reactors being built at Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle. The commission has confirmed in a letter to Southern Nuclear, which is managing the project, that the new unit has been constructed…

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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…

GDOT, commercial real estate giant join on EV charging plans

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is working with Chicago-based commercial real estate company JLL to plan a network of electric vehicle charging stations across the state. The plan is a required step toward landing federal funds for charging stations through a $5 billion grant program established by the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure spending bill…

Forest Park to vote on new garbage company, end curbside recycling

UPDATE 2:03 p.m.: Waste Pro declines comment The Forest Park City Council is set to vote Monday night on ending its longtime contract with Waste Management. The work session starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 745 Forest Parkway. The winning bidder, Waste Pro, would no longer pick…

VIDEO: WIGO Candidate Forum

Candidates in several races for the upcoming May 24 general primary election took part in a candidate forum hosted by WIGO-AM 1570 and Phoenix Media Group. Panelists included The Clayton Crescent’s executive editor and CEO, Robin Kemp; WIGO-Red Carpet Radio’s Robbie Ray, and The Youth Voter Project’s Kito Cody. The moderator was Linda Pritchett, a…

Declutter with Trash Amnesty Day, 9 am-1pm

by Robin Kemp Today (Saturday, March 19) is Trash Amnesty Day for Clayton County residents. This is your chance to get rid of all that junk cluttering up your closet, shed, porch, and yard at no charge. You’ll need to show proof that you live in Clayton County, such as your driver’s license, current vehicle…

Southlake Pkwy. closed for 1 month starting Feb. 28

Culvert replacement between Mt. Zion Road and Battle Creek Road by Robin Kemp If you ride the MARTA 193 Sylvan Hills, 197 Battlecreek Road, or 198 Southlake Parkway bus, the Clayton County Water Authority says your ride will be affected starting Monday, February 28. CCWA said in a press release Wednesday that it needs to…