BOC talks retail stores tonight

CORRECTION: We incorrectly stated that the name of the winner of a no-bid contract for locks at CCSO was not made public. In fact, that company’s name was on a memo on the agenda. We apologize for the error. —RK Tired of looking at empty big-box stores around Clayton County? You might want to come…

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GA has nation’s 13th most polluted waterways

Industrial facilities released more than 5 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Georgia’s waterways in 2020, putting Georgia in 13th place nationwide, according to a new report released by Environment Georgia.  Georgia is also one of the top 10 states with the highest pollution loads for chemicals linked to cancer as well as developmental and…

BOC to vote on CCSO requests, library demolition, ethics

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items related to the Sheriff’s Department, as well as Kissberg Construction’s demolition permit for the Jonesboro Library building, at tonight’s regular business meeting. The board also will consider an ordinance on the definition and uses of developed and undeveloped land (Ordinance 2022-211). Activists from the…

PODCAST: Dan Immergluck on Clayton County housing and urban planning

Dan Immergluck is professor of urban studies at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. His new book, Red Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta delves into the financial interests and political wrangling that has contributed to the metro’s housing crisis. The Clayton Crescent’s Robin Kemp spoke with Immergluck…

Make preps now for Hurricane Ian effects

Hurricane Ian is a strong Category 4 storm slowing off Florida’s west coast and its effects will be felt throughout most of Florida and Georgia. The National Weather Service says Georgia can expect heavy flooding. It’s also possible that high winds may knock out power to widespread areas across the state. As of press time,…

New book touches on Clayton County housing issues

If you’ve ever asked yourself why so many people in Clayton County are living in motels, why politicians say they want to add more “market-rate” housing, why we’ve had so many foreclosures in recent years, or why investors are snapping up all the affordable single-family homes, you might want to read a new book called…

BOC mulls public comment change, townhomes, $4.176M for CCSO

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners will take up numerous contract and zoning matters at its 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday, including a proposed ordinance (2022-208) to move public comment back to the beginning of the meeting. Several businesses have asked for price hikes, citing current economic conditions. That means more of your tax dollars would…