VIDEO: WIGO Candidate Forum

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…

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Declutter with Trash Amnesty Day, 9 am-1pm

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

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…

Less coal, more solar for Ga. Power

Less coal, more solar for Ga. Power

In documents filed with the state Public Service Commission (PSC), the Atlanta-based utility proposed retiring 12 coal-burning units by 2028, leaving only two units at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, which would be closed no later than 2035.

Georgia EPD seeks comment on Tara Blvd. development

Georgia EPD seeks comment on Tara Blvd. development

by Robin Kemp The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is taking public comments on a proposed development near the Harold R. Banke Justice Center that would require the state’s permission to come within 25 feet of an existing stream buffer. The GPS coordinates for the site are latitude 33.507845, longitude -84.352312. The person on record as…

COVID-19 test sites packed but Clayton lags in vaccinations

COVID-19 test sites packed but Clayton lags in vaccinations

información en español al pie de la página by Robin Kemp The latest Clayton County Health District figures show that less than half of Clayton County residents have gotten the first COVID-19 vaccine, nearly one year after it became available locally. Only 43% of Clayton County residents are fully vaccinated–and three out of four Clayton…