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Ethics Board: Franklin spent campaign funds on limo company, nail shop, Pirouette

Gasoline, fast food, restaurants allegedly went unreported Clayton County District 3 Commissioner Felicia Franklin allegedly failed to report 61 expenditures to herself, Pirouette Companies, her commission aide, a limousine company, Whole Foods, gasoline, Walmart, Costco, Bling Bling Nail Spa, Metro PCS, Krispy Kreme, Buc-ee’s, Papi’s Stockbridge, La Feria de Michoacan, McDonalds, and Hapeville Corner Tavern—among […]

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Franklin faces campaign finance hearing Monday, March 27

The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission will hold a preliminary hearing Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in a case involving Clayton County District 3 Commissioner Felicia Franklin. The agency “collects campaign contribution disclosure reports, personal financial disclosure reports and lobbyist disclosure reports” and “serves candidates and elected officials for state and local […]

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State cited “deficiencies” at Rainbow House in 2022

No in-person inspection in 2021 due to COVID-19 In April 2022, state licensing officials cited several “deficiencies” at the Rainbow House children’s shelter in Jonesboro, including failure to get one child dental care necessary to preserve the child’s front teeth, failure to plan for two children to take part in school extracurricular activities, incomplete child […]

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Rainbow House warrants allege staff sex coverup

4th staffer, also Lovejoy High employee, arrested; 3 victims ID’d, more expected to come forward If you have information about sexual abuse at Rainbow House, call Clayton County Police at (770) 603-5266. Warrants obtained by The Clayton Crescent allege that a male employee of Rainbow House, a shelter for children who have been sexually abused, […]

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Gun safety workshop 6 p.m.

Parents and others who own firearms are invited to a free gun safety workshop tonight at 6 p.m. at Jonesboro High School’s Media Center, 7728 Mt. Zion Blvd. in Jonesboro. School Board District 6 member Mary Baker is hosting the free workshop, along with CCPS Police Chief Reynard Walker, Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts, […]

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Special Election Results

Here’s a quick roundup of the March 21 Special Election results for both Clayton County ands the City of Jonesboro. All results are unofficial until certified. The Board of Elections and Registration will certify the county election results on Friday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clayton County Election Center, 7946 N. McDonough Street […]

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Cranky campaigns throw last-minute shade

Clayton County voters have until 7 p.m. to cast ballots in several contests, including the hotly-contested sheriff’s race and, in Jonesboro, for the next mayor. 9.521 voters cast ballots in the countywide elections during early voting, according to the Elections and Registration Office. Good weather over the weekend and a chilly but clear and sunny […]

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Light turnout, hot races

Polls close at 7 p.m. for both Clayton County, City of Jonesboro elections Candidates are making their final pitches to voters with just a few hours left before the polls close at 7 p.m. This afternoon, former sheriff Victor Hill was spotted at the corner of Tara Boulevard and Georgia Hwy. 138, campaigning for Interim […]

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Riverdale homeowners welcome $2.6M stormwater package

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff visited Frank Bailey Senior Center Monday to announce a $2.6 million stormwater mitigation package for the Camp Creek watershed. Ossoff, who was joined by the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, said the funding will come from the Environmental Protection Agency “sometime this fiscal year.” Riverdale homeowners who have lost thousands of […]

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