Payne sent to mental health court in April

Pretrial motions Aug. 16; trial calendar Nov. 14 The Ahmaud Arbery shooting has drawn comparisons to the May 2019 shooting death of Kenneth Herring. In that case, Hannah Payne, a white woman, chased down and blocked Herring, a Black man, in traffic near the airport after Herring had left the scene of a minor traffic…

Candlelight vigil for Reynolds Friday

The City of Forest Park will hold a candlelight prayer vigil for longtime Forest Park Police officer and former Interim Chief Jamie Reynolds on Friday, August 5. The vigil will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Forest Park Police Department Headquarters, 320 Cash Memorial Blvd., which is just off Old Dixie Road.…

COVID-19 blazing through Clayton County

The latest COVID-19 numbers are in from the Clayton County Health District and they are sobering. Cases are up among all age groups except people 70 and older. Three Clayton County residents, all unvaccinated, died of COVID-19 last week: As of Sunday, July 31, 2022, Clayton County has logged 63,775 cases of COVID-19, with 625…

Your Monday Roundup for Aug. 1, 2022

The kids go back to school this Wednesday, August 3, so slow down, be aware of kids running out in the street, and do not—DO NOT—try to pass a school bus that is slowing down and deploying its stop signs. If saving a child’s life is not incentive enough, keep in mind that Clayton County’s…

New Forest Park phone system

The City of Forest Park has installed a new phone system that lets residents and others dial directly to different departments. The main number is (404) 366-4720. You can now choose from the following options to get to the department you need: Press 1 to pay a traffic ticketPress 2 to reach the City Clerk…

Longtime FPPD officer, former interim chief Jamie Reynolds killed on duty

UPDATE 8/1 2:57 p.m.: ADDS Forest Park Mayor Angelyne Butler comment Fox 5 News and The GRIP report that Jamie Reynolds, a longtime Forest Park Police officer who served briefly as interim chief of police, has been killed by a tree that fell on his Spalding County Sheriff’s Department patrol car. Reynolds was driving on…