Forest Park retreat cost $19K

Forest Park retreat cost $19K

A weekend retreat for members of Forest Park’s three development boards to take mandatory state training cost $19,096.94, according to documents The Clayton Crescent obtained through an Open Records Request. A city purchase order shows the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Development Authoritu, and Downtown Development Authority each paid $6,365.66 (a total of $19,096.94) to Marriott Hotel…

Power outage off Hendrix Drive

Power outage off Hendrix Drive

At least 772 customers off Hendrix Drive in Forest Park have no electricity as of 7:49 a.m. Sunday morning. Customers means service addresses, not the number of people affected. Georgia Power’s outage map showed an area between Conley Road, I-285, Old Dixie Highway, Forest Parkway, and College Street affected. Check https://outagemap.georgiapower.com/ for updates.

Forest Park retreats to Stone Mountain

Forest Park retreats to Stone Mountain

The City of Forest Park’s three development boards and the City Council will be in Stone Mountain this weekend for an economic development retreat. The board members are scheduled to complete mandatory state training. The retreat will take place at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, 4021 Lakeview Drive—30 miles from City Hall and the…

Shootout near 7 Pillars, Paradise COGIC

Shootout near 7 Pillars, Paradise COGIC

An SUV in the parking lot had several windows shot out. Fresh strike marks in the asphalt and folded police business cards used as evidence markers were visible on the scene.

VIDEO:  In-n-Out Fire

VIDEO: In-n-Out Fire

The In-n-Out Food Mart at 4233 Thurman Road in Forest Park caught fire around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. As of press time, the cause of the fire had not been announced and there had been no injuries reported. Gloria Katherine Burnett, who used to work as a cashier at the store, said the…

In-n-Out up in flames

In-n-Out up in flames

The iconic In-n-Out convenience store at 4233 Thurman Road caught fire around 4 p.m. Tuesday, sending a thick column of smoke into the sky and shutting down traffic in both directions for hours. No one on scene was authorized to speak to the media about the number of alarms or any injuries. Efforts to contact…