National Night Out Aug. 2, 2022

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are celebrating National Night Out, a festive and educational annual community-building event where you can learn ways to keep yourself and your loved ones safer. Check out these events in the area: Hampton, 4 p.m.-7 p.m.: The Clayton County Police Department will bring food trucks, information booths, fun fo rthe kids,…

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…

Family fun for back to school

Summer’s winding down. This weekend, you have a range of choices for how to spend those waning hours: Morrow Back 2 School Bash On Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., celebrate back to school with free school supplies, food trucks, vendors, games, and more at 5893 North Lake Drive in Morrow. Kinship Care Yard…

CCPD officer in Grady after shooting

A Clayton County Police officer’s family was in surgery at Grady Hospital Thursday morning after a woman threatening suicide shot her. On Tuesday night around 11 p.m., officers responded to the 7800 block of Newbury Drive in Jonesboro after a series of suicide calls. Police say Aiyanah Pryor, 25, called 9:40 p.m. Her mother then…

8 die of COVID-19, all unvaccinated

The Clayton County Health District says eight Clayton County residents died of COVID-19 last week. None of them had been vaccinated. The news comes just as families get ready for back-to-school shopping and as local shoppers and diners overwhelmingly have stopped masking in enclosed public spaces. The Clayton Crescent observed many more people waiting for…

COVID-19 creeping through Clayton again

It wouldn’t be accurate to say, “It’s back,” because it never left. But COVID-19 is on the rise again throughout Clayton County, even though many jurisdictions and businesses have dropped mask mandates and social distancing requirements. Since early May, the number of cases has crept steadily upward. Now, as with most of the western half…