Sources: Forest Park PD chief out

Two reliable sources with connections to law enforcement tell The Clayton Crescent that Forest Park Police Chief Nathaniel Clark has resigned. One source said that Clark had been “forced out,” but did not have further details as of press time. City officials have not returned requests for comment. The Clayton Crescent was told Clark was…

School board calls executive session

The Clayton County Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, November 16 for an executive session. An agenda published on the school board’s website indicates only the executive session, followed by any recommendations from that session. What is an executive session? An executive session is called, during a public meeting, for members of a board…

BOC talks retail stores tonight

CORRECTION: We incorrectly stated that the name of the winner of a no-bid contract for locks at CCSO was not made public. In fact, that company’s name was on a memo on the agenda. We apologize for the error. —RK Tired of looking at empty big-box stores around Clayton County? You might want to come…

Elections: Nuts and bolts

Clayton County Elections and Registration officials say Tuesday’s election, at least as far as the process itself, was smooth sailing. Voting is your right and your responsibility as a United States citizen. You can have strong opinions about politics, even be politically active, but not know about the basic nuts and bolts of how your…

Election 2022: All hands on deck

UPDATE NOV. 8, 7 a.m.: POLLS ARE NOW OPEN! VOTE TODAY BEFORE 7 p.m.! Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day. If you are a registered voter in the state of Georgia, your last chance to make your voice heard is now. How many people have voted already? As of October 1, 2022, there were 205,753…

PHOTOS: Obama rallies Dems to vote

On Friday, October 28, former President Barack Obama drew about 7,000 people to a rally for Georgia Democrats in College Park. Part rally, part homecoming, part impromptu dance (as led most enthusiastically by the women of the Georgia Assembly), the event was designed to wind up the party faithful to get out the vote as…

Jury considers Hill case

Jurors resume deliberations Monday morning in the case of U.S.A. v. Victor Hill. Hill is charged with seven counts of depriving pretrial detainees of their rights under color of law by allegedly using restraint chairs as a form of punishment. Federal prosecutors argue that Hill was wrong to order the detainees into the chair based…