Jonesboro man indicted on federal hate crimes charges

Jonesboro man indicted on federal hate crimes charges

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted Larry Edward Foxworth, 48, on two federal hate crimes charges and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Ryan K. Buchanan said at a press conference…

Spivey Splash ribbon-cutting at noon, Thursday 5/19

Spivey Splash ribbon-cutting at noon, Thursday 5/19

For the May 28 grand opening, there will be a $5 charge per vehicle to enter International Park for the fireworks show at dark. To get into Spivey Splash, you’ll have to pay a separate fee: $13 for people under 48″ tall and $15 for people over 48″ tall.

Jonesboro public hearings at 6 p.m.

Jonesboro public hearings at 6 p.m.

If you live or work in Jonesboro, you can comment on these proposed zoning matters at tonight’s meeting: Public Hearing regarding a proposed text amendment, 22-TA-009, Ord. 2022-011, to the City of Jonesboro Code of Ordinances, regarding proposed revisions to Chapter 86, Zoning, Appendix- Thoroughfare Plan of the City of Jonesboro Code of Ordinances. Public…

GBI busts Clayton Co. man on child porn

GBI busts Clayton Co. man on child porn

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it had arrested a Clayton County man Monday, April 25 for possession of child pornography. According to a press release, the GBI arrested Kortney Lee Parrish, 37, of Jonesboro, on four counts of sexual exploitation of children (possession of child sexual abuse material). The GBI said its Child…

Judge Ison dead at 87

Judge Ison dead at 87

In 1972, he was appointed Assistant District Attorney for Clayton County. Five years later, Gov. George Busbee appointed Ison to the Superior Court bench on the newly-formed Clayton Judicial Circuit. By 1993, he was appointed Chief Judge of the circuit. Ison retired in 2003. Gov. Roy Barnes then appointed him Senior Judge of the Superior…

City spending, 2018-2020

City spending, 2018-2020

We looked at three major spending categories for each of Clayton County’s municipalities between 2018 and 2020, using data from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute.