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Jonesboro is enjoying a downtown renaissance, like many other small cities. New restaurants, residential projects, art venues and galleries, and even a water park are helping make the town into a destination. It also benefits from proximity to Clayton State University in nearby Morrow.
The Clayton Crescent made headlines for its 2020 election coverage. Without funding, it’s days away from shutting down.
Last November, Robin Kemp’s scrappy Clayton County news outlet made worldwide headlines for its local coverage of the dramatic 2020 presidential election. But a year later, due to a lack of funding, the nonprofit is in danger of shutting down.
"The most disturbing thing about witnessing the ballot count in Clayton County was the optics," says reporter Robin Kemp.
When do the polls open? Can I still cast my absentee ballot? What if my absentee ballot never came? We answer your June 9 primary election day questions.
Race has always been the throughline in every significant discussion about Atlanta, but as the metro area grows ever more diverse, the story is much more than black and white
Ten minutes south of the Atlanta airport, off Interstate 75’s Exit 233, past the Cracker Barrel, the vape store, and the Harley Davidson dealer, the road behind Southlake Mall leads to what might pass for a movie set done up to look like Mayberry. There you’ll find rose bushes in bloom, vintage homes with broad front porches, manicured landscapes. Look a little closer, though, and you’ll spy the broken glass, the boarded-up windows, and the drywall in shambles.
The spirited 66-year-old grandmother of seven recently won her third term as mayor of the Clayton County city of 16,500.
Not long ago, Clayton County was metro Atlanta’s cautionary example of municipal dysfunction. Then came DeKalb. We rank each venality out of 10.
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