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State representative holds back to school event  FOX 5 Atlanta

Many students are back in class and students in Clayton County are close to joining them.

Gerren Griffin named Forest Park head coach for 2019

FOREST PARK — It's been 19 years since the school had a winning season and despite improving in wins (3) the program is once again going for another ...

WR coach Darryl Drake, 62

Darryl Drake's coaching bonafides are indisputable, presented neatly and chronologically in a timeline dating back to his days as a Western Kentucky University ...

Ash Street scene of school bus crash in Forest Park

FOREST PARK — Forest Park Police reopened the 5600 block of Ash Street shortly after 8 p.m. Friday evening, following a fiery collision between a black sedan ...

Forest Park football program to dedicate season to late Jessteon Parks

The Forest Park High School football program is in mourning following the sudden death of senior defensive lineman Jessteon Parks. Parks passed away in his ...

Lovejoy outlasts Forest Park in thriller | Sports

The game was so anticipated that the order was switched, the boys played first leaving the girls game as the main event, and neither team disappointed to the ...


Meiser finished the game with 14 tackles. He also accounted for more than 200 total yards and two touchdowns on offense. In all, the senior played 131 plays.

Clayton County Public Schools graduation dates announced | News

Clayton County Public Schools has announced the Class of 2019 graduation schedule.

Forest Park to hold public hearing on budget June 17

FOREST PARK—The Forest Park City Council will hold a public hearing on the city's $26.9 million proposed 2019-2020 operating budget at its meeting on ...

Five Clayton County high schools included as 2019 AP Honor Schools

JONESBORO – ​Five Clayton County high schools were included in one or more of the six different categories announced by State School Superintendent ...

Clayton County's Class of 2019 valedictorians, salutatorians | News

The valedictorians are those students who have the highest academic achievements of the class. Salutatorians are those students ranked second in the ...

Clayton County Super Six: Justin Eboigbe, defensive end, Forest Park High

Senior Justin Eboigbe, a 4-star defensive end for the Panthers, committed to the defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide earlier this year.

Clayton schools participating in summer food program | News

JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food *Service* Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

Forest Park overcomes adversity to win county softball championship

The Lady Panthers rattled off four straight wins after beginning the tournament with a 7-6 loss to Drew in pool play. Forest Park beat Mundy's Mill (23-0), Morow ...

Meridian football coach Martez Edwards placed on administrative leave  Meridian Star

The Meridian Public School District has placed Meridian High School head football coach Martez Edwards on administrative leave.

Clayton County schools celebrates Class of 2019 | News

JONESBORO — Congratulations to the Clayton County Class of 2019.

Soldier from Clayton County killed in tactical training accident

The 22-year-old soldier of the 1st Cavalry Division, was involved in a tactical vehicle accident Jan. 14 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

Forest Park defensive end Justin Eboigbe announces commitment to Alabama

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound pass rusher held offers from nearly every school in the southeast, including Florida, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina ...

FOOTBALL: Forest Park beats Luella in preseason scrimmage

Forest Park kicked their season off with a 22-14 victory over Luella in Friday night's scrimmage game.

Forest Park's Kacey Johnson signs to continue basketball career at Lesley University

Johnson was Forest Park's team captain this season, playing in all 25 games. She will attend Lesley beginning this fall, a Division III school located in ...

Clayton County media day kickstarts 2018-19 basketball season | Sports

Basketball is creeping up for the 2018-19 season but the wheels of the season officially began to turn with the Clayton County Basketball media day at Lovejoy ...

Forest Park High tabs Martez Edwards as head football coach

Edwards most recently was the head coach at Bessemer City High School in Alabama from 2013 through 2016. As the head coach, Edwards posted a 30-18 ...

Bria Matthews becomes just third Forest Park athlete to have jersey retired

Bria Matthews won the ACC Championship in both the long and triple jumps in her freshman year at Georgia Tech.

Forest Park High's Avery Wilson makes it official by signing with Boston College

Wilson's recruitment exploded during his senior season when he averaged 27.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Panthers. A late visit to Boston ...

Clayton valedictorians, salutatorians receive laptops | News

Clayton County Public Schools Class of 2019 valedictorians and salutatorians were honored on May 6 during the Board of Education meeting.

Morrow girls, boys sweep Clayton County Cross Country Championships

Morrow High School swept the Clayton County Cross Country Championships Thursday night at Clayton County International Park.

Student arrested after Forest Park High bomb threat  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A senior at Forest Park High School was arrested for making a phony bomb threat that forced an evacuation and response from several law enforcement ...

Students named Positive Athlete Georgia winners  Cherokee Tribune Ledger News

Twelve CCSD student athletes have been honored as regional winners and two as state winners by Positive Athlete Georgia.

Blunt message: Forest Park bags pot jail time, cuts fine

After much debate, Forest Park City Council votes to drop jail time, lower fine for less than one ounce of marijuana.

No. 1 Lovejoy, No. 7 Forest Park to meet Friday in Top-10 girls basketball showdown

It's still relatively early in the 2017-18 basketball season, but Friday night's matchup between Lovejoy and Forest Park will feature two of Class AAAAAA's top ...

Meridian fires football coach Martez Edwards  Meridian Star

The Meridian Public School District (MPSD) Board of Trustees voted during an executive, closed-door session Monday to uphold the termination of Meridian ...

2017-18 Forest Park Girls Basketball Season Preview | Sports

Forest Park will enter the season with nearly every key player from last year's team back. Of the team's top eight scorers from last year, seven will return for the.

Forest Park High's Avery Wilson entering senior year with rising recruiting stock

Avery Wilson exploded onto the scene last season with the Panthers. He averaged 19.6 points per game, while pulling out more than 5.0 rebounds and dishing ...

FOOTBALL: Clayton County Region Standings | Sports

JONESBORO — Clayton County football teams are a few games into their region schedules. Below are the current region standings heading into Week 5.

CROSS COUNTRY: Forest Park sweeps county championships; Two Morrow runners top individual competition

Forest Park's boys and girls programs swept the Clayton County Cross Country Championships. Morrow saw two of its runners finish first an individual ...

Georgia hires defensive backs coach from Florida  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia announced Saturday afternoon the hiring of Charlton Warren as the Bulldogs' defensive...

SOCCER: Forest Park girls, boys clinch playoff spots; Mount Zion, Drew boys also advance to postseason

The Forest Park boys will host a state playoff game as the No. 2 seed out of Region 4-AAAAAA. Drew and Mount Zion will be the No. 3 and No.

FOOTBALL: Forest Park falls on road at Alcovy

COVINGTON — It was a special night for the Alcovy Tigers as they welcomed back former graduates with a 35-6 homecoming win over Forest Park at Homer ...

TENNIS: Jonesboro boys, Forest Park girls finish as Region 4-AAAAAA runner-ups

Both Jonesboro and Forest Park will host first-round matchups in the Class AAAAAA state playoffs next week due to finishing as region runner-ups.

Teacher: 'I feared for my safety at school'

How safe are teachers in schools? It's a question 11Alive has been asking after a Clayton County teacher was assaulted and slammed to the ground by a ...

FOOTBALL: Recruiting interest heating up for Clayton County products

The summer is also a time where individual players begin to emerge as coveted college recruits. Clayton County is home to several fast-rising targets who are ...

2018 All-Clayton County Track and Field Team | Sports

The 2018 All-Clayton County Track and Field team, as selected by the sports department of the Clayton News, is listed below.

Forest Park football acclimating quickly under first-year head coach Martez Edwards

Edwards, who was hired in June, has experience turning around programs quickly.

Forest Park wins county wrestling championships behind six first-place finishes

JONESBORO — The Forest Park Panthers won the Clayton County Wrestling Championships over the weekend behind six first-place finishes. The Panthers ...

2017-18 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team | Sports

The sports department of the Clayton News is pleased to announce its 2017-18 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team.

South Atlanta at Forest Park Game Preview | Sports

Forest Park will look to earn the first win of the Martez Edwards era Friday night at home against South Atlanta.

Charles William Whitfield, 61, of Fayetteville  The

Charles William Whitfield, 61, of Fayetteville passed away December 8, 2018. Charles was born on October 10, 1957 in Atlanta, Ga. to the late Dorris and Hildah ...

Alabama Football: 2019 Recruiting Signee Justin Eboigbe  Bama Hammer

Alabama football added an important component to the 2019 signing class with 4-Star, linebacker and edge rusher, Justin Eboigbe.

2018 All-Clayton County Baseball Team | Sports

The 2018 All-Clayton County Baseball Team, as chosen by the sports department of the Clayton News.

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Forest Park closes the season with first win in three years

The Panthers won their first game since Nov. 1, 2013 last week.

Don Williams to return as head wrestling coach at Forest Park

FOREST PARK — Back in December, Don Williams was at peace with his decision to retire as head wrestling coach at Forest Park High School. But when ...


Meiser accounted for 400 total yards and four touchdowns in last week's win over Osbourne.

Forest Park wrestling program supports coaches during Georgia State Games

Forest Park assistant coaches Daniel Helena and John Bell each claimed first-place finishes in the Open Division of the Georgia State Games.

FOOTBALL: Forest Park tops Clarkston, wins multiple games in season for first time since 2013

The victory gave the Panthers multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2013, and for just the third time since 2004.

BASKETBALL: Forest Park girls, North Clayton boys earn early non-region wins

The Forest Park Lady Panthers started the 2017-18 season off in style Friday night, winning 62-27 over North Clayton. North Clayton's boys won 69-54.

Martez Edwards looking to change culture in first season at Forest Park

Edwards is the 11th head coach in 15 seasons for the program and will hope to lead the Panthers to multiple wins for the first time since 2013.

Forest Park once a 'great place to be'  Henry Herald

Mike Parris still remembers Tara Stadium packed with Forest Park and Morrow high school football fans that late October night in 1994, and for good reason.

Lee County's Brittany Benner named Georgia's Most Positive Girls' Soccer Athlete  The Albany Herald

ATLANTA, GA (June 5, 2019) –. Brittany Benner, a rising senior at Lee County High School, was recently named Georgia's Most Positive Girls Soccer Athlete.

FOOTBALL: Talented group of players take stage at Clayton County Media Day

Head coaches for all nine county football programs were in attendance, each of whom were joined by select players expected to make an impact in 2018.

Creekside Christian Academy Sprinter makes school history, signed to Carson-Newman University  Henry Herald

This past Wednesday, the entire West campus of Creekside Christian Academy saw senior Danielle D'Alesio sign to run track at Carson-Newman University in ...

WRESTLING: Forest Park's Kenen Uribe-Ochoa excited for senior year after placing at state

Forest Park High's Kenen Uribe-Ochoa was one of only two wrestlers in Clayton County to place at last month's GHSA state championships. He came in fifth ...

2017 All-Clayton County Football Team | Sports

The top football players from Clayton County programs, as selected by the sports department of the Clayton News.

Man found guilty of murdering teenage girl  WSB Atlanta

A man has been found guilty of murdering a teenager who wrote in her diary that he had attempted to rape her months before she disappeared.

After years of success, Alexius High enjoying new leadership role at Forest Park

Forest Park's Alexius High adjusting the life as the lone holdover from championship teams of the past.

Longtime southside wrestling coach Don Williams moving to North Carolina for family reasons

Forest Park head wrestling coach and Creekside Christian Academy Dean of Discipline Don Williams will be leaving the southside to attend to the health of his ...

Protest Planned Outside R. Kelly's Near West Side Studio: 'We Must Be There For Our Black Women And Girls'  Block Club Chicago

NEAR WEST SIDE — In the wake of a docuseries focused on singer R. Kelly's involvement with underage girls, activists are planning a protest outside the R&B ...

SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Mundy's Mill, Forest Park sit atop Region 4-AAAAAA standings

A little less than a month remains in the high school softball season. At this point in the campaign, Mundy's Mill and Forest Park appear to be the county ...

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JONESBORO — Imani Bell was a good kid with a bright future. No foul play suspected in Henry County death at Forward Air. alertfeatured ...

See the graduation schedule for Clayton County Schools in 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clayton County Public Schools will host graduations for the Class of 2018 from May 24 to May 26, 2018.

Notable players from Georgia who have won Super Bowl  WSB Atlanta

Channel 2 Action News dug through the Super Bowl rosters of all 52 winning teams and found that all of them had at least one player with a connection to ...

AREA WRESTLING: Mount Zion wins traditional championship; wrestlers from 8 county schools advance to sectionals

The Mount Zion High School wrestling team won the Area 4-AAAAAA Traditional Championship Saturday afternoon, topping Forest Park by one point to claim ...

Familiar faces lead Mundy's Mill girls over Forest Park

Kiana Glenn, from left, Jamilla Harrison and Kiara Glenn led Mundy's Mill to a region win over Forest Park Tuesday. (Staff Photo: Luke Strickland)

Dale Myers' long-term vision has Forest Park football moving in the right direction

FOREST PARK — The Forest Park High School football program has endured through difficult times over the last decade. The Panthers haven't qualified for the ...

Hee Haw Honey shares stories about dating Elvis and getting her shot at stardom

Her long blonde hair twisted around huge hot rollers and wearing a blue floral peasant top, denim jeans and 3-inch heels, Diana Goodman stepped aboard ...

Former Forest Park standout Bria Matthews wins ACC Championship in triple jump

FOREST PARK — A week after having her jersey retired at Forest Park High School, Bria Matthews claimed a gold medal in the triple jump for Georgia Tech at ...

Holiday events across Clayton County planned for this weekend

Several holiday events are scheduled in the Clayton County area this weekend.

Major UGA target Justin Eboigbe will need some time to make his decision  DawgNation

Forest Park 4-star DL Justin Eboigbe is one of the fastest-risers in the South over the last four months. The highly-valued target breaks down his options.

2016-17 Clayton County All-County Basketball Team | Sports

The 2016-2017 basketball season was a memorable one for local high school programs. Inside is the All-County team as chosen by the staff of the Clayton ...

Forest Park girls, Riverdale boys win county track championships

LOVEJOY — The 2017 Clayton County Track and Field Championships were held at Twelve Oaks Stadium at Lovejoy High School this past weekend.

Thomas “Tom” Alex Broussard - Port Arthur News  The Port Arthur News

July 01, 1961 ~ March 18, 2019. Thomas Alex Broussard, 57, of Beaumont, died Monday, March 18, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong ...

2016-17 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team | Sports

JONESBORO — The 2016-17 All-Clayton County Wrestling Team can be seen below. Wrestler of the Year: Tyler Person, Morrow. Person went 22-3 this season ...

Clayton County Schools: Graduation rate rises  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clayton County's high school graduation rate rose this year, though Clayton County students st...

Clayton County Public Schools to host middle school football jamboree

JONESBORO — Clayton County Public Schools will will kick off its middle school football season Saturday with a jamboree spanning across multiple venues ...

Clayton County All-Star Baseball Game scheduled for May 31 at Mundy's Mill High School

The game will be held at 5:30 p.m. Full rosters can be seen inside.

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Jonesboro Cardinals unbeaten to begin season

The 2018 baseball season kicked off last week and the Jonesboro Cardinals are setting the pace for county teams.

Clayton County All-Star Basketball Game scheduled for Wednesday at Mount Zion High School

The festivities will begin at 5:45 p.m. There will be a girls and boys game, as well as a three-point shooting contest for both the boys and girls. Several boys.

TRACK ROUNDUP: Riverdale, Forest Park, Lovejoy girls impress at local meets

JONESBORO — Every local track and field team was in action this week. The Riverdale Lady Raiders, the Forest Park Lady Panthers and the Lovejoy Lady ...

2018 Clayton County High School Baseball Preview | Sports

Team previews for high school baseball teams in Clayton County.

Drew High School to host 6th Annual Gary Townsend Invitational  Henry Herald

RIVERDALE — Drew High School and Southern Crescent Stadium will host the Sixth Annual Gary Townsend Invitational this Saturday. Several local teams will ...

Jonesboro boys, Lovejoy girls highlight All-Region 4-AAAAAA basketball teams

The All-Region 4-AAAAAA basketball teams were chosen over the weekend by the head coaches of each team in the region.

2017-18 Clayton County Girls Basketball 'Super Six' | Sports

The following players enter the 2017-18 high school basketball season as Clayton County's top talents.

Three local high schools earn sportsmanship awards | Sports

Forest Park High, Hampton High and Strong Rock Christian School earned GHSA Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Awards.

2016-17 Clayton County Boys Basketball Preview | Sports

Four Clayton County programs advanced to the Sweet 16 of their respective state tournaments last season.

Teen's Diary Led Ga. Police to Her Alleged Killer

FOREST PARK, Ga. — A Forest Park teen's diary found more than a year after her slaying helped lead police to her accused killer. Clayton County police ...

County pride on diplay at 2017 Clayton County Football Media Day

The 2017 Clayton County Football Media Day took place Wednesday at Drew High School. Coaches and players from all nine county programs spoke about ...

Former Red Devils coach Mike Parris to lead Piedmont football  jacksonprogress-argus

Mike Parris coached the Jackson High School Red Devils from 1996 to 2012 and is the winningest and longest-tenured football coach in Jackson High history, ...

Lovejoy's Genesis Bryant, Mount Zion's Khalela Hayes among county leaders

The first few months of the high school girls basketball season are coming to a close, and several Clayton County players are filling up the stat sheet.

Superior Court Judge Matthew O. Simmons to retire after 24 years

Judge Simmons was honored at a retirement ceremony Thursday at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center.

Jonesboro wins county swimming championship; Elite Scholars, Lovejoy finish second, third

The Jonesboro Cardinals were the top team in combined score with 849 points — 575 of which came from the first-place boys team. The Lady Cardinals swim ...

Week Three High School Football Game Previews | Sports

Many local teams face tough road contests in week three of the high school football season.

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