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$45.8 million contract awarded to renovate Jonesboro High School

The renovations will be funded using Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V and Capital Outlay Funds and future monies from SPLOST VI.

Student stabbed in fight at Jonesboro High School  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A student was stabbed during a fight at Jonesboro High School on Wednesday morning, officials said.

Jonesboro High's Mock Trial Team earns state titles

JONESBORO – ​ Jonesboro High School's Mock Trial Team is headed to the National Mock Trial Team competition after winning the the 2019 Georgia Mock ...

Jonesboro High Class of 75 opens time capsule | Features

In a large metal container made to hold a helicopter engine, students placed letters to their future selves, class pictures, yearbooks, magazines, handmade flag ...

National Girls High School Rankings For May 8  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its fourth National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...

Clayton County Public Schools graduation dates announced | News

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

Several construction projects underway at Clayton school district

While the Clayton County school district readying children to be the future leaders of country, it's also working to give those same students the best facilities in ...

BASEBALL: Jonesboro High faced some early bumps, has solid foundation and goals

Catching up with third-year head coach Brian Page it's obvious that the team hit a snag early in the season. The non-region games that were planned didn't ...

Students return to Clayton County schools with a positive outlook  Atlanta Journal Constitution

More than 54000 students returned to Clayton County Public Schools on Monday.


JONESBORO — Jonesboro High running back Marques Dunn has won this week's Clayton County Fan's Choice Football Player of the Week poll with 726 votes ...


Jonesboro held Woodland to just seven points in the game. Williams led the way with 10 tackles from his linebacker position.

BOE sees new design plans for Jonesboro High

The $37 million construction project is expected to begin in the summer and be completed by August 2020. Monies from SPLOST IV and V will pay for the new ...

Georgia OL coach is giving his linemen shots of actual maple syrup for pancake blocks  USA TODAY High School Sports

Jonesboro OL coach Darrian Carmicheal is pouring shots of real maple syrup directly into mouths of offensive linemen for big in game blocks.

2018 Football Schedule Preview: Jonesboro High Cardinals | Sports

The 2018 season will bring on a new frontier for the Cardinals as they drop from Class AAAAAA to Class AAAAA. Jonesboro will compete in Region 3-AAAAA, ...

Clayton County Year in Review 2018 | Features

JONESBORO — School construction, school funding, a missing child found dead in New Mexico, and penalties for marijuana possession were among the top ...

Student attacked at Clayton County school  CBS46 News Atlanta

School officials tell CBS46 the incident stemmed from a fight involving four students. One student was injured which prompted a soft lock down. Facebook ...

Congressman Scott recognizes academy nominees | Features

Congressman David Scott has nominated 23 students to military academies.

Concept design for the new Morrow High School

Morrow High School replacement hinges on the approval of SPLOST VI. The special election is March 19.

Clayton County Public Schools SAT scores rise in 2018  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clayton County Public Schools' class of 2018 scored 8 points higher on average than the class of 2017, according to new data released by the Georgia ...

BASKETBALL: Jonesboro moves into a tie with Fayette County

On Saturday night, the Cardinals traveled to Fayetteville and got revenge, with a convincing 62-52 win to move into a tie for first place in Region 3-AAAAA.

BASKETBALL: Jonesboro tops Fayette County for region title

What a difference a year makes. Last season, the Jonesboro Cardinals lost in the Region 4-AAAAAA tournament on a last-second shot at Mundy's Mill High ...

BOE approves changes to 2018-19 school calendar | News

The Board of Education approved the change to the school calendar Sept. 4 during its business meeting.

13 Clayton County Public Schools students selected for Governor's Honors Program

JONESBORO – ​Eight Clayton County Public Schools students have been named finalists for Georgia's Governor's Honors Program, a residential summer ...

Clayton residents approve SPLOST VI referendum | Features

Clayton County residents voted to approve the Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in a special election Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Forest Park undefeated early, Riverdale impresses

Girls basketball action has found many programs off to hot or busy starts for the 2018-19 season.

Project Talent study looking for original 1960 participants from Fountain High School

More than 400000 students from 1353 schools took part in the testing. Approximately 250 pupils from William A. Fountain High School in Forest Park also ...

Riverdale outlasts Jonesboro to remain perfect in region play

JONESBORO — Riverdale asserted its dominance against Jonesboro High in the first half of Friday's Region 3-AAAAA clash, but the Cardinals proved to be a ...

High school student hit by car on way to school  WSB Atlanta

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office said a student was hit by a car on the way to school Monday morning.

Clayton, Henry appointees to U.S. military academies announced  Henry Herald

JONESBORO — U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-13) has announced 23 nominees to the nation's military *service* academies and will formally present these students ...

Jonesboro High tabs Telly Turner to be next girls basketball head coach

After playing at Georgia Southern, Turner was previously the head coach at Screven County and Albany High. She was an assistant at North Clayton last year.

Georgia High School Coach Doles Out Shots of Maple Syrup for Pancake Blocks  Sports Illustrated

Darrian Carmicheal is seriously upping his offensive linemen's sugar intake.

SYRUP SENSATION: Jonesboro offensive line coach Darrian Carmicheal goes viral with sideline celebration

JONESBORO — Jonesboro offensive line coach Darrian Carmicheal has become an internet sensation over the past two weeks due to a unique celebration he ...

Jonesboro High Mock Trial Team places 3rd globally

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High School Mock Trial team traveled to New York to compete against teams from around the world during the 11th Annual Empire ...

Jonesboro tops Woodland behind Singleton, defense | Sports

Jonesboro High needed half a quarter to get rolling against Woodland Friday night. A 61-yard touchdown reception by Rasheed Singleton from Tremir Alexis ...

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 ...

Jonesboro High's M.J. Walker chooses to continue basketball career at Florida State

JONESBORO — After several months of careful deliberation, Jonesboro High senior M.J. Walker decided Wednesday to continue his basketball career at ...

Annual Jonesboro Christmas parade ushers in holidays | Features

Residents lined the historic Main Street while dozens of floats many representing this year's theme of “A Motown Christmas.”

BOE expected to adopt tentative budget, pay increases included

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Education is expected to adopt a tentative balanced fiscal year 2020 budget that includes raises for all school ...

Jonesboro High, Morrow High to be affected by GHSA's mid-cycle reclassification adjustments

JONESBORO — The Georgia High School Association's mid-cycle adjustment of the four-year reclassification plan is taking place this month, and a pair of ...

Week 5 Clayton County Defensive Honor Roll | Sports

The top individual defensive performances from Week 5 in Clayton County.

CROSS COUNTRY: Mount Zion Lady Bulldogs win region 4-AAAAAA championship, Morrow boys place third

Mount Zion High's Lady Bulldogs took home the region 4-AAAAAA Cross Country Championships to lead the Clayton County contingent this past weekend held ...

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.

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.

Mmmmm, maple syrup: Ga. football coach's creativity for rewarding players goes viral WXIA

The kids have taken to Coach Carmichael's motivational ploy. Whenever they make a great physical play on the field, they're rewarded with an energy-boosting ...

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.

Jonesboro High standout Jamari Smith signs to continue career at Queens University of Charlotte

Jonesboro High standout Jamari Smith signed to continue his basketball career at Queens University of Charlotte last Thursday at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in ...

Clayton County schools College and Career Academy Concept Design

The new Clayton County schools College & Career Academy build is contingent upon the approval of SPLOST VI. The SPLOST special election is March 19.

VOLLEYBALL: Elite Scholars Academy heading to state playoffs for first time in program history

With a sweep of McNair and Drew Charter Tuesday night, the Elite Scholars Academy volleyball program made school history by punching their first-ever ticker ...

Jonesboro High crowned 2016 Georgia High School Mock Trial Champion

A storied high school mock trial program in Clayton County has added another notch in its achievement belt.

2 teens charged in 12-year-old Jonesboro girl's killing

Clayton police say 12-year-old Jonesboro child was killed in Riverdale Wednesday night.

Jonesboro High senior Miles Black poised for big season after recovering from ACL injury

After a long, tough road of rehab, Black returned to the floor Tuesday for a regular season game for the first time since the injury. The 6-foot-3 senior scored 12.

SIGNING DAY: Five athletes sign on National Signing Day

The early national signing day frenzy has come and gone in Clayton County and a number of big-name athletes have also gone with it this year.


JONESBORO — Mount Zion defensive back Nigel Cole has been named this week's Defensive Player of the Week by the Clayton News following his ...

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.

2018 All-Clayton County Baseball Team | Sports

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

CCPS Homeless Department hosting sponsorship project | Features

The event will be held at the Homeless Education Department, 2284 Old Rex Morrow Road in Morrow from 10 a.m. to noon.

Jonesboro High's M.J. Walker honored as McDonald's All-American

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High School celebrated McDonald's All-American M.J. Walker Thursday in the school's gymnasium. Walker was officially honored ...

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.

School district asking for $280 million SPLOST VI | News

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Education approved a referendum on Monday to allow the school district to hold a special election to ask voters to ...

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 ...

Jonesboro High's Jamari Mosley to play basketball at Chattahoochee Valley Community College

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High center Jamari Mosley will continue his basketball career at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Ala.

Student-athletes from Mundy's Mill, Jonesboro sign to continue athletic careers

Athletes from Mundy's Mill and Jonesboro high schools signed to continue their careers at the next level earlier this week.

Boys Basketball Coach of the Year: Dan Maehlman, Jonesboro

JONESBORO — Dan Maehlman has long been considered one of the best coaches in the state, but one of the finest coaching jobs of his career occurred this ...

Jonesboro High's M.J. Walker named McDonald's All-American

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High's M.J. Walker received one of the highest honors possible for a high school basketball player when he was named a ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Morrow's Taylor Jones, Forest Park's Javier Castillo top field in first Clayton County event

The first Clayton County cross country event of the season was held last Thursday at Mundy's Mill High School.

Jonesboro grads Sieas Elliott, Justin Marshall to play baseball at Rust College

JONESBORO — A pair of Jonesboro High baseball players — Sieas Elliott and Justin Marshall — signed Tuesday to continue their careers at Rust College in ...

CCPS offering journalsm STEM summer camp | News

Clayton County Public Schools is offering students the opportunity to attend the 2018-19 STEM Scoop Journalism Camp this summer.

Jonesboro High forward Jamari Smith commits to Queens University

Smith is averaging 25 points and 13 rebounds to begin the 2017-18 season. He has won two state championships while at Jonesboro. He and the No.

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck, killed on Clayton County roadway  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed early Tuesday on North Avenue in Jonesboro, according t...

In Buford, shaken community turns to football after racial tirade  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gwinnett's close-knit city of Buford sought solace under the football lights after audio of now-ex school superintendent's alleged racist rant.

Hill wants death penalty in near-beheading | Features

JONESBORO — Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is calling for the death penalty for a Forest Park man following a gruesome stabbing death Wedneday night.

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Improved offense keying fast start for Mundy's Mill

Notes on Mundy's Mill's offense, Forest Park's improvement, positive signs for the Lovejoy defense, a look at the Region 4-AAAAAA playoff picture and a Region ...

Jonesboro High graduate Opio Douglas refusing to let Autism slow down swimming career

JONESBORO — Opio “J.R.” Douglas has never had fear of the water. The Jonesboro graduate has been swimming since the age of 3, and now at age 20, will ...

Former Jonesboro star M.J. Walker optimistic following career-high 24 points for Florida State

Former Jonesboro High standout M.J. Walker set a career-high last Saturday in Florida State's 91-82 victory over Virginia Tech.

Morrow fatal hit-and-run driver sought | Features

MORROW — Morrow Police are looking for the driver of an older-model red Ford pickup truck who allegedly hit and killed a 51-year-old man Monday morning.

WRESTLING: Ola grabs gold in South Metro Wrestling Invitational

Ola High walked out this past weekend with the South Metro Wrestling Invitational title to lead Henry and Clayton County teams.


JONESBORO — Mundy's Mill High defensive back Javion Jackson has been named this week's Defensive Player of the Week by the Clayton News following his ...

Douglas Brothers Foundation hosts ninth annual Back To School Bash

MORROW — In what has become a yearly tradition, The Douglas Brothers Foundation held its ninth straight Back to School Bash at the Douglas Brothers Center ...

SOCCER: Mundy's Mill girls, Jonesboro boys headline All-Region 4-AAAAAA team

The All-Region 4-AAAAAA soccer team was announced this week as chosen by the head coaches from each team in the region.

Top 10 Games of the Year, No. 3: Jonesboro, Stephenson conclude recent rivalry in region championship game

It isn't the most storied rivalry in county history, but the Jonesboro and Stephenson boys basketball programs saved their best for each other over the last three ...

BREAKING: Developers sue county, Edmondson, “John Does 1-5” | Features

JONESBORO — Developers who gave Clayton County officials 30 days to lift a moratorium related to the failed Amazon HQ2 bid near Hartsfield-Jackson ...

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.

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.

Jonesboro High student earns $22K scholarship | News

Ton Nguyen of Jonesboro High was among 106 students selected to receive a 2016 Horatio Alger National Scholarship, worth $22000 each.

Jonesboro High School Mock Trial team heads to state championship Saturday in Gwinnett County

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Jonesboro High School will compete Saturday in Gwinnett County for the state Mock Trial team championship title.

Power Five commitment recap: March 9-15  247Sports

The 2020 recruiting cycle is in full swing as high school football prospects from around the country are announcing where they will play in college. During the ...

BASKETBALL: Jonesboro High splits with Tucker; M.J. Walker leads Cardinals to fourth straight win

JONESBORO — Jonesboro and Tucker high school basketball programs met Tuesday night at Jonesboro High School with first place on the line in Region 4-6A ...

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.

Westminster wins big at state mock trial | Lifestyles  Oconee Enterprise

WCA qualifies for Nationals. Westminster Christian Academy's mock trial team placed second at the state competition, held at the Athens-Clarke County ...

Former Jonesboro quarterback Zerrick Cooper to transfer to Jacksonville State

Former Jonesboro High quarterback Zerrick Cooper announced he will transfer to Jacksonville State University Monday via social media.

Sheriff Hill claims 300-yard bullseye — with pistol shot

JONESBORO — Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill joined a very exclusive club last weekend during range qualifications. According to a Facebook post, Hill shot ...

Clayton County High School Softball Preview | Sports

The 2017 high school softball season begins next week. Several local squads will look to return to the state playoffs after strong seasons a year ago.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Riverdale's Lady Raiders laying a foundation for the future

It's early in the season but Riverdale High's Lady Raiders are looking to take the taste of a dismal 2017 out of their mouth.

Free breakfast, lunch meals offered to students this summer

Students on summer break from Clayton County Public Schools can get breakfast and lunch from several locations throughout the county through the Summer ...

Singing Brothers of Stilwell to perform in Texas

The Singing Brothers of Stilwell have been chosen to be the opening performance at the 2018 National Association of Music Educator's National Conference.

Clayton County Calendar of Events | Features

Sept. 29. Fundraiser. The Homeless Veterans of America is hosting a fundraiser hosted by PPW Boutique One and Jeff McCann on Sept. 29 from 12:30-2 p.m. at ...

Jonesboro High's Jaylon Terell, Ellis Wester sign to continue their basketball careers

JONESBORO — Two Jonesboro High basketball players signed to continue their careers in college during ceremonies at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Tara ...

BASKETBALL: Jonesboro tops Lovejoy for Dan Maehlman's 300th career win

Jonesboro head coach Dan Maehlman won his 300th career game Wednesday night with an 80-48 win over Lovejoy High. The Cardinals led from start to finish ...

Jonesboro High grad Chris Scott building quality boxers, young men at Champion Boxing Gym

The gym, operated by Jonesboro High grad Chris Scott, is a fully licensed USA boxing gym located at 7651 Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro. The gym offers fitness ...

BASKETBALL: Luella girls, Mundy's Mill boys split night

Luella and Mundy's Mill split the night as the Lady Lions won 59-47 but the Mundy's Mill boys salvaged the night with an 80-72 victory over the Lions.

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