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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 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 ...

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, ...

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 ...


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

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 ...

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.


Each week during the high school football season the Clayton News will honor a Fans Choice Player of the Week based on fan voting during the week.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 at Riverdale Game Preview | Sports

One of the county's oldest and fiercest rivalries will be renewed Friday night when Riverdale hosts Jonesboro in a key Region 3-AAAAA contest.

FOOTBALL: Jonesboro grad Zerrick Cooper, Drew grad Marquis Terry earn preseason accolades

A pair of former Clayton County standouts were named Preseason All-American in the Ohio Valley Conference.

High school student hit by car on way to school | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

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


Each week during the high school football season the Clayton News will honor a Fans Choice Player of the Week based on fan voting during the week.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Week 5 Clayton County Defensive Honor Roll | Sports

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

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.

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 ...

Jonesboro grad Jordan Holt wins Gold Glove award for Andrew College

Former Jonesboro High standout and current Andrew College outfielder Jordan Holt has been named a 2018 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner.

PREP FOOTBALL: Clayton County Offensive Honor Roll | Sports

The top individual offensive performances from last week in Clayton County.

Jonesboro guard Miles Black signs with McCook Community College

Black averaged 9.5 points and 3.0 assists per game this season for the Cardinals. He averaged 14 points in six games as a junior before missing the rest of the.

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.

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.

FOOTBALL: Lovejoy tops Jonesboro to claim Cam Sutton Clayton County Shutdown 7-on-7 championship

Former Jonesboro High star and current NFL defensive back Cam Sutton hosted a “Clayton County Shutdown” 7-on-7 tournament Tuesday night at Southern ...

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 ...

2018 All-Clayton County Baseball Team | Sports

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

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 ...

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 ...

BASKETBALL: Jonesboro boys outlast Starr's Mill, girls fall in overtime

The Cardinals survived a 58-55 game against Starr's Mill but the Lady Cardinals dropped the battle in overtime.

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 ...

BASEBALL: Jonesboro's Sieas Elliott, Mundy's Mill's David Crawford earn region Player of the Year honors

Jonesboro High's Sieas Elliott and Mundy's Mill High's David Crawford earned Co-Player of the Year honors. Elliott hit .451 with 25 RBIs, while Crawford hit .441 ...

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.”

Jonesboro's Brandon Walker excelling in unique combination of basketball, tennis

Walker's athletic talent extends far past the hardwood. The junior is also one of the county's top tennis players, which gives him a unique blend of skills to draw ...

Student hit by car on way to graduation practice  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A student on his way to graduation practice at Jonesboro High School was hit by a car Monday mo...

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.

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 ...

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 alumni M.J. Walker headlines local players competing in NCAA Tournament

Several notable alumni from Clayton and Henry basketball programs will take the court this week for postseason tournaments.

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 to Clayton County police. The deadly accident happened ...

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.

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.

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.

FINAL FOUR PREVIEW: Jonesboro preparing for another rematch with Langston Hughes, Landers Nolley

At 8 p.m. on Saturday at West Georgia, the Jonesboro Cardinals will take on Langston Hughes (25-5), who came back to beat Coffee 71-67 Wednesday night.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Former Jonesboro High standout Zerrick Cooper to transfer from Clemson

Former Jonesboro High quarterback Zerrick Cooper announced he will transfer from Clemson University via social media Friday.

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'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 ...

STATE BASKETBALL: Langston Hughes eliminates Jonesboro in Class AAAAAA semifinals

CARROLLTON — Langston Hughes star guard Landers Nolley scored 39 points against Jonesboro when the two teams met in November during a preseason ...

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.

2018 Clayton County High School Baseball Preview | Sports

Team previews for high school baseball teams in Clayton County.

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

ATLANTA—Darrian Carmichael, aka Coach Syrup, has the market cornered on positive reinforcement techniques with today's youth. Carmichael, the offensive ...

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 ...

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

Walker is the first player in Clayton County history and just one of 24 players nation-wide to earn the recogniton.

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.

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

The glowing lights at Tom Riden Stadium offered a partial reprieve for Buford residents. This city is football hungry— the high school team a powerhouse — and ...

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 ...

Students win Rotary Club essay contest | News

This year students were honored for being chosen as grade winners and school winners in the 2017-2018 contest.

STATE BASKETBALL: Jonesboro boys advance to Class AAAAAA Elite Eight with road win over Brunswick

Jonesboro's Jamari Smith was a difference-maker for the Cardinals while leading the team to a 62-51 win at Brunswick in the second round of the Class ...

Forest Park wins county wrestling championship | Sports

The 2017 Clayton County Wrestling Championships were held over the weekend at Jonesboro High School.

Clayton, Henry basketball players selected to All-State basketball teams

Several local basketball players have already garnered All-State honors from various media outlets.

BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY: Jonesboro boys, Lovejoy girls top storylines entering new season

JONESBORO — The Clayton County High School Basketball Media Day was held Wednesday at Mundy's Mill High School. Coaches from local programs ...

South team wins Clayton County Volleyball Showcase | Sports

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Volleyball Showcase took place Wednesday at Jonesboro High School, as the top players from around the county joined ...


Walker scored 17 points in last Tuesday's win over Tucker.

Clayton County volleyball all-star game set for Wednesday at Jonesboro High

The Clayton County Public Schools Senior Volleyball Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Jonesboro High School. Tickets to see the top ...

Jonesboro High's Briah McBride to run track at Kennesaw State

During her career at Jonesboro, McBride has placed at several notable events. In 2016, she placed third in the Class AAAA state championships in the ...

New magnet programs approved by BOE | News

Magnet programs offer classes in specialized courses alongside core curriculum classes within the schools.

Jonesboro High's Brenna Harrison one of 32 in country invited to Olympic Lyon soccer camp in France

JONESBORO — Jonesboro High's Brenna Harrison has always dreamed of being an international soccer player. Those dreams are one step closer to become ...

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.

BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Mundy's Mill, Jonesboro record perfect weeks

The holidays are approaching and local boys programs are making moves up the region standings, including Jonesboro and Mundy's Mill.

Week 3 Defensive Player of the Week: Meco Lucas, Jonesboro High

Lucas forced two turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown, against Spalding last week.

SWIMMING: Clayton, Henry teams hit the pool for first time in 2018

The latest swimming meets for teams from Clayton and Henry County were held Wednesday night.

2016-17 Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Saadia Munford, Jonesboro

Munford averaged 19 points and 4.0 assists per game this season for the Lady Cardinals. She was named Region 4-AAAAAA Player of the Year, scored more ...

BASKETBALL: Jonesboro drops season opener to defending state champs Langston Hughes

On a night that seemed to lack that focal point in the offense, the Cardinals fell to the defending AAAAAA state champion Langston Hughes Panthers 77-62 at ...

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.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: North Clayton moves into third place following productive week

The North Clayton Lady Eagles have climbed the Region 4-AAAA standings following a strong performance last week.

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 ...

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

Terell will play at the Naval Academy, while Wester will suit up for South Georgia State College.

2017-18 Jonesboro Boys Basketball Season Preview | Sports

Even without M.J. Walker, Jonesboro head coach Dan Maehlman said he is more excited than usual for the upcoming season.

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 SWIMMING: Elite Scholars Academy wins weekly swim meet

Elite Scholars Academy topped all Clayton County schools with 388 points.

Jonesboro High's Walker, Henry County High's Moore among local basketball stat leaders  Henry Herald

Jonesboro High's M.J. Walker is averaging nearly 30 points per game so far this season. Henry County's Brooke Moore has scored 27 points per game for the ...

City of Jonesboro celebrates the season with Christmas parade

The city of Jonesboro hosted its annual Christmas Parade Saturday. Following the parade, residents gathered at Lee Street Park to continue to celebration.

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 ...

Jonesboro boys claim sole possession of first place after dominating second half against Stephenson

The Cardinals prevailed 60-42 to remain in first place atop Region 4-AAAAAA. The victory avenged last year's loss to Stephenson in the region championship ...

Former Jonesboro High standout Zerrick Cooper enjoying championship glory, preparing for opportunity at Clemson

Former Jonesboro High quarterback Zerrick Cooper had a front-row seat for Clemson's National Championship victory over Alabama. After redshirting during his ...

Jonesboro claims county volleyball title | Sports

JONESBORO — The Jonesboro Lady Cardinals claimed the 2017 Clayton County Volleyball Championship with a perfect 5-0 record Saturday at the event.

FOOTBALL: Lovejoy tops Jonesboro in hard-fought defensive struggle

The Wildcats pitched a shutout against Jonesboro to finish the regular season with a 5-1 region record.

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 ...

Clayton County high school seniors prepare for graduation May 21 and 22

JONESBORO — The class of 2015 will soon leave behind their high school careers to pursue the next chapter of their lives.

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