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Clayton County schools recover from an embarrassing moment in history WXIA

As students return to school, there is now little talk about the events that put Clayton County in the national spotlight.

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 ...

$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.

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 ...

Clayton County Public Schools graduation dates announced | News

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

Clayton County schools celebrates Class of 2019 | News

JONESBORO — Congratulations to the Clayton County Class of 2019.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Logan's run starts: QB finally gets chance to lead Arkansas State  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

On Wednesday night, the eve of when Arkansas State players were set to report to Centennial Bank Stadium for the start of training camp, Logan Bonner could ...


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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Congressman Scott recognizes academy nominees | Features

Congressman David Scott has nominated 23 students to military academies.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

National mock trial championship in Athens this weekend  Online Athens

Athens' Classic Center is full of people you would not want to get into an argument with this weekend.The 2019 National High School Mock Trial Championship ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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 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 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three local athletes announce commitments to college | Sports

The wave of commitments to college continue and three more local athletes are officially off the board entering 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 ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

2018 All-Clayton County Baseball Team | Sports

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

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.

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.

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 ...

2018 Clayton County High School Baseball Preview | Sports

Team previews for high school baseball teams in Clayton County.

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.

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 ...

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.

Jonesboro hoping to revitalize baseball program by playing eighth graders on JV

Four eighth graders — Tyler Knox, Seth Leonard, Logan Richardson and Brandon Lee Garner — are competing on Jonesboro's 9-0 JV team this season.

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 Jaylon Terrell commits to continue basketball career at Navy

The 6-foot-3 guard scored more than 12 points and dished out five assists per game for the Lovejoy Wildcats as a junior last season.

Buford football community confronts 'shocking' news of racism  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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Journalism class sparks interest in aspiring writers at Jonesboro High School

Jonesboro High School students who have an interest in pursuing journalism in college have the opportunity to take a J-Class in high school to prepare them for ...

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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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'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 ...

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 ...

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.

Jonesboro girls soccer making noise in Kelleigh Taylor's first year as head coach

Jonesboro head coach Kelleigh Taylor is making her mark on the girls soccer program.

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 ...

2016-17 Clayton County Boys Basketball Preview | Sports

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...


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

Jonesboro High alum Jordan Griffin named to 2017 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll at Kentucky

In order to earn an Academic Honor Roll selection, a student-athlete must have a Grade Point Average of 3.00 or above for the preceding academic year or have ...

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.

Eric Lovett emerging as Jonesboro's X-factor in chase for third straight title

Senior guard Eric Lovett is averaging over 15 points per game for Jonesboro due to a unique blend of outside shooting and driving ability.

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 ...

FOOTBALL: Lovejoy tops Jonesboro in hard-fought defensive struggle  Henry Herald

LOVEJOY — Lovejoy clinched a playoff berth Friday night at Twelve Oaks Stadium, defeating county rivals Jonesboro 14-0 in a hard-fought defensive battle.

College Sports: Indians add Georgia sharpshooter (5/9/18)  McCook Daily Gazette

McCOOK, Neb. — McCook Community College Men's Basketball adds their first recruit for the 2018-19 season with the signing of Miles Black. Black, a 6'4” ...

Jonesboro Boys Quest for Three-Peat Highlights AAAA Bracket on GPB  GPB

Jonesboro will be seeking its third straight GHSA AAAA Boys State Championship Thursday night when the Cardinals play the Liberty County Panthers at 8:45 ...

Jonesboro High's M.J. Walker selected to the USA Men's Basketball U18 Team

Walker will be one of 12 players to compete for Team USA.

Jonesboro, North Clayton to play in high-profile Atlanta basketball showcase Friday

No. 1 Jonesboro will take on No. 1 Wheeler at 4 p.m. No. 4 North Clayton will play No. 1 Sandy Creek at 6 p.m..

Clayton County schools appoint new school administrators  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Clayton County school board recently made the following appointments:...

Burnett to return home to lead North Clayton football

When Cap Burnett mans the sideline for his first game as the head coach of the North Clayton Eagles football team, it won't just be another game.

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.

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.

Carbo retires after 28 years as State Court judge

More than 200 friends, family and colleagues gathered to wish Judge John C. Carbo III well as he hangs up his robe.

BASKETBALL SCORES: Morrow girls, Riverdale boys win region thrillers

The Lady Mustangs won 44-41 behind Da'Ja Green's 21 points. Riverdale's boys got revenge on James Johnson's game-winning three-pointer in a 77-74, ...

Mundy's Mill tops Elite Scholars to claim Clayton County Volleyball Championship

The Lady Tigers won every set in matches against Riverdale, Lovejoy and Elite Scholars en route to the county championship.

Spirits soar at Jonesboro Fall Festival | News

The scorching temperatures that radiated from Saturday's blazing sun did not stop children and their families from having a good time during the Jonesboro Fall ...

MONDAY BASEBALL: Strickland tosses no-hitter for Jonesboro in win over Forest Park

Jonesboro shutout Forest Park to improve to 2-2 in Region 4-AAAAAA. Mundy's Mill also picked up a region win Monday, while Mount Zion fell to Tucker.

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