Clayton County is a suburban community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta. We have a relaxed and neighborly feel like a small town, but with all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. An attractive lifestyle, business opportunities, a fine public educational system plus a university, and numerous excellent health care facilities make Clayton County a highly attractive place to live, work and play.
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Atlanta State Farmer's Market At 150 acres, the Atlanta Market is considered one of the largest of its kind in the world. It features a garden center, wholesale and retail activities, and is a major marketing hub and distribution point for fresh, locally grown produce in the Southeast and throughout the country.
Clayton State University, founded in 1969, is a unit of the University System of Georgia, an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university that currently enrolls more than 6,500 students in degree credit programs that, in the words of the University's mission, provide "career-oriented education with a solid liberal arts foundation." Clayton State's academic programs now include more than 30 bachelor's degrees and eight master's degrees. The past five years at Clayton State have been highlighted by the University being ranked in the first tier of comparable institutions in the south by U.S. News & World Report, and the reaffirmation of the University's accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Library System Services include books, audio tapes, video tapes and framed art prints to check out, story times for preschool children, BabyTalk! for children ages 0 - 24 months & parents/care givers, summer reading club, scheduled programs for school age children, voter registration forms, income tax forms, free Internet access (with GALILEO), local history and genealogy room, typewriters for public use and much more.
Water Authority Provides superior water and sewer service to Clayton County while enhancing the environment and developing an enthusiastic and productive workforce.
Southern Regional Health System Southern Regional Health System is a leader in providing innovative healthcare to metro Atlanta. It offers a 331-bed, full-service hospital in Riverdale, Georgia with a robotic surgery program, an accredited chest pain center and the Women's Life Center. SRHS operates a Bariatric Center and a heartburn treatment center, the only one of its kind in metro Atlanta. SRHS has developed a satellite campus, Spivey Station, in Jonesboro, Georgia. This new campus serves as a single destination for outpatient care, offering a range of specialties including women's services, digital imaging and an outpatient surgery center, Spivey Station Surgery Center. Visit Southern Regional's Web site to learn about the entire health system and the services they provide at http://www.southernregional.org/.
Senior Center The Senior Adult Center offers a facility for gathering, to socialize, play pool, take ceramic classes, play bingo, join clubs, enjoy special events and even take overnight trips.
Public School System Providing quality education for all Clayton County students and addressing the needs of the whole child by increasing student achievement, improving employee morale, having qualified employees in all positions, increasing parental involvement in the educational process, and maximizing the use of community resources in the education of our students.
Clayton County Humane Society is a "no-kill" animal rescue facility, operating in the southern metro-Atlanta area. They provide a loving, caring environment to our animals until permanent placement in adoptive homes can be achieved. For more information visit www.claytoncountyhumane.org.
College Park; Forest Park; Jonesboro; Lake City; Lovejoy; Morrow; Riverdale
Arts Clayton A community service arts agency promoting Georgia artists with a focus on Clayton County and south-metro Atlanta. Monthly Art Exhibits, Artist Workshops and Summer Art Camps.
Convention and Visitors Bureau Home of Gone with the Wind, Clayton County is part of the Atlanta Metro Travel Region, Georgia's premier vacation destination! Add variety to your next visit with great shopping, sight-seeing, and dining possibilities. With close access to all downtown Atlanta attractions via I-75 and I-285, Clayton County offers convenient lodging alternatives for your next visit to Metro Atlanta.
Georgia Archives Discover little known facts of Georgia history, find missing branches in your family tree, view interesting images of Georgia, or learn how state government works. The staff is ready to show you the treasures of Georgia, which include family papers, maps, photographs, county records, and official state records from 1732 to the present. Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30-5. Tours: Tuesday-Friday, 11. Admission: Free. The Georgia Archives, 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, GA 30260, Telephone: 678-364-3732, Fax: 678-364-3860.
Spivey Hall Since opening its doors in 1991, Spivey Hall, located on the campus of Clayton College & State University in Morrow, GA, has earned renown as one of the premiere recital halls in the United States, boasting the finest acoustics and a perennial top-notch concert season. Spivey Hall offers a wide-ranging season that features the finest in piano, vocal, chamber, jazz, world, choral, organ, string and early music. Artists, patrons and journalists have all sung the hall's praises.
THE BEACH at Clayton County International Park offers a six acre swimming lake with geyser, six waterslides, log roll attraction, adventure kiddie pool, indoor playground, picnic areas, and concessions.
Reynolds Nature Preserve The William H. Reynolds Nature Preserve is dedicated to promoting public awareness of appreciation of our natural environment. The preserve encompasses 130 acres of undisturbed woodlands, ponds, and streams. Four miles of well-defined foot paths are laid out in convenient half-mile loops to bring hikers back their starting point.
Southlake Mall Featuring over 120 department stores and specialty shops for your whole family including Rich's, Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, American Eagle, Victoria's Secret and GAP. Thrill the kids with a ride on the carousel and enjoy a great meal in the food court.
Municipalities - Take the opportunity to visit city departments online and find out about the many services that are provided to our citizens. Learn more on current events of our community by attending any one of the city council meetings.
Athletic Associations Listing of Clayton County's Athletic Associations with coordinator information.
Commuting in and around Clayton County - Xpressga.com and Carpoolworld.com are helpful links for commuting solutions.
Earth Day 911 Making Every Day Earth Day - Clayton County Community Information - Important Programs, Events and Contact Numbers
Georgia DDS Online Driver's License Renewal
GovEngine Comprehensive directory of Official Federal, State, and Local government and court links.
Jury Duty Information from the Clerk of Superior Court. Georgia Law requires all persons summoned for jury duty to appear for service provided they are 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of Clayton County.
Legal Organ of Clayton County News Daily - Find out the day's top news and a variety of human interest stories in Clayton County.
News (Television) CBS46 ; WAGA ; WXIA
News (Radio) - WSB
Resident Information Modern Living with an Old Southern Charm. Whether you are a newcomer, visitor or a longtime resident, we're glad that you have chosen to make Clayton County, Georgia a part of your lifestyle. We encourage you to explore our history and invite you to take part in our future. The information here is provided to you as a service to help you continue to live, work, and play in Clayton County.
Recycling The Clayton County Recycling Drop-Off Center accepts certain recyclable materials. For certain items your waste hauler may not pick up, please contact Refuse Control to arrange for pick up. This service is provided for a minimal charge to the residents located in the unincorporated area of Clayton County. For more information on recycling, please visit the Keep Clayton County Beautiful Web site.
SAFE TEEN DRIVING - The Safe America Foundation driving course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of private, individual, behind-the-wheel training. The 36-hour course has been certified by the state of Georgia, so graduates will receive the full benefits of having taking driver's education.
Secretary of State Web site Online office including corporation, election, professional licensure, and securities information.
State of Georgia Web site Instant access to Georgia government, online services, education and tourism.
What to Do When a Loved One Dies This pamphlet briefly describes the usual initial proceedings. For each proceeding described, there is a standard form which the Court will provide to any person. It is recommended that you discuss matters of concern with an attorney who practices probate or estate law.
Association County Commissioners of Georgia It is the mission of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia to enhance the role, stature and responsiveness of county government in Georgia. Since counties are the level of government closest to the people and serve all the people of the state, ACCG will promote the ability of Georgia counties to provide public services responsibly, efficiently and cost effectively through cooperative legislative action, education of public officials, provision of quality member services and technical assistance, and increasing public awareness of critical local government issues.
Atlanta Regional Commission The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county area including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. For 60 years, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped to focus the region's leadership, attention and resources on key issues of regional consequence.
Clayton County Chamber of Commerce The Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, located at 2270 Mount Zion Road Jonesboro, Georgia, promotes the quality of life, southern charm, quality growth and pro-business attitude of the county. While business is booming and the airport has grown to be one of the busiest passenger airports in the world, the hometown atmosphere shines through. Opportunities exist in every facet of the county's business, recreational and educational amenities.
Clayton Collaborative Authority Created in 1997 by Senate Bill 355 as an instrumentality and political subdivision of the State of Georgia, is designed to achieve the following important goals for the benefit of children and families in the county: improved child health, improved child development, improved family functioning, improved school performance, and improved family economic capacity.
FirstGov Science Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Georgia County Snapshots (Clayton County) DCA County Snapshot Web site with Census data, information and images for each county that help demonstrate the uniqueness of the communities profiled.
Greenspace Program The Georgia General Assembly created the Georgia Greenspace Program during the 2000 legislative session by enacting Senate Bill 399 (codified as Official Code of Georgia Annotated Sec. 36-22-1 et seq.). The statute assigns responsibility for program administration to the Department of Natural Resources. The Clayton County Greenspace Program is monitored by the Greenspace Office of Transportation and Development.
Clayton County Community Services Authority addresses needs and concerns of low-income families, the elderly, and the handicapped citizens of Clayton, Fayette and Henry Counties. The agency handles programs such as: Head Start, Child Development (day care), Weatherization and Energy, Transportation, and Legal Aid. Log on to Clayton County CSA's Web site to learn more about their programs http://www.claytoncountycsa.org/.
National Association of Counties The National Association of Counties (NACo) was created in 1935 when county officials wanted to have a strong voice in the nation's capital. More than six decades later, NACo continues to ensure that the nation's 3066 counties are heard and understood in the White House and the halls of Congress. NACo's membership totals more than 2,000 counties, representing over 80 percent of the nation's population.
Volunteer Group for Seniors -The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP Program) , one of the largest volunteer efforts in the nation, since 1971 has matched local problems with older Americans who are willing to help. RSVP projects link the skills of the volunteers with identified community needs. The volunteers determine how many hours a week they can serve. RSVP volunteers do not receive any stipend, but the RSVP project may reimburse them for certain out-of-pocket costs associated with their service activities.
United Way 211 is an information and referral service operated by United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.. United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. serves the counties of Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale.
USGS Water Information Network for Clayton County - USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) cooperates with other Federal, State, county, city, and natural-resources groups to study hydrologic situations, monitor surface- and ground-water resources, and to provide information to help solve water quantity and quality problems. The GWIN (Georgia Water Information Network) system is meant to allow both the citizen and government officials to investigate the water resources in their county.