News Line for Morrow

Mayors, chairman discuss need for SPLOST passage
Two mayors and a chairman sat down to have a discussion Wednesday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow may re-shuffle deck of departments
The departments within Morrow’s government may soon be shuffled for the second time in less than three years, according to plans unveiled by the city’s top administrator this week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow leaders will discuss Olde Towne, re-organization at work session
The failed commercial development that won’t go away will rear its head again in Morrow next week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow’s top cop quits, will return to Atlanta
Police Chief Chris Leighty submitted his letter of resignation to Mayor J.B. Burke earlier this week, Burke confirmed Wednesday. Leighty, who is expected to stay with the department until April 25, has been Morrow’s police chief for just over two years.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Clayton officials expect big impact from aerotropolis
Clayton County government, business and economic development leaders said they are giddy about the possibilities available to them through the formation of the recently announced Aerotropolis Alliance.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow leaders may take ‘field trip’ to movie theaters
The Morrow City Council may take the phrase “Let’s all go to the movies” to a whole new level.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Countdown to Tri City application underway
Officials from Lake City, Forest Park and Morrow have unveiled their timeline to prepare a redevelopment plan that could bring an economic boon to the three cities.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow leaders may retreat to another county for planning session
The Morrow City Council may venture outside Clayton County for a two-day planning retreat after Mayor J.B. Burke suggested city leaders needed a “demographic change” Tuesday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Study encourages Morrow community theatre
A consulting group that studied the feasibility of a community theatre in Morrow has recommended city leaders move forward with the concept, the city’s top tourism official announced this week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Study encourages Morrow community theatre
A consulting group that studied the feasibility of a community theatre in Morrow has recommended city leaders move forward with the concept, the city’s top tourism official announced this week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

New SPLOST collection would raise $272 million for Clayton, cities
Clayton County and its seven municipalities could raise nearly $272.3 million for roads and other needs, including aid to its ailing hospital, if voters approve a package of special-tax funded projects unveiled this week.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Asian-Americans entering politics
Hang Tran is doing what newbie city council members do: meeting with the mayor, listening to residents’ concerns. She’s also talking about translating city notices into Vietnamese and other languages.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Morrow’s new council members set state, city history
More than two dozen Vietnamese-Americans from around metro Atlanta came to Morrow last week to see history in the making.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow’s Hang Tran sworn in as first Vietnamese female elected official in Georgia history
Incoming Morrow City Councilwoman Hang Tran made not only city history, but state history as well when she was sworn in Friday night.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow police throw Christmas party for families
Going to a Christmas party, meeting Santa and taking home gifts was just the respite Tanika Mosley and her three young children needed this week.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Mystery company may lease space from Morrow
Officials in Morrow may be close to bringing a new business to the city, but they aren’t in a position to talk about it yet.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Browning resigning as Morrow city clerk to be closer to family in Florida
Officials in Morrow now have a second key position to fill in the city in 2014 following the resignation of City Clerk Evyonne Browning.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Thrasher honored for 10 years with Morrow PD
A tear began to roll down Morrow Police Sgt. Richard Thrasher’s left cheek as Capt. James Callaway stood before residents of the city and heaped praise upon his colleague Tuesday.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow approves zoning for new recreation businesses
Families will soon have two new recreation options in Morrow.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow sets job description for city manager
The Morrow City Council has begun its search to replace former City Manager Jeff Eady.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow City Council postpones Olde Towne Morrow RFP vote
The Olde Towne Morrow request for proposals that the Morrow Downtown Development Authority asked to have drafted nearly 18 months ago is close, but residents will have to wait a little longer.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Chris Leighty appointed by Morrow City Council to interim city manager post
The Morrow City Council turned to police Chief Chris Leighty on Tuesday to provide temporary leadership for the city while a search is held to find outgoing City Manager Jeff Eady’s replacement.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow completes the TriCity triumverate with vote to join project
The proposed TriCity Opportunity Zone that is intended to spur economic growth through tax credits across three cities in northern Clayton County is a go. Sort of.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow chooses Hang Tran, Chris Mills and Sundays Alcohol Sales per unofficial vote count
The City of Morrow had so many votes cast in this year’s city council election that officials were still counting the ballots late into the night.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Morrow city clerk says town on track to double 2011 voter turnout
The early and absentee voting numbers in Morrow’s city council races this year are on track to be higher than the total number of people who voted in the city’s 2011 election, City Clerk Evyonne Browning has confirmed.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Mayors deserve consideration
The fact that the mayors are speaking with one voice, speaks volumes.
Source: Clayton News Daily

Mayors say no to Clayton County government change
As you are aware Chairman Jeff Turner’s Administration has made significant and meaningful strides in developing a successful bilateral relationship with all of the cities in Clayton County
Source: Clayton News Daily