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Forest Park

Forest Park once again takes up renaming rec center

July 15, 2019

Clayton News Daily

Following the retirement of longtime Parks and Recreation Director Elaine Corley, the Forest Park City Council is set to reconsider naming the facility in her honor at its July 15 meeting.

Forest Park nabs more than 400 jobs with Kroger fulfillment center

July 11, 2019

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The company, hoping to boost its home delivery business in metro Atlanta, will build the 375,000-square-foot at Forest Park’s Fort Gillem Logistics Center so it can get food to customers who shop online more quickly.

Forest Park seeks outside auditor

June 5, 2019

Clayton News Daily

Finance Director Ken Thompson, who took on the mammoth task of straightening out the city's finances last year, along with City Manager Angela Redding and Director of Support Services Christine Terrell, will hold interviews with prospective firms.

Forest Park welcomes Clark as new police chief

May 30, 2019

Clayton News Daily

A standing-room-only crowd of local and county dignitaries, law enforcement officers and political activists turned out for the formal swearing-in of Forest Park Police Chief Nathaniel Clark at the Leonard Hartsfield Community Center May 28. Clark is the city's first permanent African-American police chief.

Free summer police academy for teens in Forest Park

May 17, 2019

Clayton News Daily

Participants will learn about crime scenes, criminal investigation, interacting with police, Internet safety and drug and alcohol abuse, plus see a special K-9 demonstration.

Pay hike puts Forest Park PD in recruiting game

May 6, 2019

Clayton News Daily

Under the old salary range, non-certified recruits in the academy were paid $35,146. As of April 15, they now get $40,591.98. For experienced officers with additional certifications, education, experience and in-demand skills, starting pay can top $60,000.

City confirms Clark is ‘sole finalist’ for police chief

March 28, 2019

Clayton News Daily

The city of Forest Park is proud to announce Nathaniel Clark as the sole finalist to be its police chief. Under the city’s charter, the police chief is nominated by the city manager and confirmed by the City Council.

No trash talk from Waste Management at Forest Park City Council

February 13, 2019

Clayton News Daily

Representatives of Waste Management addressed residents’ concerns about garbage and recycling pickups in Forest Park, saying communication is the main issue.

Forest Park marks 1st MLK Day parade

January 23, 2019

Clayton News Daily

Chilly, damp conditions last Saturday did not stop the city of Forest Park from kicking off its first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

Forest Park council to appoint new board members

January 23, 2019

Clayton News Daily

When the Forest Park City Council meets Tuesday night, due to Monday’s King Day holiday, it is scheduled to take up several new board appointments.