Press Releases and Articles

Here are our most current press releases and recent articles about Clayton County, Georgia.

If you are a member of the media and need additional information, details, photos or interviews, please contact Danielle Conroy, Director of Marketing and Communications at danielle@atlantastruesouth.com.

2017

National Travel and Tourism Week (5/2/2017)

This year's National Travel & Tourism Week is May 7 through May 13, 2017. National Travel and Tourism Week was established in 1983 and is a way to celebrate and recognize what travel...

New Exhibit at Arts Clayton Gallery (4/3/2017)

Clayton County's Hidden Figures: A Cultural Experience for residents and visitors to come and learn about important figures in Clayton County's past as well as a contemporary look through the art...

Family Reunion Showcase 2017 (2/28/2017)

The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau brings their free family reunion workshop back for its sixth year. For those planning a family reunion in Clayton County, this is a great place to start.

Tourism's Economic Impact 2017 (2/8/2017)

The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that the most recent tourism economic impact numbers are in and the numbers keep on climbing for Clayton County.

Road to Tara Museum Unveils New App (1/30/2017)

The Road to Tara Museum is excited to announce a new web-based app for visitors to enjoy while at the museum. This new feature is designed to enhance the visitors' self-guided experience. 

2016

Gone With the Wind Birthday Celebrations (10/27/2016)

November is a month of Gone With the Wind birthday celebrations. Vivien Leigh, who portrayed Scarlett O'Hara, has a birthday on November 5th and Margaret Mitchell's is on November 8th...

Fall Family Fun (9/16/2016)

Fall brings cooler weather which makes exploring outside a lot more pleasant. Clayton County has activities and events geared towards families to have fun, learn, and spend time together outside.

Road to Tara Museum earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (7/7/2016)

Now in its sixth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners...

Olivia de Havilland turns 100 (6/17/2016)

Olivia de Havilland, Hollywood actress, Academy Award winner, or as we know her, Melanie, from Gone With the Wind, turns 100 on July 1.

80th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind (5/27/2016)

In June 1936, Gone With the Wind took the world by storm. Readers were introduced to the fiery and independent Scarlett O'Hara and her on-going turbulent love life with none other than Rhett Butler. 

National Travel and Tourism Week (4/19/2016)

National Tourism Week is a way to celebrate and recognize what travel and tourism mean to the local community up to the United States of America as a whole.  

Family Reunion Showcase (2/19/2016)

The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCCVB) celebrates five years of presenting their free annual Family Reunion Showcase this year. For those looking to host their family reunion...

Tourism's Economic Impact (2/16/2016)

The U.S. Travel Association and the Georgia Department of Economic Development report the economic impact numbers annually to show what tourism brings to the local, regional and national levels. 

Family Spring Fun (2/12/2016)

Spring is the time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. This spring, Clayton County offers free and fun family activities all ages can enjoy. 

2015

Shop Local This Holiday Season (11/18/2015)

Shop local this holiday season at two of Clayton County's attractions. Arts Clayton Gallery features gift items from around the southeast and the Road to Tara Museum is offering deals...

Holiday Events (11/9/2015)

Clayton County, Georgia is gearing up for the holidays with a lot of family friendly events. Check out what all is coming up for you to enjoy...

Road to Tara Museum Receives Certificate of Excellence (6/19/2015)

The Road to Tara Museum received a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The certificate is awarded to hotels, restaurants and attractions that consistently receive great traveler reviews...

Celebrating National Tourism Week (4/14/2015)

National Tourism Week is a time to let the public know what travel and tourism do for the local, regional and national economy. The overall impact created by Clayton County's tourism products...

Fun Events for Kids (2/17/2015)

Clayton County is a short drive from Atlanta and offers wonderful family-friendly options that aren't expensive or are even free to attend. There are some great activities that are just for kids...

Clayton County CVB Hosts Family Reunion Showcase (2/6/2015)

The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a FREE Family Reunion Showcase on March 7, 2015 at the Georgia Archives. Go through a workbook with industry professionals...

2014

Clayton County CVB Donates to Rainbow House (12/18/2014)

The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted the 2014 Atlanta Metro Travel Association Christmas Luncheon where just under 100 tourism professionals gathered and brought duffle bag donations...

Gone With the Wind Trail Celebrates the 75th Anniversary (12/2/2014)

The Road to Tara Museum along with the Margaret Mitchell House and Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind...

Gone With the Wind Trail Association Wins Award (9/9/2014)

The Gone With the Wind Trail Association won the Bill Hardman Sr. Tourism Champion Product Development Award. The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau...

Road to Tara Museum Joins Museum Day Live! (8/27/2014)

The Road to Tara Museum joins Smithsonian Magazine's 10th annual Museum Day Live! event to offer free admission on September 27, 2014...

John Wiley, Jr. Book Launch Scheduled (8/21/2014)

The Road to Tara Museum will host a launch party for The Scarlett Letters: The Making of the Film Gone With the Wind edited by John Wiley, Jr. on October 16, 2014... 

3 Deep in the Yard (8/15/2014)

Hear a more personal side to the Battle of Jonesboro through researched stories by local historian, Peter Bonner. Bonner will be at the Patrick R. Cleburne Cemetery...

Tourism's Economic Impact (4/18/2014) 
The overall economic impact created by Clayton County's tourism products and services resulted in $1.2 billion spent by visitors last year...

Remembering a Classic (4/14/2014) 
The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind...

2014 Travel Guide Cover (2/4/2014) 
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the film, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara, portrayed by actors, are featured in front of Stately Oaks Plantation on the cover of the 2014 Georgia Travel Guide...

Family Reunion Showcase (1/10/2014) 
Thinking of planning a family reunion this year? The Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau will be hosting a FREE Family Reunion Showcase on February 8, 2014...

2013

Rhett & Scarlett Reunited (9/27/2013) 
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind, the Road to Tara Museum and the Clayton County Convention and Visitors Bureau are kicking off a celebration with "Rhett & Scarlett Reunited...For the Evening" on November 8, 2013...

3 Deep in the Yard (8/21/2013) 
On August 31, 2013 costumed storyteller, Peter Bonner of Historical and Hysterical Tours, Inc. will be at the Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Cemetery telling Civil War stories in commemoration of the Battle of Jonesboro...

Civil War Exhibit Expansion (8/6/2013) 
The Road to Tara Museum War exhibit...

Hollywood's Golden Era (6/27/2013) 
Reflections of Hollywood's Golden Era - Movies Connecting the Past and Future takes visitors back in time and pays homage to Hollywood's Golden Era at Arts Clayton Gallery...

Canvas and Corks (5/20/2013) 
Arts Clayton Gallery is now offering Canvas and Corks on the last Friday of each month, this is the kickoff event...

National Tourism Week Celebration (5/7/2013) 
Tourism brings $1.66 billion to Clayton County...

The Quilts of Gee's Bend (3/18/2013) 
This exhibit will be on display at The Arts Clayton Gallery from April 5 through May 31... 

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