Trusted local journalist Clayton Carte has built a reputation as a reliable source for local news. Since 2017, Clayton has covered Henry County local government on his news website Moving Henry Forward Community News. He also served on the most recent education SPLOST and county SPLOST committees for Henry County. You can often find Clayton in regular attendance at county and city council meetings.
In addition to his local news coverage, Clayton works full-time at Southern Belle Farm in McDonough. Clayton is an Eagle Scout and an adult volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America. He worships through Southpoint McDonough on Racetrack Road.
Clayton is Reliable and Ready to Serve the People of State House District 117.
Clayton serves on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council for Henry County Schools. The advisory council is comprised of community leaders to advise on the district’s strategic plan.
Clayton served on the education SPLOST VI committee in spring 2021. The committee advocated for the passage of E-SPLOST VI to pay for a new STEM High School, classroom additions and other capital projects in the local school district.
Clayton served as committee chair for the Henry County SPLOST V Committee. The citizen committee met over the course of nine months to recommend projects for the county’s SPLOST V program.
Clayton served on the stakeholder’s committee for the most recent Henry County land use plan update. The committee met with county planning & zoning staff during the planning process. As part of the plan, a greater portion of eastern Henry County was designated for rural residential preservation.
Clayton attended Clayton State University from 2018 to 2020. Presently, he has paused his schooling for financial reasons.
Clayton attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama from 2015 to 2017. He is an alumni of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity.
Clayton is a graduate of Ola High School and Henry County Schools.
Clayton was voted runner-up in the Henry Herald Best of the Best 2020 category for local writer.
Clayton’s news site was voted runner-up in the Henry Herald Best of the Best 2020 category for local columnist.
Clayton earned the Eagle Scout rank from the Boy Scouts of America in 2014.