Top 10 Most Popular Stories for July 28-August 3

1. Indicted sheriff’s candidate in run-off with incumbent

A sheriff’s candidate facing a 37-count felony indictment for alleged criminal activity related to his previous term in office has apparently garnered enough votes Tuesday to challenge the incumbent to a runoff.

2. Lawson returns to office

Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson returned to office for another four years, according to unofficial preliminary returns Tuesday night.

3. Buckner leads Davenport; other races not so close

With 33 of 60 precincts counted in Tuesday’s election, the partial results from districts relevant to Clayton County — all with only Democrat candidates running — indicated the following:

4. BOC races mostly undecided

Clayton County voters have nearly another month of campaigning to look forward to in the races for two out of three Clayton County Board of Commissioners races.

5. Cutting class: Parents push back against shortened school days

Unhappy parents may cause Clayton County school officials to reconsider a move for the coming year in which they would shorten one school day every week by as much as 90 minutes, sending children home sooner.

6. Clayton voters hit the polls Tuesday

Clayton County residents will have a clearer picture of who will lead them for the next four years next week.

7. Board has Heatley reconsider 'minimum day schedule'

Clayton County’s school board Monday directed Superintendent Dr. Edmond Heatley to show how letting classes out early one day a week doesn’t violate state or county guidelines.

8. Authorities say kidnapping victim killed suspect

Clayton County sheriff's investigators are looking into the shooting death within the last hour of a suspected kidnapper and rapist.

9. County gaining state-wide respect

When Al Hughes made his way to the podium at the recent Clayton County football media day, the Lovejoy coach proudly proclaimed that football in the county has rebounded.

10. Customers support Chick-fil-A in droves

Chick-fil-A’s may be closed on Sundays, but, boy, were they ever busy Wednesday.