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Top 10 Most Popular Stories for August 11-August 17

1. Insults fly as Kimbrough, Hill face off in debate

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough and challenger Victor Hill faced off in a political debate Wednesday morning for the first time in four years, trading insults and focusing on Hill’s pending 37-count criminal indictment.

2. Paper trail mounts in Victor Hill case

The state’s evidence against former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill includes bank statements and other documents that seem to form a paper trail connecting Hill to allegations of illegal activities, the Clayton News Daily has learned.

3. Clayton police chief under investigation by GBI

Clayton County police Chief Gregory Porter has hired an attorney in response to a state-led investigation into alleged misappropriation of grant money.

4. Heatley rallies teachers, staff for new year

At a pep rally at Tara Stadium to mark the start of the new school year, Clayton County schools superintendent Edmond Heatley praised teachers and staff for helping regain the system’s accreditation.

5. Attorney disputes evidence against former sheriff

The day after the Clayton News Daily revealed documents that seem to connect former Sheriff Victor Hill to the crimes for which he has been indicted, his defense attorney disputed the evidence and continued to proclaim Hill’s innocence.

6. Run-off to decide future of county

Will Clayton County voters elect an indicted former sheriff or an incumbent whose office has seen its fair share of scandals?

7. Watchdog group formed to follow Clayton commission

Nearly two dozen Clayton County residents have formed a nonpartisan government watchdog group because they said they are tired of the way the county commission spends tax dollars.

8. Two former sheriff’s candidates throw support behind Hill

A former Clayton County sheriff’s deputy fired on Victor Hill’s first day in office in 2005 is apparently endorsing his re-election, according to a press release issued Wednesday by Hill’s campaign.

9. Parents quiz principals on Wednesday short days

Parents had their say and administrators had their day in court at nine forums held Monday at Clayton County schools to explain the proposed shortened Wednesday class schedules.

10. BOC okays Hollywood film to shoot in Clayton

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners cleared the way this week for a moviemaker to set up shop for a few months.