News for Wednesday, August 22, 2012


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Vote analysis shows Hill had countywide support

Sheriff-elect still has hurdles to clear before taking office

Clayton County sheriff-elect Victor Hill enjoyed countywide support of his candidacy, taking 42 of 59 precincts reporting Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results.

CLAYTON CHURCH BULLETIN/Aug. 24, 2012: Forest Park church hosts VIP ministries

Forest Park First Baptist Church, 634 Main St., Forest Park, will host its VIP Ministries at 10:45 a.m. Senior adults are welcome to join in fellowship, lunch and a special program. Paul D. Robins, former minister of music, will be the program speaker. For more information, call (404) 366-6333.

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Students favor ‘New Meal Pattern’

Updated lunch menus are ‘mmm, mmm good’

Kindergartners at Arnold Elementary School walked quietly in a single-file line into the school cafeteria on a sunny Tuesday. A few fidgeted, some rubbed their stomachs and licked their lips, salivating from the aromas that filled the lunchroom.

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Analysis: Turner dominated Bell in every voting precinct

Rooks won 15 of 16 District 3 precincts

County-wide results already show former Clayton County police Chief Jeff Turner beat county commission Chairman Eldrin Bell in a landslide, but the victory was more definite than the total numbers suggest.

Summer high school grads get diplomas

Summer graduates of Clayton County's high schools receive their diplomas Thursday night.

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Victor victorious

Hill returns to office but could prison be next stop for sheriff?

Despite facing a 37-felony count indictment and possibly years in prison, Victor Hill is the apparent winner of the Clayton County sheriff’s race, according to unofficial election results available at press time at Tuesday. With 59 of 60 precincts accounted for, Hill garnered 12,927 votes, or 53.68 percent, compared to Kem Kimbrough’s 11,155, or 46.32 percent. The only votes not included in Tuesday’s totals were the provisional ballots, which can take several days to finalize.

Davenport wins second ‘Battle of the Gails’

When the smoke cleared in the second round of Gail v. Gail Tuesday, it was state Sen. Gail Davenport who came out victorious over former state Sen. Gail Buckner.

Turner rings Eldrin’s Bell in chairman’s race

Rooks throttles Ralph in District 3

The leadership of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners was thrown out by voters Tuesday with both Chairman Eldrin Bell and Vice-Chairman Wole Ralph losing their re-election bids by landslide margins. Former Clayton County police Chief Jeff Turner defeated Bell with 67.34 percent of the 23,994 votes cast in the chairman’s run-off. Jonesboro attorney Shana Rooks, meanwhile, defeated Ralph with 64.64 percent of the 7,107 votes cast in the District 3 commission run-off.