Top 10 most popular stories for November 2-November 9

1. Hill is first Clayton sheriff-elect under felony indictment to win office

Clayton County sheriff-elect Victor Hill appears to have blocked an attempted coup by a write-in candidate, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.

2. Hill defense loses bid to dismiss state’s appeal

Defense attorneys for former Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill lost a bid to dismiss the prosecution’s appeal of the judge's decision to drop five counts against Hill.

3. BOE candidate arrested on bench warrant

A Clayton County Board of Education District 5 candidate wanted on a bench warrant was arrested after deputies spotted him outside a Riverdale voting site Wednesday morning holding one of his campaign signs, said a sheriff’s spokesman.

4. Child allegedly molested by family friend

A 6-year-old girl was allegedly molested on Halloween in the back seat of her mother’s car.

5. Clayton County judge remembered as ‘extremely caring man’

Humanitarian and former Clayton County Probate Judge Eugene E. Lawson died Monday.

6. Decision 2012: Clayton County by the numbers

Clayton County voters supported Victor Hill for sheriff, Barack Obama for president and alcohol sales for Sundays on Election Day Tuesday. They also decided several school board races.

7. Morrow mayor facing punishment for criticisms

The Morrow City Council is poised to punish Mayor Joseph “J.B.” Burke for criticizing the job performance of Planning and Economic Development Director Michael McLaughlin. However, the council itself may have broken the law when it heard complaints against city official in a closed-door meeting.

8. Hill defense objects to state's appeal

Attorneys for Clayton County sheriff-elect Victor Hill filed an appeal Wednesday in opposition to the prosecution's objection to the trial judge's dismissal of five felonies in the state's case against him.

9. Obama wins Clayton in a landslide

Clayton County voters overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama’s bid for another four years in the White House Tuesday.

10. Clayton goes for Sunday booze

Clayton County voters overwhelmingly approved Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated parts of the county Tuesday.