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Top 10 stories for week of October 12-October 19

1. Democrats throw support behind Hill

The Clayton County Democratic Party is asking voters to re-elect Victor Hill as sheriff on Nov. 6 while simultaneously accusing his write-in opponent of betraying the party.

2. Early voters greeted by candidate supporters

The first early voters were greeted Monday morning at the old courthouse by the enthusiastic supporters of a write-in candidate for Clayton County sheriff.

3. Clayton fire chief has blazed quite a trail

Jeff Hood has more than 30 years of experience fighting fires and saving lives in Clayton County. He is the Clayton County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director of Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services.

4. Jonesboro residents support councilman after arrest

Several residents who follow Jonesboro politics closely believe one of their city councilmen deserves a second chance after he was arrested last week and charged with driving under the influence.

5. Routine traffic stop leads to police chase and manhunt

Clayton and Fayette county authorities are searching for a man who authorities said shot at a deputy following a police chase.

6. Mayors penning SACS letter to BOE

Clayton County Public Schools officials and school board are expected to hear from the county’s seven mayors in coming days voicing concerns regarding a new accreditation crisis facing the school system.

7. Suspected Morrow bank robber caught after Augusta heist

A man police say robbed the Bank of America in Morrow was apprehended Thursday, just hours after police said he robbed a bank in Augusta.

8. Commissioners honor Deyton for ‘selfless’ leadership

Corine Deyton’s last day as Forest Park’s mayor was Monday, but she had one last ceremonial, and personal task to fulfill on Tuesday.

9. Man tasered by police after reportedly beating co-worker

A woman told police she was in fear for her life when a man tried to force her into a store’s freezer at gunpoint.

10. Smith comes up big in Mundy’s Mill win

It was Senior Night for Mundy’s Mill, but a talented underclassman stole the show at Southern Crescent Stadium on Friday night.