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Top 10 stories for week of October 19-October 26

1. Kimbrough: County voters should take care of home first

The line snaked around the historic Clayton County Courthouse as residents took part in early voting Wednesday. The apparent emphasis on the presidential election disturbed outgoing Clayton County Sheriff Kemuel Kimbrough, who wondered aloud where this kind of turnout was when the sheriff’s election was taking place on Aug. 21.

2. Sheriff's candidate hosts Saturday barbecue

Clayton County sheriff's write-in candidate Garland Watkins hosted a fundraising barbecue Saturday at his campaign headquarters in Jonesboro.

3. Judge drops five counts in Hill case

A Clayton County Superior Court judge dropped five charges related to campaign funds in the state's case against former sheriff Victor Hill but also denied a slew of defense motions.

4. Education PAC rejects Heatley supporters

At least three Clayton County Board of Education members can’t explain policies they put into place at the advice of former Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley, leaders of a local education political action committee alleged this week.

5. Clayton Schools’ HR department under scrutiny

Clayton County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Luvenia Jackson has ordered an audit of the district’s Human Resources Department to look into changes her predecessor made, a school system spokesperson has confirmed.

6. ‘Olde Towne’ trashed by vandals

A $13 million taxpayer-funded commercial development that was suppossed to draw tourists and shoppers to Morrow is instead attracting vandals and falling into ruin.

7. Alleged World Changers gunman from Riverdale

A Riverdale man remained behind bars Thursday, after police allege he fatally shot a man at a Fulton County megachurch.

8. Morrow in chaos

This week’s Morrow City Council meeting repeatedly broke down into bickering between current and former city officials Tuesday over planning and permit issues.

9. Police looking for shooter in Jonesboro murder

Clayton County Police are asking anyone with information about a recent murder to come forward with the information.

10. Watkins supporters turn out for barbecue

Supporters of Clayton County sheriff's write-in candidate Garland Watkins turned out Saturday at his Jonesboro headquarters to pick up a barbecue pork sandwich lunch and offer their backing — political and spiritual.