Top 10 most popular stories for August 31-September 6

1. Heatley headed to Berkeley

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley was named late Friday as the sole finalist for the superintendent’s job with the Berkeley Unified School District, in Berkeley, Calif., late Friday, Clayton News Daily has learned.

2. Clayton County sheriff's race heats up

Victor Hill, next sheriff of Clayton County?

Not so fast, said Clayton sheriff’s Chief Deputy Garland Watkins, throwing a monkey wrench into Hill’s best-laid plans to retake the office of sheriff after a four-year hiatus.

3. Clayton County finance director avoids testifying

Clayton County’s finance director and the county’s top administrator were issued subpoenas to appear before a special purpose grand jury Friday — but only one may have had to testify.

4. Clayton County School Superintendent Edmond Heatley resigns

Edmond Heatley resigned Wednesday morning as superintendent of Clayton County public schools after a tumultuous three-year tenure, according to school system officials.

5. GBI searches county offices

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation searched the Clayton County’s finance office and archives Thursday morning in an apparent continuation of an ongoing investigation of county police Chief Greg Porter.

6. Teachers chime in on Heatley

Now that Clayton County schools superintendent Edmond Heatley has been named a finalist to head the Berkeley Unified School District in California — and he essentially has one foot out the door — everybody has an opinion about his three-year administration.

7. County, cities headed for arbitration

Clayton County and its seven cities are heading into arbitration after attempts to sit down and hammer out new sales tax and service delivery agreements failed this summer, according to authorities.

8. Without coach, Jonesboro defeats Mount Zion 33-6

Despite the change a year can bring, the 2012 edition of the Jonesboro-Mount Zion rivalry was relatively like their previous meeting. Capitalizing off Mount Zion turnovers, Jonesboro soundly defeated the Bulldogs 33-6.

9. Clayton correction officer on leave after arrest

A Clayton County sheriff’s detention officer and deputy trainee is now on administrative leave, after she was arrested during an undercover drug bust, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

10. Heatley's tenure will be remembered for controversies — Curt Yeomans

Each schools superintendent is different.