Top 10 Stories for the week of April 1-7

1. Congressman offers opportunities for thousands of jobs

Sometimes you just have to fight something big with something equally big.

2. Mother charged with forcing girls to fight

A Riverdale woman on probation from a 2008 case involving child cruelty has been charged with forcing her daughter and another girl to fist fight inside an apartment.

3. Jonesboro wants to replace ‘big piece of junk’

The ceiling in the Jonesboro Police Department’s storage facility is blackened from mold, according to city public works Director Joe Nettleton.

4. Residents celebrate new southern rec center

Lovejoy High School student Jabree Tyson sat on a bench in one of the South Clayton Recreation Center’s two gyms during a break from a game of pick-up basketball with his friends Saturday.

5. Police find man in Easter shooting death

Clayton County police find man charged in the Easter shooting death of a woman near Morrow.

6. BOC taps new finance, operations officers

Clayton County has a new money manager. It has a new operations overseer, too.

7. Student charged with knife at school

A North Clayton High School student is being held in the Clayton County Jail on charges he brought a knife to school and ran when confronted.

8. Judge gives state more time to indict,

A Clayton County Superior Court judge declined to reduce bond for a woman whose husband killed a police officer in December and gave the state more time to present her case to a grand jury.

9. Superintendent search begins with online survey

Six months after Superintendent Dr. Edmond Heatley resigned as chief officer of Clayton County Public Schools, there are still no prospects for the position.

10. Elite Scholars mobilizes for CRCT with boot camp

Sixth-grader Gabrielle Loppe sounded off the chant and the others joined in down the hallway.