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Top 10 Stories for the week of April 15-21

1. Heatley's son charged with having a knife at school

The son of former Clayton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Ed Heatley was arrested for allegedly bringing a knife to school Tuesday.

2. David Lockhart takes Forest Park mayor seat

FOREST PARK — David Lockhart is the new mayor of Forest Park.

3. Cyclist among suspects in sting operation

Have bike, will solicit?

4. No spring break for cops

Clayton County police Officer Eddie Soto followed two other marked patrol cars through a subdivision Wednesday evening, past houses filled with families sitting down to dinner or watching television.

5. Jonesboro residents dump neighborhood trash

A small group of volunteers literally had Jonesboro’s trash in the bag Saturday morning.

6. Native American festival will remember founder

The Clayton County Native American Heritage Day celebration will take place next weekend, but for the first time it won’t have its founder to help participate in the festivities.

7. Fruits, vegetables and friends can be found at The Country Store

JONESBORO - As owner of The Country Store in Jonesboro, Debbie Wade knows a thing or two about fresh fruits and vegetables.

8. Judge declares mistrial in Harvey trial

A woman awaiting trial on charges that she was involved in the murder of her mother will have to wait a little longer to have her day in court because her attorney caused a mistrial Tuesday.

9. Jonesboro mayor ready to flush city’s toilet thief

The person responsible for the theft of Jonesboro’s stolen commode is probably not on Mayor Joy Day’s Christmas card list.

10. Clayton schools earning district-wide accreditation

After battling accreditation issues for the better part of a decade, Clayton County citizens heard from officials their school system “ranks among the best.”