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Top 10 Stories for the week of June 23-30

1. Riverdale woman strangled; boyfriend charged

By Ed Brock

2. Paula Deen's ex-husband: Former employee motivated by greed

Jimmy Deen, of Albany, tells The Albany Herald the national media has begun to hound him and his family.

3. Voice of the People: Tuggle attorney threatens BOC over Hill settlement

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners could be sued if it refuses to pay a court settlement stemming from actions Sheriff Victor Hill took nearly a decade ago, an attorney warned Tuesday.

4. Woman indicted for beating mother, dumping child

A College Park woman has been indicted for allegedly beating her mother and abandoning her young daughter in the woods near I-75.

5. Jonesboro man bonds out on murder charge

A Jonesboro man charged in the shooting death of a barber has bonded out of the Clayton County Jail, according to records.

6. BOC approves $174 million county budget

Property taxes in Clayton County are expected to produce more revenue than previously thought, but it will end up being a wash for county leaders because they will use the extra income to exempt some departments from a hiring freeze.

7. Parker leaving as Forest Park city manager

After a cumulative 19 years as city manager, John Parker will retire effective June 28.

8. Employees to get penny-per-dollar bonuses

School employees will receive a penny-on-the-dollar bonus this coming school year in Clayton County.

9. Former soldier had history of violence against women, say police

An Atlanta man who served his country in Afghanistan and Iraq has a history of violence against women dating to 2005, said prosecutors in court Wednesday.

10. BOC to address budget at special meeting

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners will hold a rare morning meeting Thursday to take care of three key issues.