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Top 10 Stories for the week of July 1-7

1. Council names police chief interim city manager

Forest Park City Council names police chief interim city manager.

2. Gippert making run for mayor

Retiring Public Works Director Mike Gippert announced he will make a run for the Forest Park mayor’s seat in November, and city council members appointed police Chief Dwayne Hobbs as interim city manager Monday night.

3. 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.

4. * Past 24 hours * Past week * Past month * Past six months * Past year * Any time Stories 2 results of 2 Tease photo 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.

5. Hugh Toro running in yet another Peachtree Road Race

Hugh Toro has been a staple in the Peachtree Road Race since its inception in 1970.

6. Gippert files ethics complaint against Forest Park mayor

Mike Gippert, mayoral candidate and retired public works director, filed an ethics complaint against Mayor David Lockhart Wednesday morning.

7. Blue Bell distribution center a local staple

Blue Bell Creameries sits quietly inside a residential neighborhood.

8. Study: Clayton needs to help small businesses

John Chafin said his Forest Park-based business, Christian’s Pharmacy, gets hit from all sides.

9. Alleged carjacker crashes onto police lawn

Talk about Mohammad going to the mountain.

10. Rezoning on the horizon for school district

The Clayton County Board of Education is planning to rezone several of its schools for the 2014-15 school year.