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Top 10 Stories for the week of June 17-23

1. Watkins resigns from sheriff's office to take job as DA investigator

Former Clayton County sheriff's candidate and Chief Deputy Garland Watkins called it quits Friday to join the district attorney's office as an investigator.

2. Hill addresses first 'Lunch and Learn' seminar

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill made a rare public appearance Thursday, speaking at the first in a series of Lunch and Learn seminars.

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. Hill defense wants DA out

Defense attorneys for Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill want the elected district attorney officially removed from case proceedings.

5. Employee seeks $200,000 in lawsuit

A Clayton County sheriff's employee who was videotaped in the bathroom by a co-worker has filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the sheriff's office, alleging she was humiliated and embarrassed.

6. Lovejoy to court hotel brands

Officials are hoping to bring an economic boom to southern Clayton County.

7. Farmers market to bloom again in Jonesboro

Pat Sebo’s phone has been ringing constantly with calls from Jonesboro residents wanting answers from her.

8. Cox becomes director of school safety and security

Clarence E. Cox III is the new director of safety and security for Clayton County Public Schools.

9. Former inmate testifies in murder trial

A state's witness in a murder trial stopped testifying Wednesday and told the judge the pressure of her involvement in the case was "just too much."

10. Judge rules city had right to fire attorneys

Members of Forest Park City Council were within their rights last month to fire their attorneys, ruled a Clayton County Superior Court judge.