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Top 10 Stories for the week of April 29-May 5

1. Hood retires after two years as chief

Two years after being appointed permanent chief over Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services, Jeff Hood is hanging up his helmet.

2. Elderly woman busted for trafficking meth

Clayton County police arrested an elderly woman Thursday and charged her and two others with trafficking methamphetamine after reportedly finding about a pound of the drug in her house.

3. Male nurse accused of sexual assault

Clayton County police have arrested a male nurse for allegedly groping a female patient’s breast.

4. Higher court throws out Hill appeal

The Georgia Court of Appeals Tuesday threw out the state's appeal of five indicted counts dropped by a Clayton County Superior Court judge in the case against Sheriff Victor Hill.

5. Resident wants county to lead trash pick-up

John Keane is tired of trash pick-up in Clayton County being a discombobulated effort where Neighborhood Watches and community groups act out on their own.

6. Clayton County adds 26 firefighters to roster

Dozens of family and friends turned out Thursday night to watch 26 new recruits be put through their paces in four training exercises behind Clayton County fire headquarters.

7. Superintendent gets contract extension

The Clayton County Board of Education voted Monday, 9-3, to extend the contract of Interim Superintendent Luvenia Jackson until Dec. 31, 2014.

8. Police charge Morrow man with rape

Clayton County police have charged a Morrow man with rape and other felonies in connection with the alleged attack on a woman in March.

9. Big weekend ahead for Clayton County

Clayton County will be filled with runners, mothers, daughters and partiers this weekend.

10. Superintendent gets contract extension

The Clayton County Board of Education voted Monday, 9-3, to extend the contract of Interim Superintendent Luvenia Jackson until Dec. 31, 2014.