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Top 10 Stories for the week of May 13-May 19

1. R. Kelly headlines Clayton’s busy Saturday lineup

Clayton County will play host this weekend to a popular singer for singing about the “Bump n’ Grind” while “The Bandit” returns to downtown Jonesboro Saturday.

2. McLaughlin leaving Morrow in surprise move

An embattled member of the city of Morrow’s administration has called it quits.

3. Hill trial date set

The date for the criminal case against Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has been specially set to begin Aug. 5, according to an order signed Friday by the trial judge.

4. State says Turner legally elected chairman

A cloud was lifted from over Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner’s head Tuesday.

5. Starr gets three-year housing authority job

Wade Starr was hired to run the Housing Authority of Clayton County Wednesday as members of the authority’s Board of Commissioners argued over whether they were moving too fast to name a new executive director.

6. Woman indicted in officer's death

In an unusual move, the Clayton County district attorney wants to hold a woman responsible for the death of a police officer allegedly killed by her husband, who also died in the December shoot-out.

7. Addict turns it around to become counselor

Todd Cox is turning his lifelong drug addiction sideways with his pursuit of a career as a certified substance abuse counselor.

8. Chairman Turner's residency settled

Questions about Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff Turner's legal residency and standing to hold office have been settled.

9. New 24-hour gym working out for southside

Nekisha Dickerson gave her personal trainer, Don Wisby, an exasperated look Friday when he jokingly asked her to do another set of leg raises at the end of their first training session at Workout Anytime Fitness.

10. Public works head retiring

n the aftermath of Monday's firing of the city attorneys, rumors abound that other department heads are next.