Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Hill was elected last year despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. He wasn't in office when he was indicted in February 2012, but the charges stem from his previous term as the county's sheriff, from 2005 to 2008. The indictment accuses Hill of using his office for personal gain.
Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Georgia sheriff elected last year despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill wasn't in office when he was indicted in February 2012. The charges stem from his previous term as the county's sheriff, from 2005 to 2008.
State transportation officials are planning new toll lanes on an interstate south of Atlanta, in Clayton and Henry counties. Georgia Department of Transportation officials outlined the plans during a public meeting Tuesday in McDonough.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is warning Clayton County school officials that the system’s accreditation is in jeopardy. In a letter to Superintendent Ed Heatley, SACS said that reports of infighting and governance issues among school board members could, “ put the school system’s current and future accreditation in jeopardy.”
Officials expect filming of the second movie in "The Hunger Games" trilogy will provide an economic boost to Clayton County, just south of Atlanta. Filming of "Catching Fire" is taking place over the next few months at a man-made water park known as "The Beach" at International Park in the Jonesboro area.