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One incumbent wins, another loses in hot races

ATLANTA -- It looks like the third time wasn't lucky for incumbent Clayton County Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell.

In making his bid for a third term, Bell stumbled in the July 31st primary election, coming in second to challenger Jeff Turner.

In Tuesday's runoff, Turner beat him by better than a two-to-one margin.

In a sense, it was payback for Turner.

Bell, a former Atlanta Police Chief, forced Turner out of his job as Clayton County Police Chief in 2009.

Now Turner will get Bell's job since there is no Republican challenger in November.

Another reason Bell may have lost was his outspoken support for T-SPLOST, the transportation sales tax that failed dismally on July 31st.

On the other side of metro Atlanta, incumbent Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee also suffered shrapnel damage from the T-SPLOST explosion.

Victor Hill claims victory in Clayton Co. Sheriff runoff

CLAYTON CO., Ga. -- Victor Hill claimed a tough runoff battle for Clayton County Sheriff Tuesday night.

The unofficial results had him leading 54% to 46% over incumbent Kem Kimbrough, with 98% of precincts reporting.

MORE | Complete election results

MATTIE'S CALL CANCELLED | Shirley Annette Howard found

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Police have found Shirley Annette Howard, a 72-year-old woman they said suffers from dementia, paranoid schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.

A Mattie's Call was issued Tuesday afternoon for Howard. Police said she walked away from 3726 Laramie Road in Ellenwood.  

Upon being found, police said Howard has no injuries.

Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Wednesday

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Metro Atlanta for Wednesday.

Under code orange conditions, the outdoor air is expected to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease are advised to limit prolonged outdoor exertion, especially during the late afternoon hours, when ozone concentrations are at their highest.

The alert has been issued for Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton counties.

Clayton Co. sheriff, ex-sheriff face off in last debate

ATLANTA -- Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough edged out former Sheriff Victor Hill in Clayton County's primary election on July 31. Now they're both fighting hard to take Tuesday's runoff election.

They faced off live on V-103 Monday morning with Frank Ski and Mo Ivory moderating.

During the debate, both candidates tried to explain skeletons in their closets.

Back in January, Hill was indicted on 37 counts, including racketeering, for his actions as sheriff of Clayton County four years ago.

He insists the charges were manufactured by Sheriff Kimbrough, which Kimbrough denies.

"Let's find something on Victor Hill - that was his plan for re-election," Hill said during the debate. "It's not let's deal with the facts, let's deal with my record. If we really looked, there is no record."

Clayon County kicks off "50 Million Dollars"

CLAYTON COUNTY -- The Clayton County Public Schools' Department of Guidance and Counseling is sponsoring a "50 Million Dollars" Scholarship Campaign Kick-Off and a Gates Millennium Scholarship Presentation on Monday, August 20 at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a speech from Gates Millennium Scholars Program representative Ryan Davis. He will talk about scholarships given annually by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

These scholarships are awarded to recipients who pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at an accredited college or university of choice, to cover up to $20,000 per year, according to Clayton Schools.

Recipients are selected for strong academic achievement, community service and leadership skills.

Accident closes 2 lanes of I-75 south

MORROW, Ga. -- An accident has slowed traffic on southbound Interstate 75 south of Atlanta Wednesday morning.

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The Georgia Department of Transportation reports that six vehicles were involved in the crash on I-75 at Jonesboro Road in Clayton County.

As of 8:30 a.m., police are on the scene and two lanes of the highway are closed. There was no immediate word on when the road would reopen.