News for Thursday, January 3, 2013


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Local players represent state in all-star football game

A smattering of Southern Crescent football players will represent Georgia in the annual Florida vs. Georgia All-Star Football game on Saturday in south Florida.

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Boys midseason report

Area boys teams prepare for second half of season

The first half of the season is in the books. Most teams spent the recent holiday break playing in local and out-of-town tournaments. In between the break and tournaments, they also found a little time to practice as the second half of the season begins tonight. Here is a look at some teams heading into tonight’s action:

Locust Grove wrestling hopes to keep momentum going

Wildcats looking for fourth area duals title

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Girls mid-season basketball report

Teams prepare for second half of season

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No deal on Hill suspension

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill no longer has the spectre of suspension hanging over him.

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Judge binds over new charges against woman

Suspect, officer died in Dec. 17 shoot-out

Clayton County police found a stolen handgun and a pump-action shotgun in the motel room of an accused cop killer, testimony showed Thursday.

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BOC forgoes Lovejoy, Ralph on rec center name

New facility will carry ‘South Clayton’ moniker

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners stripped a new recreation center of the name of a controversial ex-commissioner in a move that sparked outrage from his supporters Wednesday.

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Agenda packets could foster BOC transparency — CURT YEOMANS

It came to my attention this week that at least some Clayton County Board of Commissioners members are concerned that residents will use up their newly moved public comment period by asking what agenda items mean instead of offering their input on items up for consideration.

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A tulip show or a flower parade? — CURT YEOMANS

When would be a good time to visit Amsterdam?

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Turner to represent BOC in municipal negotiations

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners granted municipal leaders’ wish Wednesday and gave new commission Chairman Jeff Turner authority to deal directly with the cities in ongoing sales tax and service delivery negotiations.

Mr. Robert Howard “Bob-O” Rimmer

Mr. Robert Howard “Bob-O” Rimmer, 47, of McDonough, passed away Dec. 28, 2012.

Mr. Liston “Big H” Hughey

Mr. Liston “Big H” Hughey, 66, of Sparta, formerly of Clayton County, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.

Mrs. Eloise Duck Calhoun

Mrs. Eloise Duck Calhoun, 78, of Stockbridge, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.