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Judge exonerated Davis in 2016

Clayton County Commissioner DeMont Davis, who in 2008 was sued over two bounced checks to Landmark Advertising, was fully exonerated of the charges in 2016 by a Gwinnett County judge. The Clayton Crescent reported last week on anonymous campaign robocalls and e-mails sent to numerous county officials and news organizations that mentioned Davis’ guilty plea, […]

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BOC 4 race gets ugly

UPDATE 6:32 pm. 4/27: Minor edits throughout UPDATE 5:44 p.m. 4/27: ADDS Scott comment that she did not file ORR with county UPDATE 10:14 a.m. 4/27: ADDS Gilmore comment that she is not a convicted felon, as anonymous robocall claimed; additional comments from Gilmore about sheriff’s department Revelations that Clayton County Commissioner DeMont Davis’ 2008 […]

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DA Mosley not prosecuting Sheriff Hill

Parker: “The sheriff’s office doesn’t comment to the press” by Robin Kemp Clayton County District Attorney Tasha Mosley says she is not prosecuting Sheriff Victor Hill, as claimed in a post that Hill’s legal advisor posted to social media channels Wednesday. In a post to Nixle, Hill’s preferred method of communicating with the public, Alan […]

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Your Monday morning roundup for August 2, 2021

by Robin Kemp UPDATE 5:49 p.m.: ADDS CCPS Board meeting 6pm Good morning, Clayton County and the Southern Crescent! CCPS students head back to school today, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is raging like wildfire, evictions are underway after months of delay, and county leaders are making noises about raising property taxes. Plus, we have […]

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BREAKING: Hill faces superseding federal indictment

by Robin Kemp Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill faces a superseding indictment in a federal case alleging he abused his power when ordering a fifth inmate awaiting trial to be strapped into a restraining chair, and that he allegedly stood by as a CCSO employee placed a hood on the man’s head before the inmate […]

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What’s next for Sheriff Hill?

by Robin Kemp Update 1:07 a.m. 6/4: ADDS Hill salary Update 8:12 p.m.: minor style edits; Gov. Brian Kemp is not related to Robin Kemp; adds committee members, their party and racial information. Now that Sheriff Victor Hill has been suspended from his duties pending the outcome of U.S.A. v. Hill, what happens next? Gov. […]

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EDITORIAL: Forest Park responds to Clayton Crescent’s demand letter

by Robin Kemp The Clayton Crescent’s legal team received a response October 21 to its demand letter that the City of Forest Park take steps to ensure the public has full access to City Council meetings. The University of Georgia Law First Amendment Clinic, which is representing The Clayton Crescent pro bono on the matter, […]

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