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Hill granted more time to file motions

by Robin Kemp ABOVE: The FBI raided Sheriff Victor Hill’s office and seized evidence on June 10, 2020. Photo: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher C. Bly has granted a request to give Sheriff Victor Hill’s legal team until July 12 to file pretrial motions in U.S.A. v. Hill. Hill was indicted April […]

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Sheriff Hill cuts 20 jail command staff over OT

by Robin Kemp Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said Friday night that he has suspended 20 jail command staff members for allegedly billing the county for almost $1 million in overtime since July. Hill said in a Nixle post that all 20 employees are on leave without pay following an Internal Affairs investigation, and that […]

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BOC fires Bivins, no explanation

In a 3-2 vote, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners failed to renew its contract with Chief Financial Officer Ramona Bivins without giving any explanation for its action. District 1 Commissioner Alieka Anderson, District 2 Commissioner Gail Hambrick, and District 3 Commissioner Felicia Franklin voted to terminate Bivins. District 4 Commissioner DeMont Davis and Chairman […]

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Scott, Davis sign flap escalates

TRANSPARENCY NOTE: Charlton Bivins is a member of The Clayton Crescent’s Board of Trust. The Clayton Crescent’s board members have no influence over The Clayton Crescent’s editorial content and The Clayton Crescent does not endorse political candidates. We are reporting this in the interest of full transparency. Political feuding between the Janice Scott and DeMont […]

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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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BOC settles CCSO inmate suit

by Robin Kemp The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Tuesday to a $15,000 settlement agreement in the case of Marlon Brown, who filed a federal civil rights suit after a CCSO deputy shoved him into an elevator. Commissioner Felicia Franklin moved to approve the amount, which Commissioner Alieka Anderson seconded. Chairman Jeff Turner […]

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