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Jones Commissioners Question Raises for Administrator, Asst.

Some Jones County commissioners are questioning how their administrator and his assistant got more than $100,000 in raises.

Three weeks ago, commissioners first discussed whether to fire their top officials -- administrator Mike Underwood and his assistant, Margie Tyson.

RELATED - Jones Co. Administrator May Be Fired Due To Complaints

Minutes from an August meeting said some commissioners cited anonymous complaints put in a county suggestion box and "rumors, innuendos, insults and chaos."

Commissioner Daylon Martin later said their jobs were never on the line, it was just blown out of proportion.

But now, the real reason came out in another Jones County meeting and as 13WMAZ's Judy Le tells us, it all came down to money.

County Administrator, Mike Underwood, started his job seven years ago at a salary of about $58,000.

Dove-Hunting Season Opens Saturday

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. --  The Georgia dove season opens at noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. 

"Many WMAs provide fields managed specifically for dove so there is no lack of opportunity for desired locations," says John W. Bowers, chief of Game Management. "Opening day typically is fun-filled, as many hunts involve cookouts and lots of activity, making it a great time to introduce family and friends to hunting." 

Many WMA public dove fields are reserved solely for quota hunts on opening day.  Review dove hunting rules and regulations to ensure the availability of the field you plan to visit. 

Georgia Prep Football Poll

ATLANTA - The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Georgia high school football polls of the 2013 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class A

Record Pts Prv

1. Eagle's Landing Christian (15) 1-0 159 1

2. Prince Avenue Christian (1) 2-0 139 2

3. Lincoln County 1-0 129 3

4. George Walton 1-0 114 4

5. Wilcox County 1-0 99 5

6. Landmark Christian 2-0 47 NR

7. Emanuel County Institute 0-1 36 8

8. Irwin County 1-0 34 10

9. Savannah Christian Prep. 0-1 31 9

10. Athens Academy 1-0 26 NR

Others receiving votes: Wilkinson County 15, Dooly County 13, Brookstone 11, Seminole County 8, Aquinas 7, Charlton County 6, Marion County 2, Clinch County 1, Johnson County 1, Trion 1, Walker School 1.

 

Class AA

Record Pts Prv

1. Calhoun (16) 1-0 160 1

WEEK 1: High School Football Scores

Here are your high school football scores for August 30, 2013.

Cops Out in Force This Weekend

ATLANTA (AP) - State troopers from Georgia and South Carolina are warning college football fans not to drive drunk.

 

The University of Georgia Bulldogs are set to play the Clemson University Tigers Saturday. About 81,500 fans are expected to attend the game in South Carolina.

 

Officers from the two states are teaming up for a public service announcement that will air during the game. In the video spot, state troopers from both states say they're teaming up to fight drunk driving.

 

They urge football fans to plan carefully for tailgating and post-game parties. The officers say fans should make sure they have a designated driver if their plans include alcoholic beverages.

 

Georgia officers previously teamed up with officers from Florida to make a similar video before a game in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2011.

Moss Gets Life Without Parole in Jones Co. Murder

A Jones County judge today gave Pamela Moss life without parole for killing businessman Doug Coker in 2012.

Judge Trent Brown told Moss that he found her "intelligent," "manipulative" and "calculating." He said she was motivated by greed and showed no regard for life.

That statement came less than an hour after the jury's verdict came back, just after noon.

The jury found her guilty of both malice murder and felony murder.  They deliberated for barely an hour after hearing two-plus days of testimony.

Prosecutors said Moss killed Coker by hitting him in the head several times with a hammer. Then she dumped his body under her back porch, in the River North neighborhood, and covered it with a tarp and lime.

 Her defense lawyer argued that Moss was not responsible, because she suffered from multiple personalities and acted under a "delusional compulsion."

MOSS TRIAL: Witness Describes 5 Personalities

In Jones County, the third day of the Pamela Moss murder trial shifted to testimony about her alleged multiple personalities.

Moss is accused of killing Henry County businessman Doug Coker in March 2012. Prosecutors say he came to her home wanting repayment of $85,000.

After calling more than 20 witnesses, prosecutors rested their case against Moss.

The defense opened up today with testimony from a clinical psychologist, Anthony Levitas.

He said other doctors have diagnosed Pamela Moss as having at least five personalities, all women, some young and some old.

Levitas said the disorder causes gaps in memory and function.

He described two of those personalities: "Pam" is demure and shy; "Carol" is authoritative and matter of fact.

 

He said he spoke to both Pam and Carol, and both denied killing Coker.

Levitas said he met a third alter-ego Wednesday, "Caroline," who said she saw the murder.