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Wrestling Red Devils pick up first wins

Jackson High head wrestling coach William Montana Hamby said Oden helped set the pace for the Red Devils’ win at home Dec. 9 by getting the first pin early in his match.

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Red Devils earn all-region honors for 2014 season

Jackson High School senior Juan Sims was among the honorees, picking up the region’s athlete of the year prize.

Butts County youth basketball scores announced

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services announced the score from Saturday’s youth recreation league basketball game.

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Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell shot and killed; arrest made

Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

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Henderson players presented 2014 awards

The Henderson Middle School Tigers coaches presented their 2014 football awards during a banquet Dec. 4.

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Wrestling Red Devils pick up first win

Jackson High head wrestling coach William Montana Hamby said Oden helped set the pace for the Red Devils’ win by getting the first pin early in his match.

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Atlanta Braves release new renderings of mixed-use development at SunTrust Park | PHOTOS

The Atlanta Braves released four new conceptual renderings of the mixed-use development surrounding SunTrust Park.

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Jackson football teams present 2014 awards

During the awards banquet, more than 30 football players were given letter certificates, some for the second time and some as sophomores.

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New Falcons stadium now to cost $1.4 billion, up from original $1 billion tag

The initial cost of the retractable-roof facility, which will replace the Georgia Dome in 2017, was estimated at $1 billion. That was later raised to $1.2 billion.

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New season begins for Jackson High School Lady Devils basketball

Head coach Tavia Horton said she is not yet sure what to expect from the Lady Devils’ opponents, as Jackson High is competing in a new region against a host of unfamiliar schools this season.

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Ohio State football player found dead with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Police say an Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Red Devils readying for basketball season

Head coach Corey Johnson said he is excited about the team shaping up to have good ball-handling ability and the ability to play with speed.

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Red Devils fall in first round | PHOTOS

Scoring for the Red Devils were Ira Sheppard on a 10-yard carry in the first quarter, Antavius Grier on a 73-yard pass in the third and Sheppard again on a hand off at the 1 1/2-yard line later in the third.

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New coach takes over Red Devil wrestlers

While Tuesday’s scheduled varsity meet was scrubbed and the varsity team won’t wrestle until Dec. 3 at Union Grove, the junior varsity wrestlers put up a solid showing at Saturday’s JV Wolverine Invitational, taking overall second place.

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