“Walking Small” Back in Town

January 2, 2013 9:48 am

by Obi's Sister · 3 comments

Clayton County’s old new latest Sheriff Victor Hill started his term yesterday at midnight by sending out patrol cars to check for drunk drivers. No word on rooftop snipers…yet.

Those 32 counts of felony indictment are just trivial distractions, after all.

But whether he continues in the office while his racketeering and theft charges are unresolved is not certain.

The Georgia Sheriff’s Association asked the governor weeks ago to appoint a committee of the attorney general and two sheriffs to recommend whether Hill should be suspended with pay while he remains under indictment.

Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said repeatedly in recent weeks that the governor would do nothing until Hill is sheriff. Since Tuesday was a holiday, the governor still has not acted.

So, until the governor appoints a committee, if he does, and it recommends suspending Hill and the governor agrees, Hill will remain sheriff.

Trey A. January 3, 2013 at 12:03 am

Clayton County… When I was born, it was where my parents, all four of my grandparents and most of my extended family lived. None of us live there now, but we’re all still connected and nearby (and my mother still works there). The real story is the potential. Clayton should be great. It’s home to the busiest airport on the planet, a population of mostly hardworking people and a lot of people who are vested in its future. Yet, the leadership vacuum is enormous.

The Last Democrat in Georgia January 3, 2013 at 10:01 am

“The real story is the potential. Clayton should be great. It’s home to the busiest airport on the planet, a population of mostly hardworking people and a lot of people who are vested in its future. Yet, the leadership vacuum is enormous.”

Lots of potential, should be great, home to immense logistical assets, hardworking people, enormous leadership vacuum…Almost the same could be said about the State of Georgia as a whole.

Charlie January 3, 2013 at 10:27 am

Several years ago I was talking to some of my relatives and asked if there was anyone in the County capable of leading there. The one name they came up with – without hesitation – was Jeff Turner.

He took over the County Commission last night and made it clear there will be a change in direction. Time will tell if it is good, or just an “our side vs theirs” kind of change. If you’re an optimist, hope that Turner can start some sort of process of recovery. It is sorely needed.

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