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Forewoman of Hancock County grand jury in postgame brawl incident listed as schools worker

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 10:16 PM
Last updated Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 1:14 AM
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The forewoman of the Hancock County grand jury that decided to not indict anyone in the postgame football brawl between Hancock Central and Warren County on Oct. 14 is listed as a worker for the Hancock County Board of Education.

On the Hancock County school system’s Web site, Regina Butts’ position is listed as “family worker.” On the Open Georgia site, Regina F. Butts has a title of family services coordinator.

On Wednesday, Butts announced the grand jury’s decision about the Oct. 14 incident that saw Warren County head coach David Daniel suffer serious injuries to his face.

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allhans
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allhans 01/27/12 - 10:37 pm
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Can she do that? Is it

Can she do that? Is it legal?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/27/12 - 10:44 pm
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Well, the incident took place

Well, the incident took place in Hancock County. The grand jury is going to be composed of residents from the county.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/27/12 - 10:46 pm
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Don't seem quite right does

Don't seem quite right does it?

allhans
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allhans 01/27/12 - 10:58 pm
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Conflict of interest, surely.

Conflict of interest, surely.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 01/28/12 - 01:53 am
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Why does Georgia have no

Why does Georgia have no statewide grand jury system to handle cases like this one?

curly123053
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curly123053 01/28/12 - 06:19 am
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They were supposedly going by

They were supposedly going by a GBI probe of the incident. It does seem like a serious conflict of interest. Maybe Hancock County can convene a different grand jury to rule things out. I don't know what the laws say about grand jury reports and conflicts of interest.

boliver
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boliver 01/28/12 - 06:30 am
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I have often heard the

I have often heard the mentality there is not the greatest. Yellow cat just what are you trying to say? could it be that you think the people of Warrwn County are slow because they chose to live in the country instead of in the city. Perehaps they just like having a room to move around in or maybe they just didn't want to live next door to someone like you.

And I'm not from Warren County but I do know some fine folks from up that way.

madgerman
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madgerman 01/28/12 - 07:08 am
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We are a nation of laws. All
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We are a nation of laws. All our laws are clearly understood by the people and are fairly enforced. Grand Jurys are empaneled to protect the general public and to get to the truth. Therefore I assume there was no problem in this case.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 01/28/12 - 08:17 am
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Would the public be happier

Would the public be happier if the Madam Forewoman were unemployed, or should only the well-to-do who do not have to work for a living be members of the grand jury? If we are going to defend our justice system then we must also accept that some decisions will be made with which we do not agree. The GBI looked into the case and I just have to believe that if they found grounds for more action, we would have heard about it.

I never heard if the injured coaches injuries are permanent. I sure pray not. Such a senseless thing.

oldenoughtoknowbetter
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oldenoughtoknowbetter 01/28/12 - 08:57 am
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I smell "Home Cookin".
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I smell "Home Cookin".

Semibored
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Semibored 01/28/12 - 10:07 am
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Just one more example of

Just one more example of showing the thugs of the world there are no repercussions for acting like an animal. They'll all be breaking the law and abusing people at the college level soon enough.

Bobby Hill
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Bobby Hill 01/28/12 - 11:32 am
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Oldenough you hit the nail on
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Oldenough you hit the nail on the head!!!!!

Sweet son
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Sweet son 01/28/12 - 01:49 pm
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Someone from Warren County,

Someone from Warren County, the coach or the GBI should contact the State Attorney General for direction.

Holdem
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Holdem 01/28/12 - 01:54 pm
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Every school scheduled to

Every school scheduled to play Hancock at their field should refuse to go play there until justice is served and someone is held accountable...............

yellow cat
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yellow cat 01/28/12 - 09:14 pm
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Bolivia you misunderstood, I

Bolivia you misunderstood, I was referring to the mentality of Hancock co.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 01/29/12 - 07:55 pm
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I wonder just how that

I wonder just how that legally happened. I've served on three juries; two criminal, one civil. Each time I was required to fil out a questionaire and to state --under oath-- if I had any connection to the defendent, the plaintiff, law enforcement or EMPLOYMENT with any of the parties.

In a separatist thugocracy, apparently those safeguards do not exist.

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