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Prep Hoops Scores For February 10

High school basketball scores reproted to 13WMAZ for Friday, February 10:

GISA Region 2AAA

Boys Championship:

Mt. de Sales 52  Tattnall 48

Boys Consolation:

Stratford 71  Griffin Christian 63

Girls Champoinship:

Arlington Christian 41  Stratford 31

Girls Consolation:

Mt. de Sales 41  Tattnall 39

GHSA Regular Season

Girls:

Howard 45  Central 33

Mary Persons 41  Rutland 32

Northeast 54  Crawford Co. 21

Washington Co. 61  Hancock-Central 37

GMC 54  Johnson Co. 36

Veterans 68  West Laurens 57

Warner Robins 50  Houston Co. 48

Westside 43  Perry 27

Wilcox Co. 56  Telfair Co. 23

Boys:

Westside 73  Perry 52

Schools to Play in Separate Subregions after Brawl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- The two schools involved in a post-game brawl that left a high school football coach severely injured will now play in different subregions.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/x79av9) that the Georgia High School Association's Reclassification Committee has moved Hancock Central to a different subregion in Region 7-A to separate it from Warren County.

GHSA Executive Director Ralph Swearngin says people in the region thought it was best to have the two schools in different subregions.

Last month, a Hancock County grand jury decided not to indict anyone after Warren County Coach David Daniel was hurt. Daniel suffered crushed bones in his face and had metal plates implanted in his head following his team's 21-2 win over Hancock Central on Oct. 14.
 

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No Charges in Hancock Football Brawl

A Hancock County grand jury today declined to charge anyone in a post-game brawl that injured an opposing team's coach.

District Attorney, Fred Bright said witness statements indicated that Warren County coach David Daniel was hit by a fist, not a helmet.

"We, the grand jury, hope the two schools can begin the healing process..."

A Hancock County Grand Jury ruled Wednesday night that after reviewing all evidence, no one will be charged in the brawl that erupted between two rival high schools after a football game.

"Most of the Warren players are pointing the finger at Hancock County saying they threw their helmet at us first, they started the fight. And most of the hancock players are saying the exact opposite," says Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney, Fred Bright.

It happened just after the game between Hancock Central and Warren County ended, it left Warren's coach, David Daniel, with severe facial injuries.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 2:30 p.m. for the following counties:

Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Washington and Wilkinson.

Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Bibb, Crawford, Peach, and Taylor counties until 3:15 p.m.

Tornado Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Baldwin, Hancock, Washington, and Wilkinson counties until 3 p.m.

Echols Suggests Alternative Use for Putnam Coal Units

Next month the Georgia Public Service commission will hold a public hearing on what to do with two coal-fired units in Putnam county.

Last summer, Georgia Power decided to close the 42-year-old units because they don't comply with federal air pollution rules. The company said that would be cheaper than making the upgrades to put the units in compliance.

The public service commission has to sign off the closures, but Commissioner Tim Echols said he supports turning the units into alternative energy sources.

"Take a General Electric gas turbine that works hand in hand with solar and lets put 75 megawatts of solar up there in Putnam County on the plant property, there's plenty of room to do that, convert units one and two to natural gas, and those two work hand in hand, and we can begin to add more renewalble energy to our mix here in Georgia which we need to do to get ahead of federal regulations."