Recall petition returned to Groves for review

first_imgGROVES — A petition to recall Groves City Councilmember Cross Coburn was submitted, with corrections, to the city’s clerk Monday afternoon.Groves City Clerk Kim Lowery confirmed that William Howlett submitted the paperwork and Howlett said he made the necessary corrections. The photos were part of a private conversation between Coburn and another person, Coburn contends.Groves resident William Howlett penned the petition to recall Coburn, 19, saying Coburn’s actions are unbecoming of a pubic official, compromise the integrity of the office and fracture the trust of the citizens. Lowery will now check the submitted information and either certify the petition as sufficient or insufficient at the June 25 City Council meeting, she said.Neither Lowery nor Howlett have said how many signatures were collected.center_img Coburn came under fire after partially nude and nude photos taken from Grindr, a gay networking/dating app, were sent to City Hall and to local media anonymously and attributed to Coburn, asking if this was proper behavior for a city councilman.last_img read more

Forte’s basket lifts Georgia over Alabama in overtime 66-65

first_imgAlabama guard/forward Riley Norris (1) goes inside for two as Georgia guard Charles Mann defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUTAlabama guard/forward Riley Norris (1) goes inside for two as Georgia guard Charles Mann defends during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT Alabama forward Shannon Hale (11) pushes the ball to the basket against Georgia during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUTAlabama forward Shannon Hale (11) pushes the ball to the basket against Georgia during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Cameron Forte hit a jump shot from the baseline with 7 seconds left in overtime to lift Georgia to a 66-65 victory over Alabama on Saturday night.The Bulldogs (17-9, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak in dramatic fashion. Yante Maten blocked Retin Obasohan’s layup attempt from behind with 1 second remaining.Rodney Cooper couldn’t get a shot off in time for the Crimson Tide (16-11, 6-8), which had overcome an eight-point second-half deficit.Obasohan missed a 3-pointer and Cooper turned it over after grabbing the rebound with 26 seconds left and a 65-64 lead, giving Georgia a chance for the game-winning basket.Forte, who had eight points and 10 rebounds, made the shot over Riley Norris.Nemanja Djurisic had 14 points to lead the Bulldogs and Charles Mann added 13 before fouling out. Marcus Thornton, who also fouled out, scored 10.Obasohan led Alabama with 16 points while Riley Norris added a career-high 14 and Cooper scored 11.Alabama took a 65-63 lead when Obasohan made 1 of 2 free throws with 1:38 left in overtime. One official had initially called a travel after Obasohan grabbed a rebound on the other end but was overruled, giving Mann his fifth foul.Djurisic then made a foul shot and missed his second with a chance to tie but managed to get the rebound. J.J. Frazier missed a layup to give Alabama the ball back with 52 seconds remaining.The Tide made just 16 of 31 free throw attempts (51.6 percent) and missed 11 of 18 second-half attempts.TIP-INSGeorgia: The Bulldogs made 12 of 25 shots (48 percent) in the second half, had 11 assists and nine turnovers.Alabama: The Crimson Tide is 2-5 in games decided by two points or less.UP NEXTGeorgia visits Mississippi on Wednesday.Alabama hosts South Carolina on Tuesday.Alabama guard Levi Randolph (20) gets loose under the basket against Georgia during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUTAlabama guard Levi Randolph (20) gets loose under the basket against Georgia during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUTlast_img read more

Parish athletes post high finishes in Junior Olympic meet

first_imgPictured: Parkway senior Adrianna Wilder, shown above in the District 1-5A meet last spring, finished sixth in the 17-18 women’s 3,000-meter run in the USATF Hershey Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships last month in Lawrence, Kan.Russell [email protected] junior Taylor Davis and Parkway senior Adrianna Wilder both posted high finishes at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships last month in Lawrence, Kan.Davis finished third in the 15-16 girls high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 7 inches. She cleared the height on her third and final attempt.Alysah Hickey also cleared 5-7. She was the runner-up because she made the jump on her second attempt.Annika Williams won with a leap of 5-8 3/4. Forty competitors from across the country competed in the event, qualifying as Davis did in regional meets.Davis is the reigning Class 4A state champion, winning with a 5-8 jump at LSU in May.Davis also finished 13 out of 42 competitors in the 15-16 triple jump with a 37-11 1/4.Wilder finished sixth in the 17-18 women’s 3,000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 2.27 seconds. Makai Holloway won in 10:42.76.Wilder also finished 12th in the 1,500. She ran a 5:07.60 in the finals after a 5:03.36 in the prelims.The top eight finishers in each event earned All-America honors.Haughton Middle School’s Jianna Stewartburgess finished 18th out of 46 competitors in the 13-14 girls 800 in 2:25.36 and 33rd out of 56 in the 1,500 in 5:03.59. Both are personal bests.Parkway senior Andrew Robinson finished 42nd in the 17-18 men’s 1,500 in 4:26.28.Waller Elementary’s Caden Miser was 29th in the 11-12 boys 3,000. He ran an 11:11.81. He also finished 44th in the 1,500 in 5:13.56.Both were personal bests.Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini claims he’s not concerned by Barcelona’s form

first_img 18/02/2015 Pellegrini, who could give a Champions League debut to January signing Wifried Bony, also says he doesn’t feel pressure ahead of the clash. “Here, the only pressure that gets me, is the pressure to do well,” said Pellegrini. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists he isn’t worried about Barcelona’s strikeforce ahead of their meeting in the Champions League round-of-16 next week. “In football three weeks are never equal,” the Chilean explained. “Three weeks ago, the club was fatal, it was a crisis, the president called for elections and now things have changed already.   CET Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar scored in the same game yet again in Barça’s 5-0 win over Levante at the weekend, but Pellegrini claims he does not fear them.  “Their forwards can’t stop scoring goals and now Madrid is in crisis. We do not know how we will be in the next duel with Barça. It depends on many things.” Harry De Cosemo Barça are due in Manchester for the first leg of their tie next Tuesday, with the return leg at Camp Nou not taking place until the middle of March. Upd. at 21:37 last_img read more