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  1. Headed To Sparta, Georgia To Spark A ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | CBS Local

    ... Derrick Boazman , we spoke with Helen Butler with the Georgia coalition of the people and Mayor William Evans Jr. of Sparta, Georgia. Join them Saturday as they fight back against ANY effort to intimidate OUR people into not voting and illegally ...

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  2. Eagles shred Rebels in 54-14 winRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2016 | Baxley News-Banner

    On Friday, September 9, the Appling Christian Academy Eagle football team traveled to Sparta to take on John Hancock Academy.

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  3. Touchdown Jesus ... I need a Spartan winRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 13 | Pike County Journal and Reporter

    By Greg Parrott This week I will be taking my fourth trip to the great state of Michigan to visit my good friend Hondo Carpenter and take in my fourth Michigan State game. This game will be played in South Bend as the Spartans take on the Irish of Notre Dame.

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  4. Voting Rights Is Not a Fringe IssueRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2016 | The Nation

    ... in print and online, from the New York Times's Michael Wines, who reported recently on how sheriff's deputies in Sparta, GA, track down black people to question their registrations to MSNBC Digital national reporter Zachary Roth, author of The Great ...

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  5. Voter suppression must be stoppedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2016 | New Jersey Herald

    The verdict by the Supreme Court some three years ago on the merits of the original Voting Rights Act has encouraged voter suppression. The New York Times illustrated the case in Sparta, Ga., last year, which led to some 180 black registered voters given courtesy notices, which were not all that courtesy-driven, to appear in court to prove their residency.

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  6. GA Town/Republican Riggs Syst Against Black Voters - Mi...Read the original story

    Aug 1, 2016 | The Coastal Courier

    ... and Registration has been "systematically questioning the registrations of more than 180a 3 Black residents in Sparta, Georgia "by dispatching deputies with summonses commanding them to appear in person to prove their residence or lose their voting ...

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  7. Donald Trump and the Long History of White Men Claiming FraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2016 | Switched

    ... designed to throw voters of color off the rolls. A recent New York Times piece included the report that in Sparta, Georgia, the majority-white Board of Elections was "systematically questioning the registrations of more than 180 black ... citizens ...

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  8. politicsTrumpa s Claims of Fraud Have a Long HistoryHea s not the first ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2016 | New York Magazine

    ... designed to throw voters of color off the rolls. A recent New York Times piece included the report that in Sparta, Georgia, the majority-white Board of Elections was "systematically questioning the registrations of more than 180 black citizens - a ...

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  9. Voting is being rigged but not in the way Donald Trump suggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    ... court rulings don't mean that efforts to keep minorities away from the ballot box will end. Sheriff's deputies in Sparta, Georgia, have stopped black men on the streets and gone to the homes of black residents to demand proof that their voter ...

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  10. San Jose State resurrects men's track and field programRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    San Jose State officials on Monday announced the return of men's track and field after a three-decade absence as some of the school's biggest stars convened to mark the moment and pay tribute to a bygone era lovingly known as "Speed City." None were better known than the men who took the stage in front of a 22-foot sculpture between Clark and Tower halls that commemorates the black-gloved salute by San Jose State Olympians Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

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  11. A Georgia town is sending police to black residents' homes to challenge their voting rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | The Raw Story

    ... and Registration has been "systematically questioning the registrations of more than 180" black residents in Sparta, Georgia "by dispatching deputies with summonses commanding them to appear in person to prove their residence or lose their voting ...

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  12. Town accused of sending police to challenge African-American residentsa right to voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2016 | The Miami Herald

    Martee Flournoy, whose voter registration was challenged last year, in Sparta, Ga., June 24, 2016. The Board of Elections and Registration that oversees Sparta systematically questioned the registrations of more than 180 of its black citizens.

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  13. Apalachee names Allan Bailey as the new head baseball coachRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2016 | Barrow County News

    ... baseball coach at Oconee County High School. Bailey also had a stint as the coach for Nathaniel Greene Academy near Sparta. Prior to that, Bailey was a coach at Westminster Christian School in Oconee County and played college baseball at Liberty ...

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  14. Bay Area Immigrants Protest Supreme Court DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | NBC Bay Area

    Rallies denounced the 4-4 deadlock blocking President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions living in the United States illegally from deportation. While local leaders expressed their outrage , large demonstrations cropped up in San Jose, where dozens of community groups joined forces.

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  15. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | CBS Atlanta

    Mason, who led Michigan State to a national title in hockey and won 924 games, has died. He was 76. Sparta... .

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  16. Wolves stay alive in NCAA TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Times Georgian

    A pair of wins on Friday and Saturday kept the University of West Georgia baseball team's season alive as it improved to 2-1 in the NCAA Division II South Regional hosted by Tampa. On Friday night it was a 7-1 victory against Claflin that kept the Wolves going and then they eliminated the top seed and defending national champion Tampa in a 4-3 win Saturday following an 11-4 loss to Nova Southeastern on Thursday night in the opening game of the week.

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  17. For 2nd straight year, player declares early for WNBA draftRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2016 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Connecticut's Morgan Tuck listens to a question during a news conference at the women's Final Four in the NCAA college basketball tournament Monday, April 4, 2016, in Indianapolis. Connecticut will play Syracuse in the championship game on Tuesday.

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  18. GBC Racers Explode to 3 Class Wins at the Cannonball GNCCRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2016 | Power Sports Network

    With only a week to regroup and prepare for Round 2 of the GNCC series at the all-new Cannonball facility in Sparta, Georgia, GBC Motorsports racers were ready to put their best foot forward in the intense racing action. With only a week to regroup and prepare for Round 2 of the GNCC series at the all-new Cannonball facility in Sparta, Georgia, GBC Motorsports racers were ready to put their best foot forward in the intense racing action.

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  19. FMF KTM Factory Riders Take Top Finishes At Cannonball GNCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Dirt Rider Magazine

    Round 2 of the 2016 Grand National Cross Country Series took place in Sparta, Georgia on Sunday, just seven days after the rough season opener in Florida. FMF KTM Factory riders captured two top-five finishes in the XC1 Pro Class with Kailub Russell finishing second and Russell Bobbitt taking home fourth.

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  20. 2012 slaying of Cumming man in middle Georgia remains unsolvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2016 | Forsyth County News

    ... 60-year-old man was discovered slain about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 2012, by his brother at Garner's Grinder on Hwy. 16 in Sparta, which is in Hancock County. Scott Dutton of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Office of Public Affairs said the case ...

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