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GHSA clears Lowndes

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

 The Georgia High School Association has cleared Lowndes High of any wrongdoing after Colquitt County accused Lowndes and former Packer assistant Buzz Payne of working together to steal Colquitt offensive play signals in their game two weeks ago.

Buzz Payne is now a middle school coach at Thomas County.

In his letter to Lowndes principal Jay Floyd, GHSA executive director Dr. Ralph Swearngin called the charges an ethical matter.

Swearngin says he could not find a high level of verifiable evidence and was taking no action against Lowndes High School.

In his response to the news, Lowndes school superintendent Wes Taylor praised the manner in which Lowndes High handled the situation and would use it to teach their students the following life lessons.

One is always verify the creditability of the source of the information.

Second is substantiate its validity.

Disregard irresponsible and baseless allegations and finally think before you speak

Taylor's statements are apparent shot at Colquitt County head football coach Rush Propst who accused Lowndes coach Randy McPherson of lying last week.

Propst was returning to Moultrie Tuesday and says it would be premature for him to comment.

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