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Clinch Co. taking action against troubled Homerville nightclub

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HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Clinch County Commissioners are taking action against the nightclub in Homerville where a Morehouse student was recently murdered.
 
On Monday, commissioners voted to adopt a complaint for abandonment of nuisance at the 912 Social Club. County Commissioners would not go into detail about what this means, and referred to the county's attorney for clarification.

WALB went to the attorney's office Wednesday afternoon, but he refused to speak to the media about the decision. So far, no action has been taken against the club's owner, but he said he is very angry about the county's decision.

The county Sheriff has had the club shut down since 22-year old Clayton Cross was shot there on May 10th. The GBI said Cross, who was a senior at Morehouse college, was not believed to be the intended target.

Cross' step-father, Lindsay Scott, said he is glad to see the commissioners finally taking action against the club.

 "I'm so elated that they did take some action and step up and say, 'look, we gotta do somethin' about this and we gotta hold these folks accountable.' I think that's a good start, I think that's a good start," said Scott.

He believes the commissioners' actions send a strong message.

"I think it sends a message to the community that this kind of behavior and these kind of actions are unacceptable," Scott explained.

Four people have been charged in Cross' murder.

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