Filing 18

ORDER ADOPTING 14 Report and Recommendations, DISMISSING Plaintiff's petition without prejudice for failure to follow this Court's Order and failure to prosecute, DENYING Plaintiff in forma pauperis status on appeal and a Certificate of Appealability. Signed by Judge J. Randal Hall on 01/09/2017. (maa)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA STATESBORO DIVISION JERRY L. CLARK, Petitioner, CIVIL ACTION NO.: 6:16-cv-97 v. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS; and TOOMBS COUNTY, GEORGIA, Respondents. ORDER After an independent and de novo review of the entire record, the undersigned concurs with the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation, (doc. 14), to which Petitioner Jerry Clark ("Clark") failed to file Objections.1 Accordingly, the Court ADOPTS the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation as the opinion of the Court. The Court DISMISSES Clark's 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254 Petition without prejudice for failure to follow this Court's Orders and failure to prosecute, DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to CLOSE this case and enter the appropriate judgment of dismissal, and DENIES Clark informa pauperis status on appeal and a Certificate of Appealability. SO ORDERED, this * ay o day of January,2017 HON^ELAjBtE J. RANDAL HALL UNITE^STATES DISTRICT JUDGE THERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA 1 Clark submitted a letter to the Clerk of Court on December 22, 2016, in which Clark complains about his criminal proceedings in state court. (Doc. 17.) However, Clark does not address his lack of communication with the Court or his failure to comply with this Court's Orders, nor does Clark object to the Magistrate Judge's Reportand Recommendation.

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