Daily Archives: May 25, 2016

Applebee’s murder trial: Defendant’s ex-girlfriend says he admitted shooting the victim

The Fayetteville Applebee’s murder trial continued Wednesday morning in Fayette County Superior Court, and the final witness to testify before the lunch break was defendant Gregory Haney’s ex-girlfriend Katasha Wilson, who says Haney told her he shot the restaurant manager identified as Gregory Smith, who died as a result of that June 7, 2015 encounter….

Griffin Judicial Circuit: Ballard; Crawford; Coker vs. Hayes

Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard, who decided this year to run for superior court judge instead of seeking reelection as D.A., has defeated incumbent Superior Court Judge Tommy Hankinson, garnering about 55 percent of the 31,698 combined ballots cast in Fayette, Spalding, Upson and Pike counties. A bit more than half of those…

Winners: Babb, Oddo, Maxwell, Ognio, Hollowell, Huddleston, and Anderson

  Tuesday night’s Fayette County Primary Election was one for the books as Sheriff Barry Babb won big over challenger Chris Stevers 88 percent to 12, and first-term incumbent County Commission Chairman Charles Oddo won a five-man District 5 race outright with about 51 percent of the 12,224 votes cast in that county-wide race. One…

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