hope circumstantial evidence sways jurors to convict
They don't even
know how Beverley Watson died, but Fulton County prosecutors hope to
convince a jury that her husband Jim, a former Riverdale police officer,
daughter, friends give conflicting testimony
made one of her closest friends promise not to let her husband Jim get
away with killing her if she ever turned up missing, it was revealed
in court last week.
argues somebody else killed her
During the murder
of a Clayton County man last year, one suspect confessed to the other
that he was responsible for killing Beverley Watson, according to the
defense attorney representing her husband, Jim, who stands accused of
victim summoned deputies to home but no official report ever filed
While she and her
husband were separated in 1994, Beverley Watson once summoned deputies
to the couple's south Fayette home alleging that a domestic dispute
had occurred, it was revealed in court Friday.
quizzes Fairburn on plans to annex
For more than two
hours last week, the Fayette County Commission picked the brains of
the counterparts in Fairburn over a controversial annexation request.
Fairburn's city leaders acted as agents for the Bedford School, which
wants to annex nearly nine acres of its property in unincorporated Fayette
County on Milam Road into Fairburn.
Council to buy Wynnmeade entrance for cart bridge?
Peachtree City officials
plan to buy 5.1 acres of vacant land at the former entrance to the Wynnmeade
subdivision to use for recreation purposes and install a cart path bridge
across Ga. Highway 54.
and convenience stores top Planning Commission agenda
attending Thursday night's Fayette County Planning Commission meeting
may want to bring a sleeping bag.
County officials are starting tomorrow the arduous process of passing
a budget for next year.
arrested for raping PTC woman at home
Peachtree City man has been arrested for raping a woman he was living
concert plans hit sour note
Fred Fest concert
organizers are forced to call off the June 8 teen event planned at the
Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater due to low advance ticket sales.
to run for District 85 seat
County Commissioner Merrill Massengale has announced his intention to
seek one of the two seats in the Georgia House of Representatives' newly
created District 85.
announces candidacy for District 85 post in Georgia House
State Rep. John
Yates, currently representing District 106 in the Georgia House of Representatives,
has announced his candidacy for Post 1 of the newly created multi-member
District 85, which includes portions of Butts, Fayette, Henry and Spalding
County NAACP to hold meeting
The Fayette County
NAACP will hold its next monthly meeting Saturday, June 8, at 4 p.m.
at Flat Rock A.M.E. Church located at 148 Old Chapel Lane in Fayetteville
(just off Hwy 54). Guest Speaker will be Mr. Andy Carden of the Fayette
Senior Services Center.
Fayette and Oak Grove Win the Battle of the Books
demonstrated their reading retention skills as they squared off against
each other during the 2002 Fayette County Battle of the Books Celebration.
Out Scores State in First-Time Pass Rate on Graduation Test
For the second year
in a row, Fayette students have the highest first-time pass rates in
the state for the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT).
Starr's Mill grads accepted at Air Force Academy
United States Air Force Academy has offered an appointments to Jonathan
Ferro and Bret Stevens, both graduates of Starr's Mill High School.
honor Accelerated Readers
love to read and it shows. Recently, students at both Peachtree City
and Huddleston Elementary Schools celebrated their achievements through
the Accelerated Reader program by participating in parades at their
Students and School Honored at State Conference
Two students from
McIntosh High School earned top placements at the Related Vocational
Instruction (RVI) state conference. Jason Schulz and Sarah Stoman both
placed third in auto tech and graphic arts, respectively. Additionally,
Ben Ruberg and John Malinofsky were awarded fourth place for their construction
group project and David Ferguson placed fourth in the individual construction
Student Receives Ranking in National French Contest
a 10th grade student at Starr's Mill High School, has ranked nationally
in the 67th annual Grand Concours, a national competition sponsored
by the American Association of Teachers of French.
youth to 'service' YMCA
Dozens of young
people, ages 12-18, from Newnan to Thomaston to Jonesboro are descending
on the Fayette YMCA on Huiet Road this Saturday for the Jonesboro Stake
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' annual Youth Conference.
Diorama Teaches History
A study of World
War II and the holocaust has turned into an outdoor history lesson for
students at Rising Starr Middle School.
High School Junior Wins Discover Scholarship
A Sandy Creek High
School junior is one of six students in Georgia to receive an educational
scholarship through the Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarship program.
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