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Wednesday, June 5 2002

Prosecutors 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, murdered her.

Beverley's daughter, friends give conflicting testimony

Beverley Watson 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.

Defense 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 murdering her.

Murder 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.

County 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.

PTC 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.

Subdivisions and convenience stores top Planning Commission agenda

Residents attending Thursday night's Fayette County Planning Commission meeting may want to bring a sleeping bag.

Budget talks begin

Fayette County officials are starting tomorrow the arduous process of passing a budget for next year.

Man arrested for raping PTC woman at home

A Peachtree City man has been arrested for raping a woman he was living with.

Teen 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.

Massengale to run for District 85 seat

Spalding 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.

Yates 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 counties.

Fayette 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.

North Fayette and Oak Grove Win the Battle of the Books

Elementary students demonstrated their reading retention skills as they squared off against each other during the 2002 Fayette County Battle of the Books Celebration.

Fayette 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).

Two Starr's Mill grads accepted at Air Force Academy

The United States Air Force Academy has offered an appointments to Jonathan Ferro and Bret Stevens, both graduates of Starr's Mill High School.

Parades honor Accelerated Readers

Fayette students 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 individual schools.

RVI 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 category.

Local Student Receives Ranking in National French Contest

Katherine Myers, 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.

LDS 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.

Outdoor 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.

Local 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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