Monthly Archives: May 2016

Haney, Jackson found guilty in Fayetteville Applebee’s murder case

The family of slain Fayetteville Applebee’s manager Gregory Smith shed tears of sorrow and joy late Tuesday evening as a jury came back with quick guilty verdicts for both Gregory Haney, Jr. and Ledarius Jawon Jackson, the men charged in Smith’s June 7, 2015 murder. Haney and Jackson were both declared guilty of Malice Murder,…

Applebee’s murder trial update: Ex-girlfriend says she bought murder weapon

Day Four of the Fayetteville Applebee’s murder trial began Thursday with an unsuccessful motion from the defense for a mistrial based on Wednesday afternoon testimony that identified one of the defendants as having converted to Islam. Alicia Paschel, the mother of defendant Gregory Haney, was on the witness stand Wednesday when Assistant District Attorney David…

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…

Update: Fayetteville Applebee’s murder trial has begun

The trial against two men suspected of killing Fayetteville Applebee’s restaurant manager Gregory Smith last summer began in Fayette County Superior Court Monday morning where prosecutors and defense attorneys spent most of the morning and afternoon picking a jury. That jury was seated just before 4 p.m. and heard about 70 minutes of opening arguments…

Fayette Newspapers  - 210 Jeff Davis Place, P.O. Box 96 Fayetteville, GA 30214 - (770) 461-6317 • To access legal notices visit http://www.georgiapublicnotice.com/.