Former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman indicted for sexual assault of a minor
A former public information officer for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has been indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student in an ...
It’s Not What They Say …
BY VERN TURNER The smartest woman on television, Rachel Maddow, keeps telling us to watch what they are doing, not listen so much to what they're saying. Examples from the last three months are plentiful to underscore the duplicity coming from our body politic controlled by arrogant, spiteful, backward-thinking and corrupt politicians, aka Republicans. The…
'Dixie Mafia' member Billy Sunday Birt dies
Birt died sometime overnight Thursday, according to his son, Billy Stonewall "Stoney" Birt. He was 79. Stoney Birt said Friday night he will be planning funeral arrangements Saturday. Billy Sunday Birt was convicted of the 1972 murder of his former "Dixie Mafia" associate and Winder resident Donald Chancey as well as the 1973 slayings of an elderly couple in Wrens. He is reputed to have been involved in more than 50 murders during the 1960s and 1970s. Stoney Birt has authored a book about his father that he plans to share more widely after Billy Sunday Birt's death. For the full story, see the April 12 issue of the Barrow News-Journal. Trackbacks
A Special Prosecutor . . . For What?
So, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. Great Just one question: From what? Yes, yes, Sessions is a good and decent man. He is a scrupulous lawyer who cares about his reputation. Thus, in stark contrast to Obama administration attorneys general, he strictly applied — I’d say he hyper-applied — the ethical standard that calls on a lawyer to recuse himself from a matter in which his participation as counsel would create the mere appearance of impropriety. The standard is eminently sensible because the legitimacy of our judicial system depends not only on its actually being on the up and up but on its being perceived as such. If it looks like you’re conflicted, you step aside, period. Simple, right? Well . . . Much as I admire our AG’s virtue (and…
So long, Rank's; hello, Byrne Dairy
Work begins to clear the site of the longtime neighborhood grocery