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
Coast Guard retaliating against whistleblower
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Two Canton women accused of trying to kill elderly woman with drug overdose
CANTON: Two Stark County women are accused of trying to murder an elderly woman through a drug overdose.
Mayoral challenger calls out Gregerson
Matthews pledges to restore ethics, integrity to non-partisan position By Nicholas Johnson | May 24, 2017 Candidate Dan Matthews, left, filed at the last minute Friday, May 19, to challenge Mayor Jennifer Gregerson in this year's Nov. 7 general election Dan Matthews says he’s challenging Mayor Jennifer Gregerson out of disgust at how she has politicized the office “My plan is to run a respectful and courteous race,” he said. “My concern is that historically my opponent has done neither – unethically laundering partisan dollars and using a political consultant who has a clear record of torching and trashing their adversaries and inventing dirt where none exists.” For her part, Gregerson said she, too, plans to…
A Special Prosecutor . . . For What?
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