Tammy Joyner

Local government reporter

Southside reporter Tammy Joyner has previously been a business reporter and assistant business editor since joining the AJC in 1994.

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4:08 PM Monday, May. 01, 2017

A Henry duo’s path to legal help in death penalty case
 So where do Georgians who can’t afford high-powered lawyers go when they’re facing the death penalty? For two McDonough men in such straits, the answer is an elite corps of public defenders who specialize in capital punishment cases. Read more here.

10:59 PM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

So where do Georgians who can’t afford high-powered lawyers go when they’re facing the death penalty? For two McDonough men in such straits, the answer is an elite corps of public defenders who specialize in capital punishment cases. Read more here.
Death penalty public defenders to join Henry quadruple homicide case
 Two McDonough men facing the possibility of the death penality for quadruple homicides will likely be represented by a special corps of public defenders who deal exclusively with capital punishment cases. INTERACTIVE: Faces of Death Row
PHOTOS: Those executed in Georgia and their victims
INTERACTIVE: What is The Marshall Project?
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10:21 PM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

Two McDonough men facing the possibility of the death penality for quadruple homicides will likely be represented by a special corps of public defenders who deal exclusively with capital punishment cases. INTERACTIVE: Faces of Death Row PHOTOS: Those executed in Georgia and their victims INTERACTIVE: What is The Marshall Project? SPECIAL...
Stockbridge man gets 25 years in prison for sex assault
 A Stockbridge man will spend 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman with special needs. A Henry County jury found Roderick Steele Moreland guilty Wednesday of aggravated sodomy. Once the 30-year-old has completed his prison sentence, he will spend the rest of his life on probation and the sex offender registry. On Dec. 14, 2015...

8:23 PM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

A Stockbridge man will spend 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman with special needs. A Henry County jury found Roderick Steele Moreland guilty Wednesday of aggravated sodomy. Once the 30-year-old has completed his prison sentence, he will spend the rest of his life on probation and the sex offender registry. On Dec. 14, 2015...
Henry government veteran named new county manager
 Henry County has a new county manager. Cheri Hobson-Matthews was appointed to the position at a county commission special-called board meeting on Wednesday. She succeeds Lyndon Bonner who was ousted in January as the county seeks to move in a new direction with new county management leadership, the county’s incoming chair June Wood...

7:03 PM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

Henry County has a new county manager. Cheri Hobson-Matthews was appointed to the position at a county commission special-called board meeting on Wednesday. She succeeds Lyndon Bonner who was ousted in January as the county seeks to move in a new direction with new county management leadership, the county’s incoming chair June Wood...
Fayette approves first SPLOST in more than a decade
 Fayette County voters overwhelmingly approved a one-cent Special Local Option Sales Tax Tuesday, the first in more than a decade. With all 36 precincts reporting, 70 percent - or 5,851 - of the votes cast Tuesday were in favor of the SPLOST while 2,567 opposed it. It is the first SPLOST to be approved in more than 10 years, Fayette Board...

1:13 AM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

Fayette County voters overwhelmingly approved a one-cent Special Local Option Sales Tax Tuesday, the first in more than a decade. With all 36 precincts reporting, 70 percent - or 5,851 - of the votes cast Tuesday were in favor of the SPLOST while 2,567 opposed it. It is the first SPLOST to be approved in more than 10 years, Fayette Board...
Henry County DA to ask for death penalty in quadruple homicide case
 News of the quadruple homicides last fall hit Henry County hard. The county’s top law enforcer struck back Tuesday asking for the death penalty for the two defendants charged with killing four young people who’d gathered for a night of fun around a bonfire last Oct. 26. Read more here.

12:47 AM Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017

News of the quadruple homicides last fall hit Henry County hard. The county’s top law enforcer struck back Tuesday asking for the death penalty for the two defendants charged with killing four young people who’d gathered for a night of fun around a bonfire last Oct. 26. Read more here.
Henry DA seeking death penalty for duo in quadruple homicide case
 Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said Tuesday he will seek the death penalty against two men charged with shooting to death four people at a home in a rural part of the county. Defendants Jacob Cole Kosky and Matthew Baker Jr. were brought to the Henry County courthouse from jail Tuesday for what was to be a first hearing...

9:43 PM Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said Tuesday he will seek the death penalty against two men charged with shooting to death four people at a home in a rural part of the county. Defendants Jacob Cole Kosky and Matthew Baker Jr. were brought to the Henry County courthouse from jail Tuesday for what was to be a first hearing...
Henry DA to seek death penalty in quadruple homicide case
 Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said Tuesday he will seek the death penalty against two men charged with shooting to death four people at a home in a rural part of the county. A first hearing was set for Tuesday morning for Jacob Cole Kosky and Matthew Baker Jr. but was rescheduled for April 11 at 1:30 p.n. to allow...

2:48 PM Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017

Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said Tuesday he will seek the death penalty against two men charged with shooting to death four people at a home in a rural part of the county. A first hearing was set for Tuesday morning for Jacob Cole Kosky and Matthew Baker Jr. but was rescheduled for April 11 at 1:30 p.n. to allow...
Clayton Sheriff Hill’s POST certification on probation due to shooting
 A state regulatory agency that certifies the training of Georgia law enforcement officers has stripped Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s certification for two years because of his accidental shooting of a female friend in 2015. The decision by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council comes seven months after Hill...

9:00 PM Monday, Mar. 20, 2017

A state regulatory agency that certifies the training of Georgia law enforcement officers has stripped Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s certification for two years because of his accidental shooting of a female friend in 2015. The decision by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council comes seven months after Hill...
Sheriff Victor Hill’s certification on two-year probation due to shooting
 A state law enforcement-regulating agency has placed Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s certification on probation for two years in response to his accidental shooting of a female friend two years ago. The decision by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council comes seven months after Hill pleaded no contest to...

7:22 PM Monday, Mar. 20, 2017

A state law enforcement-regulating agency has placed Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s certification on probation for two years in response to his accidental shooting of a female friend two years ago. The decision by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council comes seven months after Hill pleaded no contest to...