No not Lithonia, not Clayton County, but Augusta:
Augusta, GA — Watchdog Woody Merry came came to bark at Augusta Coliseum Authority board members about not meeting, but Merry’s confrontation with member William Fennoy brought out a Richmond County Deputy, to take statements as Merry took a punch to the right side of his face.
William Fennoy, Treasurer, Augusta Coliseum Authority: “Woody got in my face, followed me inside the building, I asked him to get out of my face, he swung on me, I defended myself…”
Woody Merry, CSRA Help: “We got vocal, he bumped me three times in the chest, three times I said, ‘I will defend myself if you touch me again’, the third I push him away, and he struck me.”
The altercation is another black eye for a board that Augusta state lawmakers tried to abolish during this past session. State Rep. Wayne Howard was at the meeting to introduce a bill calling for a new authority. He says he would be in support if authority members resigned for the good of the community.
State Representative Wayne Howard, (D) Augusta, GA: “My legislation says that, that we should move this board and start a new one. I think it’s pretty clear in my legislation.”