Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Jeremy Mayfield convicted of possessing stolen goods

Mayfield convicted of stolen goods possession




NEWTON, N.C. — My, my how the mighty fall.

A former NASCAR Chase participant was convicted of possession of stolen goods on Monday.

Jeremy Mayfield, 44, one of the ten original NASCAR Chasers, was found guilty of two counts of possession of stolen goods and possession of drug paraphernalia.  This stem from charges in 2011.

Firefighters burned Mr. Mayfield's former $1,300,000.00 mansion down to the ground in December 2013.

Mr. Mayfield sent a tweet Thursday saying, "If I would've known about a "Burn a house down tax break" I would've burned them all down, #updateyourtaxbreak."

Mr. Mayfield was evicted from the property in 2013 after financial troubles stemming from a failed drug test during the 2009 Sprint Cup season that banned him indefinitely from all disciplines of auto racing.

WSOC-HD reporter Dave Faherty was the only reporter allowed in the house before it was burned.

Mr. Mayfield was sentenced to a suspended 45-day sentence and was put on unsupervised probation for 18 months.

WSOC-HD 9 Eyewitness News

Columbia County attorney resigns


GROVETOWN, Ga. — The attorney for Columbia County has quit.

During Tuesday night's Columbia County Commission meeting, Douglas Batchelor suddenly resigned from his position.  Attorney Chris Driver will take over for Mr. Batchelor on an interim basis.

County officials say Mr. Driver has been doing work for the county for a few years.  Mr. Batchelor will still work for the county from time to time as an adviser.

The decision is effective immediately.

WJBF-DT News Channel 6

REGIONAL/NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

You know the web filter British Prime Minister David Cameron required to be installed on all devices?  Turns out (not surprisingly), it never was intended to block porn.  The filter blocked out sex ed info, info about abortion services, and it even blocked access to Aiken Area Progressive and The Frisky, among other blogs -- because those blogs have images of naked people, topless women, breastfeeding mothers, or (in the case of the aforementioned blogs) at least two of the three or all three.  Less than 5% of all Britons supported this web filter. [New Statesman]

A Kentucky inmate who escaped turned himself in because he didn't like the near zero/subzero weather they had. [Winona Dimeo-Ediger]

And speaking of subzero, Asheville hit a record low of -1° on Tuesday.  Two locations in North Carolina fell to -18°f and -24°f, respectively. [NWS Raleigh]

And Rush Limbaugh continues to show his utter ignorance about everything, literally.  Next time this polar air goes all the way down to FELLOWSHIP RD like it did on Monday and Tuesday, I'm challenging him to stand on Grandfather Mountain for ten minutes.

SPORTS SHORTS:

Former Williston-Elko defensive player Taylor Hearn was named to to the ALL-USA South Carolina Football Team. [Noah Feit]

Roundball action: Midland Valley lost to White Knoll 39-19.  Augusta Christian beat Silver Bluff 41-32.

USC ends the football campaign ranked fourth in the final Associated Press poll, which is the highest ranking in school history. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:

Laverne Cox schools Katie Couric about doing interviews with transgender women. [The Frisky]

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