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Lamar Bubba Potts Jr.

Wrong Lamar Bubba Potts Jr.?


Coweta County

Employment History

  • Sheriff
  • Business Manager
    Newnan Browns
9 Total References
Web References
Lamar Potts, Coweta ..., 14 Jan 2016 [cached]
Lamar Potts, Coweta County sheriff, 40-­55. Laid back, but serious about his job. Mayhayley Lancaster, white female, psychic, ­ 30-­50. Wild in appearance and speech.
Lamar 'Bubba' Potts Jr. speaks during ..., 12 July 2013 [cached]
Lamar 'Bubba' Potts Jr. speaks during a panel on 'Murder in Coweta County' on Wednesday.
Others on the panel were Earlene Scott, who remembers the trial era and whose parents knew the murderer, Meriwether County landowner John Wallace; Joe Crain Sr., who has collected memorabilia related to the case; Reba Crisp, a friend of Dorothy Dunlap, whose family and Wallace were neighbors; Lamar "Bubba" Potts Jr., the son of Coweta Sheriff Lamar Potts; and Norma Haynes, a Newnan resident who was an extra in the film.
Potts was business manager for the Newnan Browns, a semi-pro team, and about the time of the trial he was housing the players "here in the courthouse," Crain remembered.
"He was the state patrolman assigned to Sheriff Lamar Potts throughout the trial."
Potts gave Cash, a gun enthusiast, his father's pistol.
Potts said it was as snub-nosed .38 with a one-inch barrel that his father had "kept under his belt all the time. With a smile, Potts recalled Cash used "a big pistol" in the movie.
Cash gave Potts a book.
Potts remembered the Cash family was gathered around and Johnny Cash was getting a pedicure at the time.
Potts also recalled getting a "very interesting" poem from Josephine Wallace one year. "You could tell she was an artist," he said.
"All this attention is fantastic," Potts said.
In addition to the photo op ..., 13 July 2013 [cached]
In addition to the photo op at the county line, there were stops at the site of Sunset Tourist Court, where the murder is believed to have occurred, and at the grave of Coweta County Sheriff Lamar Potts at Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan.
The story - with powerful Wallace murdering his employee, relentlessly determined Sheriff Lamar Potts and Heard County fortuneteller Mayhayley Lancaster had 'subject matter for movies which you seldom find.'
Reflecting on Potts, he said, 'You make up characters that have that kind of determination and character and success. To find them in real life is rare.'
Along with the hero, 'you need an opponent,' Atkins said. 'You need a bad guy.'
Wallace and Potts 'were both fascinating people.' Wallace was multilayered - 'someone who not only does bad things but does good things.'
Atkins remembered working with Earl Hindman, who played J.H. Potts, Lamar Potts' deputy and brother.
Johnny Cash played Coweta ..., 9 July 2013 [cached]
Johnny Cash played Coweta County Sheriff Lamar Potts and Andy Griffith, known for his roles in "The Andy Griffith Show" and later "Matlock," played the role of Wallace.
"Murder in Coweta County" is the true story of a brutal 1948 murder that pitted Wallace against Coweta County Sheriff Lamar Potts.
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