Butts County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings
Middle Ga. Argus – Week of April 29, 1890
Murder – Wade Yancy
A young colored man named Wade Yancy was Killed by Sam Grier at the colored Baptist church on what is called Pepperton about noon on Sunday. The weapon used was a pistol, and the ball went directly through the heart, producing death instantly.
We learn that a trivial dispute arose between a sister of Grier and Yancy, when Grier walked up and shot Yancy down without a word. An attempt was made to arrest the murdered by a posse of colored men and one of them, John Hardy, was shot in the shoulder. Grier was overpowered, however , and brought to town and turned over to Sheriff Beauchamp who placed him in jail
Middle Ga Argus – Week of May 6, 1890