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Lithonia Mayor Accuses Promoter Of Death Threat

LITHONIA, GA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The mayor of Lithonia Georgia has accused a local concert promoter, Jason Lary, of making threats to kill her the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The dispute stems from an incident that allegedly occurred in January with, according to Mayor Joyce McKibben, Lary threatened her life over a disputed contract for the city's summer concert series. According to McKibben,

Lary allegedly made the threatening comments while talking to state Sen. Ronald Ramsey, who represents Lithonia, however Senator Ramsey has testified that while Lary made some rather earthy comments regarding the mayor, he did not threaten her.

The Judge, who had previously denied a request from the mayor for a restraining order also denied McKibben's request for a restraining order, noting that the request "fails in a number of areas" including the lack of an corroborative evidence, the Journal Constitution said.

Mickibben's term has been a contentious one and in addition to feuding with Lary, she has also been at odds with the city council over mayoral powers and her attempted firing of the Lithonia police chief. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers