As of Friday, June 8, 2012
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CONYERS -- Shannon Black, who claims she has made posts under the names of "KBeet" and "MsLoy" on the Newton Citizen website, has filed a report of harassment with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.
Black, a Conyers resident, filed a report Thursday afternoon claiming she has been harassed via the phone and visits to her home since coming forward.
Black wrote two letters to the editor to the Newton Citizen in May claiming the identities, which have been named in a lawsuit filed by Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter. The lawsuit claims defamation and libel for negative comments made about Carpenter on the Citizen website.
According to the incident report, Black said that a black man, who she has never seen before, approached her while she was standing in her yard late one evening. She claims that he told her that if she kept writing untrue stories that his next visit would not be nice.
She told the RCSO officer that he was driving a dark older model Honda Accord, and that two other black men also were in the vehicle.
Black also reported that she has been getting phone calls from blocked numbers.
In an amendment to the lawsuit filed earlier this month, Carpenter alleges that Newton County Board of Education Vice Chair Jeff Meadors created the blog IDs "MsLoy" and "KBeet." He denies the claims.