Champion Family Sue County for $1.5 Million

The Southern Standard, by Duane Sherrill — A confrontation between a family of four and deputies has brought a $1.5 million lawsuit, with the Champion family targeting the sheriff, one of his deputies and the county. The suit, filed by Hal and Janice Champion in federal court this week, asks for $500,000 in compensatory damages…

Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict Champions

The Southern Standard, by Duane Sherrill — Grand jurors refused to indict two members of the Champion family over their alleged run-in with deputies, prompting a pledge by prosecutors that the cases will not go away quietly. Charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest against Janice Champion, 48, and her eldest son Lance Champion, 23,…