21, Nov 2014 - Barrow, GA SCOGA overturns Barrow Co. man's murder conviction
The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a murder conviction handed down against James Lynn, who admitted killing his wife on July 26, 2011. ATLANTA - A Barrow County man convicted of murder in the July 26, 2011 death of his wife has had that conviction reversed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.
21, Nov 2014 - Fulton, GA Latest Georgia news, sports, business and entertainment
The judge presiding over the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial has lifted an order barring media outlets from reporting a specific story related to the case.
21, Nov 2014 - Decatur, GA Decatur man sentenced in ATM skimming scheme
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to federal prison time for his role in an ATM skimming machine that involved more than 5,000 victims. Authorities say 36-year-old Michael J. Ellis of Decatur, Georgia was sentenced to eight years and five months in prison for stealing bank debit card numbers and passwords from people in Georgia and Florida by using an ...
20, Nov 2014 - Two Atlanta, Georgia Law Firms Join Forces as Chandler & Moore Law, LLC
New Georgia law firm represents clients in attorney discipline, professional malpractice and personal injury matters. (PRWeb November 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12299607.htm
20, Nov 2014 - SCOGA upholds Forsyth Co. murder conviction
ATLANTA - The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) has unanimously upheld Jill Adaire Smith’s convictions for murder and arson in the 2010 death of her husband, Michael Smith.
19, Nov 2014 - Georgia men get 10 years in ricin plot
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday sentenced two Georgia militia group members to 10 years each in prison for conspiring to produce ricin, with prosecutors saying they plotted to release it from an airplane over Washington. Samuel Crump, 71, and Ray Adams, 58, were convicted in January by a jury in Gainesville, Georgia, of conspiring to produce the toxin for use as a ...
18, Nov 2014 - Habersham, GA Arrendale prison inmates offered diploma completion program
ATLANTA (AP) A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.
18, Nov 2014 - Water wars between Florida, Georgia advance at U.S. Supreme Court
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's water war against Georgia advanced as the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an interstate dispute on whether Atlanta's suburbs are sucking dry the river flow that feeds the oyster beds and fisheries of the northern Gulf Coast. Georgia had sought to dismiss the suit, filed last October by Florida Governor Rick Scott, that stems ...
18, Nov 2014 - Atlanta, GA Georgia city settles lawsuit filed by family of man who died after officers used stun guns
ATLANTA — An Atlanta-area city has agreed to pay $1 million to the family of a man who died after police officers used stun guns on him, attorneys said Thursday.
18, Nov 2014 - Ciavarella moved again in federal prison system
Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella was relocated to the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. His stay likely is temporary, said Chris Burke, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons.
18, Nov 2014 - Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.
18, Nov 2014 - Atlanta, GA Former Ga. ethics commission attorney sues agency
A former Georgia ethics commission staff attorney is suing the agency. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1p7veFg) Elisabeth Murray-Obertein, who already received $477,500 in a whistleblower settlement, filed the lawsuit this week in Fulton County Superior Court.
18, Nov 2014 - Judge mulls whether to enter Georgia voter registration dispute
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.
17, Nov 2014 - Judge declines to act on Georgia voting dispute
ATLANTA (AP) — Days before the midterm elections, a state judge declined Tuesday to act in a dispute over 56,000 voter registration applications in one of the nation's most politically charged states.
17, Nov 2014 - Pierce, GA Mookie Blaylock gets 3 years of jail time for fatal car crash
ATLANTA — Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock was ordered to spend three years of a 15-year sentence behind bars after he pleaded guilty in a car crash that killed a woman in Georgia. His attorney, Amanda Palmer, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Blaylock agreed Monday to a plea deal ...
11, Oct 2014 - Cobb, GA Georgia woman gets 30-year prison term in daughter's malnutrition death
A suburban Atlanta woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges in the malnutrition death of her 16-year-old daughter. Ebony Berry, 37, did not withhold food from her daughter, Markea, but failed to seek proper medical care for the teenager, who weighed 43 pounds (19.5 kg) when she died in 2012, prosecutors said ...
11, Oct 2014 - Newton, GA Supreme Court to hear private landfill debate Monday
Attorneys representing Newton County will present oral arguments Monday to the Georgia Supreme Court, seeking to prevent a new landfill that would bring solid waste from Atlanta to Newton County.
11, Oct 2014 - SCOGA says White Co. murderer doesn't deserve new trial
ATLANTA - The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) has reversed a White County judge s decision and ruled that a man who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison does not deserve a new trial.
11, Oct 2014 - Henry, GA Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.Michael Brandon Hill, 21, entered the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy near Decatur on Aug. 20, 2013, armed with a rifle patterned after an AK-47 and nearly 500 ...
11, Oct 2014 - Dekalb, GA Judge changes ruling on north Ga. man banished to Ware County
ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia man who fired a gun at a home and was later banished from most of the state can live with his mother, but is not al…
11, Oct 2014 - Judge changes but won't lift Ga. man's banishment
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who fired a gun at a home and was later banished from most of the state can live with his mother, but is not allowed out of the county, a judge ruled Tuesday.
11, Oct 2014 - Henry, GA Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A man who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
10, Oct 2014 - Long, GA Ga. prisoner accused of lying about possible Ebola
Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital.
10, Oct 2014 - Dekalb, GA Georgia man sentenced to 20 years in 2013 school shooting
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man who fired an AK-47 in a suburban Atlanta elementary school in 2013 before a school clerk convinced him to put his gun down and turn himself in pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. Michael Brandon Hill, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and other charges and received a 40-year sentence, half of which he will be able ...
10, Oct 2014 - Murray, GA 3 convicted of killing Georgia teen over his expensive shoe collection; sentenced to life
Two men and a 15-year-old have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a metro Atlanta teen who authorities said was targeted over his expensive shoe collection.
10, Oct 2014 - Wayne, GA SCOGA to hear appeals in Oakwood poultry plant suit, Toccoa murder
ATLANTA - The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) is to hear appeals Tuesday in a civil suit involving Wayne Poultry Company of Oakwood and a Toccoa murder conviction.
10, Oct 2014 - Murray, GA 3 convicted of killing Georgia teen over shoes
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two men and a 15-year-old have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a metro Atlanta teen who authorities said was targeted over his expensive shoe collection.
09, Oct 2014 - Atlanta, GA Atlanta schools cheating trial starts today: What you should know
Six years after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported on suspect test scores in Atlanta and other Georgia districts, a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators are heading to trial.
09, Oct 2014 - Prosecutor won't seek death penalty for father of toddler who died after being left in hot car
ATLANTA - A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
09, Oct 2014 - No death penalty for dad charged in toddler death
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man accused of leaving his toddler son to die inside a hot car will not face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
09, Oct 2014 - Gwinnett, GA Three get life in prison over sports shoe murder in Georgia
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Three suburban Atlanta residents have been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a 14-year-old before taking his collection of high-end sports shoes, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
08, Oct 2014 - Habersham, GA Baker, Weidner get new terms on state Superior Court Clerk authority
ATLANTA - Hall County Clerk of Courts Charles Baker has been reappointed to the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Cooperative Authority as has Clarkesville attorney Jim Weidner. The re-appointments were made by Gov. Nathan Deal.
08, Oct 2014 - Brantley, GA Judge sides with Fulton County in tax hike dispute
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has sided with Georgia's most populous county in an ongoing dispute over a 17-percent property tax increase. Senior Cobb County Superior Court Judge G. Grant Brantley on Thursday rejected a request to bar Fulton County from collecting money from the tax hike. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (bit.ly/1rjFV6F) that the ruling is a victory for the county in its ...
08, Sep 2014 - Georgia ethics commission fires director
ATLANTA (AP) - The head of the state ethics commission was fired Monday, less than a week after a judge fined her $10,000 for failing to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the agency and called her actions "dishonest and non-transparent." Four members of the commission ...
05, Apr 2014 - Norcross, GA Georgia Defense Attorney, Kevin J. Pratt, Successfully Defends Client against Multiple Civil and Cr
Georgia defense attorney, Kevin J. Pratt, successfully defends Robbie Sowash against multiple civil and criminal charges that were brought against him for losses incurred as a result of the collapse of the real estate market. (PRWeb March 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/atlanta-attorney/kevin-pratt/prweb11642743.htm
05, Apr 2014 - Burke, GA East Ga. coroners sending bodies to metro Atlanta
Eastern Georgia coroners say they've been struggling to send bodies to suburban Atlanta since the Georgia Bureau of Investigation failed to replace a retired medical examiner at its local crime lab.
05, Apr 2014 - Barrow, GA Supreme Court upholds convictions, sentences in Barrow murder
ATLANTA - In an appeal brought before the Georgia Supreme Court last fall, the justices have unanimously upheld murder convictions and life sentences against two men involved in a drug deal that went wrong in Barrow County in 2006.
04, Apr 2014 - Heard, GA Bostick closing first major CSH real estate transaction
The Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) announced the sale of the former Bostick State Prison facility closed Thursday. CorrectHealth LLP, an Atlanta based correctional health care company, will create a continuing geriatric care facility for a large parolee population not currently served by Georgia prisons tabbed for a late 2015 opening.
04, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Court Invalidates New Rules on Vidalia Sweet Onion Ship Date
On March 19, 2014, Judge Cynthia D. Wright of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit of the Superior Court of Fulton County ruled in favor of Bland Farms’ challenge of the legality of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s mandatory uniform start date for the shipping of Vidalia Sweet Onions. (PRWeb March 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11701322.htm
04, Apr 2014 - Ga. Catholic groups win fight over contraception
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled certain non-profit organizations in Georgia affiliated with the Catholic Church are not subject to a contraception mandate included in the president's health care law.
03, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Ga. tax credit scholarships targeted by lawsuit
ATLANTA (AP) - A scholarship program meant to help low-income families afford private education violates the Georgia Constitution by sending tax dollars to unregulated schools, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court. The suit against the Georgia Department of Revenue and Commissioner Douglas J. ...