20, Dec 2014 - No bond for 2 charged for hiding boy in Ga. home
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge has denied bond for a man and woman charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after police found the man's 13-year-old son hidden behind a false wall in the couple's metro Atlanta home.
19, Dec 2014 - Robert Wayne Holsey scheduled to die Tuesday evening in Georgia
Frances Burns ATLANTA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has refused to grant clemency to Robert Wayne Holsey, leaving his execution for killing a police officer on track for Tuesday.
19, Dec 2014 - Georgia court decision causes cancellation of warrants
ATLANTA (AP) — A new Georgia Supreme Court decision is leading to the cancellation of tens of thousands of arrest warrants for people accused of failing to complete their misdemeanor probation requirements. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1ykiM2Z ) that judges and probation companies are digging through their records to find cases affected by the decision. The high ...
19, Dec 2014 - Baldwin, GA Executions set in Georgia, Missouri for convicted murderers
By David Beasley and Carey Gillam ATLANTA/KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) - A Georgia man due to be executed on Tuesday for the 1995 murder of a sheriff’s deputy is mentally disabled and received inadequate representation from a lawyer who drank heavily at the time of his trial, the death row inmate's current attorneys said. Robert Wayne Holsey, 49, is scheduled to die by injection at 7 p.m. EST. He ...
18, Dec 2014 - Atlanta, GA Atlanta pension fund participants appeal lawsuit dismissal to state high court
A group of participants in the three Atlanta pension funds appealed the dismissal by Fulton County, Georgia, Superior Court of its lawsuit challenging higher employee contributions for pension fund participants.The appeal will likely bring the case to the Georgia Supreme Court, which has
18, Dec 2014 - Georgia judge rules that man and daughter can be prosecuted in infant starvation case
A judge in suburban Atlanta on Friday ruled there is enough evidence against a man and his 23-year-old daughter accused in the starvation death of the man's baby daughter to allow them to be prosecuted.
18, Dec 2014 - Missing Georgia Boy Found In A False Wall
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia judge has denied bond for a man and woman charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after police found the man's 13-year-old son hidden behind a false wall in the couple's metro Atlanta home. WXIA-TV reports ( http://on. ...
16, Dec 2014 - Fla. files emergency petition to keep same-sex marriage ban
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is filing an emergency petition to try to keep the state's gay marriage ban in place past Jan. 5. Bondi filed a request Monday with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas oversees emergency appeals from Florida, Alabama and Georgia. A federal appeals court in Atlanta refused earlier this month to extend past Jan. 5 a hold on a ruling that declared ...
16, Dec 2014 - Georgia Tech beats Appalachian State 70-57
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech showed again on Monday night that it can rely on captain Marcus Georges-Hunt when it matters most. Georges-Hunt bounced back from a pair of subpar games to score 15 points, all in the first half, and lead the Yellow Jackets to a 70-57 win over Appalachian State. The win came eight days after Georgia Tech had been upset on its home court by South Carolina Upstate. Georges ...
16, Dec 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 ...
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 ...
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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
03, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Ag Commissioner defends onion curfew
ATLANTA - A Fulton County Superior Court judge and the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture have differing views on how the DOA can influence the Vidalia onion market.
03, Apr 2014 - Ga. high court disbars former congresswoman
ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred a former U.S. representative who previously served as a state court judge in DeKalb County. In a 4-to-2 decision published Friday, the high court concluded Denise Majette violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.
03, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Judge: Balfour can have state reimburse legal fees
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has ruled that a Georgia state senator acquitted of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement is entitled to have the state pay his legal bills. The Daily Report (http://bit.ly/1igXQVn ) writes that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk signed an order Monday ...
03, Apr 2014 - Farmer trumps Georgia in legal battle over Vidalia onion
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - With Georgia's famed Vidalia onions soon to hit grocery store shelves nationwide, the brand's largest grower is celebrating a court victory against state regulators in a fight over when he can ship his sweet crop. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black exceeded his legal authority when he delayed this spring's shipping date by several weeks to late April ...
02, Apr 2014 - Thomas, GA Georgia man sentenced in tax fraud, identity theft
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for filing false tax returns using identities he stole from prison inmates. Authorities say 47-year-old Bradford Thomas of Acworth filed more than 1,200 fraudulent tax returns using the identities of inmates who were locked up across the country. Prosecutors say he claimed more than $5.5 ...