22, Oct 2014 - Attorney says judge scolded her for bringing baby to court
A Gwinnett County, Georgia, attorney filed a complaint against a federal judge after she says he reprimanded her for bringing her baby to court, according to Atlanta's WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Attorney Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle said she filed a motion for a continuance and provided a doctor’s note, which recommended she stay on maternity leave for six weeks. “Counsel for the ...
22, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage issue in attorney general race
ATLANTA -- Georgia’s gay-marriage ban has become an issue in the race for attorney general as the two candidates spar over whether to defend the law against court challenges.
21, Oct 2014 - Transgender student at Metro Atlanta school elected to homecoming court
In what is thought to be a first in the history of modern homecoming ceremonies in the state of Georgia, an openly transgender student has been elected to represent her class at Walton High School in East Cobb County.
21, Oct 2014 - Cleveland, GA Family of Dallas Ebola nurse has hired high-powered trial lawyer
ATLANTA, Georgia – You knew it was going to happen. Money, in one way or another, is starting to show up in the US Ebola story. The family of Texas Health Presbyterian nurse Amber Vinson has hired one of the top trial lawyers in the country. He’s Billy Martin, who counts Michael Vick as one […]
21, Oct 2014 - Walker, GA Charles Walker is starting his first weekend of freedom
A former Georgia state senator is a free man after completing his sentence at a transitional center in Atlanta.
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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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.
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 - 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 ...
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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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
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 ...
02, Apr 2014 - Thomas, GA Sham Marriage Broker Loses Freedom for Six Years, Citizenship Forever
A federal judge in Atlanta has sentenced a Lithia Springs man to nearly six years in prison for brokering more than 100 sham marriages that allowed foreigners lacking documentation to remain in the country, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia announced Wednesday.
25, Aug 2013 - Atlanta, GA Sneiderman transferred to prison in NE Georgia
Andrea Sneiderman has begun serving her five-year prison sentence at Arrendale State Prison in northeast Georgia.
26, Jan 2012 - Atlanta, GA Georgia judge orders president to appear at hearing
ATLANTA - A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint...
21, Jan 2012 - Woman Arrested, Charged for Taking 10-Year-Old Son to Get Tattoo - msnbc.com
According to Atlanta television station WSB-TV, a Georgia woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being party to a crime this week for taking her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo. According to the WSB-TV report, the woman said ...