17, Sep 2014 - Dekalb, GA Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at Decatur school
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.
17, Sep 2014 - Atlanta, GA Judge mulling sanctions related to ethics trial
A judge is deciding whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not releasing certain documents in a whistleblower trial.
17, Sep 2014 - Atlanta, 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 ...
17, Sep 2014 - Atlanta, GA Class Action Suit Filed Against Home Depot For Consumer Data Security Breach
ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Several Home Depot customers filed a class action lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, alleging that Home Depot failed to meet its legal obligation to protect their credit card and personal information and failed to timely warn them that such information had been stolen or that the ...
16, Sep 2014 - Judge changes but won't lift Ga. man's banishment
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who was banned from most of the state for firing at a house is being allowed to live with his mother, but he can't leave the county.
16, Sep 2014 - Judge won't lift Georgia man's banishment but adjusts it to allow him to live with his fami
ATLANTA — A Georgia man who was banned from most of the state for firing at a house is being allowed to live with his mother, but he can't leave the county.
16, Sep 2014 - 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…
16, Sep 2014 - Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to multiple charges. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
16, Sep 2014 - 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.
15, Sep 2014 - Georgia father charged with murder in son's hot-car death
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his 22-month-old son strapped inside a hot car and exchanging nude photos with women as the child was dying was indicted on three counts of murder on Thursday by a grand jury. Justin Ross Harris, 33, could face the death penalty if convicted. In the eight-count indictment, he faces charges of malice and felony ...
15, Sep 2014 - Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge is mulling whether to sanction the Georgia attorney general's office, the state ethics commission and the commission's director for not turning over certain documents in a whistleblower trial after hearing arguments from all sides Monday. Former ethics commission head Stacey Kalberman earlier this ...
15, Sep 2014 - Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of Georgia judge
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries service in September for the right to acquire the whales, which were captured off the coast of northern Russia in the Sea ...
14, Sep 2014 - Atlanta, GA $20,000 in sanctions issued in Georgia ethics case
ATLANTA — A judge imposed fines of $10,000 each on the Georgia attorney general's office and the head of the state ethics commission Wednesday, saying they had failed to turn over key documents in a lawsuit against the commission.
13, Sep 2014 - 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, 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 - 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 - 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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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 ...
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 - 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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...