21, Aug 2014 - This week in Georgia history
AUG. 21, 1907 The city of Atlanta argued in federal court that it no longer practiced segregation in city parks. Gov.
20, Aug 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 ...
20, Aug 2014 - Fulton, GA Black Inmate Population in Georgia Jails Hits 26-Year Low
Data from the Georgia Department of Corrections says the number of black inmates in 2013 reached its lowest level since 1988. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports state corrections data shows the number of black men sent to prison in the past five years declined by 19 percent and the number of black women sent to prison in the same time period dropped by 33 percent. ...
20, Aug 2014 - Hall, GA Notice to home burglars: Donâ€™t mess with Hank Aaron
A Georgia defendant received a rare 50-year sentence Monday for burglarizing a home. The home? Atlanta hero and baseball great Hank Aaronâ€™s. Superior Court Judge Shawn LaGrua sentenced 24-year-old Isiah Slaton to eight years to serve in prison and 42 years on probation for stealing, among other objects, Aaronâ€™s baseball rings destined for the Hall of Fame. In his victim impact statement, Aaron ...
20, Aug 2014 - Georgia seeks same-sex marriage lawsuit dismissal
ATLANTA (AP) â€” Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
20, Aug 2014 - Thomas, GA Georgia man sentenced in fatal DUI hit and run
(AP) â€” Prosecutors say a metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to five years in prison in a hit-and-run crash that killed a cyclist. Prosecutors say Latuch is ordered to spend 10 years on probation and pay more than $9,000 in restitution to the victim's family.
20, Aug 2014 - Lagrange, GA AP-GA--Georgia News Digest, GA
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20, Aug 2014 - Decatur, GA Georgia lawmakers consider standard payout for people wrongfully convicted
ATLANTA - Lawmakers looking to set a standard payout for people released from prison after being wrongfully convicted heard Wednesday from experts on the range of past payments.
20, Aug 2014 - Decatur, GA Georgia lawmakers consider standard payouts for people wrongfully convicted
ATLANTA | Looking to set a standard payout for people released from prison after being wrongfully convicted, state lawmakers heard Wednesday from experts on the range of past payments.
20, Aug 2014 - Burglar Receives 50-Year Sentence After Breaking into Hank Aaron's Home
Two rules to live by: Donâ€™t mess with Georgia and donâ€™t steal from Hank Aaron . A Georgia man will be on probation for the next half-century after pleading guilty to breaking into the Hall of Famerâ€™s house and taking several of the former proâ€™s prized baseball possessions. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution â€™s Steve Visser (h/t Scooby Axson of Sports Illustrated ) reports that Fulton County ...
19, Aug 2014 - Atlanta, GA Trial in salmonella outbreak to start in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) â€” Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.
19, Aug 2014 - Atlanta, GA Peanut company officials stand trial in Georgia in deadly salmonella outbreak
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - The federal trial of three former peanut company officials charged in connection with a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more began on Monday with jury selection in Albany, Georgia. The contamination at the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely, Georgia, led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history and ...
17, Aug 2014 - Atlanta, GA Georgia test cheating trial underway â€” and more Chattanooga region news
ATLANTA â€” Attorneys and a Fulton County judge began meeting with prospective jurors Monday in what is expected to be a months-long trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention.
17, Aug 2014 - Valdosta, GA Lawsuit against Georgia firm turns spotlight on murky world of debt collection
After an Atlanta-area county court garnished Eduardo Austinâ€™s wages to collect more than $3,300, the software developer thought he was done paying an old credit ...
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.
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
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 Farmsâ€™ challenge of the legality of the Georgia Department of Agricultureâ€™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 - 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) â€” 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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. ...
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) â€” 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 ...