08, Apr 2015 - Death Row Inmate Kelly Renee Gissendaner's Execution Delayed For Second Time In A Week
The only woman on death row in Georgia has been spared from execution for the second time in a week over concerns about the drug used in the procedure. Kelly Renee Gissendaner was due to be executed for plotting the stabbing death of her husband by her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, who will be up for parole in eight years after accepting a life sentence and testifying against her. Gissendaner was ...
30, Mar 2015 - Forsyth, GA Mother wants answers after picture of beat son in jail surfaces social media
A mother wants answers after a picture shows her son beaten at a Georgia correctional facility. Augusta native Cortez Berry is pictured in a photo with his eye swollen shut, something around his neck resembling a noose or a leash, and two men standing over him.
31, Jan 2015 - Harris, GA Fort Oglethorpe Code Enforcement Officer Sentenced
A code enforcement officer for Fort Oglethorpe was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday. 48-year-old Mark Timothy Lindsay was tried before Judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr., in the Superior Court of Catoosa County, Georgia for multiple offenses of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. ...
23, Jan 2015 - Laurens, GA Georgia executes man for killing a deputy in traffic stop
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera. Andrew Howard Brannan, 66, was pronounced dead at 8:33 ...
12, Oct 2014 - Polk, GA Georgia man sentenced to 14 years in meth case
A Georgia man was sentenced to fourteen years in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Georgia and Tennessee, according to a news release from the United States Attorney William C. Killian.
12, Oct 2014 - Local strip club loses in state Supreme Court
The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that Brookhaven’s Sexually Oriented Business ordinance does not unconstitutionally infringe upon Pink Pony’s free speech rights and the city was not bound by a 2001 settlement agreement between the club and DeKalb County.
12, Oct 2014 - Senator: Drop nomination of controversial judge
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday in what amounts to a rare rebuff of the president from his own party.
12, Oct 2014 - Georgia man pleads guilty in federal court in Pittsburgh in tax fraud scheme
A Georgia man admitted today that he played a role in a scheme to steal $2 million by filing nearly 600 fake income tax returns, many in the names of Georgia prison inmates, to obtain refunds.
12, Oct 2014 - Richmond, GA Supreme Court reverses Augusta murder conviction
The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed an Augusta man's murder conviction.
12, Oct 2014 - Court rules for Brookhaven in strip club fight
Georgia's highest court has ruled a city can ban adult entertainment businesses that sell alcohol. In a unanimous opinion published Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld a DeKalb County court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Brookhaven by the Pink Pony strip club.
12, Oct 2014 - Early, GA Defense: Plant owner scapegoat in salmonella case
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak five years ago was charged with federal crimes as a scapegoat for large food companies authorities didn't want to prosecute and subordinate managers who weren't prominent enough to shoulder the blame, a defense attorney told jurors in wrapping up
12, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses Warren Hill appeal - and prods Georgia Supreme Court to review death penalty case
Georgia death row inmate Warren Hill has lost a court battle to be ruled “intellectually disabled” - and thus immune from execution - despite medical experts saying he is. But Hill also gained an ally in the judge, Thomas Wilson of the Towaliga Judicial Circuit, whose Oct. 1 dismissal order included an unusual prodding for the Georgia Supreme Court to review the case. Pointing to a recent U.S ...
12, Oct 2014 - Richmond, GA Former Georgia State Senator Charles Walker released
The Bureau of Prisons tells NBC 26 that former Georgia state Senator Charles Walker is a free man. He was released from a Residential Reentry Management facility Friday. Walker, who represented Richmond County, served 10-year prison sentence for conspiracy and fraud charges.
12, Oct 2014 - Union, GA Civil War artifacts to go on display at state park
MILLEN, Ga. (AP) — Civil War artifacts from a former prison are set to go on display at Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Magnolia Springs History Center is set for Tuesday. The agency says Camp Lawton was ...
12, Oct 2014 - Early, GA Tbilisi Court Orders Arrest of Former President Saakashvili in Absentia
The Tbilisi City Court has upheld the claim of the prosecutor’s office in Georgia and ordered pre-trial detention of former President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia, local media reported early Saturday.