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 - Early, GA Defense: Plant owner scapegoat in salmonella case
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) â€” 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 - Trial in massive ID theft case postponed
A federal judge has delayed the trial for nine people from east Alabama and west Georgia accused in a massive identity theft case.
12, Oct 2014 - Early, GA Early Offer: Illinois recruiting â€˜stuck in parkâ€™
Tim Beckman is 1-17 in Big Ten games and questions about his future has hindered the Illini's recruiting efforts. Plus, Georgia Tech has surprised both on the field and on the recruiting trial. 1. Brady Hoke isn't the only Big Ten coach finding it difficult on the recruiting trail. After losing 38-27 to Purdue this past weekend, the torches and pitchforks are out in Illinois and the end appears ...
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 - Houston, GA Mother of gay bashing murder victim fights her sons killerâ€™s release
27-year-old Paul Broussard became Houston's first known gay bashing murder victim.Thursday his mother made her yearly trip from Georgia to Texas in hopes of convincing the parole board to keep the man who stabbed her son to death in prison.Randy Wallace has this only on Fox report
12, Oct 2014 - Commission to hear Sentinel contract renewal pitch
While civil suits against the private probation firm are pending before the Georgia Supreme Court, State Court Judge Richard Slaby returns to an Augusta Commission committee Monday to seek renewal of Sentinel Offender Services' annual contract.
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 Tbilisi Court Orders Arrest of Former President Saakashvili in Absentia
The Tbilisi City Court has upheld the claim of the prosecutorâ€™s office in Georgia and ordered pre-trial detention of former President Mikheil Saakashvili in absentia, local media reported early Saturday.
12, Oct 2014 - Treaty trumps all
Northwest coal-to-China port hits a major snag by Paul VanDevelder In 1832, when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall was pondering the fate of Baptist missionary Samuel Worcester, whoâ€™d been jailed by Georgia state militia for preaching the Christian gospel to Cherokee Indians, little did Marshall know that his ruling would one day reroute rivers, legalize hundreds of Indian casinos from ...
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 - Senator: Drop nomination of controversial judge
WASHINGTON (AP) â€” 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.