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Jim Dey: Supreme Court's refusal to hear case leaves lower courts at odds

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:58:48 GMT

It is ordinarily not big news when the nation's or the states' highest courts decline a request to review the decisions of lower courts. They do it hundreds of times a year.

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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:09:50 GMT

Long County commissioners Mike Riddle, David Richardson, Robert Parker and Clifton DeLoach stand in front of the White House during their recent trip to Washington, D.C. Members of the Long County Board of Commissioners met last week with White House officials in Washington, D.C., discussing several topics. The gathering was designated as the Georgia Local Elected Officials Conference and arranged through the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Georgia's Opioid Epidemic and Ways to Get Help

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:54:40 GMT

Addiction is a heavy subject and one that can tear families and friends apart. It doesn't go away when we go to sleep or when Christmas comes.

Drug-resistant strain of heartworm found in Louisiana dog

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:02:01 GMT

Following testing it was discovered that she was infected with a drug-resistant strain of heartworms. According to Benbow, the dog contracted the strain in Metairie, making her the first in the U.S. to be infected by this new strain.

4 candidates in each of 2 special House, Senate elections

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:53:49 GMT

Four candidates are running in each of the two Jan. 9 special elections to fill vacancies in the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives.

Armstrong, Georgia Southern consolidation finalized by Georgia Board of Regents

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:53:48 GMT

Georgia Board of Regents on Tuesday granted final approval for the creation of two new institutions through consolidation. Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University will be consolidated as the new Georgia Southern University.

Georgia Sheriff's Association discussing salary issues

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:53:47 GMT

Chances are you know at least one sheriff's deputy in your community. They're often on the frontline protecting you and your family.

Taylor English attorneys named Legal Elite by Georgia Trend

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:34:13 GMT

Cumberland-based Taylor English Duma LLP announced that five of its attorneys have been selected among Georgia Trend magazine's 2017 Legal Elite.

Death of Georgia prisoner a suspected homicide

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:52:47 GMT

According to an official report, special agents with the Georgia Department of Corrections' Office of Professional Standards believe Chad Jacobs died as a result of injuries sustained during an altercation involving several inmates. Combat veteran Timothy Tarr recounted how he shot neighbor Alcides Washington, and recalled his bloody experiences while serving overseas, and how that affected his reaction to Washington's turning toward him with a paintball gun on May 24, 2016, after Tarr ordered him to quit shooting it.

Georgia commission may vote next week on Vogtle reactors

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:37:47 GMT

The Georgia agency that regulates utilities could decide next week whether to complete two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle or cancel the project that's plagued by delays and escalating costs. The Public Service Commission has scheduled a Dec. 21 meeting.

Georgia Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Require Conviction for Asset Forfeiture

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:37:46 GMT

Georgia passed some asset forfeiture reforms in 2015. Can it join 14 other states that require a conviction before police can keep people's stuff? After years of work and compromise, Georgia passed modest asset forfeiture reforms in 2015 that strengthened protections for property owners and required law enforcement to release standardized annual reports on their asset forfeiture activity.

Atlanta postmaster replaced amid late mail delivery complaints

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:06:05 GMT

You may remember, when CBS46 first started investigating why mail delivery seems to always be behind schedule in Metro Atlanta, we tried tracking down Atlanta postmaster, Omar Coleman, at his office. She's supposed to be fixing the problems that people in Atlanta say are just as bad now as ever before.

Peggy Elaine Wade Fugate

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:00:36 GMT

Ms. Peggy Elaine Wade Fugate, 61, of Carrollton, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017. She was born October 17, 1956, in Marietta, Georgia, the daughter of the late Mr. Henry Millard Wade and the late Mrs. Rily Alice Miller Wade.

Last WWII veteran in Georgia Legislature, John Yates, dies

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:53:19 GMT

John Yates, the last World War II veteran to serve in the Georgia General Assembly, has died. He was 96. Yates became one of a small number of Republicans in the Georgia House at the time he was first elected in 1988.

Windward Association of Retired Men presents Founders' Award

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:41:03 GMT

The Windward Association of Retired Men recently presented its 17th annual Founder's Award to Bob Meyers for his "record of exceptional service to our organization and community." The award was presented jointly by former Founder's Award recipients Tom Trace, Bob O'Hagan and Paul Barrow.

Jack Cooper Exec. Sarah Riggs Amico to Run for Georgia Lt. Gov

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:16:56 GMT

Sarah Riggs Amico, executive chairman of car-hauling company Jack Cooper Holdings Corp., formally announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor of Georgia, running as a Democrat. According to the company website, Amico is responsible for company strategy, mergers and acquisitions and human capital development.

U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orientation Bias Case

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:03:14 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a chance to decide whether the main federal job-bias law bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The nation's highest court on Monday rejected an appeal by Jameka Evans, who said she was subjected to discrimination and harassment while working at Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah.