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  • Justice_Scales.jpg Inmate scheduled to die

    A Georgia death row inmate convicted of raping and strangling a 15-year-old girl is scheduled to be executed Tuesday.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Audit details long waits at Ga. VA sites

    The average wait time for new patients at the Atlanta VA Medical Center was about 64 days for a primary care doctor, almost 53 days for a specialist and nearly 27 days for a mental health professional, according to a national audit released Monday.

    June 10, 2014

  • Man attacks outside Ga. courthouse, wounds deputy

    A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

    June 7, 2014

  • Toddler Police Raid_Rich copy.jpg Family of Ga. boy hurt in raid want federal review

    A Georgia family and lawmakers are demanding that federal authorities investigate the case of a toddler severely injured by a flash grenade during a drug raid.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Off-duty police officer killed

    A 43-year-old Griffin police officer was shot and killed while off-duty early Saturday morning and the man who police say fired the gun is in critical but stable condition after being shot by the officer’s brother.

    June 1, 2014

  • No runoff lets Republicans focus on Rep. Barrow

    While Georgia Republicans have to wait until July to settle runoff races for the U.S. Senate and three open House seats, one of the biggest GOP victories in the primary elections last week went to Augusta businessman Rick W. Allen.

    May 26, 2014

  • Police: No toxic danger from warehouse fire smoke

    A massive fire at a chemical plant outside Atlanta on Friday night prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby businesses and spewed black plumes of smoke that were visible from miles away.

    May 24, 2014

  • AP841151395449 copy.jpg Court: Execution drug maker a secret in Georgia

    Georgia’s law that keeps secret the source of its execution drug is constitutional, the state’s highest court ruled Monday, though two justices worried that confidentiality could lead to botched executions like the one in Oklahoma last month.

    May 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • GOP candidates make final push in Georgia Senate race

    Registered voters can cast ballots in the 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday primary race at their respective polling places. More information: Contact the Lowndes County Board of Elections Office, (229) 671-2850, or email

    May 19, 2014

  • Republicans cry foul over taxes

    Former Dollar General CEO David Perdue says his chief rivals in the GOP race for Georgia’s open Senate seat are falsely accusing him of being the worst kind of Republican — one who wants to raise taxes.

    May 19, 2014

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