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Report: Ga. governments have weak nepotism rules

...hired at least 770 relatives of current employees during the last three years, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.The review raises questions over whether rules designed to prevent nepotism are adequate or appropriately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-31/report-ga-governments-have-we
Across Georgia

...officials received several calls about 2 p.m. from witnesses at SkyDive the Farm in Cedartown. Brazier told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the men bumped each other while in the sky. The collision might have knocked one man unconscious...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-31/across-georgia
Personal care home under scrutiny

...followed by 10 years probation, according to the Circuit Court Clerk's Web page.According to a recent story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is renewing its efforts to crack down on unlicensed personal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-01/personal-care-home-und
Georgia family stumped by violent death of 13-year-old boy

...bed."If your child isn't safe in his bed, he isn't safe anywhere," the slain boy's grandmother told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She said the killers were so quiet, nobody in the family woke up when her grandson was slain.Police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-30/georgia-family-stumped-violen
Atlanta lawyer embezzled millions, suit says

...estate closings has been accused by his own practice of embezzling more than $30 million from escrow accounts.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Nathan E. "Nat" Hardwick IV, who ran the residential practice at Morris Hardwick Schneider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-27/atlanta-lawyer-embezzl
Baby born in Georgia Wal-Mart

...Metro ambulance company, says the woman delivered her baby inside the store before paramedics could arrive.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the new mother and her baby were taken to Northside Hospital for evaluation.Wal-Mart officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-28/baby-born-georgia-wal-mart
Tech alum to give historic football to school

...Tech's 222-0 win over Cumberland in 1916. His plans for the ball will undoubtedly please Yellow Jackets fans, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports."It's not mine," said Ryan Schneider, a 46-year-old Atlanta patent attorney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/georgia-tech/2014-08-26/tech-alum-give-histo
Georgia's State Board of Pardons and Paroles reinstates gun rights to convicted felons

...Pardons and Paroles.The board restored firearms rights for more than 1,400 felons between 2008 and 2013, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday. Gun rights were restored for 666 people last year, which is 10 times the number...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-24/georgias-state-board-pardons-
Across Georgia

...paying two private attorneys $125 an hour to defend the commission and its executive director against the claims, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.That decision comes after At tor ney General Sam Olens said his office couldn't defend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-23/across-georgia
Georgia receiver Justin Scott-Wesley to sit out opener

...knee surgery.Justin Scott-Wesley is dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out of practice Friday, but The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said the junior won't play in the opener against Clemson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-08-23/georgia-receiver-justin-s