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New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

Many new Georgia laws take effect Wednesday, offering the Peach State less zoom and more boom. The zoom might go down as Georgia motorists pay more at the gas pump. The boom might be most evident July Fourth.
Girl rescued, 4 arrested in child exploitation sting

...Columbia and Richmond counties. Officials from the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Richmond County Marshal's Office assisted in the operation.
Preachers try to stay execution

...She was denied clemency last week after her attorneys took the allotted morning hearing Tuesday before the Board of Pardons and Paroles.Her attorneys filed an emergency motion today for a 90-day stay to allow them to present more than the 21...
Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...years ago."Other 2015 increases came with turnover in certain jobs.Deal's newest appointee to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Brian Owens, is paid almost $150,000. That's about what he made running the state prison system, but...
Daughter pushes for mother's clemency on eve of execution for murder

...will be the first time Georgia has executed a woman since 1945.Slideshow: Georgia Death Row InmatesThe State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the only entity in Georgia authorized to commute a death sentence to life in prison, has set a clemency hearing...
Weather delays Georgia woman execution until Monday

...testified at Gissen daner's trial. A jury convicted Gis sendaner and sentenced her to death in 1998.The State Board of Pardons and Paroles held a clemency hearing Tuesday for Gis sen daner but announced Wednesday that her request was denied. The...
Man seeks access to his GBI file

...can hide misdeeds and incompetency, Kohler said. He pointed to the recently exposed practice of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to restore gun rights to people who were convicted of violent felonies.State justices sharply questioned Kohler...
Parole board changes position on paroling convicted rapist

Charles Ivey Jr., 54, was slated for parole after serving 20 years of a 30-year prison term imposed in December 1996 for aggravated assault, burglary, rape and aggravated sodomy in connection with attacks on two women in the city's Hill area.
Convicted rapist scheduled to be paroled

...whose stalking and window-peeping escalated to beating and rape might be freed from prison soon.The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to release Charles Ivey Jr., 54, according to a notice sent to the district attorney's office...
Woman's execution postponed over issues with drug

JACKSON, Ga. ? The scheduled execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row Monday was postponed over concerns about the potency of the lethal injectio