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Georgia death penalty provision sees new challenge

...prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt to be spared execution on those grounds.The lawsuit filed in Butts County Superior Court says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May bolsters arguments made by Georgia death row inmate Warren...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/georgia-death-penalty-
Butts wouldn't be the first county to change its name

...made. - G.S. Tartakower Some people in Georgia's Butts County are tired of the name. As we reported Sunday, this...suggested the then-popular U.S. Sen. Daniel Webster. Butts County has apparently resisted a similar urge for almost two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/26/kir_386163.shtml
Bill Kirby
Kirby: You're only as old as you think

...In fact, a decade ago, some people in Georgia's Butts County began to lobby for a change. This smallish county between...Webster, which is what it remains today.For now, Butts County has apparently resisted a similar name-change urge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-14/youre-only-old-you-think
Clayton cop arrested going 108 on motorcycle

...he was clocked at over 100 mph on his motorcycle in Butts County."He thought he was being followed" by someone other than police, Butts County Sheriff Gene Pope told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-11-26/clayton-cop-arrested-going-1
Ga. teen charged in grandmom's fatal beating

...baseball bat will remain in jail, a judge said Thursday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Norman Bland, of Butts County, won't be released on bond and will have to wait for a date when a Towaliga Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-06/ga-teen-charged-grandm
Georgia Christmas tree farms busy day after Thanksgiving

...growers.Don Thaxton, owner of the Trees of Joy farm in Butts County that opened last week, said he likes to be part of...did 25 years ago."Thaxton, the tree grower from Butts County, agrees that the live Christmas tree market has changed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-29/georgia-christmas-tree-farms-
'Grier's Almanac' is a weather forecast you can count on

...large boulders in the fields near this road."In a February 1899 profile published in the Jackson Argus newspaper in Butts County, Grier was characterized as "a talented man, but very odd," and who was "eccentric and given to mental abstractions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2014-03-01/griers-almanac
Educators urged to tell public of school tax benefit

...little support for it Tuesday."Do we need more politics in education or do we need less politics in education?" said Butts County Superintendent Robert Costley.The committees plan to hold seven or eight more meetings around the state but have only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-02/educators-urged-tell-pub
Lawyer for condemned man wants execution reconsidered

...and a petition for a writ of habeas corpus with the Butts County Superior Court.Both the board and the court denied...attorney general's office on Friday filed a motion in Butts County Superior Court asking the judge to dismiss Hill's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-15/lawyer-condemned-man-w
Fate of 1972 desegregation order for Richmond County schools to be decided

...resegregation, it seemed to have more to do with the size of the district or proportion of minority children enrolled.After Butts County achieved unitary status in 2005, Board of Education Chair man Earnest Battle said little changed. Many residents and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-06-09/fate-1972-desegregation-o