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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-
'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
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
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
The long wait to die

...then the U.S. Supreme Court, getting nowhere in either.Next, they filed a petition to the superior court in Butts County, where he's imprisoned on death row. They lost then and also in their appeals of that decision to the U.S. and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/18/met_552365.shtml
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-
New court aims to help veterans

...The Towaliga Circuit comprises Monroe, Lamar and Butts counties.Police were seeing an increase in the number of...number of veterans returning to Monroe, Lamar and Butts counties has dropped off, and the program isn't as busy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-27/new-court-aims-help-veterans
Across the region

...proceedJACKSON, GA. - A state court has declined to halt the execution of a Georgia death row inmate set to die Monday.A Butts County Superior Court judge Thursday denied requests filed by Warren Lee Hill's lawyer. Lawyer Brian Kammer argued Hill is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-07-19/across-region
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
Ga. man charged in stabbing deaths of wife, girl

...her 10-year-old daughter.Butts County Sheriff Gene Pope says Herman Leonard Jackson III is being held in the Butts County jail after surrendering Sunday...pastor. He was transported to the Butts County jail. It was not immediately clear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-04-25/ga-man-charged-stabbing-deat
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