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Across the region

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill to standardize annual evaluations for Georgia teachers and principals based, in part, on student performance.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-05-07/across-region
Convicted child killer Nathan Brown will have parole hearing

An Augusta man convicted of taking part in a series of murders in 1976, including the killing of an 11-year-old boy, will be considered for parole this month.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-01/convicted-child-killer
Parole is not an option

...being shot as he lay on the ground. Little Bonnie was not as lucky.I am asking everyone to contact the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles through its website ? www.pap.state.ga.us ? to let officials know whether they should parole people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2012-10-04/parole-not-option
The long wait to die

ATLANTA --- There are more than 3,000 inmates awaiting execution nationally, but only 40 or so are executed across the country in a typical year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/18/met_552365.shtml
Scott Dean denied new child molestation trial

A Superior Court judge denied former Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean a new child molestation trial Friday.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-06-15/scott-dean-denied-new-
NAACP fights for man convicted of murder

...that appeal ultimately fail, McNeil's next opportunity for freedom would be a clemency request to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. Yurachek said he is not optimistic about any hearings in front of that body, though Barber and Jealous said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-09-10/naacp-fights-man-convi
NAACP to hold vigil to mark anniversary of Troy Davis execution

...witnesses had recanted their testimony identifying Davis as the killer. The court upheld his conviction and the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied Davis clemency.The march will begin at 6 p.m. at the Paine College library and end at the college...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-17/naacp-hold-vigil-mark-anniver
High court rejects inmate's appeal

...options are limited. Defense attorney Jason Ewart said the likeliest -- and perhaps only -- route is the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. The five-member panel has the power to commute or postpone executions, but rarely does so.MacPhail...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-03-28/high-court-rejects-inm
Crime & courts | Metro
Wrongful execution must be stopped

On Sept. 19, 2008, I appealed to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis, who was facing execution for the tragic murder of Savannah police officer Mark Allen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2011-09-17/wrongful-execution-must-
Board hears last plea for killer

...off-duty Savannah police officer, asking the state pardons board to grant him clemency.A spokesman for the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, which has the power to change death sentences but rarely does, said it would not issue a decision before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-09-20/board-hears-last-plea-