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Convicted rapist scheduled to be paroled

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole is set to release Charles Ivey Jr., 54, according to a notice sent to the district attorney's office.
Man executed for killing Georgia deputy after robbery

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff's deputy is set to be executed.
State justices block execution

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday issued a stay temporarily blocking the execution of convicted killer Jack Alderman, who was scheduled to die today.
Ga. inmates use of medical reprieves on the rise

ATLANTA - Georgia looks to slash its soaring prison medical costs by releasing ailing and often elderly inmates.
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Across the area

A man with a handgun robbed a North Augusta convenience store Thursday.
MCG case 'not over'

Even as his quarry now is caged in a jail cell, the hunt hasn't ended for Richard Hyde. The Attorney General's chief investigator, whose work led to the guilty plea Thursday of former Medical College of Georgia researcher Richard Borison on 36 theft and conspiracy counts, will still be pursuing whether others were involved in the eight-year scheme to divert funds from the college into private companies. "The case is not over," Mr. Hyde said.
Fugitive not going to prison

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole commuted the prison sentence of an elderly Lincolnton man who walked away from a prison work detail 46 years ago. State authorities arrested Sam Turner, 75, in the presence of his family last week. But Tuesday, they decided he did not deserve to be in prison. "It's obvious that Mr. Turner was ill and is ill now," said Pardons and Paroles spokeswoman Scheree Lipscomb. "Justice would be better served if he were allowed to go home.
Lawyers ask to delay execution

ATLANTA --- Lawyers for a Georgia man scheduled to be executed this week have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop it, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering."
Across the area

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole has refused parole for an Augusta man who surprised a woman holding her infant child and killed her with a hammer.
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No clemency for Williams

Killer Alexander E. Williams IV has yet to pay for the evil he did 14 years ago when he kidnapped, robbed, raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl here in Augusta, and stashed her lifeless, violated body in the woods.