4 jailed for throwing rocks off overpass

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville...

Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court

DETROIT - A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke...

Appeals court hears Ga. pothole case

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by an Effingham County judge in a lawsuit over a pothole.Theron and Dana Davis sued the Effingham...

King siblings spar over lawyers in court

...judge agreed that seeking the disqualification of an opponent's lawyers is very unusual and generally not favored in Georgia courts. But in this case, lawyers for both sides have taken that step.McBurney said he would also schedule a hearing...

Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer

...King's lawyer, Eric Barnum, told the newspaper the order "speaks for itself." McBurney noted in his order that Georgia courts have long stressed the importance of a party's right to be represented by the attorney of its choosing. For that...

May 20 ballot a long one

...all three ballots, voters will decide state-level nonpartisan races, including Georgia Supreme Court justices and Georgia Court of Appeals judges. On the Democratic and Republican ballots, voters will pick party nominees for contested statewide...

Unity preached by mayoral candidates

...new judicial center courthouse named in honor of Judge John H. Ruffin Jr., the first black chief justice of the Georgia Court of Appeals.State Senate District 22 candidate Harold Jones spoke of his courage when he was Richmond County State...

Probation bill clarified

...state Rep. Mark Hamilton and carried by state Sen. Hunter Hill. H.B. 837 deals with misdemeanor probation in Georgia courts. Problems with private misdemeanor probation in Richmond and Columbia counties have been a topic of discussion...

Sylvia Cooper: Augusta Commission can't find enough four leaf clovers to balance the budget

...and count on the Patch golf course being privatized by mid-year.Sheriff Richard Round tree sent a letter stating Georgia courts have ruled that commissions can't cut a sheriff's budget to the point where he can't do his job, an opinion...

Lawsuit over $900 million in Plant Vogtle costs to be heard in Augusta

...the decision on where to try the case."Because the facility is being built in Georgia, the company believes that Georgia courts are best suited to resolve the dispute," company spokesman Mark Williams said.