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Georgia death penalty provision sees new challenge

...office had no comment on Hill's filing, spokeswoman Lauren Kane wrote in an e-mail.Hill was sentenced to death in Lee County for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. At the time Hill was already serving a life sentence for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/georgia-death-penalty-
Judge denies challenge to death penalty provision

...Brian Kammer, a lawyer for Hill, said Wednesday he plans to appeal Wilson's order.Hill was sentenced to death in Lee County for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. Hill was already serving a life sentence for murder in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/judge-denies-challenge-death-
Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...accused of taking kickbacks.It had been well over a decade since a sitting South Carolina sheriff had been indicted when Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin was charged with dozens of federal drug and racketeering charges in May 2010. Since then, four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
Ga. considers exemptions to school food standards

...absolute overreach."Some Georgia schools already have begun planning for the changes.Kevin Dowling, the principal of Lee County High School in Leesburg, said the local school board asked officials last year to move away from high-sugar or high-fat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-18/ga-considers-exemptions-schoo
Across South Carolina

...extra $335 per semester.In other newsTWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN charged with murder in the death of a 30-year-old man in Lee County, and deputies say both had problems with the victim. Authorities say Jessie Slater III was found dead on a walking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-10/across-south-carolina
21 injured when car crashes Florida church

...of collapsing, said both Medico and Benjamin Abes, Lee County's EMS operations chief.Lee Memorial health System spokeswoman Mary Biggs said 18 people were taken to Lee County hospitals and one was discharged late Sunday. She said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-21/21-injured-when-car-crashes-
Ex-Auburn, LPGA player Downey killed in car crash

...was 33.Downey lost control and her car overturned several times and she was ejected at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Friday. Harris said she was apparently heading home after spending time with friends. She...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-01-31/ex-auburn-lpga-player-downey
SC toddler backed over, killed

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - A 14-month-old boy has died after he was backed over by a car in a driveway in Lee County.Coroner Larry Logan says Jaylen Halley died at the scene when a relative backed over him Saturday.An autopsy was planned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-12-23/sc-toddler-backed-over-kille
Man fatally shot at South Carolina birthday party

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. - The Lee County sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting death at a birthday party.WIS-TV reported that Sheriff Daniel Simon said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-21/man-fatally-shot-sc-bi
Lawyer for condemned man wants execution reconsidered

...disabled offenders is prohibited by state law and a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court decision.Hill was sentenced to death in Lee County for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike.In his filings Friday, Kammer includes sworn statements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-02-15/lawyer-condemned-man-w