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Probation advisory council investigates company, won't recommend policy

...license to provide probation and prohibit Smith from ever entering the field again. But council member James Thurman, Lee County magistrate judge, recommended referring the case to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as the council has done in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/probation-advisory-council-in
Man charged in killing of Auburn player was on probation

...the new charges," Jones said Monday of Hart, who was scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Monday afternoon in Lee County.He was arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting of Mitchell, a redshirt freshman football player from neighboring Opelika...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-15/man-charged-killing-aubur
Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell is slain

...22-year-old Markale Deandra Hart of Camp Hill, Ala., on murder charges on Sunday afternoon. Hart was being held at the Lee County Jail on $150,000 bond. Police have not released a motive for the crime, but said they don't expect additional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-14/auburn-football-player-ja
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-
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-
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