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Georgia land lotteries can provide treasure trove of information

...Houston and Dooly Counties with the Land Lottery of 1821. Then in 1827, Carroll, Coweta, Troup, Muscogee and Lee Counties were settled with a lottery. Two lotteries were held in 1832 ? the Land Lottery and the Gold Lottery settled Cherokee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-10-25/georgia-land-lotteries-c
19 accused in SC cocaine plot

...attempted to bring hundreds of pounds of the drug from Atlanta into Aiken, Lexington, Saluda, Sumter, Richland, and Lee Counties. Agents say the cocaine came Mexican cartels. The arrests come after months of investigation by local, state, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-10-22/19-accused-sc-cocaine-
Baab: It's time to take a stand against banning coastal fishing

...Suite 501, Alexandria, VA 22315. Telephone: 1 (703) 519-9691.? The South Carolina DNR reports Lake Ashwood in Lee County has been closed because of storm damage.? Congratulations to Sean Ravenscroft, of Williston, S.C., for his win...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/fishing/2015-10-08/baab-its-time-ta
Inmate pleads guilty to prison rape

...of parole for the brutal 2006 slaying of 79-year-old Pat Murphy, a retired real estate agent in south Georgia's Lee County.Denby has been in prison since his 2008 guilty plea. The prosecutor had sought the death penalty, citing the torture...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-29/inmate-pleads-guilty-p
Ga. man shoots armadillo; ricochet hits mother in law

...mammal known for its hard shell.Lee County Sheriff's deputies tell WALB-TV...described as non-life-threatening. Lee County sheriff's investigator Bill Smith...walking around and talking afterward.Lee County Sherriff's deputies say McElroy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-14/ga-man-shoots-armadillo-ricochet-hi
Judge sets execution date for Warren Lee Hill, convicted of killing fellow Georgia inmate

...the three challenges that resulted in a stay was linked to his intellectual disability.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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-16/judge-sets-execution-date-war
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
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-