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Legal challenge to private probation firms moves into federal court

...private probation firms Judicial Alternatives of Georgia and Middle Georgia Probation, which serve multiple courts in south Georgia.The lawsuits challenge the constitutionality of Georgia's law, which allows local courts to contract with private...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/legal-challenge-privat
Ga. man shoots armadillo; ricochet hits mother in law

LEESBURG, Ga. - Authorities say a south Georgia man shot an armadillo, but ended up accidentally wounding his mother-in-law when the bullet ricocheted off the mammal known...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-14/ga-man-shoots-armadillo-ricochet-hi
Death haunts mother who can't get answers

...claims she begged the center to take him to the hospital, but it wasn't until June 18 that Cornelius was taken to South Georgia Medical Center after running a fever for a few days, according to the state investigation. He would stay there until...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-28/death-haunts-mother-who-cant
Augusta attorney reaches out to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding lawsuits against Sentinel

...Long asks Holder to investigate the use of private probation companies, a growing industry, especially in the South.Georgia has more than 1,000 courts responsible for misdemeanor offenses, which includes nearly every traffic violation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/augusta-attorney-fires
Pulitzer winning Ga. reporter dies

ATLANTA - In a 1962 article, New York Times reporter Claude Sitton described a voting rights meeting at a south Georgia church that was interrupted when the sheriff and his deputies entered, demanding information. One smacked his heavy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-10/pulitizer-winning-ga-reporte
Dwight Bagwell Sr.

...family members. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph D. Bagwell. Dwight was President of the student body at South Georgia College, a member of Augusta Richmond County Coliseum Authority from 1977-1986, Chairman of the Young Insurance...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174488966
Dwight Bagwell Sr.

...family members. He is preceded in death by his father, Ralph D. Bagwell. Dwight was President of the student body at South Georgia College, a member of Augusta Richmond County Coliseum Authority from 1977-1986, Chairman of the Young Insurance...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174481204
Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

...said that has real implications ? for example, delaying improvements to a major freight corridor on Highway 84 in south Georgia. Planning and design for future projects also stops when expected federal funding doesn't come through, he said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-21/georgia-suffers-big-drop-fede
Mystery photo could show Civil War gunship

SAVANNAH, Ga. - John Potter says he was browsing for antiques at a yard sale in south Georgia when he came across an old picture frame containing an enigmatic image ? the dark silhouette of a person in a hat and coat standing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-14/mystery-photo-could-show-civi
Event honors career of Georgian Senator Walter F. George

...today.That would be Walter F. George, the son of a south Georgia farm family, who became one of the nation's most...man known mostly today because his name appears on a south Georgia lake and the Mercer University law school.But in his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-01-26/event-honors-car