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South Carolina attorney general's office warns of e-mail scam

The South Carolina attorney general's office warns the public it is being used in an Internet deception.
Report details extent of violence in Georgia prisons

The recent stabbing death of an Augusta State Medical Prison inmate is one of 34 homicides in Georgia prisons since 2010, according to a new report by the Southern Center for Human Rights.
More patients on way to Gracewood

...Disabilities is closing Craig by Aug. 31, as it has other state hospitals as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over poor conditions.But at least 82 patients died last year after being moved into community settings and...
City wins lawsuit over change in election date for local offices

The lawsuit contended the decision to move the local elections from the November general election ballot to the May 20 statewide primary election ballot violates the Voting Rights Act.
Paine College hosts inaugural Hate Crime Prevention forum

With nearly three dozen local citizens in attendance, Paine College hosted the first annual Hate Crimes Prevention Forum at the Health Education Complex.
Augusta files motion to dismiss suit meant to move May 20 elections

Attorneys for Augusta filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss a federal lawsuit seeking to move May 20 mayor and commission elections to a later date.
Lawsuit challenging May 20 election date for Augusta mayor and commission on fast track

Attorneys representing Augusta's mayor and commission have until 5 p.m. April 30 to respond to the complaint which seeks an injunction and to the plaintiff's request for a three-judge panel to hear their challenge to the election date.
Legal challenge raised over change in election dates for Augusta local races

The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, seeks an injunction against the city and a finding that the change in election dates violates the Voting Rights Act.
Georgia House bill promises antidote to Obamacare affliction

Democrats took great risks in passing Obamacare. We Republicans can be no less bold in fighting back.
Governor Deal signs bill moving elections to May

A Georgia House bill with the effect of moving Augusta mayor and commission elections to May 20 is the first signed by Gov. Nathan Deal this year.