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New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

ATLANTA -- This year's version of legislation to permit the use of marijuana-based medicine no longer has a provision to allow production of the crop in Georgia.
Pray in troubled times

...personal property was looted.This was despicable. The disrupters were egged on by our own president, the U.S. Department of Justice and several celebrity so-called ministers. Now, not only have jobs and property been lost, but race relations...
Police and steroids: Hard to control, hard to prove

An investigation into possible steroid use by police officers is new territory for both the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and local GBI agents, but the problem is a national one, reported many times a year.
Global banks fined billions in currency probe

U.S., British and Swiss regulators have fined five global banks $3.4 billion for attempting to manipulate foreign exchange markets - the latest penalties for an industry previously criticized for rigging interest rates and for their role in triggering the global financial crisis.
Child pornographer given maximum prison term

A Hephzibah man who posted pictures on the Internet of his sexual abuse of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
School violence, bullying show decline

The war against bullying isn't over, but statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Justice and released recently by the National Center for Education Statistics indicate the tide may have turned. While the numbers show...
Feds critical of Augusta's Gracewood

A federal agency has warned Georgia officials that it will end Medicaid payments to an Augusta facility for the developmentally disabled unless the state improves conditions there.
State proposes fix for Gracewood

In its plan of correction, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities said it would hire at least nine additional administrators and revamp guidelines on injuries.
Sheriff's office turns steroid investigation over to GBI

An investigation into possible steroid use among Richmond County deputies has been handed over the the GBI after a man who dealt the drugs was administered a polygraph test.
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.