Rising to our defense

...the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Lake Lanier was authorized for Georgia's water supply, and a U.S. District Court dismissed Alabama's claims against Georgia's right to use Lake Allatoona. Olens' office filed briefs as recently...

Federal jury acquits Harlem man of drug trafficking

...conspiring to funnel large amounts of methamphetamine from Mexico to the Augusta area was acquitted at trial.A jury in U.S. District Court found Victor E. Ovalle Jr., 20, not guilty Thursday of conspiracy to distribute narcotics.Ovalle, of Harlem...

Todd Gurley case puts NCAA in tough position

...ever seeing Gurley suit up on Saturday again may rest in the insecurity of the NCAA on this touchy subject. A U.S. District Court and the court of public opinion have already proven that the governors of collegiate sports are standing on some...

Lawsuit filed over city's overtime pay calculation for firefighter

Another lawsuit has been filed against the city of Augusta over the issue of overtime payments.On Friday in U.S. District Court, Robert D. Morris filed suit against the city. The petition seeks class-action certification on behalf of Morris...

Georgia signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

...river bottom. If they can't prove the oxygen injectors work, opponents can scrap the settlement, return to U.S. District Court and seek an injunction to halt dredging until the case gets resolved."One of the major concerns about deepening...

Friends, family of slain Athens suspect vow vengeance

...kill a federal officer, distribution of cocaine and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.McKinley was in U.S. District Court in Macon on Thursday and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing next Thursday.

Wells Fargo found in contempt of court in U.S. District Court in Augusta

...banks was found in contempt of court Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Augusta after the bank repeatedly failed to comply with court orders.U.S. District Court Judge Dudley H. Bowen Jr. found Wells Fargo not...

Distributing illegal pesticides results in prison term

...serve five months in prison for illegally repackaging pesticides to distribute to restaurants across the country.U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall also imposed an additional five months of home confinement after 47-year-old Zong Geng...

Child pornographer given maximum prison term

...serve all of the federal prison sentence and will be under supervision for an additional 10 years once released.U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall imposed the sentence Thursday. James pleaded guilty earlier this year to sexual exploitation...

Defense case takes 1 hour in Georgia salmonella outbreak trial after 5 weeks of prosecution

...the company's plant in southwest Georgia.After five weeks of cross-examining witnesses called to testify in U.S. District Court by prosecutors, attorneys for all three defendants opted to bring the case to a speedy end.Michael Parnell's...