In Georgia courts, seeking the death penalty is a costly proposition.
From jury selection to attorney pay, from hours upon hours of pretrial preparation to added costs for juror lodging and transportation, capital trials are by far the most expensive criminal proceedings undertaken in local superior courts.
Drive around Northeast Georgia Medical Center these days, and you can't help but notice that the landscape is changing.
Exterior work is basically finished on two major construction projects, the Women & Children's Pavilion and the North Patient Tower. And down the road, a new three-story addition looms over the Imaging Center.
Steven Ballowe, former superintendent of Gainesville city schools, began his administrative career 30 years ago as the assistant principal of an inner-city school in South Carolina plagued by racial disharmony.
Georgia schools already struggling to shed negative labels of "needs improvement" and not making "adequate yearly progress" are in an even deeper hole this year as basic proficiency standards get tougher.
What started out with a mile-long line at the Delta check-in area, ended up as being one of the most life-changing weeks in my life. We arrived at the airport around 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5 to begin our weeklong trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. We were going to the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf to stay on the school's campus to take part in a mission trip.
June 21, 2008|
By Kaitlin Burchett
For The Times