A lawyer for a murder defendant facing the possibility of the death penalty said the presiding judge violated his own order by obtaining information about the case outside of court.
Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal obtained jail disciplinary reports on Alan Robert Dickie in June, apparently without the knowledge of the defense or prosecution, which attorney Doug Ramseur argued in a hearing Friday was a violation of court rules.
The superintendents of Gainesville and Hall County school systems were among a group of 14 superintendents across the state who met Thursday with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to discuss issues facing educators before the state General Assembly gears up in January.
The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a brief that recommends the Supreme Court not step into the tri-state water wars, but Gov. Sonny Perdue said he still is encouraged that the department agreed that the appeals court erred in its decision.
Though the Justice Department agrees that an appeals court erred in overturning a lower court's ruling regarding water storage in Lake Lanier, the department has recommended that the Supreme Court not hear the case.
Four Gainesville residents who have had a prominent role in journalism were named Thursday night as inaugural members of the Grady Fellowship of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia.
November 24, 2008|
By Ashton Blackwood
For The Times
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.