Wed., June 6, 2012 7:58am
Georgia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against a suburban Atlanta city and its mayor for alleged violations of the state's open meetings law. The law permits visual and sound recording during open meetings, but the suit claims Cumming’s mayor ordered a woman to stop taping a city council meeting in April.
Mon., June 4, 2012 6:45am
Volunteers who work with children in Georgia will be required by law to report suspected child abuse starting next month. The new mandatory reporting requirement is part of a criminal justice reform law that Gov. Nathan Deal signed last month.
Wed., May 30, 2012 6:58pm
Georgia's Attorney General is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a ruling that preserves a major source of drinking water. Friday's court filing is a response to an appeal by Alabama.
Thu., March 22, 2012 7:19am
Foreclosure fraud would be a crime under a bill passed unanimously in the state Senate Wednesday. Georgia law currently criminalizes fraud during the mortgage process, but not during a foreclosure.
Thu., January 12, 2012 1:00pm
Attorney General Sam Olens is starring in a new public service advertisement about the dangers of improperly using prescription drugs. Olens said it's essential to educate citizens about the dangers lurking in medicine cabinets to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.
Mon., October 10, 2011 4:50am
Gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org wants a U.S. appeals court to overturn a state ban on guns in places of worship. The sides made their cases to a federal appeals court last week.
Tue., September 13, 2011 8:54am
Georgia's top court is requiring the city of Statesboro to pay the legal costs of residents who sued it for violating the state's Open Meetings Act. The unanimous opinion upholds a Bulloch County judge's ruling that found the Statesboro mayor and city council met outside the city' hall chambers to discuss the city's 2011 budget.
Thu., August 18, 2011 4:21pm
Governor Nathan Deal announced a statewide crackdown on Internet gambling Thursday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation estimated there are 50 to 100 gambling businesses in the state disguised as Internet cafes. Deal has directed the GBI and district attorneys to go after the cafes.
Mon., June 13, 2011 4:23pm
The Georgia Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its decision to overturn part of the state’s charter-school law. Sixteen charter schools left in limbo by the decision are now trying to find other ways to open this fall. Some are going back to the local districts that originally refused to approve them.
Thu., May 5, 2011 5:24pm
Savannah City Council got a lesson in open government from Georgia's top prosecutor. State Attorney General Sam Olens says, he doesn't want to take elected officials to court, but violations of Georgia's sunshine laws are occurring far too frequently. He was in Savannah because the council violated the law three times.