Fri., July 22, 2011 4:58am
A Georgia man convicted of killing his parents and sister was executed Thursday after the courts allowed what was likely the nation's first video-recorded execution in almost two decades. Andrew DeYoung was put to death by lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson after courts turned down his appeals.
Wed., July 6, 2011 11:45am
A Georgia Supreme Court ruling this week likely won’t have much impact on the state’s convenience stores. The court said a convenience store can be sued if it sells alcohol to an intoxicated customer who then injures or kills others. But the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores has always warned its members not to sell to an underage or intoxicated customer, according to its president, Jim Tudor.
Tue., June 28, 2011 4:47am
About a dozen Georgia charter schools affected by a recent court ruling can keep their doors open. The state Board of Education approved applications from 11 schools Tuesday during a specially called meeting. The schools faced closing after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last month that the commission that created them was illegal.
Fri., June 3, 2011 4:11am
State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to address the Georgia Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the state's charter school law. State Sen. Fran Millar scheduled the meeting Friday to discuss what plans education officials and lawmakers are developing to respond to the ruling.
Fri., May 27, 2011 3:51am
The state and a handful of charter schools are asking the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling overturning part of the state's charter school law. Attorney General Sam Olens filed a request Thursday on behalf of Georgia Charter Schools Commission.
Mon., May 16, 2011 4:46am
A Georgia law that cleared the way for a surge in new charter schools was struck down by the state's top court in a high-profile decision that will affect thousands of students and could reshape how the state's public school system is funded.
Thu., March 31, 2011 10:00am
Georgia Supreme Court Justices are putting off a decision in one of their most high-profile cases. Court-watchers say the delay in the charter school commission case is highly unusual but doesn't hint as to how the court will decide. The case will settle the hot question of who has final authority to approve charter schools in Georgia.
Mon., March 28, 2011 1:00am
The state Supreme Court is expected to rule this week whether the Georgia Charter Schools Commission is constitutional. Seven school districts challenged the commission’s constitutionality, arguing only districts can approve charter schools, and they said the state is taking money away from other public schools. A lower court sided with the commission.