New figures from the U.S. Census show poverty is rising in Albany’s Dougherty County faster than in any of the state’s largest counties. The county had the nation’s second-highest jump in poverty since 2007.
The state is asking a federal judge to dismiss part of Alabama’s lawsuit over Lake Allatoona.
Georgia’s lawyers argue an appeals court decision over Lake Lanier earlier this week renders the Allatoona claims obsolete.
Supporters and opponents of the Troy Davis execution squared off across a street from each other in Jackson.
Ultimately, by the time Davis died, police in riot gear outnumbered the vocal demonstrators.
Georgia inmate Troy Davis has been executed for the killing of an off-duty police officer in a case that has drawn worldwide support over his claims of innocence.
Courts consistently ruled against him, however, and the officer's family says they finally have justice after 22 years.
The Rome City Commission has deferred until next year a vote on Sunday alcohol retail sales. The commission had planned to put the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot, but decided Monday night to hold off because there's no other reason to hold an election that day in the northwest Georgia city.
The state of Georgia executed death row inmate Troy Davis Wednesday. Before the death sentence was carried out, GPB's Orlando Montoya filed this report about the legal questions left unanswered by the case.
This is Troy Davis' fourth execution order.