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Death Penalty Opponents Move On

Death penalty opponents say, they hope Wednesday's execution of Troy Davis will be the catalyst for a renewed fight to end capital punishment in the US.

Slain Officer's Family Reacts To Execution

The widow of a slain Savannah police officer says "it's a time for healing" now that Georgia has executed Troy Davis for the murder 22 years ago.

Troy Davis Put To Death

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.

Rome Holds-Off On Sunday Sales Vote

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.

State Denies Davis Polygraph Request

A defense attorney says Georgia prison officials have blocked inmate Troy Davis from taking a polygraph test before his scheduled execution.

Troy Davis Analysis: Court Didn't Believe Witnesses

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. STORY TRANSCRIPT: This is Troy Davis' fourth execution order.

Davis Clemency Denied

Two defense lawyers say Georgia's board of pardons Tuesday morning rejected a bid to spare the life of Troy Davis, who has attracted high-profile support for his claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

Cyclist Safety: A Growing Challenge

Drivers in the greater-Augusta area are slamming into cyclists at an alarming rate. More than 90 vehicles have collided with people on bikes since January 2010. Cycling advocates and city officials agree there is a problem. But they say the solution will take time and money.

Public Transportation Meetings This Week

There will be public meetings this week in Fitzgerald, Toccoa and Dalton about next year’s transportation sales tax vote. They are part of a final round of meetings that will give residents there one last chance to discuss the projects that the tax would fund, if passed.

Pardons Board Hears Davis Arguments

Defense attorneys asked the Georgia pardons board to grant clemency to Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty Savannah police officer.