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.
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.
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.
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.