Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
April 28, 2003
(Atlanta-AP) -- Georgia's redistricting dispute goes before the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow. Earlier this month, a Fulton County Superior Court judge dismissed Governor Perdue's lawsuit against Attorney General Thurbert Baker over who has the power to make the state's legal decisions.
Perdue wanted Baker to drop a redistricting fuit filed under former Governor Roy Barnes, but Baker refused. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Constance Russell sided with Baker, saying the independently elected attorney does not have to drop a case just because the governor asks him to.
The judge chided Perdue for arguing that it's not in Georgia's best interest to defend a redistricting law passed under Barnes. Perdue will appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court. The governor wants to abandon the state's appeal of a Senate redistricting plan adopted two years ago when Democrats were in control of the Legislature. The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing on Georgia's case tomorrow.
If Georgia wins, the state will revert to a 2001 redistricting plan that was drawn to help Democrats. The Georgia case is the only significant redistricting case the justices have taken from the 2000 census.