Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
October 5, 2007
Albany -- A federal jury says the Department of Corrections can't be held responsible for the attack of a state inmate by fellow prisoners. The verdict came Friday in a federal civil trial.
Convicted Murderer Cass Lee Buttersworth sued State Department of Corrections officials, claiming they directly contributed to his attack by providing inmates with combination locks and not supervising an area where many inmates were gathered.
It happened at Calhoun State Prison back in 2002. Buttersworth sought an immediate injunction to get surgery for his injuries, even though he originally refused surgery after the attack.
He was also seeking an unspecified amount of money. A jury found in favor of prison employees and Department of Corrections officials.
Rick Collum, the defendants' attorney, explained the verdict this way: "They argued that because combination lock had been used as a weapon in previous occasions, I think it had been used four times in the past before this event occurred, that prison officials were put on notice that it could be used as a weapon and they wanted to try and put legal liability on the prison system because of that, and the jury said no."
In 1988, Buttersworth was convicted of murdering his stepmother. He was sentenced to three life terms. After today's verdict he was sent back to prison.