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Augusta Caretaker Faces Financial Elder Abuse Charges

Augusta, GA Caretaker Charged With Financial Elder Abuse for Theft of $22,000 A caretaker in Augusta, Georgia has been charged with felony exploitation for the financial elder abuse of a 96-year-old woman with dementia, amounting to $22,000. The victim was a Georgia nursing home resident, according to Georgia State Attorney General Samuel … [Read more...]

Georgia State Senator Calls for Full Marijuana Legalization

State Senator for Georgia Calls for Colorado-Style Marijuana Legalization A Georgia state senator has called for full “Colorado-style” marijuana legalization, from recreational to medical use. State Senator Curt Thompson, D-Norcross, filed joint proposals for both medical and recreational marijuana operations to become legal in the state of … [Read more...]

Georgia Lawmakers Continue to Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia Lawmakers Find Bipartisan Support for Medical Marijuana Bill Although Georgia did not pass medical marijuana legislation during this past midterm election, lawmakers in the state are pressing ahead to propose a medical marijuana bill with bipartisan support for next year. A series of committee meetings on the subject included testimony … [Read more...]

Hot Car Death Trial Should Have Some Charges Removed, Defense Says

Harris Defense Attorneys Want Hot Car Death and Other Charges in Separate Trials In October, defendant Justin Ross Harris pleaded not guilty to hot car death criminal charges involving the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, where Harris left him all day. In early September, Harris was officially indicted on Georgia murder charges  for the … [Read more...]

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Star with Assault Charges

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Reunion Show Brawl Leads to Assault Charges The New York-hosted “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” show turned ugly in July when the party erupted into a massive fight between several of the former cast mates, and now one of the former stars faces assault charges. One of the former stars, Joseline Hernandez, is now … [Read more...]

Georgia Dept of Transportation Stops Using Faulty Guardrails

After Guardrail Company Settles Lawsuit, Georgia DOT Will Stop Using Product The Georgia Department of Transportation has ordered its contractors to stop using faulty guardrails after the manufacturer recently settled a whistleblower lawsuit and agreed to stop manufacturing the defective product. The defective guardrails, manufactured by Trinity … [Read more...]

Not Guilty Plea to Murder Charges in Hot Car Death Trial

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges for Son’s Hot Car Death A Georgia man whose 22-month-old son died after spending a whole day in a hot car in June this year has officially pleaded not guilty to murder charges. In early September, Justin Ross Harris was officially indicted on murder charges for the death of his toddler son, Cooper, in … [Read more...]