Four months after Barrow County paid $150,000 in legal fees and agreed to take down a Ten Commandments display to end an American Civil Liberties Union-backed lawsuit, other copies of the Judeo-Christian doctrine were hanging in a public part of the same courthouse this week.
A city police officer shot and killed a 22-year-old convicted felon after he ran away from police and, according to authorities, flashed a loaded handgun at officers pursuing him.
Barrow County commissioners voted 4-2 Tuesday night to spend taxpayer dollars to cover the legal fees an anonymous resident incurred when he sued the government over a Ten Commandments display at the courthouse in Winder.
Funding to the tune of $1.32 million will go toward studying the proposed Interstate 3 between Savannah and Knoxville, Tenn., under legislation the U.S. House of Representatives was expected to approve late Thursday night.
A Ten Commandments display in the Barrow County Courthouse, which was the subject of a nearly two-year legal battle, has been quietly removed, in compliance with a federal court order.
A cigarette or static electricity may be to blame for a fatal explosion at an oil facility in this south Jackson County city Sunday night, authorities said Monday, but state officials considered the incident to be an accident.
The concept of a regional jail, which could house inmates from several Athens-area counties, appears to be dead.
Authorities responding to a call of shots fired stumbled on what they say was a cockfighting and rooster breeding operation in the city of Arcade.
Investigators searching for a Winterville woman missing since July 2002 found human remains Monday in the general location where her former boyfriend claimed he buried her body more than two years ago, authorities said.
Authorities dug up the 13th hole of a Braselton golf course on Tuesday looking for the body of a Winterville woman missing since July 2002.