October 28, 2005 |
A federal appeals court refused Thursday to let Georgia demand photo identification from all voters at the polls. Last week, a federal judge barred the state from enforcing the new photo ID law during local elections next month, saying it amounted to an unconstitutional poll tax that could prevent poor people, blacks and the elderly from voting. The state asked the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the stay, but it declined.
May 9, 2003 |
A new state flag without the Confederate emblem was raised over the Capitol on Thursday after a redesign aimed at laying to rest a dispute that inflamed race relations and roiled Georgia politics. As the old flag came down, drivers slowed their cars to watch and there were scattered cheers and boos from a crowd on the Capitol lawn.
April 26, 1987
Defending champion Laurette Maritz of United States International University shot a four-over-par 78 Saturday and fell five strokes off the pace into a tie for fourth after the second round of the Women's Southern Intercollegiate golf tournament at Athens, Ga. Maritz has a five-over-par total of 153 going into today's final round. First-round leader Margaret Bjuro of Alabama shot a 75 Saturday to maintain a one-shot lead over Margaret Platt of Auburn.
March 23, 1996 |
If anyone had any questions about Syracuse senior John Wallace's ability to come through in key situations, he answered them Friday night with one of the best individual performances of this NCAA tournament. Despite playing with four fouls over the final 17 minutes, Wallace first rallied the Orangemen from a 10-point, second-half deficit and then sent them into the West Regional final with a dramatic, leaning three-point basket with 2.
September 14, 2003 |
Georgia's offense finally reached the end zone against South Carolina, only to find a yellow flag resting on the grass. No touchdown. "I was thinking, 'Man, we've got some terrible luck,' " quarterback David Greene moaned. Not to worry. The No. 8 Bulldogs overcame that early mistake and brought an emphatic end to their three-year drought without an offensive touchdown against South Carolina, routing the 25th-ranked Gamecocks, 31-7, Saturday at Athens, Ga.
October 4, 2008 |
Ukrainian officials denied Russian accusations that Ukraine provided weapons to Georgia during the August war with Russia and that its military personnel operated some of the weapons during the conflict. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made the charge Thursday, calling it "a crime" that the former Soviet republic helped Georgia during the fighting. Ukraine is a top supplier of weapons to Georgia. But the head of its state arms export company, Ukrspetsexport, said no arms were sold during the war, the Interfax news agency reported.
March 11, 1995
Now I read where the NFL and Fox TV are going to block the Rams' move to St. Louis. We as Ram fans should only allow them back if Georgia, John Shaw and the other fools who ruined a once-proud organization stay in St. Louis. The "Save the Rams" organization should change its name to "Save the Rams From Georgia." TAYLOR E. BROWMAN Newport Beach
August 4, 2010 |
For Fredrick Hall, the soil of southwest Georgia has yielded bounties of peanuts, a hard-earned livelihood and a lifetime of adjusting to the whims of a higher power. "I'm dependent on the Lord," Hall said recently, as the sun pounded down on his peanut crop, which he cannot afford to irrigate. "Right now, Lord, we could use some rain." Hall grew up in the Jim Crow South — where he says a "plantation mentality" governed life in the surrounding farming community. So much has changed — but not enough, he said.
March 30, 2007 |
When Georgia instituted a statewide public defender system in 2005, human rights groups praised it as a milestone in ensuring that poor criminal defendants received their constitutional right to a fair trial. Until then, counties determined how indigent people would be represented. In some counties, the courts operated like assembly lines, with defendants pleading guilty after talking with their appointed lawyers for a few minutes.
February 9, 2005 |
A former Georgia point guard who sparked an investigation into academic fraud at the school two years ago was arrested again. Tony Cole is charged with violating his probation on a bad-check charge. He was arrested Sunday after he was pulled over for a traffic violation. The arrest is at least Cole's seventh in four years. Cole will remain in jail until a hearing is set. His brief career at Georgia ended in 2002 after he and two other university athletes were charged with rape.