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October 22, 2003 | From Associated Press
Amid cost and privacy concerns, state officials backed away from an antiterrorism database that officials initially considered joining -- making Georgia the sixth state to abandon the Matrix project. The move casts doubt on the future of a database that tracks personal details of all citizens, not just those accused of a crime.
October 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
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 | From Associated Press
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.
May 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A former Georgia state school superintendent accused of embezzling $600,000 and spending it on a face-lift and an unsuccessful campaign for governor pleaded guilty Wednesday and will serve eight years in prison. Linda Schrenko, 56, struck a plea bargain in the middle of her trial. The trial continues for two alleged accomplices.
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.
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 | From Associated Press
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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
March 30, 2007 | Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writer
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.
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