Tax Evasion Trial for Former State Rep. Set

ATLANTA — A former Georgia legislator is preparing for an April trial on tax evasion charges. Former state Rep. Jeanette Jamieson’s trial was scheduled by Fulton Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson at a brief hearing on Friday. The Toccoa Democrat was charged in July 2009 with failing to file a state income tax return for […]

One dead in northwest Georgia home explosion

One person was killed Thursday morning when a house exploded in Gilmer County. Glenn Allen, a spokesman for the state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office, told the AJC at 10 a.m. that the explosion occurred “within the past hour” on Roy Road, off Ga. 52 east of Ellijay. Allen said his office was sending […]

Burglar steals $10,000 in electronics from Paulding school

Paulding County sheriff’s investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for burglarizing a middle school and taking more than $10,000 in electronics and other property. The burglary occurred Sept. 25 at Moses Middle School on Old County Farm Road in Dallas, according to Paulding sheriff’s Cpl. Brandon Gurley. Gurley said […]

Judge’s hometown, legal community stunned by arrest

MORELAND — To pass the time, firefighters at Coweta County Fire Station No. 4 spent Tuesday morning washing the firetrucks. There’s only so much television you can watch. One young firefighter figures he hasn’t been on a fire call in about a year. If you’ve got business with the people over at the town hall […]

Morehouse cafeteria workers on strike

Cafeteria workers at Morehouse College went on strike this morning as part of national effort to protest the international company that provides food services to the Atlanta campus. The workers are protesting the French-owned Sodexo, accusing the company of unfair labor practices, low wages and poor working conditions, according to strike organizers. They said the […]

School bus training varies widely

If your child gets on a school bus today, the ride might be safer in one school district than in another. That’s because the driver might have anywhere from 24 to 120 hours of required training, depending on the school district. Monday’s deadly school bus crash in Carroll County, in which a trainee was behind […]

Study: 4 Atlanta neighborhoods among nation’s most dangerous

If you live in certain Atlanta neighborhoods, you have a good chance of being the victim of a violent crime, according to report on walletpop.com. Four Atlanta neighborhoods are among the 25 most dangerous in the country for 2010, giving Atlanta more neighborhoods on the list than any other city, according to the report. Coming […]

Police investigate killings near Lawrenceville

Gwinnett County investigators are at a home in the Lawrenceville area where two people were found dead Tuesday morning. A man and woman were found dead inside a home in the 2000 block of Carriage Way, police said. Gwinnett Police spokesman Edwin Ritter said that the couple’s 12-year-old son went to a neighbor’s house around […]

Gubernatorial candidates appear in first televised debate

Georgia’s three candidates for governor battled hard Sunday in a student-sponsored debate that touched on education, jobs and transportation. In their first televised debate, Republican Nathan Deal, Democrat Roy Barnes and Libertarian John Monds threw numerous verbal body blows in the forum sponsored by the student government groups from five Georgia universities. Barnes attacked Deal […]

Pastor among 4 dead in Ga. church van crash

BLAKELY, Ga. — A coroner says the pastor of a Georgia church is among four people killed when all 19 occupants where thrown from a church van that flipped after a tire blew. Early County coroner Todd Hunter told The Associated Press on Monday that the dead include 35-year-old R.D. Williams, pastor of the Tabernacle […]