The Phenix City/Russell County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held a news conference Friday afternoon requesting that the fatal shooting of a black man at a Dollar General be prosecuted as a hate crime.
When Orwin Smith was released from the Green Bay Packers in 2014, he wasn’t sure how he would continue paying the child support required for his then 3-year-old son. Now he an advocate for fathers in that predicament.
Mysterious purple lights in the sky sparked a hunt by NASA scientists to figure out what was causing Steve. After years of reports from normal citizens, scientists now know it’s an unusual type of aurora.
The Ledger-Enquirer’s Tim Chitwood updates the status on Carlton Gary’s execution nears on Thursday. "Stocking Stranger" Carlton Gary will be the 48th Georgia inmate to die by lethal injection, a method the state switched to 17 years ago.
Mr. Dewey Reaves, former owner of Reaves Wrecking Company Inc., turns 100 on March 16, 2018. He still lives without full-time assistance in a waterfront home on the Alabama side of Lake Oliver that he built with his own hands, mostly out of salvaged materials, in the 1970s. He spends the weekends with Carolyn Nesmith, his 90-year-old girlfriend.
Atlanta attorney John “Jack” Martin had brought to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles a juror from Gary’s 1986 trial, Jack Pickel, who told the board Wednesday morning he would not have voted to give Gary the death penalty had he seen the evidence available today, particularly a DNA test from the Sept. 11, 1977 assault on Gertrude Miller.
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles heard a full day of testimony Wednesday as convicted “Stocking Strangler” Carlton Gary sought to escape his execution set for 7 p.m. Thursday. Among those present then were District Attorney Julia Slater, Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren, and former Columbus Mayor and Police Chief Jim Wetherington.
The Central High School choir performs "The Separation", a song written by the choir members and produced by Ashlyn Flamer and Christopher Doleman. The performance occurred on National Walkout Day on March 14, 2018.