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Business uptick in Jasper

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Hibbett Sports is scheduled to open this spring in the new retail area on Old Philadelphia Road in Jasper.

        The following are recent or ongoing developments in Pickens’ retail and industrial business scene:

•Fatz Café on Noah Drive in Jasper sold in June of 2014 for $1.76 million to a John B. and Georgette S. AS Narguizian of Sherman Oaks, Calif. The Narguizians purchased the building and accompanying 2.48 acres from Store Capital Acquisitions, LLC. In March of 2014 Store Capital

Ga. Supreme Court rules in three juvenile death cases

 

Facebook comments led to murder conviction for mother who smothered 5-week-old

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SUMMARIES OF OPINIONS

Published Tuesday, January 20, 2015

 

Please note: Opinion summaries are prepared by the Public Information Office for the general public and news media. Summaries are not prepared for every opinion released by the Court, but only for those cases considered of great public interest. Opinion summaries are not to be considered as official opinions of the Court. The full opinions are available on the Supreme Court website at www.gasupreme.us .

 

 

WALLACE V. THE STATE (S14A1371)

            The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld the murder conviction and two consecutive life prison sentences given to a man for randomly robbing and killing a popular high school football star as he waited at an Atlanta bus stop.

            In this high-profile Fulton County case, the high court has unanimously rejected Edward Wallace’s argument that there was not enough evidence to convict him. Instead, Justice Keith Blackwell writes for the Court, “we conclude that the evidence adduced at trial was legally sufficient to authorize a rational trier of fact to find beyond a reasonable doubt that Wallace was guilty of the crimes of which he was convicted.”

Execution date set for man convicted of murdering fellow inmate

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Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens offers the following information in the case against Warren Lee Hill, who is currently scheduled to be executed on Jan. 27, 2015 for the murder of Joseph Handspike.

Scheduled Execution

On Jan. 16, 2015, the Superior Court of Lee County filed an order, setting the seven-day window in which the execution of Warren Lee Hill may occur to begin at noon, Jan. 27, 2015, and ending seven days later at noon on Feb. 3, 2015. Hill has concluded his direct appeal proceedings and his state and federal habeas corpus proceedings. 

Hill’s Crime (1990)

In August of 1990, Hill and the victim, Joseph Handspike, were both incarcerated for murder at the Lee Correctional Institution (hereinafter Lee C.I.). Hill was serving a life sentence for murdering his 18 year old girlfriend, Myra Wright, in 1986 by shooting her 11 times.

Senator David Perdue Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

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     U.S. Senator David Perdue today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s lasting legacy:
     “Today, we reflect upon Dr. Martin Luther King’s heroic dedication to the advancement of liberty,” said Senator Perdue. “A man of faith, family, and integrity, Dr. King’s words and actions remain an inspiration to all Americans. Dr. King reminds us that, despite disappointment, we must ‘never lose infinite hope.’ And it is my hope that we honor his legacy by working to expand liberty and opportunity for all Americans and future generations.”

The Appalachian Trail just got longer -- officially

 

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New measurements adds 3.9 miles extra

 

 

Harpers Ferry, WV (Jan. 15, 2015) – Re-measurements and relocations of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) have brought the total mileage of the footpath to 2,189.2 miles, an increase of 3.9 miles from last year’s mileage of 2,185.3. This mileage is carefully documented in the Trail’s official guidebooks, which include the Appalachian Trail Data Book and the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers’ Companion. Both books are published by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. 

 

Every year, the latest mileage and shelter information is updated from volunteers who are constantly improving the Trail, with volunteer Daniel D. Chazin of Teaneck, N.J. leading the efforts since 1983. This year, more than half of the changes in the mileage are in southwest Virginia, with 2 miles added to the total following a re-measurement by volunteers.

 

Increases were also reported in New York-New Jersey (0.1 mile); central Virginia (0.1 mile); Tennessee-North Carolina (1.5 miles); and North Carolina-Georgia (0.2 mile).

 

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s guidebooks are invaluable planning resources for any Appalachian Trail hiker, whether they are out for a day hike or hiking the entire length from Maine to Georgia,” said Laurie Potteiger, information services manager for the ATC. “These guides contain the latest information from volunteers who measure, maintain and manage the Trail and those who hike it regularly.”

 

Current editions of official A.T. guidebooks and maps are available from the Ultimate A.T. Store at www.atctrailstore.org or by calling 1.888.287.8673.

 

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park Service, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.