Police and prosecutors building the case against Ross Harris face a ticking clock: Four weeks from today, if the grand jury has not indicted him, bond will be set for the Cobb County father accused of murdering his young son.
The bizarre dispute in Austell is simply one between a mechanic and a customer: Mechanic does $1,600 worth of work on a Volkswagen and says the customer won’t pay up; customer says the mechanic did the work without his OK and is now holding the car hostage.
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DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader has filed a libel lawsuit against a resident who brought an ethics complaint against him, and the resident has responded with a new ethics complaint alleging retaliation.
Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, a Democratic candidate for governor, delivers a response to Gov. Nathan Deal’s State of the State speech on Wednesday. Brant Sanderlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Democrat Jason Carter came out fighting in his response to Gov. Nathan Deal’s sunny State of the State speech, calling the Republican’s pitch for increased education funding nothing more than an election-year ploy.
Carter, a state senator from Decatur and the grandson of the former president, said the governor’s failure to mention the middle class in his address was a “moral failure” and panned him for repeatedly touting a niche business magazine’s endorsement of Georgia.
Carter proposed creating a separate education budget that would be protected from the tinkering of lawmakers, saying it would bring greater “accountability” to legislators.
And he sought to present a clear alternative to Deal’s policies. “Trading in tomorrow for today is not conservative,” he said. “It’s reckless.”
Carter mentioned his famous pedigree only in passing as he talked about his long lineage in Georgia. “The farmers in my family would say we’re eating our seed corn,” he said. “I was raised to believe we reap what we sow.”