Georgia

GEORGIA — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is the target of an ethics examination, investigated by The NY Times, as to whether he misused his “prestige of office” to persuade his friend Harlan Crow to fund a museum in Pin Point, Georgia. Thomas, who is from Pin Point, introduced residents to Crow, who the Times […]

The Georgia Supreme Court stood by an earlier decision which deemed the Georgia Charter Schools Commission unconstitutional, a move which could potentially close the doors of at least 16 of the state’s charter schools. The Huffington Post reports: Supporters say charter schools provide more choices to families that feel underserved by local schools. Critics assert […]

*Steven Carter, a 26-year-old pastor, spent the night in an open jail cell with several hundred other men, fearing that he could face several years in prison on a terrorism charge, his employer told the AJC Wednesday. Carter is a preacher at The Church at Southside in Athens, Georgia. The pastor there, Jeff Williams, said […]

GEORGIA– Coleman Eaton,  a 60-year-old substitute teacher, is accused of exposing himself to 30 students as he allegedly urinated in a classroom trash bin at Riverdale Elementary School.

CONYERS, Ga. — Funeral services were held for North Carolina teen Phylicia Barnes, who went missing while visiting a relative in Baltimore. Her body was found unclothed in a Maryland river on April 20, over three months after she vanished from a relative’s apartment. The Root reports: Barnes’ funeral was held at Springfield Baptist Church […]

Georgia– A 21-year-old Georgia man was arrested after he allegedly fondled himself inside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant Monday afternoon.

Reports are coming out of Georgia that prison guards have retaliated with violence in response to the Georgia Prison strike that took place last month. According to Georgia State NAACP President Edward Dubose, inmates have been beaten with hammers and other foreign objects allegedly in retaliation for their participation in the strike. President Dubose says […]

MACON — Vonn Gibbons Jr., 19, fatally shot a 7-year-old boy that his mother was babysitting Saturday before killing himself with the same gun, Macon police said.

It’s the last African American school on St. Simons Island. Built in 1925, the two-room Harrington School has made the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2011 List of ’10 Places in Peril’. The list was released today.

Four people died and 13 others were injured when a church van rolled over Sunday night in southwest Georgia, the state patrol said. The Columbus, Ga., church group was southbound on U.S. Highway 27 in Early County when the driver lost control of the van after a rear tire blew out, Gordy Wright, state patrol […]

Darryl L. Foster was near suicide after leaving the church. He was gay, black and Christian. “I was left thinking I was going to hell with no other options,” he said. “The gay community is attractive when the church turns its back on you.” Years later, he went on to found Witness Freedom Ministries in […]

CNN is reporting that two men have accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual abuse. Two Georgia men have filed suit claiming that prominent Atlanta pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex. The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male […]