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September 2012 Archives

Atlanta sports star faces misdemeanor DUI charge

Some of our Atlanta readers may have been in the following situation before. They just played an integral part in accomplishing a great achievement as part of a team effort, they have the next day off of work and they feel like celebrating. They go out, have a few celebratory drinks and then there is the decision on how to get home.

Pew Center studies additional juvenile justice reform in Georgia

At one time, Georgia was among the leading states in the nation for tough-on-crime sentences. Along with a number of other states, Georgia is working on reforming the current sentencing system that costs the state a great deal in prison spending but does not reform criminals. Governor Nathan Deal's Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians is looking at reform measures in the juvenile justice system that would decrease incarcerations and expenses resulting from criminal charges, while saving the prison expenses for truly violent criminals such as those facing assault charges and domestic assault.

Former UGA football star facing drug charges

Drug use is sometimes a problem for college students. Drug offenses have serious consequences and can have detrimental long-term effects on a young person's future. That may be especially true if the person involved is a talented football player.