A 68-year-old Chatsworth, Ga., man who put a bullet through a local dog when it stepped on his lawn has been jailed.
In southern DeKalb County, Ala., where law enforcers have been making drug trafficking cases for years, officers arrested several men late Thursday, accusing them of selling methamphetamine ice.
ROME, Ga. — New security installed at Hays State Prison has proved so effective thus far that officials are bragging that prisoners can’t breach it, according to a senator who toured the facility Thursday.
Public officials and lawmakers will get a look today at what millions of tax dollars are buying at Hays State Prison, but the media won't be allowed inside even though one lawmaker requested their presence.
When the Lookout Mountain District Attorney's Office dropped a 20-year-old murder case last year, prosecutors said one reason was that a lead witness had died.
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Former powerhouse state Sen. Lowell Barron accused prosecutors of a witch hunt after he was indicted Tuesday on ethics and campaign law violations.
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Surrounded by his family on the steps of the DeKalb County Courthouse, former state Sen. Lowell Barron, through his attorney, this afternoon emphatically denied charges of ethics law and campaign contribution law violations he was charged with earlier today.
It takes a lot to get fired from the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Before FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman and dozens of his criminal cases came under state and federal scrutiny, the agent called another officer and confessed his tumultuous, romantic relationship with a millionaire's wife.
Before the killing spree began at Hays State Prison, there was Telfair.
Mystery clouds the death of a Trion, Ga., man found a couple of miles across the state line at an Alabama home, and injuries to his brother, who was found alive with a cut on his neck in East Ridge.
Police said a 29-year-old man coming to pick up a woman who asked for help early Tuesday morning was caught off-guard before he was stabbed to death.
Georgia is footing a $1.7 million bill to fix broken locks at Hays State Prison that left prisoners free to roam their cell units and assault fellow cellmates or guards.
An Atlanta-based advocacy group has sued the Georgia Department of Corrections, alleging violations of the Open Records Act by its attempt to charge a quarter of a million dollars for public records.
A federal lawsuit accuses a former Murray County, Ga., judge of concocting a scheme to plant drugs on the woman whose ethics complaint led to his resignation.
Hundreds of broken locks neglected for more than two years at Hays State Prison have been temporarily fixed, officials say.
The frame job didn't originate with former Murray County, Ga., sheriff's Capt. Michael Henderson.
The Georgia Department of Corrections sent a $250,000 tab to an advocacy group for public records about malfunctioning locks and prisoners recently killed at Hays State Prison.
An appeals court decision casts doubt on numerous North Georgia sexual predator convictions and raises further questions about the operations of an undercover FBI task force already under scrutiny for possible impropriety.
FORT OGLETHORPE — It was all a coup d'etat.
In a special called City Council meeting this afternoon, Fort Oglethorpe City Manager Ron Goulart resigned, effective Monday.
A cluster of Georgia and Tennessee corrections dignitaries gathered at Hays State Prison in June 2011 to witness a prison under control.
A Cobb County, Ga., judge will decide if prosecutors or law enforcement agencies involved with an FBI task force are withholding evidence in 10 criminal sex cases, which attorneys claim could lead to those cases being dismissed.
LAFAYETTE, Ga. — It's a job few people want.
Corrections officials won't comment about what's happening these days inside Hays State Prison.
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk maintains there's nothing to investigate about his officers who admitted they let an apparently intoxicated FBI agent off and then drove him and his damaged car home.
Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk this afternoon addressed accusations that his deputies had covered up traffic stops involving FBI Agent Ken Hillman, saying officials have reviewed all information and there was no wrongdoing.
Weeks after officers with shields and body armor confiscated nearly 140 cellphones from Hays State Prison, a video began circulating online of an inmate capturing a prison brawl on an Android cellphone.
Multiple defense attorneys say they were given false or incomplete information about the FBI sex crime task force that arrested their clients during undercover stings.
A video uploaded by a Hays State Prison inmate is circulating on YouTube, capturing a fight with multiple inmates inside the prison.
Multiple defense attorneys have filed motions in Catoosa County Superior Court alleging prosecutors are holding back on information about the Northwest Georgia FBI sex crime task force, and they want details about a civilian’s involvement in their clients’ arrests.
The FBI has confirmed it is looking into allegations involving Special Agent Ken Hillman, 10 days after revelations that the federal agent received special treatment from local law enforcement officers.
A flash of a badge is all it takes to escape arrest in Catoosa County, Ga., if you're FBI Special Agent Ken Hillman, several officers admit.
Each morning, two dozen guards strap on full body armor, hoist their riot shields and head to the showers. It's time for the prisoners to wash up.
A Fort Oglethorpe police officer has admitted to his supervisor that when employed by Catoosa County he pulled over a federal agent whose “bumper was almost dragging the ground” after an apparent wreck but didn’t arrest him.
Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said Wednesday he won't ask for an investigation into whether any of his officers failed to report traffic stops involving a federal agent suspected of drinking and driving.
Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk says he won’t ask for an investigation into whether his officers improperly helped an FBI agent who is now under federal investigation.
An FBI agent who is being investigated in his role as leader of an undercover sex crimes task force now is being accused of abusing his authority to avoid publicity and possible arrest.
The work of an undercover FBI task force in North Georgia that exists to catch people responding to online offers for underage sex has come into question as federal authorities investigate the agent in charge.
It was late October 2012 when Ringgold, Ga., police Sgt. Tom Evans drove to the Acoustic Cafe to check on a report of a drunken driver.
Months before inmates started to kill each other at Hays State Prison, correctional officers were in short supply.
ATLANTA — A week before Pippa Hall-Jackson was stabbed through the heart, he told his aunt he didn't think he was coming out of Hays State Prison.
DALTON, Ga. — There are multiple sides to Adolph "Sonny" Neal, those who know him say.
The Varnell, Ga., tanning salon owner Sonny Neal — charged in the butchering deaths of his wife and her grandfather — pleaded guilty today to murder charges in Whitfield County Superior Court.
Of all the places where a locked door is essential, a prison seems like one of the most obvious.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Corrections can move quickly when it wants to.
Roughly 24 hours after a fourth Hays State Prison inmate was killed, Georgia corrections officials ordered the warden of the maximum-security facility replaced.
The 19-year-old Hays State Prison inmate killed shortly after being transferred to a prison in Jackson was stabbed to death, authorities said today.
After four inmate deaths in less than two months, Hays State Prison warden Clay Tatum is being replaced.
Corrections officials haven't released how a Hays State Prison inmate was killed Tuesday shortly after he was taken to Georgia's highest level security prison in Jackson.