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Stalking victims in Georgia now have more protections

July 1, 2021 @ 7:49 AM ET ATLANTA – Individuals who are victims of stalking now have expanded legal rights as a result of a handful of measures approved by the Georgia legislature and signed by Governor Kemp. According to § 16-5-90, “A person commits the offense of stalking when he or she follows, places … Read more

Justice Department files lawsuit against the State of Georgia to stop racially discriminatory provisions of new voting law

June 25, 2021 @ 9:49 PM ET ATLANTA – The U.S. Justice Department announced today that it filed a lawsuit against the State of Georgia, the Georgia Secretary of State, and the Georgia State Election Board over recent voting procedures adopted by Georgia Senate Bill 202, which was signed into law in March 2021. The … Read more

Jury convicts Dalton man of rape

WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA – Last week, a Whitfield County jury returned a verdict finding 53 year old Richard Marvin Smith of 172 Shirley Way, Dalton, GA, guilty of rape and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping stemming from events occurring on March 30, 2019. Mr. Smith was found not guilty of theft by taking and false … Read more