Chief Justice Hugh Thompson was sworn in Thursday as the Georgia Supreme Court’s new leader. Thompson is the 30th Chief Justice of the state’s highest court. Former Governor Zell Miller appointed Thompson to the Supreme Court in 1994 and performed Thompson’s swearing in ceremony inside the House chambers at the state Capitol.
Governor Nathan Deal responded firmly Wednesday morning to the news that Florida officials plan to file a lawsuit in the ongoing water war between the states. Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been fighting for decades over how much water each is entitled to from their shared river networks.
A panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal voted unanimously Friday not to suspend state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, (D)-Atlanta, from office. Brooks was indicted in May on 30 counts of tax fraud and other charges related to what the U.S. Attorney’s Office has called the “Universal Humanities Scheme” and the “GABEO Scheme.”
Georgia drivers can show their support for the state’s wildlife conservation efforts in a new way. Governor Nathan Deal and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams unveiled three new license plate designs Thursday.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Thursday he would announce his appointments to a review panel in the case of state Representative Tyrone Brooks on Friday. Friday marks exactly two weeks since the Governor received a certified copy of the indictment against Brooks from the Attorney General’s Office.
Georgia inmate Troy Davis has been executed for the killing of an off-duty police officer in a case that has drawn worldwide support over his claims of innocence. Courts consistently ruled against him, however, and the officer's family says they finally have justice after 22 years.