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Jail for Kendrick Johnson's parents?
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:47:38 -0800

Kendrick Johnson was 17 when he died in a rolled-up gym mat in 2013.

Recusals come at two-year anniversary of Kendrick Johnson's death
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:38:16 -0800

In a rare order Thursday, all seven judges in Georgia's Southern Judicial Circuit have recused themselves from the lawsuit filed by the parents of Kendrick Johnson against the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and a second action, filed by CNN against Lowndes County Schools.

Lowndes County Board of Health Program Receives State Grant
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:33:45 -0800

The Lowndes County Board of Health was awarded a grant by Healthcare Georgia Foundation in 2014 for the Baby LUV (Lowndes Unique Victories) program at Lowndes County Health Department.

Valdosta vet proposes anti-chain ordinance in Lowndes Co.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:54:45 -0800

Dr. Amanda Hall wanted the county to ban, or at least put restrictions on, chaining up dogs outside. She said this is best for the community.

Relatives of GA teen found in gym mat sentenced to probation
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:35:26 -0800

The parents and other relatives of a south Georgia teenager found dead in a rolled up gym mat have been sentenced to probation for blocking access to the Lowndes County courthouse during a 2013 protest.

7 Georgia judges say they can't be fair in lawsuit
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:51:16 -0800

All seven judges in Georgia's Southern Judicial Circuit recused themselves from a lawsuit filed by the parents of Kendrick Johnson against the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and a second action, filed by CNN.

Was media booted from trial of Kendrick Johnson's parents?
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:22:36 -0800

Opening statements begin Tuesday in the trial of Kendrick Johnson's parents in a case growing increasingly controversial after reports that a Georgia judge had the media removed from his courtroom. 0 0 read more

Family still looking for answers after son’s mysterious death
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:43:56 -0800

(CNN) — A jury found Kendrick Johnson’s parents and five other family members guilty of misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, attorney Benjamin Crump said Wednesday. State Court Judge Mark Mitchell sentenced them to 12 months in jail and suspended the sentence, so they will spend no more time behind bars and will not […]

Family Members of Kendrick Johnson Found Guilty of Civil Disobedience
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:25:18 -0800

The family faces a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Ga. Power Crews Return Home
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:14:12 -0800

Georgia Power workers headed to New York today to help power crews there were turned around and sent back home.  Long Island Power Authority officials decided the crews were not needed.