Stories by Greg Bluestein

Monday, July 6, 2015

Civil War commission defends flag, answers call for investigation

ATLANTA - A leader of Georgia's Civil War Commission has drawn a line in the sand over the recently renewed debate about Confederate war emblems.
By Greg Bluestein

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Deal acts on Ga. food stamps

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal is ordering changes aimed at clearing the backlog jamming the state's food stamp program as federal officials threaten to cut up to $76 million in administrative ...
By Greg Bluestein

Saturday, May 26, 2012

More inmates get medical reprieves

ATLANTA - Faced with rising prison costs, Georgia corrections officials are releasing a growing number of sick and elderly inmates to save millions of dollars in medical spending.
By Greg Bluestein

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Atlanta opens new airport terminal

ATLANTA — The new $1.4 billion international terminal at the world's busiest airport opened today.
By Greg Bluestein

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Third man held in airport drug plot

Feds arrest third airline worker accused of trying to smuggle drugs into US on jet
By Greg Bluestein

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Justifiable homicides climb in Georgia

Justifiable homicides are climbing in Georgia, leading some to link the rise with the "stand your ground" law approved in the state in 2006
By Greg Bluestein

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Homeless man arrested on purpose

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Lance Brown was hungry and homeless, so he decided to get thrown in jail by hurling a brick through a glass door at the Columbus courthouse building.
By Greg Bluestein

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Baseball scores big with mobile app

Major League Baseball gets a hit with its mobile app, MLB At Bat 2012, which lets die-hard fans stay updated.
By Greg Bluestein

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jurors spare life of federal inmate

ATLANTA — A jury Thursday spared the life of an inmate who faced the death penalty for killing his cellmate at the federal prison in Atlanta, sentencing him instead to life in prison.
By Greg Bluestein

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inmate could face death penalty for murder of cellmate at U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta

A jury is considering whether Brian Richardson should face the death penalty for his cellmate's murder.
By Greg Bluestein

Friday, April 20, 2012

Clemency granted to condemned man

ATLANTA - The Georgia pardons board made the rare decision Friday to spare the life of a condemned man who was set to die this week for the 1991 murder of his ex-classmate.
By Greg Bluestein

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lottery board weighs Ga. gambling proposal

A top Georgia lottery official gave an icy reception Thursday to an ambitious proposal to build a gambling complex in Atlanta's suburbs, casting doubt on whether the $1 billion project will move ...
By Greg Bluestein

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New NFL lawsuit cites bounties

Four former NFL players who sued the league Monday in a state court in Atlanta could be leading a wave of new lawsuits that cite the New Or­leans Saints' bounty system for hard hits as evidence ...
By Greg Bluestein

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Judge's review showed no bias

ATLANTA - Prosecutors say they have found no evidence that mental impairment or racial bias affected any cases handled by a disgraced judge sent to prison for buying drugs with a stripper.
By Greg Bluestein

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2 plead guilty in Ga. militia plot

2 suspects in Georgia terror plot plead guilty of conspiring to obtain explosives, silencer
By Greg Bluestein

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gingrich think tank files for bankruptcy

ATLANTA - The health care think tank created by Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has filed for bankruptcy.
By Greg Bluestein

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Georgia inmate sues over beating

A Georgia inmate who was hospitalized after he was beaten while handcuffed is claiming that the attack was part of a broader pattern of illegal conduct by authorities.
By Greg Bluestein

Friday, March 30, 2012

Strip club activity in crosshairs

ATLANTA - When Jack Camp resigned from the federal bench after pleading guilty to drug-related charges, a round of appeals from criminal defendants he sentenced was expected.
By Greg Bluestein

Saturday, March 17, 2012

FDIC sues ex-directors of troubled failed Atlanta bank

ATLANTA - Federal bank regulators filed a lawsuit Friday against 10 former directors and officers of a failed Georgia bank that collapsed and led to a wide-ranging criminal investigation and ...
By Greg Bluestein

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

Georgia lottery gambling complex proposed

Dan O'Leary said Tuesday that he wants to build a $1 billion entertainment complex near Norcross that includes a towering hotel, a spacious theater and a game floor with 7,500 video lottery machines.
By Greg Bluestein
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