Judge considers request for lighter sentence in child sex case

A judge said after a hearing today that he will decide whether to reconsider the sentence of a former Augusta gynecologist convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.
Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet said he would take under advisement a motion to reduce the 20-year sentence of Jerry Jackson Lee II, 50, of Evans. 
Lee was convicted in June 2007 of aggravated sexual battery. The state Court of Appeals affirmed that conviction in September. Georgia law gives convicted felons 120 days to seek a reduced sentence following the affirmation of the conviction by the appeals court. Jackson's 20-year sentence is the maximum allowed for his crime.



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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