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Georgia executes woman convicted in husband's death; 1st woman executed in state in 70 years

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:41pm

ATLANTA -- After several last ditch efforts to keep their client alive, Georgia has executed its only female death row inmate.

Kelly Renee Gissendaner died by lethal injection of pentobarbital Wednesday at 12:21 a.m. at the state prison in Jackson. She was convicted of murder in the February 1997 slaying of her husband. She conspired with her lover, who stabbed Douglas Gissendaner to death.

Gissendaner was the first woman executed in the state in 70 years.

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Augusta's finance committee deletes mayor's SUV request

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 6:37pm

Augusta’s Finance Committee made quick work Tuesday of Mayor Hardie Davis’ request for a city vehicle.

Commissioners cited bad timing and budget concerns in deleting Davis’ request for a 2016 Ford Explorer he and staff could use to transport people and materials to the mayor’s engagements.

“It wasn’t programmed into last year’s budget,” said Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle, expecting Davis to pay for the car from the mayor’s office budget.

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