The state’s initial assault on the final appeal filed by convicted serial killer Reinaldo Rivera has proved unsuccessful.
Attorneys at the Georgia attorney general’s office filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss Rivera’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Such a writ orders a person in custody to be brought before a court.
The attorneys contend that Rivera missed a one-year deadline to appeal the Georgia Supreme Court’s ruling that affirmed his 2004 conviction and death sentence.
An Augusta man has been charged after leaving his 19-month-old son unattended in a car Saturday.
Russell Dennis Givens, 45, was booked into the Richmond County jail Thursday morning after being charged with deprivation of a minor. According to a police report, Givens left his son inside his car with one window cracked while he visited his brother at Woodcrest Apartments on Woodcrest Drive in Hephzibah.
Typically only insomniacs turn on the television to watch golf at 4 a.m. in a desperate effort to go back to sleep.
On Thursday, golf junkies were actually waking up intentionally to do just that.
The start of ESPN’s live 11-hour coverage of the first round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool just happened to coincide with the major championship return of Tiger Woods. And the man who moves golf’s needle the way The Beatles once did rewarded the diehards with an encouraging performance.