A Richmond County sheriff’s deputy accused of raping a woman in April has been cleared, officials said Friday.
The 33-year-old woman told Columbia County sheriff’s investigators that Richmond County sheriff’s Cpl. Jason Turner raped her at his Martinez home on April 9 and took photos of her with his phone.
The Columbia County sheriff’s office investigated the accusations while Richmond County opened an internal investigation into the officer’s conduct. Due to lack of evidence, the officer was not charged and remained on active duty.
ATLANTA -- So far, 10,325 people have been given high school diplomas since the passage of a new Georgia law that retroactively provides diplomas to Georgians who failed their high school graduation tests.
House Bill 91, passed in the 2015 by the legislature, allows Georgians who met all other high school requirements but failed to pass their final graduation test to receive a high school diploma.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Officials say a relic from a Confederate ironclad ship has been removed from the Savannah River.
The Army Corps of Engineers says a CSS Georgia cannon was removed from the Savannah river Wednesday after spending 150 years at the bottom of the river.
Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell says the cannon weighed roughly 1,000 pounds and is the first of two that is being pulled from the water as part of the Savannah port expansion project.
Despite costing only $9 for residents to obtain a yearly fishing permit, 467 Georgia anglers have been cited for not having a license during the first six months of 2015. That total is on pace to eclipse the 757 statewide tickets last year.
In all, there are approximately 905,000 licensed anglers in Georgia.