ATLANTA -- A week before the scheduled execution of a Winder woman charged with arranging her husband’s murder, a representative of a national conservative group was at the Capitol Thursday calling for the end of the death penalty.
However, Republican leaders discounted any possibility of capital punishment’s repeal in Georgia soon.
The coldest night of the season and chilliest morning after were expected with low temperatures predicted to drop to 15 degrees in the Augusta area and 10 in central South Carolina, according to the National Weather Service.
The coldest temperature recorded so far this winter at Augusta’s Bush Field had been 15 on Jan. 8, according to the National Weather Service.
Area homeless shelters were taking steps Thursday for another night with a packed house.