WASHINGTON — AT&T Mobility, the nation’s second-largest cellular provider, said Friday it’s no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users’ smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers’ identities online.
ATLANTA -- At the direction of Gov. Nathan Deal, a panel of criminal justice experts has been studying Georgia’s misdemeanor probation system and is expected to make a slate of recommendations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.
“Transparency and oversight are probably the two key catch phrases that are driving what we’re doing,” said Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, co-chair of the governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Council.
Two men accused of rape and false imprisonment in what a prosecutor described as a bizarre scheme to terrorize someone were denied bond Friday.
Ricky L. Darby, 41, and William J. Krepps, 20, have been held without bond since their arrests earlier this month. Neither man has a felony record but Senior Judge William J. Fleming Jr. denied bond in Richmond County Superior Court on grounds they could pose a danger to the community.
As the saying goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes, and the due date for the second item has arrived.
Stragglers who submit their Augusta ad valorem tax bill payments after Saturday will find their bills bearing 1 percent interest per month and a 10 percent late payment penalty, according to arctax.com, the Web site of the Richmond County tax commissioner.
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U.S. Rep. John Barrow listed his Washington townhouse for rent this week, just days after he said he will sell his Augusta home to spend time with family in Athens, Ga., following a 10-year run in the House.
Barrow’s spokesman, Richard Carbo, confirmed the Augusta congressman plans to rent his two-story condominium about a half-mile from the U.S. Capitol, but refused to speculate on whether the move signals Barrow’s intent to seek re-election in the future.
Dogwood Stable’s prized colt, who won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, has been cleared for competition after an examination found him to be fully recovered from a bone bruise.
“The X-rays and ultrasounds taken in Kentucky on Thursday morning are as good as we hoped they would be, and Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Robert Copelan pronounced him completely sound,” Cot Campbell, Dogwood president, said in a release issued Friday.
An Augusta woman is facing numerous charges after flipping her car Wednesday morning on Walton Way.
Keshia Lavscaitte Hicks, 39, has been charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane, DUI with a passenger under 14 years of age, serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving, according to Richmond County jail records.
The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday on the 3000 block of Walton Way when Hicks was headed to the Academy of Richmond County to drop off a student, according to Sgt. Danny Whitehead.