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St. Marys, GA
Monday, September 25, 2017

Board to consider clemency for inmate set for execution

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has a meeting scheduled Monday to hear arguments for and against clemency for Keith Leroy Tharpe, who’s set to be put to death Tuesday.

MCSO: Georgia man is accused of harassing a judge in Phoenix

The judge has accused Rose of harassing her through numerous phone calls, emails and online posts

Official: Hurricane Maria set Puerto Rico back decades

“The devastation in Puerto Rico has set us back nearly 20 to 30 years,” said Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez. “I can’t deny that the Puerto Rico of now is different from that of a week ago. The destruction of properties, of flattened structures, of families without homes, of debris everywhere. The island’s greenery is gone.”

Tax Relief for Georgians in All Counties Expanded to Federal Level...

It parallels relief previously granted to Irma victims throughout Florida and in parts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and Harvey victims in parts of Texas. The State already granted this relief, so now the IRS is following suit.

10 Things to Know for Monday

All the headlines you need to know for Monday, September 25.

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

A masked gunman invaded a Nashville church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said.

Lawyers: Death sentence tainted by juror’s racial bias

As Georgia prepares to put to death a man who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago, his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror’s racial bias.

Georgia to pay $550,000 to convicted felon for amputation

A diabetic inmate serving a life sentence for murder has won $550,000 from Georgia for a lawsuit alleging he lost his leg because of improper care and neglect by a prison doctor.

Storm’s death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico

“Hysteria is starting to spread. The hospital is about to collapse. It’s at capacity,” he said, crying. “We need someone to help us immediately.”

Expansion work closes busiest US-Mexico border crossing

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound cars.
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