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Georgia facing pandemic-driven jury trial backlog

Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton ATLANTA - The suspension of jury trials in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic has created a substantial backlog across the court system, Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton told state lawmakers Wednesday. Melton ordered jury...

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Sports betting bill introduced in General Assembly

Georgia Rep. Ron Stephens ATLANTA - Online sports betting would come to Georgia under legislation introduced in the state House of Representatives Friday. Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Ron Stephens, a longtime proponent of legalized gambling, at least six sports...

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