Columbus NAACP Hosts Vigil in Protest of Execution

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A convicted murderer who lawyers claimed was intellectually disabled has been put to death at a prison in Jackson Georgia. On the streets of Columbus, demonstrators held a vigil to protest the death of Warren Lee Hill. Hill was executed by lethal injection Tuesday, January...

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Execution Planned for Man With 70 IQ

ATLANTA—Double murderer Warren Lee Hill is facing his fourth execution date. Only in Georgia could a man with Hill’s level of intellectual disability be executed, according to Eric E. Jacobson. “What it looks like is a very sad day,” said Jacobson, the executive director of the Georgia Council...

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Forsyth Farmers' Market is the place for fresh food and fresh air

Forsyth Farmers' Market is the place for fresh food and fresh air
Spend Saturdays in the park with your favorite farmers Visit the south end of Forsyth Park on a Saturday morning – yes, even in the winter – and you’ll find an array of tents, booths, and stands with eye-popping displays that include vegetables, greens, pastured meats, honey, breads, and many...

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Hope Haven helps people with developmental disabilities find jobs

Deneisha Lane enjoys her job at Athens’ Eaton Corporation cleaning parts for engine superchargers. Suffering from developmental disabilities, Lane said her job affords her a privilege many take for granted: working for a living. Lane serves as a stigma-bashing example of what she and others...

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Dalton State Participates In Project SEARCH

Dalton State Participates In Project SEARCH
For some disabled adults, gaining work experience and training is a challenge. But with Project SEARCH, several participants have found it easier at Dalton State College. Dalton State has partnered with Cross Plains Community Partner, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, and the Georgia...

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Feds critical of Augusta's Gracewood

A federal agency has warned Georgia officials that it will end Medicaid payments to an Augusta facility for the developmentally disabled unless the state improves conditions there. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in an August report, said the state-run Gracewood...

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Area disabled residents want better services

People with disabilities in the Gainesville area expressed a desire for better quality services and support at a meeting Thursday with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. The meeting was one of several statewide stops on the council's "listening tour" leading up to the 2015...

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GCDD listening tour plans stop in Gainesville Thurs.

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' (GCDD's) "On the Road to 2015 General Assembly Listening Tour" plans a stop in Gainesville Thursday to hear from people living with disabilities. Organizers say all issues "are on the table," whether it's jobs, schools, healthcare, services,...

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