BREAKING NEWS: Don Hawbaker indicted on eight felony charges

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County Commissioner Don Hawbaker has been indicted by a grand jury on eight felony charges. The charges relate to a Feb. 4 incident at his Satilla Court residence. The grand jury today true billed one count of aggravated assault under the Georgia Family Violence Act, two counts of possession of a […]

Legislative Jury Composition Rule negatively affects court cases statewide

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Judicial District Attorney Scott Ballard is facing a dilemma plaguing prosecutors statewide – the possibility of convicted felons being included in the pool from which trial and grand jurors are selected. According to Ballard, this situation is the result of a legislative change that widened the pool from which jurors […]