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  1. East Jackson hosting basketball camp June 12-16Read the original story

    Tuesday May 23 | MainStreetNews.com

    The East Jackson Comprehensive High School basketball programs will host their youth basketball camp June 12-16 at South Jackson Elementary School from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades K-8.

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  2. Execution delayed six hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Chatsworth Times

    The execution by lethal injection of J.W. Ledford, Jr. was scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Georgia Diagnostics & Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga.. There were last minute appeals and the final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied after midnight.

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  3. Georgia Execution of Ledford is State's First This YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | News Max

    ... Ledford, 45, died by lethal injection at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia, the AJC said. Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme ...

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  4. Death Notices - May 18, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | Griffin Daily News

    ... Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Holly Hills Cemetery, Fairburn, Georgia. Mr. Elbert L. Smith , age 88 of Jackson, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Westbury Medical Care Home in Jackson. A graveside service will be held at the ...

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  5. Death row inmate quotes Cool Hand Luke and then says 'kiss my...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | The Daily Record

    ... to be killed by firing squad was turned down, died after being given a lethal injection at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia, on Wednesday. Asked if he had any final words, he delivered a line from the Oscar -winning movie about a prisoner who ...

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  6. Georgia executes man who killed elderly neighbour in 1992Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | The Chronicle Herald

    JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia on Wednesday carried out its first execution this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his 73-year-old J.W. Ledford's time of death was 1:17 a.m. after an injection of compounded barbiturate pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson, Warden Eric Sellers told witnesses.

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  7. Georgia executes man who killed elderly neighbor in 1992Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | WDRB-TV Louisville

    ... Trump asked him to end a probe into a former aide. But it's a tricky question, both criminally and politically. JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia on Wednesday carried out its first execution this year, putting to death a man convicted of killing his ...

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  8. State Parks contribute more than $1 Billion to Georgia's economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | The Heard Citizen

    ... the parks encourage visitors to get outside in Georgia's lakes, rivers and marshes. Indian Springs State Park (Jackson) broke ground in January on a new conference facility, and new group shelters have opened at Crooked River State Park (St. Marys), ...

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  9. Georgia carries out first execution of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | The Daily News-Record

    Death penalty opponent Peggy Hendrix protests the planned execution of J.W. Ledford Jr. for the 1992 murder of his elderly neighbor at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Atlanta. Ledford was scheduled to die Tuesday evening at the state prison in Jackson by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital.

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  10. Georgia set to carry out its 1st execution this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | WBEN-AM Buffalo

    ... Tuesday, May 16, 2017, by injection of the barbiturate pentobarbital. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP) JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia was set to carry out its first execution this year of a man convicted of killing a 73-year-old neighbor, ...

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  11. Georgia carries out its first execution of the year; puts to death man who killed neighbor in 1992Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | Fredericksburg.com

    ... ite and digital newspaper replica. Please click here to select a subscription, or login if you are already a member. JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia carries out its first execution of the year; puts to death man who killed neighbor in 1992.

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  12. Georgia executes death row prisonerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | Daily Mail

    ... and pecan pie with ice cream J.W. Ledford Jr., was given the lethal injection at 1.17 am at the state prison in Jackson, Georgia, on Wednesday Georgia carried out its first execution of the year in the early hours of Wednesday morning after a failed ...

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  13. Georgia carries out its first execution of the year; puts to death manaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | WSB-TV

    ... uently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Georgia carries out its first execution of the year; puts to death man who killed neighbor in 1992.

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  14. Death row inmate requests steak, chicken, pork chop for last mealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 16 | WSB-TV

    ... in Georgia on Tuesday, wants to die via firing squad. Georgia Department of Corrections via Associated Press JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. - A killer has chosen a large meal for his last supper before he is set to die by lethal injection. J.W. Ledford is ...

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  15. News 37 mins ago 1:40 p.m.Georgia death row inmate asks for execution by firing squadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 12 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... atory system. Ledford is scheduled for execution at 7 p.m. on May 16 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification in Jackson, Ga.

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  16. Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing doctorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Houston Chronicle

    In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, J.W. Ledford Jr., poses for a photo. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said in a news release Wednesday, April 26, 2017, that 45-year-old Ledford, a death row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor, is scheduled to die May 16 at the state prison in Jackson, Ga.

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  17. The Weakness and Limits of a Jacksonian Foreign PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | OpEdNews

    ... is what political scientist Walter Russell Mead has called "Jacksonian," after America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. They do not believe that the United States should go out in the world seeking monsters to destroy, but instead they view ...

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  18. Do No Harm? One Doctor Says Physicians Should Take Part In ExecutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | WNYC-AM New York

    This Oct. 24, 2001 file photo shows the death chamber at the state prison in Jackson, Ga. On Monday, the state put two convicted murderers to death - it was the first time for any state had carried out a double execution since the year 2000.

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  19. Vanna Suzette HollowayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Griffin Daily News

    ... worship at "The Branch" contemporary service of Griffin First United Methodist Church. Vanna was a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School, Jackson, Georgia. She was married to Samuel J. Holloway. Vanna is survived by her husband, Sam, and children, ...

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  20. The Unknown RosenwaldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Random Connections

    ... appear in the Fisk Rosenwald Database. Further confusing matters, a history of Butts County is posted on the City of Jackson's website , and it further muddies the water. Regarding a Rosenwald School it has this to say In October 1928, H. M. Jones, ...

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