Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:34:31 GMT
Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a judge with the start of the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out the city's billions of dollars in debt should be approved.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:22:40 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.More >>
Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.More >>
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Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash that left two people injured in Pike Road Tuesday morning.According to troopers the crash occurred around 7 a.m. and involved two vehicles.More >>
Alabama State Troopers are investigating the cause of a crash, which occurred in Pike Road Tuesday morning, that left two people injured.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:21:44 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:22:19 GMT
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the...More >>
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing...More >>
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
While crowds have been heading to the polls for early voting, local candidates are gearing up for the last few weeks of campaigning.
"In order to effectively be an administrator and effectively lead, you have to have the experience to be able to impart what you have learned over the years in the courtroom to the people who are doing the job," said Mark Post, Republican candidate for Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney.
Post questioned incumbent Julia Slater's leadership during a candidate forum put on by the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.
However, Slater told voters she has plenty of courtroom experience and the job of district attorney goes beyond trying cases.
"A lot of being a district attorney is leading the office effectively," said Slater. "It's having the management skills and the organizational skills to make sure the cases are prosecuted properly, but the district attorney is not one who is necessarily in the courtroom winning the cases."
Candidates for the Muscogee County Sheriff were also at the forum. Republican candidate Mark LaJoye said some of the programs that incumbent John Darr currently has at the jail are not effective when it comes to reducing the number of repeat offenders.
He wants to see more done outside the jail.
"We'll have employment training, we'll have family-based relations-type training and we'll make sure that they are drug tested and that they are a productive person in society again," said LaJoye.
Darr says they have set up a GED program and, veterans, fatherhood, and faith-based dorms to help ensure offenders do not return to jail.
"When we had the 22 people who received their GED, we only had four people return. That is less than 25%. That number is way down on the national average," said Darr.