Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
We have details on a high speed chase that happened late last night in Hinds County. Just before midnight, Hazelhurst Police initiated a pursuit with the driver of an SUV. That chase lasted for severalMore >>
Hazlehurst police say 22-year-old Miketwon Jordan entered the Circle K demanding money. More >>
A fisherman off the coast of Bonita Springs, Florida thinks he has a pretty nice catch. As he reels in a four-foot shark, his catch is stolen by an even bigger fish. A massive grouper pulls the sharkMore >>
A massive grouper steals a four-foot shark from a fisherman's line off the coast of Florida.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:46:30 GMT
Augusta Native Kim Lind said she didn't know the Richmond County Sheriff's Office had so much equipment until she attended Burgers and "Shakes" Thursday. "I was surprised, "Lind said. "There's a lot ofMore >>
Augusta Native Kim Lind said she didn't know the Richmond County Sheriff's Office had so much equipment until she attended Burgers and "Shakes".More >>
The Georgia Court of Appeals reversed and remanded Judge Daniel Craig's judgment on a case because they said it was based upon erroneous views of the law and improperly considered matters outside the record.
A local mother, the defendant in the case, is speaking to us on the condition we hide her identity.
"The findings at the end really didn't have to do with what actually took place in the courtroom," the mother said.
She is talking about the way she says Judge Daniel Craig ruled during one of her custody hearings after her divorce.
She said he gave her ex-husband primary physical custody initially, even though her role had always been as a stay-at-home mom.
"Honestly, it was and still is my life passion," the mother said. "It really is."
In his judgment, Craig cited several factors, which he said weighed in the father's favor, including the stability of the parent's support system, health of each parent, employment schedule flexibility, and the willingness of the parent to work with the other.
But the court battles weren't over yet. In 2010, court records show her ex-husband petitioned for sole custody and restriction of her visitation rights. Craig granted that, based on precedence set in a past court case and a Division of Family and Children Services report.
"I didn't know the contents of the DFCS report," the mother explained.
But someone else apparently did. The Court of Appeals said Craig noted he had reviewed the DFCS records and had used information gleaned from that in reaching his verdict. But, it was never entered into evidence nor did anyone from the agency testify, according to the court of appeals ruling. They said Craig erred in considering matters outside the record. The court of appeals also took issue with Craig denying the mother's request for access to it, saying Georgia statute requires she be provided with it when being used in determining the issues before the court.
"Judge Danny Craig misapplied laws, misinterpreted them, used them against me," the mother said.
The DFCS report is not the only thing the Court of Appeals took issue with. Their ruling said Craig relied on an outdated case when making his decision, but the rule set in that case was abolished by the Georgia Supreme Court in 2003. While the 1955 case gave a prima facie right to the custodial parent, the 2003 case threw out that rule and eliminated a requirement of showing change for the worse when deciding custody.
After all she said she's been through, the mom has this final message for Judge Craig:
"Please step down. Step down. Haven't you done enough?"
Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>