Hundreds of Savannah, Georgia residents marched Thursday night to a Savannah police station demanding justice and answers in the death of 29-year-old Charles Smith, who was shot and killed Thursday morning by a Savannah police officer. Smith was arrested by Savannah police on outstanding warrants and placed in a patrol car with his hands cuffed […]

The Associated Press has obtained an audio recording of Troy Davis’ last words before he was put to death on September 21. After a long day of emotional goodbyes, the AP reports that Davis knelt in his prison cell and began to pray 15 minutes before he was scheduled to die. Davis’ execution for the […]

Troy Davis was laid to rest on Saturday (October 1st) at Jonesville Baptist Church in his hometown of Savannah, GA. Over 1,000 attended his funeral, including NAACP National President Ben Jealous, comedian and activist Dick Gregory and gospel artist Deitrick Haddon. Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church also spoke during the service. […]

The Georgia state Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to commute the death sentence for Troy Anthony Davis, convicted of killing off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. The AJC reports that the board released its decision just after 8 a.m., after spending an entire day hearing from Davis’ supporters and then prosecutors […]


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this week will make an inquiry of the United States Justice Department into the scheduled execution of Troy Davis in Savannah, Georgia. The rights group is pushing for a stay of execution. Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal 1989 shooting and killing […]


The Georgia Department of Corrections has set the execution of Troy Anthony Davis for 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, the AJC reports. The Department of Corrections scheduled the execution date after a Chatham County judge signed a death warrant for Davis, who was convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989. Also, the […]

From the A federal judge on Tuesday emphatically rejected Troy Anthony Davis’ claims that he was wrongly convicted of killing a Savannah police officer in 1989. In a 172-page order, U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. said Davis failed to prove his innocence during an extraordinary hearing in June ordered by the U.S. Supreme […]


From the SAVANNAH — Four witnesses who testified against Troy Anthony Davis at his 1991 trial said Wednesday that none of their damaging testimony against him was true. The witnesses, whose prior testimony helped put Davis on death row for the killing of off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark Allen MacPhail, said they were pressured […]


VIA: New York Times Specialist Alexis Hutchinson, a 21-year-old Army cook and single parent, was days from deploying to Afghanistan last fall when her mother backed out of an agreement to take care of her 10-month-old son for the duration of her one-year tour. Specialist Hutchinson’s mother, Angelique Hughes, had a child of her own […]


VIA: Savannah Morning News A 3rd Infantry Division soldier stationed in Savannah who failed to deploy for a year to Afghanistan because she couldn’t find someone to care for her infant son has been charged with four violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, from Oakland, Calif., had charges – […]


VIA: The Catholic Diocese of Savannah has announced a $4.24 million settlement with a 40-year-old man who says he was sexually abused by a former priest. The Diocese said in a statement Wednesday that the settlement was to avoid the expense and burden of a lengthy trial. Savannah native Allan Ranta filed a civil […]