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Judge Craig is warning residents of jury scam

Judge Craig is warning residents of jury scam

Richmond County Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig is warning the public about a jury scam that has been reported locally. According to a statement released by Craig this week, Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet advised Craig that a reliable person in the community was recently called by someone pretending to be a court official who informed her […]

Judge Craig warns of jury scam

Judge Craig warns of jury scam

Richmond County Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig is warning the public to be aware of a jury scam that is impacting the local community. According to a statement released by Craig today, Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet advised Craig that a reliable person in the community was recently called by someone pretending to be a court official […]

RCSO ATM Alert

RCSO ATM Alert

As we get deeper into the holiday season, the Sheriff’s Office would like to send a reminder to the public to be cautions when using an ATM. We implore them to be aware of their surroundings, to check carefully before they exit their car or approach the ATM. Please be wary of dark corners, lights […]

The Ferguson Imbroglio

There are two very distinct perspectives on the recent shooting of Michael Brown. The first is that tragic incidents such as these are evidence of a deeper issue; specifically, that the lives of people of color are largely undervalued in America. The second is that this is an open-and-shut case about a juvenile delinquent that broke […]

Why Health Insurance Is Not For Sick People

Why Health Insurance Is Not For Sick People

  Republicans now hold a sizable majority of Congress. I suspect that the last two years of President Obama’s administration will be filled with plenty of spirited debates over a wide range of issues.  Healthcare will undoubtedly be one of them.  While Washington, along with the rest of America, continues to weigh the merits of […]

Dr. Azziz is Staying Put

Dr. Azziz is Staying Put

Dear Colleagues, In this season of Thanksgiving, let me first share my gratitude for the many talented faculty and staff with whom I work every day to make GRU and GRHealth the very best institutions they can be. We are all fortunate to be able to build this institution to better serve the citizens of […]

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Announces Video Court Appearances

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Announces Video Court Appearances

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the opening of the public viewing room for video conferences at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) on Phinizy Road. In an effort to modernize the court hearing system, The Sheriff’s Office with the co-operation of the Judges from Civil and Magistrate court have begun […]

My Love-Hate Relationship with Austin Rhodes

I met Austin Rhodes several months ago. He invited me to speak on his radio show about an essay that I published on Facebook. The essay was a criticism of how he responded to an incident involving a local teenager who committed a very serious crime. In a sense, my criticism was an appeal to […]

The Problem with Honesty

The Problem with Honesty

Being honest is hard, and by that I mean being open about one’s personal struggles, feelings, and desires. That kind of honesty takes courage. I am convinced that openness is extremely important. It is how we truly relate to each other. It is how we seek help and comfort. It is how we grow. Ironically, life has taught me an […]