Georgia Magazine - November 2011 - (Page 8)

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT Georgia company honors veterans Liberty notes The right to a jury trial In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a … trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed … —From the Sixth Amendment The Sixth Amendment protects the right to a jury trial for defendants who appear before federal courts. Jury trials have a long history on this continent. The early English settlers brought the concept of trial by jury with them to the New World in the 1600s, and it was never something most Englishmen questioned. In fact, the violation of the principle of trial by jury was one of the many grievances against King George III described in the Declaration of Independence: For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury … Trial by jury was so important to the authors of the Constitution that it was included in the main body of the document: The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed … —From the U.S. Constitution, Article III, Sect. 2, Par. 3 Although the right to a jury trial was written into this section of the Constitution, those who supported the addition of a bill of rights wanted further guarantees that the jury would be impartial and from the area where the crime was committed. They were quite serious about securing this right for future generations. —Jim Jess For more about the right to a public trial, see page 38B of the October 2011 digital web exclusive web exclusive edition online at www. GEORGIA MAGAZINE This month, 36,000 U.S. military veterans in need of mobility assistance will receive help from Alpharetta-based AMG Medical in the form of a free Hugo Folding Cane as part of the company’s Hugo Salutes Our Veterans program. During this nationwide giveaway, veterans can visit Sam’s Club locations nationwide, including the 22 locations in Georgia, to pick up a free cane while supplies last. “This is a way to express our deepest appreciation to all veterans for their selfless contributions to our country,” says Philip delBuey, global president of AMG Medical. “Our company’s mission is all about helping people stay active and connected to family, friends and their community.” Since 2007 and an initial gifting of 5,000 canes, the annual program has expanded over the years. Officials report that with this year’s figures, they will have donated 100,000 canes since Hugo Salutes Our Veterans began. For more on the Hugo Salutes Our Veterans program, visit History lost Fire destroyed two historic cottages—the McCarthy Cottage and the E.T. Curtis Cottage—at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in August. Built in 1927, McCarthy Cottage was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Warm Springs home until 1932 when he moved into the Little White House. Roosevelt first came to Warm Springs in 1924, seeking a solution for the paralysis of his legs caused by polio. The two cottages, along with 27 others, are now part of the Warm Springs National His8 toric Landmark District. Both were to have been restored as part of the Georgia Rotary District 6900 Adopt a Cottage Campaign, launched this past May to eventually restore all 29 historic cottages. To donate to the campaign, visit or call (706) 655-5666. More online at ALEX HARRIS At last year’s Hugo Salutes Our Veterans event at Sam’s Club, then-Commander William Ruppert, of American Legion Georgia Post 1, and Noelle Hallman, of AMG Medical, greet an Atlanta veteran.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - November 2011

Georgia Magazine - November 2011
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Special Energy Report
Generations of Growing
A Productive State
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Cooks
Bonus Snapshot Submissions
Gardens Plant of the Month: Liberty Notes
Energy-Efficiency Tips
Second Helping: More Great Recipes

Georgia Magazine - November 2011