ATLANTA -- Battle lines are being drawn in the race to fill the remaining two years of retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Senate term with less than 100 days left until Election Day in November.
ATLANTA — A new wave of coronavirus patients that began showing up at Georgia hospitals early last month has prompted shortages of staffing and bed space and strained supplies of sanitation items like disinfectant wipes.
ATLANTA - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff has cut a new TV ad that – without naming names – slams President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
ATLANTA - The Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta will reopen to receive coronavirus patients on Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday.
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins touted support Thursday from 41 Georgia sheriffs in his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler as the two Republicans seek to stake a claim as the staunchest supporter of law enforcement.
ATLANTA - Initial unemployment claims filed in Georgia declined last week to 84,984, down 37,329 from the previous week, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday.
State officials are sending $6 million in federal funds to help Georgia schools boost internet connectivity in areas where access to the web is poor.
ATLANTA – Georgia’s film industry remains among the world’s leaders despite the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on film and TV productions.
Former President Barack Obama will give the eulogy at US Rep. John Lewis' funeral on Thursday and former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will attend the service, according to sources familiar with the former presidents' plans.
ATLANTA - President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are locked in a tight race for Georgia’s 16 electoral votes, according to a poll released by Monmouth University Wednesday.
The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office is "deeply appreciative" of three Gwinnett County inmates who are credited with rescuing a deputy after he experienced a medical emergency.
ATLANTA - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff has tested negative for coronavirus, Ossoff announced on Twitter late Monday.
Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate for US Senate in Georgia, announced Saturday that he is awaiting the results of a coronavirus test after experiencing symptoms and his wife having tested positive for Covid-19.
A request to scrap end-of-year tests for Georgia public schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic drew overwhelming support from students, teachers, parents and others during a two-week comment period, state school officials said Thursday.
ATLANTA — Initial unemployment claims in Georgia fell slightly last week, but the state paid out more in jobless benefits than during the last three years combined.
ATLANTA — Any proposals to do away with Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law should distinguish between an arrest made by a civilian and a citizen’s right to detain a criminal suspect, the head of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association said Thursday.
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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed bills Tuesday aimed at cracking down on human trafficking in Georgia and improving the state’s foster care system.
A traffic stop that could have ended with a warning about a cracked windshield instead ended with the arrest of two people after free air sniff around the vehicle by a Butts County Sheriff’s K9 led to the discovery of illegal drugs.
State Sen. Nikema Williams has been chosen to replace the late Rep. John Lewis on the ballot in November, paving the way for the first black woman elected to lead the Georgia Democratic Party to serve the Atlanta-area district in Congress next year.
ATLANTA - Georgia’s public college and university presidents are fully onboard with plans to open campuses to in-person instruction during the upcoming fall semester.
ATLANTA - While some school districts across Georgia have announced plans to start school next month with online instruction only, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., is introducing legislation aimed at helping schools reopen safely
ATLANTA — A diverse quartet of leaders representing cities and counties, schools, health care workers and businesses across Georgia are calling on Congress to include local governments in a new economic stimulus package.
As the remembrances poured in Saturday for John Lewis, the 5th Congressional District in Georgia he served for decades is left without a representative in Congress.
John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 80.
Gov. Brian Kemp said Friday he favors resuming in-person classes for Georgia students instead of remote learning methods ahead of the upcoming school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta to block the city’s enforcement of a mask mandate and resumed stay-at-home guidelines amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to court documents filed Thursday.
ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, raised almost $910,000 in campaign contributions during the second quarter, according to a report filed this week with the Federal Election Commission.
Georgia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by 3,871 in the 24 hours ending Wednesday afternoon, the state’s second-highest daily increase since the pandemic began.
Gov. Brian Kemp renewed orders late Wednesday to keep Georgia’s current social distancing and safety rules imposed through the end of July to discourage the spread of coronavirus in place for businesses, schools and public gatherings.
Kroger stores will require all customers in all locations to wear a mask when shopping starting July 22, joining its employees who continue to wear masks, according to a statement from the company.
President Donald Trump traveled to Atlanta Wednesday to unveil changes to longstanding environmental rules that industries hail as a boon for infrastructure and critics condemn as toxic.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Lottery has transferred more than $1.2 billion in profits from the fiscal year that ended June 30 to education, a record in the program’s 27-year history.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced a partnership with Piedmont Healthcare late Tuesday to provide additional hospital bed capacity for treating Georgia’s growing number of coronavirus patients.
A federal judge Monday blocked a Georgia law from taking effect that would ban most abortions after a heartbeat is detected, marking a pivotal decision in a case that has enflamed passions in the state for more than a year.
Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter on Saturday urged the American people to "please wear a mask to save lives" as the country continues to battle the deadly coronavirus.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered all but essential businesses closed late Friday as coronavirus cases in the city and across Georgia hit record levels.
ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is living up to his pledge to consider moving criminal justice reform beyond the hate crimes bill the General Assembly passed last month.
A landmark court ruling has led to nearly half of Georgia’s most high-risk sex offenders being released from their ankle monitors over the past year, marking a legal quandary that state lawmakers fell short in addressing during the 2020 legislative session.
A mandatory masking order is in effect in the city of Atlanta, requiring everyone inside Georgia’s capital city to wear masks in public and in businesses open to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA - While initial unemployment claims in Georgia continued to decline last week, the state paid out an all-time record of more than $857 million in state and federal jobless benefits.
U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff released his first TV ad of the general election campaign Thursday, highlighting his background as an investigative journalist.
ATLANTA - Deciding whether to rename buildings or academic colleges on the 26 University System of Georgia campuses will be a complicated process fraught with emotion, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley warned Thursday.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are soaring across Georgia, with more than 300 additional patients reported in hospitals statewide between Thursday and Monday.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signaled Wednesday she will place Georgia’s capital city under a mandatory mask order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, joining Athens and Savannah on a list of Georgia cities where masking is now required.