GRIFFIN - A Griffin man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder in the deaths of two Henry County men whose bodies were found in a burning truck in Spalding County on April 13.
ALBANY — Georgia Sen. Jen Jordan, an Atlanta attorney and Democrat, announced Wednesday she is running for state attorney general against the Republican incumbent, Chris Carr.
Fulton County officials on Wednesday passed a resolution that will allow Georgia's most populous county to explore legal challenges to the state's controversial voting law that was rushed into law last month.
Cases of COVID-19 at the University of Georgia returned to the low levels sustained throughout March after an uptick at the beginning of April. For the week of April 5 – 11, 33 cases were reported—a drop of 38 percent from the preceding week. Of those who reported positive tests through the DawgCheck system, 25 […]
ATLANTA — Students at Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities won’t be hit with a tuition increase this fall for the second year in a row.
Georgia has paused distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of a nationwide halt after reports of blot clots in six people in the U.S. who had received the shot.
SOCIAL CIRCLE – Spring is here and that means Georgians may begin seeing all types of wildlife that have not been as visible throughout the winter months, including possible sightings of black bears. Now is the time to become BearWise, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources…
ATLANTA — Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp, in partnership with Attorney General Chris Carr, released Monday a new anti-human trafficking public service announcement. The new PSA highlights “The Survivors First Act” and is airing across the state on digital media.
WASHINGTON — Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff announced early Sunday that a deal has been reached between SK International and LG Energy Solutions to protect an estimated 2,600 skilled jobs in Commerce.
ATLANTA — Chief Justice Harold D. Melton has extended for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency he first declared more than a year ago on March 14, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MACON – Two convicted felons with lengthy criminal histories were sentenced to federal prison this week in separate cases, both for violating federal firearms law by illegally possessing guns, acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Peter D. Leary said.
AUGUSTA — Georgia’s Department of Public Health has issued a warning about a cluster of overdoses from counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl, a potent opioid drug.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard reported Friday that more than 4.5 million vaccines have been administered in the state of Georgia.
Georgia health officials said they are pausing using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at one Cumming vaccination site after multiple people experienced adverse reactions after being vaccinated this week.
ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a 14-state coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Senate leaders opposing a pro-union bill. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (PRO Act) would negate state right-to-work laws and require workers to pay union d…
ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech provides the best value among the Peach State’s public and private universities, according to a new study by a New York-based financial technology company.
ATLANTA — President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan would provide an overdue fix to deteriorating highways while ramping up investment in modern transit including high-speed rail, three members of Georgia’s congressional delegation said Wednesday.
DUBLIN – Officials with the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center here have announced that Dublin VA will provide its 25,000th COVID-19 vaccination this weekend.
GRIFFIN — Over the past few decades, pollinators have been in decline worldwide, which is concerning because 70% of crops used for human food depend on pollinators. Turfgrasses — used for most residential lawns — often take some of the blame for pollinator decline as they are known to be win…
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Pete’s, a long-time, California-based greenhouse grower, will invest $18 million in opening its first eastern U.S. indoor, controlled-environment agriculture facility in Warner Robins.
Four University of Georgia experts answered some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines in a recent virtual panel discussion held on campus. Moderated by Dr. Shelley Nuss, dean of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, the panelists discusse…
A top Georgia Republican said Wednesday that Rudy Giuliani's false claims of election fraud -- which were presented before state lawmakers -- created momentum for a package of voting rights restrictions that recently became state law.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Wednesday that her reelection campaign raised an astonishing $3.2 million in the Georgia Republican's first three months in office, after reports detailed her embrace of conspiracy theories and support for executing prominent Democratic politicians.
DALTON — Three rival Georgia carpet companies took a break from their floor-covering competition to focus on a foe that united them: COVID-19.
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has referred Coffee, Grady and Taylor Counties for investigation after those counties failed to do their absentee ballot transfer forms in violation of Georgia Rules and Regulations. The office of the secretary of state has confirmed with the o…
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order Tuesday that directs the city's chief equity officer to implement "a series of actions to mitigate the impact" of Georgia's new election law imposing a series of voting restrictions.
ATLANTA — The first wave of candidates has thrown its collective hats in the ring for key Georgia elective offices, including lieutenant governor and secretary of state, amid bitter partisan battles over the state’s new election law.
Dick Parsons had to make countless difficult decisions during his storied corporate career. The decision to speak out on Georgia's voting law was not one of them.
ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has issued a statement regarding recent court filings in the case of Favorito versus Cooney, regarding an Open Records request to unseal ballots from the 2020 election.
ATHENS — Students in the University of Georgia’s Horticulture Club are growing more than plants. They’re also growing support for current and future Bulldogs.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System LLC, a world-renowned producer of automotive parts, will invest $9 million in expanding its seating manufacturing operations in West Point. This expansion will create more than 150 jobs in Troup County.
ATLANTA — As of Saturday, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard reported that Georgia has administered more than 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon on Thursday night recounted her arrest last week protesting Georgia's controversial election overhaul bill as "terrifying" and said she was "afraid" in the moment, but that she felt it was important to try and witness the bill's signing for transparency reasons.
Georgia's Republican-controlled House on Wednesday voted to revoke a major tax break for Delta Air Lines as punishment for its CEO's public criticism of the state's controversial new law clamping down on ballot access.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp launched a counterattack on Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian Wednesday afternoon, just hours after Bastian said the voting bill Kemp signed last week was "unacceptable," "wrong" and "based on a lie."
Opponents of a law that changed voting rules in Georgia are calling for boycotts of high-profile Georgia based companies, including Delta, Coca-Cola and Home Depot. The legislation's opponents say the companies didn't do enough to defeat the measure.
Several civil rights groups announced on Tuesday that they have filed a joint federal lawsuit over the Georgia election overhaul bill, the third federal lawsuit challenging the legislation since it was signed into law last week.
Legislation to expand state-funded scholarships for special-needs students to attend Georgia private schools cleared the General Assembly Monday.
It's not often that a freshman member of Congress -- in office barely two months -- gets a shout out from the House Speaker during a congressional signing ceremony for a major piece of legislation. But that's what happened to Rep. Nikema Williams.
GAINESVILLE – The thought of 700,000 trout hitting the water should be enough to entice any Georgia angler. Thanks to the long-standing partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resource Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, anglers can look forward…
An attorney for Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon vowed that the Democrat will contest the charges she faces after being arrested Thursday for knocking on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's office door while he signed a sweeping elections bill into law.
Deadly shootings at three Atlanta-area spas earlier this month have prompted Democratic lawmakers of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent to file bills aimed at multi-lingual training for law enforcement and delaying gun purchases.
ATLANTA - A controversial bill expanding a state-funded school voucher program created in 2007 has cleared the Georgia House of Representatives by the barest of margins.
ATLANTA – Sweeping legislation to overhaul voting by mail, advance voting and state oversight of Georgia elections passed the state House of Representatives Thursday, a major step for election changes Republican lawmakers are seeking this year.
ATLANTA – About 246,000 state employees and teachers in Georgia would be able to take up to three weeks of paid parental leave under legislation the state Senate passed unanimously Thursday. The bill, which the Georgia House of Representatives approved overwhelmingly last month, would apply to parents following the birth of a child of their […]