ATLANTA — The unusual nature of the current pandemic-driven recession has put Georgia in a stronger economic position than could have been expected otherwise, the state’s chief economist said Tuesday.
Georgia officials battling the COVID-19 pandemic are hoping for a shot in the arm to the state’s vaccine rollout when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Wednesday.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp announced recently four appointees to serve on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Ports Authority, which maintains and operates the Port of Savannah, Port of Brunswick, and other inland port operations throughout the state.
WASHINGTON -- Two southwest Georgia individuals from the Middle District of Georgia have been charged in criminal complaints filed in the District of Columbia with crimes related to the Capitol violence on Jan. 6. A criminal complaint is only an allegation of unlawful conduct. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of competent jurisdiction.
AMERICUS — The FBI says an Americus attorney accused of joining the attack on the U.S. Capitol riot bragged on social media that he was among the first rioters to break into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, and said she “probably would have been torn into little pieces” if they had found…
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, 370 entries were submitted in the 2020 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC), just below the record-setting number of submissions for 2019.
ATLANTA — Speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Atlanta called Monday for a renewed dedication to nonviolence following a turbulent year in which a deadly pandemic, protests over systemic racism and a divisive election capped by an attack on the U.S. Capitol s…
SAVANNAH – Professionals looking to make a bigger impact in 2021 by taking their leadership skills to the next level now have options when it comes to training courses. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s online Leading Well workshop series is designed to help participants become trailblazers who deliver consistent results, drive innovation, and connect with others to streamline productivity, the university said in a news release.
WASHINGTON – Due to the hard-hitting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clean energy industry finished 2020 with its fewest number of workers since 2015. It also marked the first year clean energy saw a decline in jobs compared to the previous year.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, D-Ga., released the following statement after voting to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection:
ATLANTA — Some juniors and seniors at Georgia's public universities and colleges are in line for a little financial boost to help them reach their degree.
ATLANTA (— The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launched a $40 million scholarship program on Monday to support a new generation of civil rights lawyers, dedicated to pursuing racial justice across the South.
Twitter on Sunday temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories online.
SOCIAL CIRCLE — Hey, kids! Do you enjoy nature as well as creating artwork? Georgia’s 16th annual Youth Birding Competition invites resident children and teens to celebrate birds through a T-shirt Art Contest.
On Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Georgia Archives and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Metro Atlanta Chapter African American Genealogy Day virtual live event will be available through Microsoft Teams.
ATLANTA — A day before the nation's annual holiday celebrating life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock of Georgia returned to the pulpit at the church that was King’s spiritual home, calling for the nation to adhere to “God's vision of equity.”
STOCKBRIDGE — On Saturday, Jan. 16, the GBI Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Henry County Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting.
On Jan. 12, Georgia District 17 Sen. Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone) was appointed to serve as chairman of the Senate Government Oversight Committee.
This past year has presented Georgia 4-H with the opportunity to create new and innovative programming options to meet the challenges of virtual school options and social distancing required by the COVID-19 crisis.
ATLANTA — Major building projects from Valdosta to Athens are included in the $883.1 million bond package Gov. Brian Kemp is recommending to the General Assembly.
BOSTON — A major memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s.
ATLANTA — The battle for votes in Georgia is set to leap from the ballot box to the state Capitol as legislative Republicans look to clamp down on vote-by-mail rules Democrats have championed amid recent electoral wins.
COMMERCE - On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Commerce Police Department, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) executed a search warrant at 41 Hillcreast St., Commerce.
A double row of chain-link fencing circles the Arizona State Capitol. Windows on the Illinois and Ohio statehouses have been boarded up. National Guard troops in camouflage and flak jackets and heavily armed state troopers were stationed at state capitals across the U.S. in advance of protes…
CUMBERLAND ISLAND — The National Park Service says coastal Georgia residents shouldn’t be alarmed if they soon see smoke rising from Cumberland Island.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp is proposing that Georgia borrow $883 million for construction projects and equipment next year, an amount likely to rise before lawmakers complete the state budget.
SAVANNAH — The Christmas season is over, but one Augustan wants to keep the spirit alive in the community with the musical, dazzling display he has built.
ATLANTA — The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. says Americans angered by the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol should take care to ensure their responses do not feed the divisive message of extremists.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced that more than 16,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development projects in Georgia during the first half of fiscal year 2021, generating nearly $6 billion in new investments.
ATLANTA — Georgia's plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act would “tear a hole” in the ACA, “eviscerating” its achievements, a federal lawsuit says.
(The Center Square) – A Georgia lawmaker has proposed legislation that would provide more education choices for parents by allowing public education funds to be used for private school tuition.
ATLANTA — Several north Georgia counties are getting federal aid to repair infrastructure and clean up damage from Hurricane Zeta in October.
ATLANTA — The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jaime Harrison - a longtime Democratic Party official and fundraising powerhouse who failed in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham - is Joe Biden’s choice to lead the national party, the president-elect announced Thursday.