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‘Something being legal does not make it right’: Abrams says she still has concerns about Georgia’s election

Abrams, who hoped to become the nation’s first female African-American governor, has accused Kemp of widespread voter suppression and said voting irregularities have tainted the race. On Friday, Kemp had …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Stacey Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she’ll file lawsuit

Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia’s closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

GOP gov candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival’s refusal to concede.


A Georgia governor’s race, still going

Democrats and Republicans nationwide had their eyes trained on Georgia to see whether the emerging battleground state, would elect the first black woman governor in American history or double down …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Brian Kemp’s office orders ‘hacking’ probe of Georgia Democrats on eve of election he’s competing in

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Sunday announced an investigation into the state’s Democrats over a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system” – an extraordinary claim …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Oprah makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams

In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election.


Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida’s Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Senator snatches student’s phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar

An attempted conversation between a Georgia Tech student and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., ended abruptly with the lawmaker snatching the student’s cellphone away while he was being asked about possible …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …


Transgender policy studied in Georgia school assault case

The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice created a “hostile environment” for …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene eliminated from championship contention after 3-0 loss to Georgia at Little League World Series

Tai Pette and Connor Riggs-Soper combined for a three-hitter as Peachtree City, Georgia, shutout Coeur d’Alene 3-0 in a consolation bracket game at the Little League World Series on Saturday.


‘I will be resigning’ says lawmaker who shouted slur on TV

A Georgia lawmaker says “I will be resigning” after he exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s cable TV show, according to a letter the Republican …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:37 p.m.

A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

One killed, one wounded outside Georgia high school graduation

One person was killed and another wounded when an argument led to a shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony Friday night in metro Atlanta, police said.


Bee on the lookout: Georgia keeper stung by $20K hive heist

A Georgia beekeeper says thieves stole dozens of hives, taking off with up to $20,000 worth of equipment.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Puerto Rico National Guard C-130 crash in Georgia kills 5

An Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane crashed Wednesday onto a busy highway after taking off from a Georgia airport, killing at least five National Guard members from Puerto Rico, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 6:45 a.m.

Georgian engineers from Enguri Dam get break from Russian conflict at Coulee Dam tour

One of the world’s tallest hydroelectric dams is in the country of Georgia, a former Soviet state on the Black Sea.


Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller dies; he was 2-term Georgia governor

As Georgia’s governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 1:29 p.m.

Pence protesters win free speech fight over St. Pat’s parade

Protesters seeking to carry signs in an area being secured for Vice President Mike Pence to participate in the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade won a brisk free speech …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Georgia court rules against Fiat Chrysler in Jeep fire case

Georgia’s highest court on Thursday ruled against Fiat Chrysler, which had appealed a $40 million judgment awarded to the family of a 4-year-old boy who died in a Jeep fire.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 9:06 a.m.

Delta CEO insists ‘we are not taking sides’ in U.S. gun debate

After Delta Air Lines withstood swift political retribution in its home state of Georgia for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the airline’s chief executive insisted Friday “we are …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

States seek to lure Delta as Georgia moves ahead on threat

Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Delta tax cut stripped from Georgia bill after NRA feud

Republicans in the Georgia legislature took a step Wednesday toward fulfilling the GOP lieutenant governor’s vow to punish Delta Air Lines for severing business ties with the National Rifle Association. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators …


Delta tax break at stake in spat with Georgia GOP over NRA

A tax break that would save Delta Air Lines millions of dollars on jet fuel purchases appeared to be sailing through the Georgia legislature without much opposition – until the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Georgia Republicans upset after Delta cuts ties with NRA

Delta’s decision to cut marketing ties with the National Rifle Association has prompted some Georgia Republican lawmakers to question whether the Atlanta-based airline should get a tax cut on jet …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Officer slain, deputies wounded, suspect dead near Atlanta

A police officer was killed and two deputies were seriously wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta, authorities said Friday.


White candidate for Georgia governor blasted over MLK video

A candidate for Georgia governor has taken down a campaign video that was filmed without permission at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.


Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.