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4 students shot at block party near Clark Atlanta University

Four college students were wounded when a gunman opened fire into a crowd of 200 people outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escaped in the chaos, authorities …


Judge weighs ordering switch to paper ballots in Georgia

A federal judge says Georgia allowed its election system to grow “way too old and archaic” and now has a deep hole to dig out of to ensure that the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Gonzaga one of six finalists for talented center Walker Kessler

Walker Kessler, one of top centers in the 2020 class, has narrowed the list of schools he’s considering to six.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect

The network behind “The Walking Dead,” a show that’s become synonymous with Georgia, says it will “reevaluate” its activity in the state if a new abortion law goes into effect.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Georgia stops voting by felons using broadest reading of law

Georgia stops felons from voting using strictest reading of vague law introduced after Civil War.


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 6:07 p.m.

Netflix will ‘rethink’ Georgia shoots if abortion law holds

Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia’s recently passed abortion law, Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and “rethink our entire investment” in the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

New laws bring confusion, uncertainty for abortion clinics

Abortion providers say they are reassuring confused patients that restrictive abortion laws passed by a number of states have yet to take effect.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


Sheriff: Carnival worker from Virginia shot, killed 3 women

Authorities in Virginia say two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met the victims through the traveling show.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Kemp signs early abortion ban

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws. The measure bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade

Lawmakers in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky are considering or have passed measures designed to directly challenge Roe v. Wade. Anti-abortion activists are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s appointments of …


Travel: Savannah’s sweet, southern charm is something to savor

Snow was still piling up in the Inland Northwest in early March. But spring had already sprung in Savannah, where the air was gently scented with Georgia pine, wisteria and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

3 people killed, 2 officers hurt in standoff at Georgia home

A standoff that began when two Georgia police officers were shot and wounded has ended with a 16-year-old boy and his pregnant mother both killed by a gunman who then …


GOP state lawmakers approve ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans

Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


‘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.