Stories tagged: georgia
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 6:13 p.m.
Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling kitschy knickknacks.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
A furnace-like “flash drought” is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, shriveling up crops and backyard gardens and raising alarm …
Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 8:17 p.m.
A former Georgia police officer has been acquitted of voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fleeing, unarmed man
Thu., Sept. 26, 2019, 2:15 p.m.
Weeks of dry, hot weather have plunged the Deep South further into a drought that’s affecting more than 11 million people and threatening crops across the region, a new assessment …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 10:46 a.m.
Pledging to “root out corruption in politics,” Jon Ossoff, a former long-shot congressional candidate who rose to prominence two years ago riding a wave of dissatisfaction with Washington, says he’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 4:07 p.m.
Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship Monday, drilling into the hull’s steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:38 p.m.
Facing health challenges, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 12:40 p.m.
200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation was offered a seat in Congress. It just announced its chosen delegate.
The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr. told his people, and the United …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
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 …
Sat., July 27, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
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.
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.
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 felons from voting using strictest reading of vague law introduced after Civil War.
UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 6:07 p.m.
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.
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.
A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Tue., May 14, 2019, 12:08 p.m.
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 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.
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 …
Sun., April 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
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.
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
‘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.
Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
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.
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.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
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.
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.
Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 8 a.m.
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 …