ATLANTA -- The General Assembly’s special redistricting session doesn’t start until November, but the first map of redistricting season was released late Monday.
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia House Speaker David Ralston Monday announced the next step in state Republican leadership’s commitment to prioritize public safety.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a detailed report more than 100 pages long, seven legal experts have explained for the prestigious Brookings Institution why former President Trump’s efforts to change the outcome of Georgia’s presidential votes leaves him at “substantial risk of possible state charges …
ATLANTA — September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and it is estimated that 100,000 people across the U.S. live with the genetically inherited blood disease. Georgia is home to 10 percent of the population affected by this crippling and life-threatening disorder, which distorts smooth, roun…
Herschel Walker flashed his megawatt smile and shook hands with adoring Georgia Bulldog football fans before the team's recent home game, and then did what he is most famous for: he ran like hell.
(The Center Square) – A Georgia agency kept millions of dollars in seized funds, spending some of it on Fitbit devices, fitness equipment and vehicles, according to a recent Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report.
ATLANTA — Georgia remains one of only three states with at least two institutions in the top 16 public institutions in the nation, with a number of University System of Georgia institutions appearing in significant categories for the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.
WINTERVILLE — It may be September in north Georgia, but it looks more like Halloween. Millions of palm-sized Joro spiders have suspended themselves in three-dimensional golden webs on porches, power lines and mailboxes in roughly 25 counties in the state — and counting.
(The Center Square) – Top law enforcement officials in Georgia are calling for mandatory minimum sentences for offenders to reduce rising crime in the state.
ATLANTA — In a nation’s capital seemingly more hopelessly split by violent partisan rhetoric than ever, Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley from Iowa have introduced a bill designed to help rural communities fight the opioid epidemic.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has sworn in Leda Chong and reappointed two officials to the Georgia Ports Authority Board of Directors.
ATLANTA — A veteran nurse who was allegedly attacked by a violent patient was one of several speakers Thursday before a state Senate study committee formed to look into violence against health care workers.
ATLANTA — Legislators studying the issue of raising Georgia’s mandatory age for school attendance from 16 to 17 were met with tough, complex questions from some metro Atlanta school officials on Wednesday.
ATLANTA — The longest-serving member of the General Assembly apparently is about to leave the legislature for a post in the Biden administration.
A journalist and editor who risked his life and career to stand up for justice.
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ATHENS — A decade ago, University of Georgia plant scientists David and Soraya Bertioli were living and working in Brazil when they began to wonder about peanut plants they encountered in different corners of the world with an astounding ability to withstand fungal diseases without the use o…
In much of the country, public pension funding has been one of the most persistent public policy problems. For years, many state governments have failed to make necessary investments in their retirement system, resulting in funding gaps that increasingly present a looming reckoning for taxpayers. According to a recent report published by The Pew Charitable […]
(The Center Square) – Georgia ended the last fiscal year with a $3.7 billion surplus, a new report by the State Accounting Office (SAO) showed.
More than 10 months after the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump is still trying to claim victory in Georgia, a state that flipped from Trump in 2016 to Biden in 2020. Since just days after he lost, Trump has been tossing out debunked conspiracy theories over the election in Georgi…
ATHENS — UGA was one of two U.S. institutions selected as hosts for the 2022-23 Faculty Exchange Program in African Veterinary Science. UGA’s interdisciplinary host team comprises the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Office of Glo…
ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr has released an update on telecom companies’ progress in implementing the Anti-Robocall Principles he signed onto in 2019.
ATLANTA — A recent surge in demand for powerful COVID antibody drugs has generated concerns about supply shortages in states that are heavy users of the treatment, including Georgia.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit contesting state Rep. Shea Roberts’ election victory last November.
(The Center Square) – A Georgia man is facing a fraud charge after law enforcement officials said he stole more than $99,000 from the state's Medicaid program.
There are an estimated 39.5 million Americans living below the poverty line, which, in the lower 48 states, is an annual income threshold of $12,880 for an individual and $26,500 for a family of four (Alaska and Hawaii have a slightly higher threshold). Living in poverty can have serious consequences and impacts nearly every aspect […]
New study finds gaps in programs that connect women with their land.
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SOCIAL CIRCLE – National Hunting and Fishing Day is held every year on the fourth Saturday of September. This year, on Saturday, outdoors adventurers can plan to attend and participate at any of the free scheduled events, encouraged by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Re…
MACON – A well-known dog-fighting trainer and breeder has pleaded guilty to a federal animal fighting charge as the result of an ongoing investigation into a significant multistate dog fighting and drug trafficking ring.
On a warm September afternoon, Mona Scott sat on the front porch while her home baked like an oven. As she ran a frozen water bottle across her forehead and arms, Scott told CNN her air conditioning broke 10 days earlier and had not yet been fixed.
ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 23 other state attorneys general in a letter to President Joe Biden warning of legal action if the White House’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate is implemented.
The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance fell every year between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office. Though the U.S. uninsured rate among Americans younger than 65 has inched up over the years since, it remains well below […]
As Donald Trump returns to Georgia later this month, criminal investigators in the state have been quietly conducting interviews, collecting documents and working to build a line of communication with congressional investigators as they aim to build a case against the former President for hi…
ATLANTA — As part of the State of Georgia’s recognition of National Small Business Week 2021, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday a new position in state government to support and empower Georgia’s small business community.
After nearly two decades of combat, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan marks the end of the longest war in American history. Since 2001, nearly 2,500 American service members have been killed in the conflict — in addition to tens of thousands of contractors, civilians, Afghan and allied military personnel. The servicemen and servicewomen […]
Reported cases of COVID-19 at the University of Georgia fell sharply for the week of Sept. 6-12, down by two-thirds from the preceding week, according to data released today on the University Health Center’s website, which provides weekly updates to the campus community. The number of reported cases is the lowest in a month, since […]
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(The Center Square) – Georgia's public aerospace programs are understaffed and underresourced, top school officials told a legislative panel Wednesday.
ATLANTA – The president of the Medical Association of Georgia said Wednesday this flu season could be worse than last year’s, and again stressed the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. “COVID-19 is a respiratory infection, so co-infection can bring a much higher risk of mortality,” said Dr. Lisa Perry-Gilkes. “Getting vaccinated is the best […]
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship Program has helped more than 2 million Georgia students pursue post-secondary education in Georgia.
ATLANTA — Almost 60% of all new COVID-19 cases are now in Georgia’s K-12 schools, the state’s top epidemiologist said Tuesday.
ATLANTA — The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday it has opened a statewide investigation into conditions inside Georgia’s prisons.
ATHENS — Beginning Dec. 1, the University of Georgia will host its first Winter WonderLights show with a Garden of Delights, Candy Cane Lane and Cone Tree Plaza, among other magical features, along a half-mile trail at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia here.
EATONTON — The television in the little girl’s bedroom suddenly comes on in the middle of the night. She stares at the screen that reveals only a snowy picture. Walking over to the TV, she calmly says, “They’re here.” The entire theater screams in fright.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Agriculture should play a role in the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, a member of a legislative oversight committee said Monday.
ATLANTA — President Biden’s approval rating in Georgia – nationally regarded as one of several key swing states in the 2022 midterm election and the presidential race in 2024 – is declining, according to a new survey.
Initial tests show that lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have the Covid-19 virus, the zoo said in a media update on its website.
At Virginia Tech last Friday, the packed crowd bounced to "Enter Sandman." At the University of Wisconsin the next day, fans jumped around to "Jump Around."