A congressional delegation led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is headed to the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, Alabama. The delegation will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony at the Civil Rights Memorial at 11:30 a.m. today. A spokesman said it will honor people slain during the civil rights movement.
A federal judge heard arguments in a legal battle over whether a Georgia law that allows the governor to remove local school boards is constitutional.
Chatham County lawmakers are calling off a proposal to rename the iconic bridge towering above Savannah. The moniker of the Eugene Talmadge Bridge has been a point of contention in the coastal city for decades. Governor Talmadge was one of the state's most prominent figures in the 1930's and 1940's. But he also was an ardent segregationist.
Nearly $9 million has been collected in taxes from three regions that voted to approve a 10-year, one percent transportation sales tax last year.
A bill that child advocates say would revolutionize how Georgia punishes juvenile offenders unanimously passed the state House Thursday. The measure would allow the state to take a more humane approach while also reducing incarceration costs.