A federal grand jury has indicted state Rep. Tyrone Brooks over allegations claiming he misappropriated more than $1 million in charitable funds. Brooks, a Democrat from Atlanta, was charged Thursday with 30 counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and false tax returns.
Georgia's black elected officials are hoping the Republican-dominated state legislature won't target some of their members in the upcoming special session on redistricting. The Georgia Association of Black Elected officials is holding workshops on the once-a-decade process of re-drawing political boundaries at their annual meeting in Savannah this weekend. South Georgia lawmakers are of special concern.