Officials in Fayette County are fighting a judge's order to change their voting system. County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday evening to appeal a May 21 ruling by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten ordering the county to adopt a district-based voting system and do away with the at-large format.
An attorney for the city of Gainesville says the city isn't worried about its at-large voting system, even after a federal judge struck down a similar model in Fayette County. But the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials isn't so sure.
A federal court has struck down Fayette County's at-large method of electing members to certain county offices, saying the method was a violation of the Voting Rights Act. In an opinion issued Tuesday, a judge ordered the county to establish an alternative to the at-large election method.
The Fayette County Board of Education has voted to close four schools in the face of a $15 million budget shortfall. The vote came during a meeting Monday night in which officials said the district would only save about $4 million even with the school closures taken into account
West Georgia's Talbot County is the latest poor, rural county to rank as the state's "unhealthiest." The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute have put out nation-wide, county-by-county health rankings for the past three years.
The first round of the Georgia high school basketball playoffs is halfway done after a rousing night of action on Friday. The highlight of the night may have been Class A No. 1 Calvary Day losing to Greenville 66-64 in a thriller in Savannah. Check our recaps below for more exciting Friday night playoff action.
In an important Region 2-AAAAA clash Brandon Addison preserved the victory for undefeated Stephenson on the game’s final play, as the Jaguars defeated East Coweta 24-17. With East Coweta inside the Stephenson 10-yard line, Addison sacked the Indians' quarterback.