Education will continue to be on the front lines this fall in Georgia. And not only because it’s at the center of the gubernatorial race. Georgia will be implementing a new mandatory statewide teacher evaluation system for the first time once the new school year begins. The state has been conducting a pilot program with a fraction of Georgia’s school districts. In the fall, it goes live to all school districts for the first time.
 
Democratic Rep. John Barrow of Savannah released a statement Tuesday saying his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. He plans to begin radiation therapy next month.
A federal judge could decide as early as today whether he will grant a temporary injunction of Georgia’s new immigration law. Judge Thomas Thrash will hold a hearing in Atlanta on a motion by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups to...
The mayor of Columbus says a special election on Sunday alcohol sales is unlikely to happen in her city this year.
A federal judge heard arguments on a request by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge has been resolved, but said he would not make an immediate ruling.
Senate Democrats are touting a unified, harmonious party after the election of two new leaders.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said this week the state might face some unintended consequences with its new immigration law. He said he wanted Georgia to be known as a state that was friendly and welcoming to people.
The top staffer of the state ethics commission is resigning after the panel voted to slash her salary. The five-member panel on Friday voted to cut Executive Secretary Stacey Kalberman's salary to no more than $85,000 and eliminate the No. 2...
Gov. Nathan Deal says he will support a proposed state constitutional amendment that would permit a state commission to approve the formation of charter schools. Deal said Friday in Savannah that the future of charter schools will be a major...
Mexico and 10 other countries have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare Georgia's new immigration law unconstitutional and to block it from being enforced. The lawsuit was filed two weeks ago by civil liberties groups.
The state Department of Transportation says less money than expected will come in from a proposed transportation sales tax. New projections are down about three percent.