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.
 
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Wednesday that parents in Georgia should not have to fear prosecution if they use medical marijuana derivatives to treat their children who suffer from intractable seizures. He called on the state’s prosecutors not to...
Lee Smith recently stepped down as manager of a county in North Carolina.
Bibb County District Attorney David Cooke is on the warpath against Macon's violent street gangs, but some defense attorneys say the statute at the core of Cooke's new strategy can be used to curtail a defendant's right to a fair...
A national pro-life group has ousted a Georgia chapter as its official affiliate in favor of a new group. And in the fallout of the decision, which was made public over the weekend, some are saying it’s about politics. And at issue is how far a...
Monday is the last day to sign up for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act this year. Anyone who wants coverage under the ACA will have until Monday night at midnight to begin an application. Open enrollment for policies through the...
Gov. Nathan Deal has until April 29 to sign or veto bills passed this year by the state legislature. But some experts say he may not veto anything. That’s partly because Gov. Deal works extensively behind the scenes to signal to lawmakers what he...
Georgia could soon be the first state in the nation to force welfare and food stamp recipients suspected of drug abuse to submit to drug tests. And because of that, it could face two potential legal challenges.
D.A. David Cooke says the key is charging offenders under Georgia's gang statute, which allows information about an entire gang to be introduced in the trials of individual members.
During its journey through the General Assembly, a bill that would require drug testing for some applicants for food stamps and welfare generated controversy and drew fierce opposition from Democrats. Ultimately, though, House Bill 772 was approved...
Latino groups in six major cities across the country, including Atlanta, launched a new campaign Wednesday to hold President Barack Obama accountable for record high deportations during his presidency. Latino advocacy groups are calling on...