A campaign event April 16 turned into a screaming match as Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Dalton Mayor David Pennington held a news conference inside the state Capitol. Pennington said he was going to make a “major announcement” that Wednesday. But the fairly standard conference took a quick turn. when Randy Martin, Governor Nathan Deal’s attorney, jumped in. The heated exchange appeared to be about campaign financial disclosures.
 
Rep. John Lewis (D-5) announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election next year. The congressman made the announcement while speaking at the Atlanta Press Club.
A review of records by The Associated Press shows lobbyists poured close to $1 million into meals, drinks, tickets and gifts for state legislators and bureaucrats during this year's legislative session.
Georgia’s first National Guard Agri-business team deployed to Afghanistan from Fort Gordon near Augusta. The unit’s mission is to help farmers make more money from their crops.
Savannah Mayor Otis S. Johnson is calling for stricter background checks for gun owners. The Savannah Morning News reports that during a Monday news conference, he urged Savannah residents to support tougher gun background checks. He was joined at...
Dodge County Commission votes to fly flag 365 days a year. Some residents say flag stirs up bad memories. No plans to take it down.
A bill that encourages land conservation awaits the governor’s signature. It would allow landowners to sell their tax credit to companies.
The 2012 state budget includes tax breaks for manufacturers of airplane parts, developers, and Delta Airlines. But it’s unclear if they will save or create jobs.
The Macon City Council has voted to eliminate smoking from nearly everywhere but private residences. The council voted 9-6 for the new rules Tuesday night. The ordinance eliminates smoking in bars and nightclubs, most hotel rooms, health care...
A member of Savannah City Council says, she didn't receive special treatment when fellow council members paid her $50,000 for flood damage to her home. Many Savannah residents have filed claims against the city in recent years -- saying when...
Scott says 38-billion in cuts was not enough. He wanted 100-billion or more. Scott says cuts alone cannot fix budget, must grow GDP.