Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a controversial gun bill Wednesday in Ellijay at a ceremony and luncheon that’s expected to attract many supporters and double as a Second Amendment rally. The so-called ‘guns everywhere’ bill will allow firearms in many churches, bars and government buildings. The bill will also bar sheriffs from asking someone with a gun if he or she has a license. Under the new bill, schools would have the option of deciding if teachers or administrators should be armed. The state will also have to report within 10 days Georgians’ involuntary commitments to hospitals.
 
A five-month probe into voter irregularities in Brooks County by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has resulted in 10 arrests.
Governor-elect Nathan Deal Wednesday continued the process of filling out his incoming staff. It included the naming of Erin Hames as deputy chief of staff for policy.
GBI and Secretary of State's Office conducted a 5-month investigation of Brooks County election. Three of those arrested are newly-elected officials. More arrests could be coming.
Georgia's population grew by 18.3% in the last decade, to a total of 9,687,653 as of April 1, 2010. In 2000, Georgia's popluation stood at a total of more than 8.1 million. With the increase, Georgia gains one seat in Congress, to a new...
The US Census Bureau will announce population figures Tuesday that will determine seats in Congress. They'll also determine seats in Georgia's General Assembly. There's no doubt Southern Georgia will be at a distinct disadvantage...
Atlanta will not fight laws allowing permitted gun owners to carry into unsecured areas of Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport. A state law passed earlier this year allows weapons in curbside areas. But the measure was met by opposition from...
Governor Sonny Perdue has announced which rural areas are getting funds from this year's tobacco settlement money. And the big winner isn't rural at all. Metro Savannah gets the largest award in this year's grants from the One...
Governor-elect Nathan Deal wants the state to focus on building new reservoirs. Deal told lawmakers it should be a priority because a judge’s deadline is looming.
Middle Georgia lawmaker James “Bubber” Epps Monday became the latest Democrat to jump ship to the state Republican Party. He is the eighth to do so since the general election. Kennesaw State political scientist Kerwin Swint says these moves aren’t...
Two Georgia gun stores are among the nation’s top 10 sources for so-called “crime guns.” Georgia law requires gun-buyers to be free of felonies, a state resident, produce a valid ID, and pass a background check.