In a political upset, Congressman Jack Kingston lost the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate Tuesday night to millionaire businessman David Perdue. The Savannah representative gave up the seat he’s held in Congress for 22 years to run for U.S. Senate in a bid to help the GOP win back control of that chamber. What’s more, he won the backing of nearly all prominent Republicans in Georgia. But it wasn’t enough to stem a tide of anti-Washington fervor that’s tarred Republicans as much as Democrats. Kingston said the race is about more than who represents Georgia in the Senate.
 
The Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act empowers licensed gun owners to bring their weapons into all government-owned buildings, if and when they are open to the public. Officials in Macon say at least one performer is threatening to pull out of an...
A recent poll finds most Georgians oppose public subsidies for professional sports teams, but Southerners have been funneling taxes to private enterprise for a long time, said James Cobb, a historian at the University of Georgia.
New Environmental Protection Agency rules for carbon emission reductions for the nations’ power plants met alternately with official resistance or silence in Georgia Monday. The rules call for a 30% percent reduction in carbon emissions by the year...
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says it’s clear that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki made the right decision in stepping down Friday. But Isakson says Shinseki's resignation alone won’t solve the problems with veterans care. The real...
Licensed gun owners in Georgia will not have free reign to carry their weapons onto school and college campuses starting July 1, according to Attorney General Sam Olens.
On May 27, GPB premiered a documentary about Dean Rusk. The Georgia native served as secretary of state and for President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson. Two of Rusk’s three children-- Peggy Rusk- Smith and Rich Rusk-- joined GPB...
In 2002 the court made it clear in a Virginia case that no state may execute the intellectually disabled. Tuesday’s ruling in a Florida case picks up where Atkins v. Virginia left off, making it a little clearer who counts as intellectually disabled.
Starting July 1, licensed gun owners may be able to bring their firearms onto school and college campuses in Georgia, even though the “campus carry” provision was stripped from a controversial bill that will allow guns in many churches, bars and...
GOP primary for the seat Saxby Chambliss is vacating. Speaking Wednesday at a press conference, Handel said Republican voters can count on Kingston not to flip-flop. “We need someone who is going to be a consistent conservative, not someone who...
Both supporters and opponents of the deal that will move the MLB team from downtown to Atlanta to the suburbs say they intend to represent their sides at the 7 p.m. meeting.