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.
 
As Georgia hunkers down under a veil of ice, snow and freezing temperatures, state government is largely closed for the rest of the week. It’s the second winter storm in two weeks to hit the state, and after the last blast’s two inches of snow laid...
The US Army Secretary visited Ft. Stewart on Tuesday. Secretary John McHugh spoke with troops preparting to deploy to Afghanistan in June. He also talked with post leaders about budget cuts that will shrink the installation by about 1,400 soldiers...
During a briefing Monday afternoon, Gov. Deal expanded the state of emergency from 31 to 45 north Georgia counties as the state expects a two-part winter storm. “We are facing two different waves of bad weather. The first one will come in this...
State and local officials were working overtime Monday to prepare for this week’s forecast winter storm. As of 1 p.m. Monday, 45 of the state’s 159 counties were under a state of emergency, though no precipitation had begun. Gov. Nathan Deal toured...
Planning officials agreed Monday to reconsider a proposal to demolish Tremont Temple Baptist Church, a historic African American church in downtown Macon.
Monday, the House approved a bill that would change some school workers eligibility for unemployment benefits. The sponsor of House Bill 714 says it addresses a loophole that costs the state up to $10 million annually. According to...
Monday is the half-way mark for this year’s Georgia General Assembly session. Lawmakers have promised a fast session because it’s an election year. And it is speeding by fairly quickly. Lawmakers, for example, passed the amended 2014 budget in...
There was more controversy Friday at the Capitol after members of the House approved a bill that allow Georgians to carry guns in more places, including churches and bars. Lawmakers dropped the provision that would have allowed guns on college...
A multi-colored crowd of about 900 people gathered at a Savannah church to pay their final respects to the city's first African-American mayor today. Floyd Adams, Jr. was remembered as a man who was quote "called to bring people together...
his majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out that discrimination at the polls remains against the law; the surviving Section 2 says anyone who’s been disenfranchised need only bring suit after the offending election has occurred. So...