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Savannah Candidates Look To Gain Support For Runoff

It’s been three weeks since Savannah’s municipal election. Next week voters will return to the polls for runoffs in the races for mayor and two seats on the city council.

Georgia Congressman Helping Craft A Highway Funding Bill

Congressman Rob Woodall says Washington lawmakers are likely to reach agreement on a highway funding bill. The Gwinnett County Republican is on a conference committee that's ironing out differences in versions passed by the House and Senate.

Speaking Up About Turner Field's Future

It’s standing room only at the Martin Street Church of God. The church sits in Summerhill less than a mile away from Turner Field. Tonight, residents from the neighborhoods all around the stadium have come to voice their concerns about its future.

Ga. Doesn't Rank High On Government Accountability

The Center for Public Integrity has released its 2015 report on state government accountability, and Georgia didn’t receive high marks. The state came in 24th in the U.S. according to the report from the good-government non-profit group.

LaVista Hills Vote Called Into Question

Earlier this week, voters in metro Atlanta's Dekalb County shot down the referendum that would have created the city of LaVista Hills, but some residents say they didn’t get a chance to vote.

Sheriff's Deputies Could Face Prison Time In Ajibade Death

Two former sheriff's deputies face possible prison time when they're sentenced for crimes in the stun gun-related death of a 21-year-old jail detainee. A Chatham County Superior Court judge is scheduled to sentence ex-deputies Jason Kenny and Maxine Evans today.

Death Row Inmate Receives Clemency Hearing

A Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die later this month now has a clemency hearing.

Coastal Georgia Election Results

In a closely contested mayoral race, incumbent Edna Jackson is headed to a runoff with challenger Eddie Deloach.

DeKalb County Voters Consider Two New Cities

DeKalb County could soon be home to two new cities, if voters today approve the creation of Tucker and LaVista Hills.

Georgia Election Day 2015 Is Here

Mayors, sales taxes, and new cities are on the ballot, as voters across Georgia head to the polls Tuesday.