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A Vote For An East Bibb Fire Station May Not Mean It Gets Built

The Macon-Bibb Commission reaffirmed support for building the East Bibb County Fire Station. Yet the vote Tuesday may not mean that the new firehouse for the east side of the county is any closer to happening.
Authorities are investigating the death of Matthew Ajibade, a college student who died in jail in Chatham County on January 1.

Ajibade Case Raises Questions Of Race, Mental Health And Law Enforcement

Not quite two weeks ago, a young black man in Chatham County died after being arrested on domestic violence charges.
Representative Sam Teasley

Religious Freedom Bill Sponsored By Rep. Teasley Sparks Debate

For the second year in a row, the “religious freedom” bill is starting off as a hot topic at the General Assembly. The bill is sponsored by Representative Sam Teasley of Marieta, who says it protects individual religious expression from government intrusion.
Senator David Perdue

Perdue, Isakson Introduce Fair Tax Act Of 2015

U.S. Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson have introduced the Fair Tax Act of 2015 in Congress. The bill would repeal the federal income tax, abolish the Internal Revenue Service and institute a national sales tax.
Group protests deal inauguration

Group Stages Protest Outside Gov. Deal Swearing-In Ceremony

A group of protesters staged a demonstration in the state Capitol outside Gov. Nathan Deal's swearing-in ceremony.
Gov Nathan Deal is sworn in

Gov. Deal Begins 2nd Term Focused On Crime, Education Reform

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has re-committed to supporting criminal justice changes and alternatives to public schools as he was sworn in for a second term in office. Deal said Monday his mission for the next four years is "building upon the foundation we have laid."
Gov. Nathan Deal

Gov. Deal’s Inauguration: What To Expect

Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to be sworn in for his second term Monday, January 12 at 2 p.m. (Listen to ceremony live on GPB Radio or watch a livestream of the event.

Where's That Fire House in East Bibb County?

It was a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving in 2013 on a grassy shoulder off Donnan Road in East Bibb County when about a dozen public officials bent over with shovels in their hand for a simple groundbreaking ceremony.
Georgia Child Welfare Reform

Ga. Child Welfare Council Presents Suggestions To Gov. Deal

A group reviewing Georgia's child welfare system says officials should improve internal communications at the Division of Family and Children Services and bolster the agency's relationship with law enforcement.
Gov. Nathan Deal

Deal Campaign Reports $607K To Daughter-In-Law's Firm

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal reported paying his daughter-in-law's consulting firm about $607,000 in his final fundraising report from the 2014 gubernatorial election.