An Atlanta lawmaker plans to introduce legislation to abolish the death penalty in Georgia. State Senator Vincent Fort has the backing of 12 organizations. They say the state unfairly applies capital punishment on the basis of race and class.
The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and other groups are asking a federal court to reject Georgia’s proposed redistricting maps. The groups say the Republican-authored maps disenfranchise minority voters.
A member of Georgia's ethics commission is stepping down from the panel after just three months to accept an appointment as a judge.
Chan Caudell, of Cornelia, told The Associated Press he would submit his letter of resignation to Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday.
Alabama's attorney general has become the highest ranking Republican official to suggest throwing out parts of his state's tough new immigration law, as he recommended that lawmakers repeal some portions of the statute that have been put on hold by federal courts and clarify some others.
Savannah voters ended a two-way contest for the city's mayor's office by choosing Edna Jackson to lead the coastal city.
The retired university administrator defeated attorney Jeff Felser with 56% of the vote.
The mayor of Columbus says, she's forming a commission to push for regional passenger rail service to the west Georgia city.
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson has put several community and business leaders on the commission.