Governor Nathan Deal’s office is fending off criticism over his appointment of Georgia’s new mental health ombudsman.
Corinna Magelund will serve as an advocate for the mentally and developmentally disabled.
Tuesday’s court ruling that secures the federal reservoir Lake Lanier as a water source for north Georgia and metro Atlanta hasn’t changed the push for new reservoir projects. Building them is still a priority for Governor Nathan Deal.
A new state law going into effect Friday will shorten Georgia’s early voting period to 21 days. Supporters say it will save counties money and reduce confusion for voters.
Since 2008, Georgia has had one of the longest early voting periods in the nation, at 45 days.
A Georgia Bureau of Investigation team is going through records at the Wilkinson County Tax Commissioner's Office looking into possible theft.
Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright says he wrote a letter to the GBI requesting the investigation.