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.
State lawmakers are gearing up for a special session to re-draw Congressional and state legislative boundaries.
Meanwhile, a more informal redistricting process is happening locally.
Cities and counties are re-drawing their own lines.
The state is claiming victory in its decades long water dispute with neighboring states over water rights to Lake Lanier. A federal appeals court ruled on Georgia’s behalf.
The ruling overturns a lower court’s decision that imperiled Atlanta’s drinking water source.
Federal agriculture officials have declared 22 Georgia counties disaster areas due to drought conditions that have left crops parched.
Gov. Nathan Deal sought the federal help earlier this month in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.