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Despite Parkinson's Diagnosis, Isakson Will Press On With Re-Election Bid

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson has announced he has Parkinson’s disease. But the two-term Republican says he’ll continue his quest for re-election next year.

Residents React To TV Ad Supporting Same-Sex Marriage In Savannah

Georgia is one of only 13 states where same-sex couples cannot legally marry. But a U.S. Supreme Court ruling may change that this month. Still, a commercial supporting same-sex couples is already airing in the state - but only in Augusta and Savannah.

No More Purchase Cards For DeKalb Officials

DeKalb County's CEO says he is halting taxpayer-funded charge cards for government officials.
Matthew Ajibade

Chatham County Coroner: Ajibade Death A Homicide

The Chatham County Sheriff is defending his department’s use of force amidst reports that a young man died of homicide in police custody earlier this year.

Hillary Makes Her Southern Debut As GOP Candidates Descend On Georgia

Presidential candidates are descending on Georgia in numbers not seen in a very long time. This week, Hillary Clinton stopped in Atlanta for a closed-door fundraiser, following her first campaign events in South Carolina. A potential Republican candidate, Gov.

Free Speech In America: What It Is, And What It Isn't

“I stand on my First Amendment rights!” How many times have we heard that? People invoke the First Amendment in all kinds of situations. But what does it mean that we have the right to free speech?

Presidential Politics, Religious Liberty Bill Take Center Stage At State GOP Convention

Georgia Republican delegates want a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, while opponents say such measures are a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people.

We Don't Have The First Primary, But GOP Hopefuls Are Flocking To Georgia

Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Chris Christie will appear at the state GOP convention in Athens this weekend. But there’s a another event that’s turning into an even bigger cattle call for 2016 candidates.

What Bills Did Governor Deal Veto?

Gov. Nathan Deal has released a list of 11 bills that he vetoed.

Andrew Young Injured In Traffic Accident

Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is resting at home, following a serious traffic accident in Midtown Atlanta Monday afternoon.