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Confederate Statue Will Stay In Front Of Statesboro Courthouse

Leaders in Statesboro have decided to leave a statue of a Confederate soldier on the county courthouse square, where it has been since 1909.

Gov. Deal: Stone Mountain Debate 'Not Useful'

Gov. Nathan Deal says the debate over the image of Confederate generals at Stone Mountain is "not useful."

What Would A 'Pastor Protection' Bill Do?

It’s Tuesday, and volunteers are gathering to serve a meal to the homeless. This is St. Mark United Methodist Church in Midtown Atlanta, in the heart of the city’s gay neighborhood. Pastor Beth LaRocca-Pitts is fuming with frustration about a peculiar new bill.

Isakson Raises $1.4 Million For 2016 Campaign

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson raised nearly $1.4 million for his re-election campaign in the second quarter. The two-term Republican has more than $4.8 million in cash on hand.

Special Elections For Georgia House, DeKalb Commission Seats

The Georgia House has three new members, following special elections Tuesday.

Georgia’s Congressional Delegation Reacts To Iran Deal

The proposed nuclear deal with Iran has earned both praise and condemnation from Georgia’s representatives in Washington.

Following Gay Marriage Ruling, Ga. GOP Lawmakers Float "Pastor Protection" Bill

Clergy who disagree with same sex marriage wouldn't have to perform them, under a bill floated by state House Speaker David Ralston. Ralston proposed the so-called "Pastor Protection Act" at a Republican retreat on Jekyll Island this weekend.

Former DeKalb CEO Rejects Plea, Will Serve Jail Time

Former Dekalb CEO Burrell Ellis is sentenced to five years for his conviction on charges of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. He’ll serve 18 months in prison, and the remaining three and a half years on probation.

As Army Shrinks, Georgia Military Bases To Lose More Than 4,000 Soldiers

Georgia military bases could lose nearly 5,000 soldiers by the of 2017, as the Army shrinks its active duty force.

Baton Bob Opts For 'Love Not Gay Marriage'

On any given afternoon, somewhere along Peachtree Road, Atlanta’s most famous costumed street performer is likely dancing along the sidewalk wearing a brightly-colored tutu, blowing a whistle and throwing a majorette baton.