Columbus lawmaker Calvin Smyre likely will get to finish out one more Georgia General Assembly session before he heads to his post as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic, if the U.S. Senate confirms his appointment.
The next few months could see critical race theory banned and transgender student athletes sidelined if Gov. Brian Kemp gets his way.
A quick recap of Friday's (Day 4) legislative session includes reaction to two big events in the capital this week, President Biden's speech in Atlanta and the governor's State of the State speech.
The state agencies in charge of responding to weather emergencies are bracing for a winter storm expected to hit North Georgia and metro Atlanta during a three-day holiday weekend.
Athens, Ga., is preparing for a parade this weekend to honor the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The team’s big win Jan. 10 against Alabama’s Crimson Tide handed the Bulldogs their first national title since 1981. Hear how the Bulldogs made Georgia football history.
Friday on Political Rewind: Just days after a visit to Georgia where he demanded the U.S. Senate pass voting rights legislation, President Joe Biden admits the prospects for action are now dim. Is there a future for federal election reform law? Meanwhile, in his State of the State speech, Gov. Brian Kemp showcased his plans for doling out billions of dollars of state surplus money for income tax refunds, teacher and state employee pay raises, and more.
Advocates for those experiencing homelessness in Bibb County fear the predicted cold snap coming this weekend could prove deadly for those living on the streets.
Residents of several Southern states are bracing for the possibility of snow and ice as a winter storm moves into the region. The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of snow will be possible in the north Georgia mountains, with higher amounts possible in some spots.
Mayor Andre Dickens has unveiled a new police precinct in the city's large Buckhead district as he tries to head off an effort to make it a separate city.
While omicron is not as deadly, it is more transmissible. In fact, the number of Georgians infected with the virus has increased 16-fold in the last month, according to experts at the state Department of Public Health’s January board meeting. And the health care system is weaker now than it had been even in fall 2021 partly because doctors and nurses are burned out.
The governor asks for raises and spending to improve education and public safety ahead of his reelection campaign.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp prepares his State of the State address. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens seeks to improve the relationship between city and state government. And Sen. Warnock puts pressure on big businesses to step in the fight on voting rights.
East Cobb could be the first of several new Georgia cities to emerge from this year’s legislative session as a House committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss whether residents of the affluent Atlanta suburb should have the opportunity to vote to create their own government.
Delta Air Lines is reporting a $408 million loss for the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December. CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday that 8,000 employees have contracted COVID-19 over the last four weeks.
At its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast, the Georgia Chamber announced that its newest strategic plan closely aligns with the priorities of the governor, mayor of Atlanta, and attorney general when it comes to public safety for Georgia businesses.