This year has been universally jarring to many of our routines and expectations of 2020. For 11-year-old Elijah Gomez growing up in the Atlanta suburbs, this year catalyzed his love for arts and transformed it into a blog.
On this episode, we tackle Georgia’s recount, more misinformation from President Donald Trump and long-shot conspiracy-laden lawsuits seeking to overturn the election.
A Republican TV ad falsely suggests that “liberal megadonors” are spending $1 billion in “dark money” to help Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff race. That’s how much multiple experts estimate may be spent on all candidates in both Georgia Senate elections for the entire 2020 campaign cycle.
Gov. Brian Kemp has announced his pick for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court that was at the center of two lawsuits after a sitting justice announced early this year that he would step down from the bench last month.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger called out President Donald Trump's inaccurate tweets criticizing the Georgia presidential election results, saying it instigates a "growing threat environment for election workers simply doing their jobs."
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Top elections officials charged with overseeing Georgia’s voting system are offering a staunch rebuttal to the unfounded accusation of voter fraud from President Donald Trump and his allies.
Many Georgia hospitals have seen a steady and troubling rise in COVID patients in recent weeks.
And hospital leaders are worried that gatherings during the Thanksgiving holidays will drive those numbers even higher in the next couple of weeks.
A top election official in Georgia angrily admonishes fellow Republicans to condemn harassment and attacks on election workers as social media posts have outed personal information and led to death threats.
Entering the final month of what has already been a record-breaking year for violent deaths in Macon, county officials on Monday denounced “senseless, crazy conduct” that included a Thanksgiving-weekend slaying in the heart of downtown that left a young woman dead, five people shot and wounded and two others stabbed.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The big names in Republican party politics are planning to visit Georgia to help rally supporters in the lead up to the state’s crucial congressional races on the ballot in the Jan. 5 primary. Meanwhile, divisions in the state Republican party remain stark with six weeks before the runoff.
The Port of Savannah set a record for containerized cargo volume in October, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reported Monday.
The nation’s busiest export hub handled an all-time high 494,095 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in October, an increase of 8.3% over October of last year. The October total broke the previous monthly record of 441,600 TEUs set in August.
Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that as COVID-19 vaccine doses begin to be distributed, Georgia’s long-term care facilities should be among the first in line to get them.
Kemp said that if federal approvals of vaccines come as expected, the shots should begin arriving the second or third week of December.
Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, which held clinical trials at three Emory University sites in Atlanta, are expected to receive Emergency Use Authorization from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Carlos del Rio calls the timeline from development to distribution something "we have never seen before."
In "Love, M.," the joyful, complicated, intimate long-distance connections shared by mothers and sons during the AIDS epidemic are front and center. Playwright Clarinda Ross says the letters and voicemails in the play mirror the state of our own connections in the COVID-19 pandemic.
With climate a major issue in two Senate runoff elections, the state’s voters need look no further than coastal Brunswick for potential risks.