The only monument in Hanover Square, a tree-lined park centrally located in Brunswick’s historic district, is of an unnamed Confederate soldier. On its base are the letters “BLM” spray painted in black. The letters have faded following multiple attempts to remove the months-old graffiti.
The base of the Brunswick monument bears the fading paint from vandalism earlier this year. (Donnell Suggs/The Current)
The fate of the monument has become a source of bitter debate pitting those who believe it represents the city’s racist past against those who see it as a tribute to their ancestors’ struggle to preserve a way of life.
Elections observers will no longer be able to talk to Macon-Bibb County voters in line at the polls under new restrictions passed Thursday evening by the board of elections.
The board’s action does not apply to official poll watchers, which are governed by Georgia law, but refers to groups or individuals who claim they have the right to observe and assist voters.
Gun sales are soaring in Georgia this year, with background checks for buyers already far exceeding the total for all of last year.
The issuance of licenses for carrying a gun is rising in the state as well, according to probate court judges.
On this episode, we dissect Georgia’s voting data, and discuss the recent eye-popping early voting numbers coming out of the state.
California Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, campaigned in Georgia a week before the end of early voting in a pivotal state for the presidential election.
Candidate profile for State Rep. Sharon Meyer Cooper (State House District 43)
Candidate profile for Luisa Wakeman (State House District 43)
Candidate profile for Rose Wing (State House District 37)
Candidate profile for State Rep. Mary Frances Williams (State House District 37).
Candidate Profile: Kyle Rinaudo (for State House District 35)
Candidate profile for State Rep. Leonard Edwin “Ed” Setzler (State House District 35)
Friday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s congressional races continue to be hotly contested. The two Senate races on the ballot are close competitions, as are the races for crucial U.S. House seats in the 6th and 7th congressional districts. Our panel of insiders and experts break down the races.
Plus: Will last night’s presidential debate give any Georgians reason to change how they see former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump?
Georgia’s deep-water ports are recovering quickly after taking some hits during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) said Thursday.
The number of twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) the Port of Savannah handled during the last fiscal year fell from 4.5 million to 4.4 million, largely due to the pandemic’s impact on business last spring, Griff Lynch, the authority’s executive director, said during his annual State of the Port address.
Nearly one-third of Georgia's 7.6 million registered voters have cast their ballots early in the November election, with more than a week of early voting left and a dozen before Election Day.
A series of raids across metro Atlanta and Macon stoked fears that child sex trafficking is more prevalent than we thought. Johnny Edwards, an investigative reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, describes how the operation perpetuated a narrative of sex trafficking that doesn’t always square with the evidence.