A Georgia Court of Appeals judge has died at age 64. The court says Judge Clyde Reese died on Saturday.
Friday on Political Rewind: The Georgia House is set to vote on the first in a series of GOP-sponsored bills to limit how teachers can talk about race and the U.S. history of bigotry. Also: Georgia politicians are using the Russian invasion of Ukraine to make points on the campaign trail.
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and two-term Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue Tuesday was officially tapped to be the next leader of the University System of Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities.
Friday on Political Rewind: Former Gov. Sonny Perdue is one step away from the top job overseeing Georgia's public universities and colleges. Meanwhile, the latest from the federal hate crimes trial in Brunswick. The prosecution presented evidence to proves racial animus led to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by Gregory and Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan.
Students and faculty members around the state are reacting to news that Republican former governor Sonny Perdue may soon head up Georgia’s public university system. This week, officials on the Board of Regents announced Perdue is the sole finalist for the top job of chancellor. Opponents of the choice say Perdue's appointment would jeopardize academic freedom across the system’s 26 campuses.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Sonny Perdue will become the next chancellor of the state's university system. Meanwhile, Dems are fuming at GOP maneuvers during redistricting. And on the coast, testimony is underway in the trial of the men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, who also served as United States secretary of agriculture, has been named sole finalist to lead the state’s public college and university system despite worries over his lack of educational experience and fears that his conservative political past may be seen as divisive to some students.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A judge rejected a plea deal in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Meanwhile, the Fulton County district attorney asked the FBI for security help as she investigates former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the election. Sonny Perdue could be back on track to become the next chancellor for the Georgia university system. And a Senate committee takes up constitutional carry today at 4 p.m.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The omicron variant surges in the United States. We look to Gov. Brian Kemp's response as the Georgia vaccination rate lags behind the rest of the country. Also: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's testimony is aiding the congressional Jan. 6 committee in building its case.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: As the pandemic surges, public health officials are asking members of the public to get their vaccination against COVID-19 to help stop the spread of the virus. An editorial on the front page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution echoed those sentiments, and called on readers to "save lives" by getting vaccinated.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp announced new initiatives in the effort to get more Georgians vaccinated. Meanwhile, Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker faces new light on his tumultuous past.
Monday on Political Rewind: Virus cases continue to rapidly escalate in Georgia. As of Friday, there were 6,820 newly reported cases. Are the calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the spiraling COVID numbers going to turn swing voters against Democrats in the 2022 midterms?
Thursday on Political Rewind: As the Peach State seeks a new permanent chancellor for its public universities and colleges, leaders of North Carolina's public university system found themselves embroiled in a national debate over race, journalism and academic freedom. In Georgia, former Gov. Sonny Perdue seeks the top position in the state's university system.
Today on Political Rewind: Georgia Republican leaders are attacking the Department of Justice decision to file a lawsuit challenging the state’s new voting laws. Republicans insist the lawsuit is a partisan effort to upend provisions designed to stop voting fraud.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A college accrediting agency advises Georgia’s board of regents to keep politics out of the search for the next chancellor of the state’s university system. The concern is apparently driven by reports that former Gov. Sonny Perdue is a leading choice for the job. Plus, President Joe Biden travels to Georgia tomorrow following his first speech to a joint session of Congress tonight.