This week marks 50 years since the nation first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of that speech given at the March on Washington. King was a son of Georgia, and is considered an American hero. But his life and his words inspire people around the world.
Police said Michael Brandon Hill held one or two staff members in the front office of McNair Discovery Learning Academy captive Tuesday for a time, making one of them call a local TV station. As officers swarmed the campus outside, he shot at them at least a half a dozen times with an assault rifle from inside the school and they returned fire.
The Georgia Department of Revenue released an updated proposal for rules on prestige license plates Monday. The Department had looked at implementing a rule that would bar plates from containing any references to weapons, drugs or alcohol. The brand new rules, however, no longer contain that ban.
Chief Justice Hugh Thompson was sworn in Thursday as the Georgia Supreme Court’s new leader. Thompson is the 30th Chief Justice of the state’s highest court. Former Governor Zell Miller appointed Thompson to the Supreme Court in 1994 and performed Thompson’s swearing in ceremony inside the House chambers at the state Capitol.
Governor Nathan Deal responded firmly Wednesday morning to the news that Florida officials plan to file a lawsuit in the ongoing water war between the states. Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been fighting for decades over how much water each is entitled to from their shared river networks.
An Atlanta-based immigration attorney planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against Georgia’s Board of Regents. Currently, a Regents policy requires illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities, even if they graduated from a Georgia high school.
Lawyers from the Georgia Attorney General’s Office were unable to file an appeal Friday after a Fulton County Judge granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill’s execution was scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Only three people signed up to speak at a public hearing Tuesday on the state’s newly proposed personalized license plate rules. The Georgia Department of Revenue hearing is a step officials must take before adopting the rules permanently.