The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, a US holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Tuesday it was her decision to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, adding that "this was just something that I had thought about over time."
CLARKSTON – HWPL, a peace NGO registered with the United Nations, will partner with F.R.E.E. (Friends of Refugees providing Education and Empowerment), a nonprofit organization serving the Refugee Community of Clarkston, to build a soccer field.
ATLANTA - The diminishing number of Georgians with landline telephones in their homes are about to see a savings on their bills thanks to the sunsetting of a decade-old program.
STOCKBRIDGE — The city of Stockbridge will celebrate Juneteenth 2021 during June 14 and June 19. Community members are encouraged to visit participating area restaurants throughout the week and enjoy restaurant specific Juneteenth menu specials. The city will host a free drive-through gift …
BROOKHAVEN — Every once in a while, after working long and sometimes grueling shifts, after getting yelled at and spat on and occasionally having plastic cups thrown at him, Officer Brian Vaughan feels so worn down that he wonders if being a cop is still worth it.
TOCCOA — Georgia River Network recently designated the Tugaloo River Water Trail as an established part of the organization’s Georgia Water Trails Network during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Broken Bridges, the water trail’s end point within Stephens County Park. The ceremony was attended by local dignitaries, leaders and stakeholders and capped off close to three years of work by the Tugaloo River Water Trail Stakeholder Committee to meet Georgia River Network’s criteria for established water trails within the statewide network.
ATLANTA - With COVID-19 vaccinations lagging in Georgia, a newly formed coalition launched an initiative Tuesday to convince unvaccinated Georgians to get tested for the virus.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday announced a new strategy to combat domestic terrorism after the Biden administration completed a sweeping assessment of the threat posed by domestic violent extremism following the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
Public school system officials from metro area counties joined Sen. Jon Ossoff Monday at a press conference where they pledged to reopen their classrooms to full-time in-person learning this fall with the help of more than $4 billion in federal funding for Georgia schools.
President Joe Biden will approach his first face-to-face summit with his Russian counterpart on Wednesday with one of the longest foreign policy résumés of an American leader in recent history. Biden's experience with Russian affairs spans more than 38 of his years in federal public office u…
There's a political fight brewing inside the nation's largest Protestant denomination as the Southern Baptist Convention gathers in Nashville this week for its annual meeting.
New emails from Justice Department and White House officials show how President Donald Trump's allies pressured then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to consider false and outlandish allegations that the 2020 election had been stolen at the same time that Rosen was being elevated to lea…
Cover-ups of sexual misconduct, allegations of racism and intimidation of those who wish to speak their minds but can't for fear of losing their jobs. It sounds like the dysfunctional ways of the world, doesn't it?
Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has opened an investigation into Fulton County for allegedly violating state rules "requiring absentee ballot drop box transfer forms to be filled out," his office confirmed to CNN on Monday.
The pilot had just completed a commercial flight from the United States to Covid-struck India when he received the news his colleague had died of the virus.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday apologized for her "offensive" comments comparing Capitol Hill mask-wearing rules to the Holocaust after visiting the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.
President Joe Biden on Monday called on foreign leaders to protect against those who prey on division and push "phony populism," asserting that it's up to democratic nations to prove to the world that democracy can prevail and autocracies cannot "deliver for the needs of our people."
More than 1.2 million Americans had signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage on the federal exchange through the end of May, the Biden administration announced Monday.
Low-income American families who don't typically file tax returns can now register to receive the enhanced child tax credit, which will start going out next month.
PELHAM, New Hampshire (WBZ) -- A New Hampshire police department is searching for a tiny and evasive suspect wanted for burglarizing their station Sunday morning.
All-time records are in jeopardy this week as a dangerous heat wave bakes much of the Western United States, an area already begging for moisture due to exceptional drought.
ATLANTA — In accordance with the plan for re-employment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor will reinstate many of the eligibility requirem…
AMERICUS — The Americus Police Department, with assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is currently investigating a shooting incident involving a juvenile victim.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that if his party regains the majority in 2022 it's "highly unlikely" he would let President Joe Biden confirm a Supreme Court vacancy if one opened up in 2024, and was non-committal when asked about an opening at the end of 2023.
ATLANTA — Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced Monday that warrants have been issued for the arrest of Christina Hutchins, 32, for one count of insurance fraud and one count of forgery. Hutchins is wanted in connection with a Henry County case.
A celebration of the 100th birthday of Henry County resident and Army veteran Norman LeBrecque was held Saturday at the Henry County Military Museum at Heritage Park. LeBrecque, who is a veteran of three wars, celebrated with family, friends and fellow veterans. LeBrecque served in World War…
McDONOUGH — Hundreds gathered Saturday morning at Warren Holder Park in Locust Grove to take part in the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Ride 4 Unity event.
After four elections in two years, and with the country trapped in an agonizing parliamentary stalemate, Naftali Bennett appeared to be on the outside looking in, unable to reach the levers of power in Israeli politics.
The Supreme Court held Monday that a low-level crack-cocaine offender is ineligible to seek a reduced sentence under the Trump-era First Step Act sentencing reform law.
The list of challenges facing Iran's next president would confound the most capable of leaders.
NATO leaders meeting in Brussels on Monday largely backed President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, according to a senior administration official present for the talks, as the US President made his first trip to the alliance's headquarters since taking office.
ATLANTA — The double-barreled ugliness that was 2020 in America is reverberating in 2021 in a crime wave that has hit cities across the country, including Atlanta.
A 15-year-old girl died Saturday after she was struck by lightning while swimming off the coast of Georgia, according to the Tybee Island Police Department.
MARIETTA — The Georgia Young Republicans on Saturday elected conservative candidate Andrew Abbott as their next statewide chair. Abbott is the chief aide to Georgia State Senator Marty Harbin, R-Tyrone, who authored the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2019.
Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel's new prime minister on Sunday, after winning a confidence vote with the narrowest of margins, just 60 votes to 59. His victory ends a 12-year grip on power by former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving leader.
When President Joe Biden and his aides were planning his visit to the Cornish coast this weekend, many -- including the President -- viewed it as something of a homecoming.
ATLANTA — Cancer Treatment Centers of America Atlanta has launched a Women’s Cancer Center, led by an experienced roster of fellowship-trained, board-certified physicians and clinicians with expertise in breast and gynecologic oncology. The center offers comprehensive cancer care – from scre…
Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn and his wife received disclosures from Apple last month that their account records were sought by the Justice Department in February 2018, while McGahn was still the top lawyer representing the presidency, according to a person familiar.
SAVANNAH — The Georgia Historical Society recently announced the unveiling of a new historical marker in Chatham County commemorating Bynes-Royall Funeral Home Inc. in Savannah.
The Trump-era Justice Department's decision to secretly seize data of Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee went even beyond the nefarious actions of former President Richard Nixon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.
World leaders attending the Group of Seven summit on Sunday issued a call for a new study into the origins of Covid-19, including in China, after an initial report was deemed lacking because Beijing had refused to cooperate.
When Joe Biden was preparing for his first audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as a young senator, his mother -- an Irish American born with the surname Finnegan -- had a piece of advice.
The wildflower featured today is not common in our area, though it is not classified as rare. As the Psalmist said that God alone is his rock, this wildflower is most likely to be found nestled in crevices of rocks in hardwood groves