ATHENS — Why have tomatoes lost their flavor? Why do some dishes call for ketchup when cooking with tomatoes?
ATLANTA — Chief Justice Harold D. Melton has extended for another month the Statewide Judicial Emergency he first declared more than a year ago on March 14, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
MACON – Two convicted felons with lengthy criminal histories were sentenced to federal prison this week in separate cases, both for violating federal firearms law by illegally possessing guns, acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Peter D. Leary said.
AUGUSTA — Georgia’s Department of Public Health has issued a warning about a cluster of overdoses from counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl, a potent opioid drug.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard reported Friday that more than 4.5 million vaccines have been administered in the state of Georgia.
Georgia health officials said they are pausing using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at one Cumming vaccination site after multiple people experienced adverse reactions after being vaccinated this week.
Nearly 80 million people in the South are facing the risk of severe weather Friday into Saturday, with the threat of tornadoes, destructive winds and large hail.
ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a 14-state coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Senate leaders opposing a pro-union bill. The Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (PRO Act) would negate state right-to-work laws and require workers to pay union d…
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech provides the best value among the Peach State’s public and private universities, according to a new study by a New York-based financial technology company.
ATLANTA — President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan would provide an overdue fix to deteriorating highways while ramping up investment in modern transit including high-speed rail, three members of Georgia’s congressional delegation said Wednesday.
DUBLIN – Officials with the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center here have announced that Dublin VA will provide its 25,000th COVID-19 vaccination this weekend.
GRIFFIN — Over the past few decades, pollinators have been in decline worldwide, which is concerning because 70% of crops used for human food depend on pollinators. Turfgrasses — used for most residential lawns — often take some of the blame for pollinator decline as they are known to be win…
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Pete’s, a long-time, California-based greenhouse grower, will invest $18 million in opening its first eastern U.S. indoor, controlled-environment agriculture facility in Warner Robins.
Four University of Georgia experts answered some of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines in a recent virtual panel discussion held on campus. Moderated by Dr. Shelley Nuss, dean of the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, the panelists discusse…
A top Georgia Republican said Wednesday that Rudy Giuliani's false claims of election fraud -- which were presented before state lawmakers -- created momentum for a package of voting rights restrictions that recently became state law.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Wednesday that her reelection campaign raised an astonishing $3.2 million in the Georgia Republican's first three months in office, after reports detailed her embrace of conspiracy theories and support for executing prominent Democratic politicians.
DALTON — Three rival Georgia carpet companies took a break from their floor-covering competition to focus on a foe that united them: COVID-19.
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has referred Coffee, Grady and Taylor Counties for investigation after those counties failed to do their absentee ballot transfer forms in violation of Georgia Rules and Regulations. The office of the secretary of state has confirmed with the o…
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order Tuesday that directs the city's chief equity officer to implement "a series of actions to mitigate the impact" of Georgia's new election law imposing a series of voting restrictions.
ATLANTA — The first wave of candidates has thrown its collective hats in the ring for key Georgia elective offices, including lieutenant governor and secretary of state, amid bitter partisan battles over the state’s new election law.
(The Center Square) – Biodegradable materials developer and manufacturer Danimer Scientific plans to nearly quadruple its workforce with a $700 million investment to expand operations, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said.
Dick Parsons had to make countless difficult decisions during his storied corporate career. The decision to speak out on Georgia's voting law was not one of them.
ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has issued a statement regarding recent court filings in the case of Favorito versus Cooney, regarding an Open Records request to unseal ballots from the 2020 election.
ATHENS — Students in the University of Georgia’s Horticulture Club are growing more than plants. They’re also growing support for current and future Bulldogs.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System LLC, a world-renowned producer of automotive parts, will invest $9 million in expanding its seating manufacturing operations in West Point. This expansion will create more than 150 jobs in Troup County.
ATLANTA — As of Saturday, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s vaccine dashboard reported that Georgia has administered more than 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
There are nearly 2,400 people worldwide whose individual net worth exceeds $1 billion — and more than one-quarter of them live in the United States. All told, there are over 250 cities and towns across the country that at least one of the world’s ultra wealthy calls home. Using data from Forbes’ Real Time Billionaires […]
(The Center Square) – A bill to increase state funding for Georgia charter schools was passed by the General Assembly and awaits approval by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game from Georgia in response to a new restrictive voting law is likely to cost the state tens of millions of dollars.
Each of the 50 states has its own unique identity. These identities have been shaped over decades and centuries and are often defined, at least in part, by economic forces. Whether it is agriculture in California or resource extraction in Texas, certain industries — and therefore certain jobs — are far more common in some […]
(The Center Square) – In addition to green-lighting the state’s $27.2 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, Georgia lawmakers worked overtime to pass a number of bills before the legislative session ended early Thursday morning.
Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon on Thursday night recounted her arrest last week protesting Georgia's controversial election overhaul bill as "terrifying" and said she was "afraid" in the moment, but that she felt it was important to try and witness the bill's signing for transparency reasons.
ATHENS — Each year, an estimated 800,000 people are trafficked globally, though the true number may be higher. In a quest to arm officials and stakeholders around the globe with more accurate and trusted data to better understand and address this global problem, the University of Georgia has…
Georgia's Republican-controlled House on Wednesday voted to revoke a major tax break for Delta Air Lines as punishment for its CEO's public criticism of the state's controversial new law clamping down on ballot access.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp launched a counterattack on Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian Wednesday afternoon, just hours after Bastian said the voting bill Kemp signed last week was "unacceptable," "wrong" and "based on a lie."
Opponents of a law that changed voting rules in Georgia are calling for boycotts of high-profile Georgia based companies, including Delta, Coca-Cola and Home Depot. The legislation's opponents say the companies didn't do enough to defeat the measure.
After the bitterly contested 2000 presidential election recount ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court -- thanks to Florida’s “hanging chads,” confusing butterfly ballots, and partisan chaos in the state’s courts -- Republicans and Democrats came together to pass the Help America Vote Act.
Several civil rights groups announced on Tuesday that they have filed a joint federal lawsuit over the Georgia election overhaul bill, the third federal lawsuit challenging the legislation since it was signed into law last week.
Several civil rights and voting rights groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the Georgia's new voting law, which was signed last week by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.
Legislation to expand state-funded scholarships for special-needs students to attend Georgia private schools cleared the General Assembly Monday.
It's not often that a freshman member of Congress -- in office barely two months -- gets a shout out from the House Speaker during a congressional signing ceremony for a major piece of legislation. But that's what happened to Rep. Nikema Williams.
(The Center Square) – A bill allowing for the independent analysis of state tax credits while also expanding tax cuts for businesses has failed in Georgia General Assembly.
(The Center Square) – A bill that bans counties and municipalities in Georgia from reducing their police department budgets by more than 5% has passed the Georgia Senate and will be sent back to the House.
GAINESVILLE – The thought of 700,000 trout hitting the water should be enough to entice any Georgia angler. Thanks to the long-standing partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resource Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, anglers can look forward…
An attorney for Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon vowed that the Democrat will contest the charges she faces after being arrested Thursday for knocking on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's office door while he signed a sweeping elections bill into law.
Republicans in Georgia on Thursday passed a far-reaching overhaul of the state's election laws that voting rights groups say will target the Black residents who make up roughly a third of the state's population.
The speedy passage and signing of controversial Republican-brought legislation overhauling Georgia mail-in and early voting has drawn a federal lawsuit and the arrest of a Democratic state lawmaker.