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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
An off-duty Delta Air Lines flight attendant apparently commandeered the intercom on an Atlanta-bound flight Friday night, leading to a scuffle that forced the plane to land in Oklahoma City, an airline spokesman said.
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer’s drugs treat the disease’s symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease — a toxic and sticky […]
(The Center Square) – A federal judge has ruled against a small business advocacy organization in its lawsuit against Major League Baseball, keeping the league's All-Star Game in Denver.
Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his wife, Tricia, and their family received threats of violence months after the election that former President Donald Trump falsely claims was riddled with fraud, Tricia Raffensperger told Reuters in an exclusive interview.
ATLANTA — The University System Board of Regents Thursday selected a top administrator at Georgia Washington University in the nation’s capital sole finalist for president of Georgia State University.
ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims in Georgia dropped significantly last week, echoing a national trend that has held for six weeks running.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced a collaborative initiative between the Technical College System of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Education, the Technology Association of Georgia, and Amazon Web Services to provide cloud computing training and education to 5,500 learners statewid…
ATLANTA — CDC has awarded the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Fulton County Board of Health $44,133,376 to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, U.S. terri…
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that Plug Power, a leading global provider of hydrogen solutions, will invest $84 million in opening a green hydrogen fuel production plant in Camden County. Plug Power has deployed more than 40,000 fuel cell systems for e-mobility, delivering efficien…
(The Center Square) – Net tax revenue in Georgia was about $2.7 billion in May, representing a $1.08 billion increase – or 68.1% – compared with May 2020, Gov. Brian Kemp's office said.
(The Center Square) – Leaders in the metro Atlanta area said they plan to use American Rescue Plan funding to address public safety issues.
ATLANTA — Zoo Atlanta is celebrating an exciting first in its history: the hatching of an endangered lappet-faced vulture chick. The chick is the first offspring of parents Amana and Anubis and represents a success more than 10 years in the making for this pair.
TIFTON — James “J.L.” King, founder of The King Firm, a Tifton-based injury law firm, won a $250,000 verdict for his client, Tifton resident Pamela Golding, after she slipped in the local Walmart outlet.
MARIETTA — One of the nation’s leading drug store chains is expanding an initiative aimed at the opioid epidemic in Georgia.
ATLANTA — Georgia officials say they’re still working toward a July 1 launch of the waiver plan to add more people to the state’s Medicaid program, despite a harsh initial assessment by the Biden administration.
If it were the fall, this group of volunteers -- folders in hand, walking shoes on their feet -- would be knocking on doors to get out the vote in rural Cuthbert, Georgia.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was booed and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was censured at the Georgia GOP convention Saturday, demonstrating former President Donald Trump's hold over members of the Georgia Republican Party.
ATLANTA — U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., has drawn the most well-known Republican challenger to date to his looming reelection bid next year.
The Biden administration has proposed a $6 trillion budget aimed at improving infrastructure, education, and health care. If passed, it would push federal spending to its highest level since World War II. It could also usher in the reversal of a long term-trend of declining government employment. Over the last decade, the number of Americans […]
ATLANTA — In another sign that the coronavirus pandemic is waning, Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton announced Friday the statewide judicial emergency he first declared in March of last year is about to end.
ATLANTA - The Biden administration is sending a key component of Gov. Brian Kemp’s health-insurance reform plan back to the drawing board.
(The Center Square) – About three dozen organizations in Georgia will receive nearly $1.5 million combined for marketing as part of a grant program to restore tourism in the state, Gov. Brian Kemp and state officials announced.
ATLANTA - State Sen. Bruce Thompson launched a campaign for Georgia commissioner of labor Friday with an attack on the leadership of incumbent Commissioner Mark Butler.
ATLANTA — The state Board of Education voted Thursday to essentially endorse Gov. Brian Kemp’s opposition to teaching “critical race theory” in Georgia schools, despite criticism it would muzzle open discussion of America’s history of racism.
The Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed the scope of a federal cybercrime law, holding that a policeman who improperly accessed a license plate database could not be charged under the law.
(The Center Square) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended Waynesboro Mayor Gregory Carswell Jr. from office after the mayor’s indictment on felony fraud, forgery and theft charges.
This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, 3,683 square-foot home in Suwanee is listed on Zillow for $1,275,000.
ATLANTA - A small business advocacy group is suing Major League Baseball for moving next month’s All-Star Game out of Georgia.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has turned herself into one of the most visible Republicans in the country -- stoking an endless stream of controversies that has caused headaches for a defeated party trying to find its footing while she rakes in campaign cash without fear of consequences.
The consumer price index jumped by 0.8% in April — a far larger increase than many had anticipated. The recent spike in the cost of goods and services has led to widespread concerns over inflation. If the cost of living continues to climb at such a rapid pace, it could outpace wage growth, weakening the […]
ATLANTA — The state of Georgia will be able to able to sell more than $1.1 billion in bonds next month for building projects at the lowest possible interest rates.
ATLANTA -- A former chief magistrate judge in Pickens County has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Thursday.