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Politics Jul 17Georgia mask debate ensnares Trump as Gov. Kemp battles Atlanta
More than a dozen other cities and counties defied Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and issued local orders requiring that masks be worn in public. The dispute ratched up several notches this week, leading to tough talk from both the governor…
Politics Jul 16Georgia governor sues Atlanta to block mask-wearing requirement
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is suing Atlanta to block the city from enforcing its mandate to wear a mask in public and other rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kemp and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, in…
Health Jul 16Defiance grows as Georgia governor blocks local mask rules
Mayors in Atlanta and other Georgia cities say they want their requirements for people to wear masks in public to remain in place, even after Gov. Brian Kemp explicitly forbade cities and counties from mandating face coverings.
Politics Jun 09Voting delays, long lines bring chaos to Georgia primaries
Long lines formed at some polling places in Georgia as the state held twice-delayed primary elections amid challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. One state lawmaker says there's a "complete meltdown" in the Atlanta area.
Politics May 26Georgia governor offers state as alternative GOP convention host
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is lobbying for the Republican National Convention to be moved to his state from North Carolina despite coronavirus fears.
Nation May 08WATCH: Georgia promises thorough probe in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
Georgia authorities addressed the arrests in the Arbery case. Watch their remarks here.
Nation May 072 men arrested in death of Ahmaud Arbery, Georgia man shot while jogging
The charges came more than two months after Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed on a residential street just outside the port city of Brunswick. National outrage over the case swelled this week after a cellphone video that appeared to show…
Politics Apr 09Georgia postpones primaries again because of coronavirus
It comes after Wisconsin went ahead with elections on Tuesday, forcing thousands of voters to stand in hourslong lines amid the pandemic.
Politics Jan 06Georgia’s new GOP senator sworn into office amid impeachment
Wealthy Republican businesswoman Kelly Loeffler was sworn in Monday as the newest senator from Georgia, a political newcomer who takes office amid a presidential impeachment, swirling tensions with Iran and at the dawn of what looms as a bruising national…
Politics Dec 19Georgia restores 22,000 purged voter registrations
After purging more than 300,000 voters from the rolls, Georgia election officials restored roughly 22,000 of them Thursday, citing an error in the way their voting history had been screened.