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Politics Nov 12Democrats, GOP take different approaches to Georgia Senate runoffs
Those opening salvos of Georgia’s twin Senate runoff campaign -- Ossoff looking to unseat Republican Sen. David Perdue and Warnock facing off with Loeffler -- showcase starkly different approaches the two parties are taking to the unusual circumstances that make…
Politics Nov 06Perdue, Ossoff head to Georgia U.S. Senate runoff
The contest is one of two high-profile runoffs in the state that could determine which party controls the upper chamber.
Politics Nov 03Georgia Republican who supports QAnon wins U.S. House seat
A Republican congressional candidate who expressed racist views and support for QAnon conspiracy theories has won a U.S. House seat representing northwest Georgia. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s candidacy was bolstered by President Donald Trump.
Health Oct 30Georgia governor tests negative for COVID-19 after exposure
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and his wife are quarantining after being exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19. In a separate announcement Friday, U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson of West Point, Georgia, said he had tested positive for the virus.
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.