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Trump gets wish in Georgia, sparks 'a political civil war'

Dec. 07, 2021 00:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances. ...

Trump gets wish in Georgia, sparks 'a political civil war'

Dec. 06, 2021 20:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances. ...

Georgia tax collections so far point to another big surplus

Dec. 06, 2021 18:32 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's state tax collections continue to run far ahead of what the state brought in last year, adding to already bulging coffers. Figures released Monday show Georgia's general fund collected $11.9 billion through Nov. 30. That's about $1.7 billion or 17% ahead of...

Port of Savannah accelerating expansion amid cargo surge

Dec. 06, 2021 17:13 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority agreed Monday to accelerate a $150 million expansion at the Port of Savannah in response to a surge in cargo volumes that has cramped its container yard and kept ships waiting at sea. The state agency's governing board approved a...

Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, with Trump backing, takes on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022 GOP primary for governor

Dec. 06, 2021 09:47 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, with Trump backing, takes on Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in 2022 GOP primary for governor.

Perdue gears up for primary brawl with Georgia GOP governor

Dec. 05, 2021 23:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who drew Donald Trump's wrath for refusing to act on his false allegations of a stolen election, is likely to face a prominent challenger for the 2022 Republican primary for governor, former Sen. David Perdue. Late Sunday, a...

Georgia veteran sentenced in theft of sleep apnea machines

Dec. 05, 2021 11:34 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Veterans Affairs department employee in Georgia stole more than $1.9 million in medical devices that he purchased with a government credit card. A judge Wednesday sentenced 41-year-old Kevin Rumph to two years and three months...

2nd Stacey Abrams governor bid sees new tests, intrigues

Dec. 04, 2021 12:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams announced a long-awaited second run for Georgia governor this week, but with Democrats facing a sour national environment and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp facing challenges within his own party, the 2022 campaign will look different from 2018. ...

Woman is 1st confirmed omicron case in New Jersey, Georgia

Dec. 03, 2021 20:15 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman who recently traveled from South Africa is both New Jersey and Georgia's first confirmed case of the omicron variant of COVID-19, authorities said late Friday. The woman is a fully vaccinated Georgia resident who tested positive on Sunday,...

$2.5M theft scheme: Georgia ex-official begins prison term

Dec. 02, 2021 19:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck began a seven-year prison sentence Thursday, convicted earlier this year on 37 counts involving a scheme to steal more than $2.5 million from a state-chartered insurer of last resort Beck reported to a...