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Miami officer becomes Georgia county’s 1st female chief

Oct. 4, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A veteran of Miami-Dade’s police department has become a Georgia county’s first female police chief. News outlets report Mirtha V. Ramos will step into the role for the DeKalb County police department on Nov. 4. Ramos has worked at the Florida department for 22 years and...

Lieberman’s son first Democrat vying for Isakson Senate seat

Oct. 3, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The son of former U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman is the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Matt Lieberman’s announcement Thursday says he’s running because he’s “fed up with...

Everybody in the pool: Georgia flush with Senate hopefuls

Sep. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An up-and-coming GOP congressman is angling for a Senate appointment. A former congressman has hinted he's interested, too. The list of Democrats quietly mulling over a bid include a congresswoman and members of the state legislature. Then there's the Democratic mayor, former mayor, former...