Latest Georgia state government News

Lawyers: Georgia man's death sentence is unconstitutional

May. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man whose execution was put on hold by a judge this week are arguing that he is ineligible for execution because he has cognitive impairments that cause him to function like a young child or someone with intellectual disability. Lawyers for...

Officials: Georgia execution won't be carried out Tuesday

May. 17, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who killed an 8-year-old girl and raped her 10-year-old friend 46 years ago will not be executed as scheduled Tuesday night, state officials said as a temporary stay put in place by a judge remained in effect. A judge on Monday issued the order...

Execution for Georgia man who killed girl temporarily stayed

May. 17, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily delayed the execution of a Georgia man who was scheduled to die Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago. Virgil Delano Presnell Jr., 68, killed the girl and raped her 10-year-old friend after abducting them as they walked...

Lieutenant governor candidate Jones hasn't disclosed flights

May. 16, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican candidate for Georgia lieutenant governor acknowledged he has been flying to campaign events on his family's private plane without yet disclosing any donations or expenses related to the flights in campaign finance filings. The Atlanta...

Pence to rally with Kemp in Georgia in break with Trump

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will campaign with Georgia's incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp the day before this month's GOP primary in his most significant political break with former President Donald Trump to date. Kemp's campaign announced Friday morning...

Sources: Hyundai to set $7B US plant during Biden Asia visit

May. 12, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce next week that it’s building a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia, according to a U.S. official familiar with the anticipated announcement. Hyundai is finalizing those plans as...

Perdue suit pushing election fraud claims dismissed by judge

May. 12, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Sen. David Perdue that alleged fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in the state's most populous county during the 2020 general election. Perdue filed the lawsuit, along with an individual voter,...

Georgia's Oxendine to hand over $128,000 to end ethics saga

May. 12, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2010 race for governor ended Thursday, in a way. State ethics officials agreed to drop their campaign finance case against former state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, who will hand over the $128,000 remaining in his campaign fund and admit no wrongdoing. ...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 12, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. May 7, 2022. Editorial: Go vote, your representation in the government depends on it After all that time spent complaining, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is — go vote. Your representation for the next few years on the state and...

New Georgia law requires recess, but has several exceptions

May. 11, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A new Georgia law requires daily recess for most elementary students, but doesn’t say how long recess should last and includes some exceptions. Gov. Brian Kemp signed the law, which covers students through fifth grade, on Monday, news outlets reported. ...