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Democrats seek 7-7 party split in Georgia congressional map

Oct. 21, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats released their preferred version of a congressional map on Thursday — a plan likely going nowhere in the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly. The proposal would likely split Georgia's congressional districts 7-7 among...

Georgia jobless rate dips to record low of 3.2% in September

Oct. 21, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's unemployment rate fell to an all-time low of 3.2% in September, the 17th month in a row that the state's jobless rate has fallen. The unemployment rate had been 3.5% in August, and has fallen by more than half from 6.5% in September 2020....

Former Georgia insurance commissioner sentenced to 7 years

Oct. 12, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's former insurance commissioner will spend more than seven years in prison, as he finally accepted responsibility Tuesday for a $2.5 million fraud even as a federal judge lambasted him for lying from the stand during his July trial. U.S. District...

Texas abortion law foes target lawmakers' corporate donors

Oct. 10, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

Foes of Texas' strict abortion ban are taking aim at companies that donated money to the bill’s sponsors, hoping consumers will pressure corporate America to join the fight against a surge of restrictions. The television and digital ads begun this past week by the...

Georgia police officer gunned down during 1st shift

Oct. 09, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

ALAMO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer was gunned down outside a police station during his first shift with the department early Saturday, authorities said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was fatally shot outside the Alamo...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. October 5, 2021. Editorial: After a year hiatus, the Prater’s Mill Country Fair returns this weekend for its 50th anniversary After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Prater’s Mill Country Fair...

Supporters of Georgia's Kemp counterattack after Trump rally

Oct. 05, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp are fighting back against Donald Trump and their own party leaders, angered by a rally last month in which the former president again attacked the state's chief executive. Kemp's proponents warn that a...

Georgia governor suspends indicted district attorney

Oct. 05, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has suspended a district attorney who was indicted on charges of criminal misconduct while in office. Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Monday suspending Chattahoochee Circuit District Attorney Mark Jones until his case is...

Trade publication again ranks Georgia top state for business

Oct. 03, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A trade publication is again giving Georgia high marks for its business environment. For the eighth straight year, Area Development magazine named Georgia the best state to do business, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Gov....

Georgia mayor convicted over damage to excavator, resigns

Oct. 01, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia mayor has been convicted of theft and property damage after he used an excavator without permission last year and damaged it. Local news outlets report Taylor Scarbrough, 57, of Nashville was convicted Wednesday of theft by...