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Georgia rally to mark debut of GOP primary 'Trump ticket'

Sep. 25, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement will be on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries will be featured at one of his signature rallies. But GOP opponents of Trump-backed candidates aren't...

Georgia county seeking federal designation for its WWII role

Sep. 25, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal Georgia community is seeking a special designation from the federal government for its role during World War II. Officials in Glynn County have applied to the U.S. Department of the Interior to be named an American World War II Heritage...

Court indicates it may wait to rule on Georgia abortion law

Sep. 24, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court seemed to indicate Friday that it would wait until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that seeks to overturn its landmark decision guaranteeing a woman’s right to an abortion before ruling on the appeal of a lower court's ruling blocking a...

Kemp: Session to redraw Georgia districts to start on Nov. 3

Sep. 23, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is calling Georgia lawmakers back to the Capitol on Nov. 3 to redraw congressional and legislative districts, he announced Thursday. Legislators are already busy drawing new lines, with majority Republicans looking to increase the number...

Panel to advise if indicted prosecutor should be suspended

Sep. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor on Wednesday appointed a review panel to determine whether a district attorney who was indicted on charges of criminal misconduct while in office should be suspended while the case is pending. Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order...

Georgia reaps $2.2B surplus even after rainy day fund fills

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has more money in the bank than ever before, creating a chance for an election-year spending or tax-cutting spree — if that's what Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican lawmakers want. Figures released Monday show the state ended the 2021 budget with a...

Fulton board gets new chair as Georgia reviews its elections

Sep. 16, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Commissioners in Fulton County have picked a former Atlanta City Council president to lead their election board as a state panel reviews how elections are conducted in Georgia's most populous county. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted...

Georgia school district mandates COVID-19 vaccines for staff

Sep. 15, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Employees in the Decatur school system in suburban Atlanta have until the end of October to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The move could set up a showdown with Gov. Brian Kemp, who issued an executive order in May that he says bans government...

Federal govt launches civil rights probe of Georgia prisons

Sep. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons, citing particular concern about violence. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who oversees the department's civil rights division, said...

Kemp aide Broce named to lead Department of Human Services

Sep. 14, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A longtime aide to Gov. Brian Kemp is being named to lead Georgia's largest government agency. The state Board of Human Services voted unanimously on Monday to appoint Candice Broce as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Services. ...