Latest Georgia state government News

Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month's Virginia governor's election, saying that what happens in the most watched race this year will “show the world who we are" in future contests...

Investigators: No evidence of Fulton County ballot fraud

Oct. 12, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators in Georgia haven't found any evidence to substantiate claims that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in Fulton County during the 2020 general election, according to a court filing. Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian...

Former state lawmaker, regent pleads guilty to racketeering

Oct. 08, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia state lawmaker and university regent was sentenced to eight years in prison for racketeering, the state attorney general's office announced. Dean Alford was indicted in May in Rockdale County on charges of racketeering, fraud and...

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...

Students protest hiring of nondeaf leader for deaf school

Oct. 04, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Both of Georgia's schools for the deaf and hard of hearing are now headed by people who can hear, and the latest hiring has prompted protests by students and resignations by some teachers. The Georgia Department of Education hired a new superintendent...

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....

Agency report: Georgia highway chases saw a big jump in 2020

Oct. 02, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia agency says the number of highway chases involving state law enforcement officers jumped dramatically in 2020, resulting in hundreds of injuries and a few deaths. According to a report by the state Department of Public Safety, the Georgia...

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...