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Report: Trump officials, meat companies knew workers at risk

May. 12, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meat processing industry worked closely with political appointees in the Trump administration to stave off health restrictions and keep slaughterhouses open even as the virus spread rapidly among workers, according to a...

Pa. college president to lead Georgia agricultural college

May. 03, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college president will lead Georgia's Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The state Board of Regents on Tuesday named Tracy Brundage, now president of private Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania, to lead the 3,800-student school in Tifton....

Perdue invokes Trump election lies in Georgia GOP primary

Apr. 26, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) — As he met with voters recently in a part of northwest Georgia where Donald Trump is still very popular, David Perdue invoked his belief in the lie that elections in 2020 and 2021 were stolen from the former president and himself. “First of all, it was...

Trump returns to Georgia confronting test of his grip on GOP

Mar. 27, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — In Donald Trump's push to fundamentally reshape the Republican Party, few places are a higher priority than Georgia. The former president has issued highly-coveted endorsements in races ranging from governor to state insurance commissioner. His backing of...

Trump returns to Georgia confronting test of his grip on GOP

Mar. 26, 2022 01:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In Donald Trump's push to fundamentally reshape the Republican Party, few places are a higher priority than Georgia. The former president has issued highly-coveted endorsements in races ranging from governor to state insurance commissioner. His backing of football...

Georgia Supreme Court justices elect next chief justice

Mar. 16, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The justices on Georgia's highest court have unanimously selected the next leader of the state's judicial system. State Supreme Court Presiding Justice Michael Boggs will take over when Chief Justice David Nahmias steps down from the court on July 17. The nine...

Kemp qualifies for reelection, says he's focused on Abrams

Mar. 10, 2022 12:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp turned his reelection qualifying on Thursday into a political rally, with cheers of “Four more years!” ringing in the state Capitol's marble halls as the Republican tries to brush off GOP challenger David Perdue and look toward a rematch with Democrat...

Perdue sees Georgia GOP victory despite Kemp advantages

Mar. 09, 2022 18:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican David Perdue qualified to run for Georgia governor on Wednesday, professing confidence that he can beat incumbent Brian Kemp in the GOP primary despite lagging behind in polls and fundraising. “I believe I’m the only one that can pull our party...

Sonny Perdue to make more than $500,000 a year as chancellor

Mar. 05, 2022 10:45 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Gov. Sonny Perdue will be paid $523,900 a year when he takes the reins on April 1 as chancellor of the University System of Georgia. System spokesperson Lance Wallace said Friday that's the same amount that Steve Wrigley was making as chancellor before...

Regents affirm Sonny Perdue to lead Georgia universities

Mar. 01, 2022 18:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue will take the reins of Georgia's university system on April 1, with regents affirming his appointment unanimously on Tuesday after multiple regents sang his praises. The 19-member Board of Regents had nominated Perdue as their sole...