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Inland rail port for NE Georgia getting $2M federal grant

Jun. 13, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An inland port project linking northeast Georgia to the Port of Savannah by rail is getting a $2 million federal grant. U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock announced the Department of Commerce grant, which will fund road and infrastructure...

Georgia Democrats seize new power, run for statewide offices

Jun. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For more than a decade, Georgia Democrats struggled to lure highly qualified, big-name candidates to run for statewide office. With Republicans firmly in control of all constitutional positions and the state legislature, none wanted to take the risk. ...

Undoing Trump rule won't likely affect Okefenokee mine plan

Jun. 10, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Biden administration’s plan to revive protections for some wetlands and streams that got eliminated during Donald Trump’s presidency isn't likely to restore federal oversight of a proposed mine outside the Okefenokee Swamp's vast wildlife refuge. ...

Today in History

Jun. 09, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 9, the 160th day of 2021. There are 205 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 9, 1969, the Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be the new chief justice of the...

NRA's gun rights message not slowed by legal, money troubles

Jun. 08, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals have cheered the highly public legal and financial jeopardy ensnaring the National Rifle Association, seeing the gun lobby's potential demise as the path to stricter firearms laws. But, it turns out, the NRA's message has become so solidified...

Fate of planned mine near Okefenokee left to Georgia agency

Jun. 07, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — More than 160 years after her great-great-grandfather settled on a patch of land surrounded by water in the Okefenokee Swamp, Sheila Carter takes visitors on guided canoe tours for firsthand looks at the swamp's abundant alligators and stilt-legged birds wading among...

In Trump's shadow, Ga's. Kemp draws boos from GOP faithful

Jun. 05, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew jeers and boos at his state party’s annual convention Saturday, laying bare the bitterness that remains among Republicans over his role in certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race. ...

Black women's next targets: governorships and Senate seats

May. 31, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents' recounting life as Black Southerners enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement. It showed her that government can be “a powerful force for improving people’s lives” but...

Air Force to replace JSTARS units in Georgia with new tech

May. 28, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) — The Air Force said it plans to phase out its decadesold JSTARS aircraft and radar system used for battlefield surveillance and replace it in central Georgia with new missions driven by upgraded technology. The JSTARS mission is shared...

Georgia senators: Expand health coverage even if states balk

May. 26, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With a dozen states rejecting an offer of extra federal money if they expend Medicaid, Georgia's two Democratic U.S. senators are now pushing for a federal workaround. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock on Wednesday wrote a letter saying they want the...