Georgia

2024-06-06 20:39:18
by Dan McCue
Georgia Appeals Court Puts Trump Election Case on Ice

ATLANTA —The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily halted proceedings in the 2020 election interference case against former President... Read More

ATLANTA —The Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday temporarily halted proceedings in the 2020 election interference case against former President Donald Trump and several co-defendants while it reviews a lower court decision allowing Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to... Read More

US Energy Secretary Calls for More Nuclear Power While Celebrating $35B Georgia Reactors

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in... Read More

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday called for more nuclear reactors to be built in the United States and worldwide. But the CEO of the Georgia utility that just finished the first two scratch-built American... Read More

2024-04-29 18:56:02
by Dan McCue
New Nuclear Facility Opens Near Waynesboro, Georgia

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — Plant Vogtle Unit 4, a nuclear power project that backers describe as one of the “largest clean... Read More

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — Plant Vogtle Unit 4, a nuclear power project that backers describe as one of the “largest clean energy projects in the nation” has begun commercial operation near Waynesboro, Georgia, a bucolic town about 30 miles south of... Read More

Republican Majorities Block Efforts to Expand Medicaid in Georgia and Kansas

ATLANTA (AP) — Plans to expand Medicaid coverage to over half a million more people in Georgia and Kansas were... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Plans to expand Medicaid coverage to over half a million more people in Georgia and Kansas were defeated by Republican-led committees in the states' legislatures Thursday. There are currently only 10 states that don’t cover people with incomes up... Read More

Judge to Consider Whether to Remove District Attorney Fani Willis From Georgia Election Case

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge who is deciding whether to toss Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis off of... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge who is deciding whether to toss Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis off of her election interference case against former President Donald Trump has set a hearing for Thursday that is expected to focus on details of Willis' personal... Read More

Plan for $400M Monkey-Breeding Facility in SW Georgia Draws Protest

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Some local residents and an animal-rights group are protesting plans for a monkey-breeding facility in southwest... Read More

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — Some local residents and an animal-rights group are protesting plans for a monkey-breeding facility in southwest Georgia. Opponents on Tuesday urged the Bainbridge City Council to block plans by a company called Safer Human Medicine to... Read More

Marjorie Taylor Greene Targeted by Failed Christmas Swatting Attempt

Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was the target of a swatting attempt at her Georgia residence on Christmas morning, the congresswoman... Read More

Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was the target of a swatting attempt at her Georgia residence on Christmas morning, the congresswoman and local police said, marking the latest instance of someone calling in a fake emergency to draw armed officers or... Read More

Appeals Court Says Mark Meadows Can’t Move Georgia Election Case Charges to Federal Court

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows cannot move... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows cannot move charges related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia to federal court. Meadows was indicted in August along with... Read More

2023-12-10 19:20:34
by Dan McCue
Carter Votes for Cares Act Even as Hyundai Speeds Construction of Georgia EV Plant

WASHINGTON — It was a matter of preserving consumers’ choice in the face of federal mandates. That’s how Rep. Buddy... Read More

WASHINGTON — It was a matter of preserving consumers’ choice in the face of federal mandates. That’s how Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., explained his vote last week in favor of the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act, even as the... Read More

2023-12-08 19:53:49
by Dan McCue
Georgia Legislators Approve New Congressional District Map

ATLANTA — The Georgia Legislature on Thursday gave its approval to a new congressional district map that adds a Black... Read More

ATLANTA — The Georgia Legislature on Thursday gave its approval to a new congressional district map that adds a Black majority district west of Atlanta but appears to dilute the district currently represented by Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath. The adoption... Read More

2023-10-26 18:35:16
by Dan McCue
Court Tosses Georgia District Maps, Orders Rewrite for 2024

ATLANTA — A federal judge tossed out Georgia’s congressional and state legislative district maps on Thursday, ordering that they be... Read More

ATLANTA — A federal judge tossed out Georgia’s congressional and state legislative district maps on Thursday, ordering that they be redrawn in time for use in the 2024 election. In an order that ran to 516 pages, U.S. District Judge... Read More

Jury Selection Begins in First Trial in Georgia Election Case Against Trump and Others

ATLANTA (AP) — Jury selection began Friday for the first defendant to go to trial in the Georgia case that... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Jury selection began Friday for the first defendant to go to trial in the Georgia case that accuses former President Donald Trump and others of illegally scheming to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. Lawyer Kenneth Chesebro was indicted... Read More

Higher Investment Means Hyundai Could Get $2.1B in Aid to Make EVs in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments are on track to give $2.1 billion in tax... Read More

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments are on track to give $2.1 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group after the South Korean automaker and a partner announced last month that it will... Read More

Georgia Special Grand Jury Recommended Charges in Election Case for Sen. Graham and Two Ex-Senators

ATLANTA (AP) — A report released on Friday revealed that a special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A report released on Friday revealed that a special grand jury investigating efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election results recommended indictments against a much larger group than Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis ultimately charged, including one current... Read More

As Republicans Target Georgia's Fani Willis for Retribution, Gov. Kemp Opts Out

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Republicans in Washington and Georgia began attacking Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis immediately after she announced the Aug.... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Republicans in Washington and Georgia began attacking Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis immediately after she announced the Aug. 14 indictment of former President Donald Trump for conspiring to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. But others, including Gov. Brian Kemp, have... Read More

One Image, One Face, One American Moment: The Donald Trump Mug Shot

A camera clicks. In a fraction of a second, the shutter opens and then closes, freezing forever the image in... Read More

A camera clicks. In a fraction of a second, the shutter opens and then closes, freezing forever the image in front of it. When the camera shutter blinked inside an Atlanta jail on Thursday, it both created and documented a tiny inflection... Read More

Trump and 18 Allies Charged in Georgia Election Meddling

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump and 18 allies were indicted in Georgia on Monday over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump and 18 allies were indicted in Georgia on Monday over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state, with prosecutors using a statute normally associated with mobsters to accuse the former president, lawyers and other aides... Read More

Grand Jury Being Seated Tuesday Could Decide if Trump Is Charged in Georgia's 2020 Election

ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury being seated Tuesday in Atlanta will likely consider whether criminal charges are appropriate for... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury being seated Tuesday in Atlanta will likely consider whether criminal charges are appropriate for former President Donald Trump or his Republican allies for their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia. Fulton... Read More

Parents of Transgender Youth Suing to Block Georgia's Gender-Affirming Care Ban

ATLANTA (AP) — Parents of four transgender children have filed a lawsuit challenging a Georgia law set to take effect Saturday that... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Parents of four transgender children have filed a lawsuit challenging a Georgia law set to take effect Saturday that bans most gender-affirming surgeries and hormone replacement therapies for transgender people under 18, their lawyers said. The lawsuit, which the... Read More

Georgia's Kemp Veers From Trump, but State GOP Not Moving On

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A slate of Georgia Republicans led by Gov. Brian Kemp handily won reelection last year over far-right primary... Read More

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — A slate of Georgia Republicans led by Gov. Brian Kemp handily won reelection last year over far-right primary opponents endorsed by Donald Trump and backed by the state party chairperson, showing the limits of the former president and his... Read More

2023-04-07 14:48:13
by Dan McCue
Harris Announces Largest-Ever U.S. Solar Power Deal

DALTON, Ga. — Vice President Kamala Harris visited the congressional district of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Thursday to... Read More

DALTON, Ga. — Vice President Kamala Harris visited the congressional district of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Thursday to announce the largest-ever private investment in solar power-related manufacturing in U.S. history. The $2.5 billion expansion by Qcells, a South... Read More

Trump Lawyers Blast Election Probe After Grand Juror Speaks

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers in Georgia are criticizing the Fulton County investigation into potential illegal election meddling after... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers in Georgia are criticizing the Fulton County investigation into potential illegal election meddling after the foreperson of the special grand jury seated to help the probe went public this week. Emily Kohrs first spoke... Read More

Trump Election Probe Grand Jury Believes Some Witnesses Lied

ATLANTA (AP) — A special grand jury investigating efforts by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election loss... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A special grand jury investigating efforts by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia says it believes "one or more witnesses" committed perjury and urged local prosecutors to bring charges. Fulton County District... Read More

Parts of Georgia Special Grand Jury Report to Be Released

ATLANTA (AP) — The public on Thursday will see portions of a report by a special grand jury that investigated whether then-President Donald... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — The public on Thursday will see portions of a report by a special grand jury that investigated whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia. The report’s introduction and... Read More

Judge to Hold Hearing Over Georgia Special Grand Jury Report

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to release a report by a special grand... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to release a report by a special grand jury tasked with investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws as they sought to overturn his narrow 2020... Read More

Obama Heads to Ga. as Warnock Seeks Big Early Vote Advantage

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters have cast more than 1 million ballots ahead of the Dec. 6 U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker, with Warnock looking to juice an apparent Democratic head start in early... Read More

2022-11-29 22:03:29
by Dan McCue
In-Person, Early Voting in Georgia Senate Contest Shatters Record

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec.... Read More

ATLANTA — Georgia voters choosing between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the Dec. 6 runoff election shattered the state’s record for early, in-person voting on Monday, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.... Read More

Georgia Runoff: Why One Senate Seat is Crucial for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have secured their majority in the Senate for the next two years. But holding on to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock’s seat in Georgia’s runoff next month could be crucial to their success. If Warnock wins the runoff against Republican Herschel Walker,... Read More

2022-11-11 22:54:18
by Dan McCue
Electric Battery Company Building $2.6B Plant Outside of Atlanta

ATLANTA — A clean-tech startup headquartered in Norway announced Friday that it has selected Coweta County, Georgia, just southwest of... Read More

ATLANTA — A clean-tech startup headquartered in Norway announced Friday that it has selected Coweta County, Georgia, just southwest of Atlanta, to be the site of its new electric vehicle battery factory. FREYR Battery said it plans to invest about... Read More

Kemp, Abrams Argue Abortion, Voting in Ga. Governor Debate

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abram s traded harsh attacks on Georgia's elections during the pair's final... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abram s traded harsh attacks on Georgia's elections during the pair's final debate before Georgia's Nov. 8 election, while elaborating on their positions on abortion and offering sharply differing visions for the state's... Read More

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