ATLANTA - The General Assembly is considering giving Georgians trying to cope with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic some tax relief.
Two counties in Georgia are seeking to recoup attorneys' fees from former President Donald Trump and Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer stemming from their lawsuit that made "frivolous" and "baseless" claims of voter fraud in Georgia's count during the presidential election, acco…
JONESBORO — The family of Imani Bell has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against several Elite Scholars Academy employees, attorney Justin D. Miller announced Wednesday.
A bill aimed at preventing Georgia city and county governments from making deep cuts in the budgets of their local police agencies passed in the Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday.
Deosha West grew up in Brunswick, a proud resident of the town where her father is a church leader, her mother is often found volunteering and her family name engenders respect.
DOUGLASVILLE (WGCL) -- Douglasville police announced they have arrested 10 members and associates of a street gang in connection to a robbery and aggravated assault that happened at Arbor Place Mall.
Former Sen. David Perdue has decided against becoming a candidate in the 2022 Georgia US Senate race a week after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
ATLANTA — A lawyer representing the state of Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to order Georgia to use less water irrigating crops in order to restore Florida’s devastated oyster industry.
A bill to limit how local governments in Georgia can impose what energy sources their businesses, houses and other buildings can use passed out of the state House of Representatives on Monday.
Publix joined a growing list of US grocers and retailers offering incentives to workers who get the COVID-19 vaccine.
ELBERTON — An Elbert County physician office that was penalized for giving COVID-19 vaccine to teachers has seen its controversial suspension shortened by state health officials.
ATLANTA — A Georgia House committee held a passionate debate Thursday over a pared-down bill to allow people to visit patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities during a public health emergency.
ATLANTA — Georgia students have the opportunity to turn their dreams into college savings through this year’s “My Life’s Dream Challenge,” sponsored by the state of Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan. Returning for a second year, the “My Life’s Dream Challenge” encourages students across the st…
(The Center Square) – The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could decide in a matter of weeks whether it will remove the work or activity requirement in Georgia's partial Medicaid expansion plan.
The new program fast-tracks business development for research-based startups.
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(The Center Square) – A measure that would increase foster care adoption tax credits could result in a state revenue loss of $4.8 million over the next five years, according to fiscal researchers.
A cluster of election officials around the country have lost or left their jobs in recent weeks, as the fallout from the tumultuous 2020 election season continues.
Georgia officials have launched a new website to pre-register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments and are poised to open four mass vaccination sites in different parts of the state, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday.
ATLANTA — The Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that Georgia has administered 1,541,057 vaccines, 78% of the total amount shipped to the state by the federal government.
MACON – A convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history has been sentenced to federal prison for possessing a stolen firearm, acting U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Peter D. Leary announced.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration on Thursday vaccinated its 1 millionth Veteran with their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
(The Center Square) – Georgia lawmakers are considering two bills that would increase pay and benefits for some law enforcement officers.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp announced that Cottrell, an industry leader in manufacturing and assembling over-the-road car haulers and equipment, will establish a second manufacturing facility in Gainesville. This will serve as the company’s North Campus, adjacent to their existing South Campus…
ATLANTA — Legalizing pari-mutuel betting on horse racing in Georgia would generate commercial investment and create jobs without using tax dollars, state Sen. Brandon Beach told a Senate committee.
ATLANTA — Bills aimed at scrapping Georgia’s no-excuse absentee voting law and to increase identification requirements to vote by mail advanced in the Georgia Senate Wednesday.
Acceptance of COVID-19 shot is always a hurdle; these talking points could help.
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The Sheriffs Office confirmed that recently retired Sgt. Stanley Wilson died on Monday from COVID-19-related complications.
ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Tuesday that would make it easier to enroll low-income children in Medicaid.
ATLANTA – State officials unveiled details of a bipartisan bill Tuesday aimed at revising Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law to limit who can detain someone suspected of a crime.
ATLANTA — State employees and Georgia teachers would be able to take up to three weeks of paid parental leave under legislation the state House of Representatives passed overwhelmingly Tuesday.
ATLANTA — A bill aimed at preventing Georgia city and county governments from making deep cuts in the budgets of their local police agencies advanced in the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday.
Former Sen. David Perdue of Georgia filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Monday evening to be a 2022 US Senate candidate, the first step in a potential comeback bid after a bruising loss in a runoff election last month.
ATLANTA – The National Association of State Workforce Agencies released its bi-annual State of the Workforce Report recently outlining how the workforce agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands assisted American workers through one of the worst economi…
ATLANTA – The State Election Board has referred 35 cases of election-law violations to the attorney general or local district attorneys for criminal prosecution.
ATLANTA — State lawmakers are working this year on legislation to change Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law, ban no-knock arrest warrants and lower employment barriers for residents on probation.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp welcomed CVS Pharmacy to the growing list of drug store and health care facilities that began vaccination appointments Friday at 12 stores across Georgia.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp and Dr. Kathleen Toomey applauded Friday the news that more than 1 million Georgians have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. As of Friday, 1,010,521 Georgians had received at least one dose of vaccine, while 348,561 Georgians have completed the full seri…
Atlanta (WGCL) -- A 23-year-old man who ran an investment scam since he was a teenager was sentenced to federal prison.
VINE CITY (WGCL) -- A rainy day becomes the perfect test for a flood relief project. Atlanta's Cook Park in Vine City is still surrounded by construction fencing, but the $40+ million dollar giant collection pond is doing what it was designed to do.
Atlanta (WGCL) -- The family of a 12-year-old found shot to death in southwest Atlanta is pleading for anyone with information to come forward.
ATLANTA – Georgia officials unveiled plans Wednesday to give $1,000 bonuses to a large chunk of state government employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
(The Center Square) – The Georgia House has advanced a bill that could save taxpayers more than $250 million if it becomes law and would make certain federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans tax exempt.
ALBANY ─ The Albany Museum of Art is mourning the passing of Tom Ferguson, the Atlanta-based painter, political cartoonist, writer and musician who died earlier this month at age 76.
ATLANTA (WGCL) -- COVID-19 has affected the lives of countless people, and for Kathy Everett’s daughter it means she can’t do her favorite thing in the world: enjoying restaurants with her family.
A prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, has opened a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump for his "attempts to influence the administration of the 2020 Georgia general election."