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Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap has covered government and politics for news outlets in Georgia and Tennessee for the past decade. At The (Macon) Telegraph he told readers about Macon-Bibb County’s challenges implementing its recent consolidation, with a focus on ways the state Legislature determines the fate of local communities. He used open records requests to break a story of a $400 million pension sweetheart deal a county manager steered to a friendly consultant. The Georgia Associated Press Managing Editors named Stanley a finalist for best deadline reporting for his story on the death of Gregg Allman and best beat reporting for explanatory articles on the 2018 Macon-Bibb County budget deliberations. The Tennessee Press Association honored him for his reporting on the disappearance of Holly Bobo, which became a sensational murder case that generated national headlines.

Judge grants new 2020 presidential election review of Fulton ballots

By: - May 21, 2021

A Henry County Superior Court Judge will give a group of Georgia residents claiming many fraudulent votes were cast in the November election the ability to review 145,000 Fulton County absentee ballots. Judge Brian Amero ruled Friday in favor of nine plaintiffs that Fulton election officials must unseal ballots challenged by a group led by […]

Court halts feds’ plan to dredge Georgia coast over sea turtle danger

By: - May 20, 2021

A federal judge granted a temporary halt Thursday to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers move to start a new dredging schedule that environmentalists worry puts endangered sea turtles at risk along the Georgia coast during peak nesting season. Attorneys representing the Corps and environmental agency One Hundred Miles spent several hours inside a U.S. […]

ICE to close Irwin detention center where women alleged abuse

By: - May 20, 2021

The Irwin County Sheriff’s Office detention center where immigrant women said they were subjected to unwanted medical procedures is losing its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Department of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Thursday that he is ordering ICE to press forward with relocating staff, transferring the remaining immigrant detainees who pose security […]

Georgia Power customers to find out new tab for Vogtle expansion this fall

By: - May 19, 2021

This post was updated at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday to reflect that Georgia Power’s latest schedule to complete the third unit moved from November until the first quarter of 2022. A decade ago, Norcross consultant Steven Prenovitz expressed skepticism about Georgia Power’s ability to contain Plant Vogtle’s expansion costs as the state’s largest electricity provider aimed […]

Student feeding programs ramp up as another pandemic summer nears

By: - May 18, 2021

Marietta City Schools Nutrition Director Cindy Culver expects another surge of students queueing up for its free meals program soon in the second summer break of the pandemic. The district is one of Georgia school systems that child welfare organizations say provide a good example of the right way to ensure children get something into […]

Conservative Heritage group takes credit for Georgia voting overhaul

By: - May 14, 2021

The director of the conservative Heritage Action for America claims the lobbying organization played a pivotal role in some of the most controversial provisions in Georgia’s sweeping new voting overhaul. In a leaked video shared with the liberal-leaning magazine Mother Jones, Heritage Action Executive Director Jessica Anderson boasted of the organization’s influence over Georgia and […]

Pipeline cyberattack serves as wake-up call to protect infrastructure

By: - May 14, 2021

The ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline that shut down access to a pipeline that supplies fuel along the East Coast is sparking new calls to beef up protection of the nation’s energy infrastructure. Colonial announced on Thursday afternoon that fuel was flowing through Atlanta and the rest of its markets but that there would likely […]

Panic drives up fuel demand as Colonial Pipeline shutdown continues

By: - May 12, 2021

The rush to fill up gas tanks after a cyberattack led Colonial Pipeline to abruptly shut down its operations has state and national leaders urging the public not to panic.  U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm told reporters Tuesday that she expects Colonial Pipeline to make a “full restart decision” by Wednesday for the rest […]

Arbery’s legacy to live on through citizen’s arrest repeal, mother says

By: - May 10, 2021

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother said she’s hopeful overhauling the outdated law initially used by local prosecutors to justify her son’s killing will have a lasting impact by preventing more deaths. Wanda Cooper-Jones’ appeared alongside Gov. Brian Kemp as he signed legislation ending a 1863 statute that empowered white people to capture runaway slaves during the Civil […]

Decision time for police funding and other law and order legislation

By: - May 7, 2021

Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign a controversial bill to block local governments from slashing police budgets Friday as a Monday deadline looms for him to sign, veto or get out of the way of legislation passed in 2021.  The legislation aims to preempt local governments from reducing law enforcement budgets by more than […]

Judge asked to halt coastal dredging during sea turtle nesting season

By: - May 5, 2021

When nature-lovers welcomed Georgia’s first nesting sea turtles of the year on Little Cumberland Island Friday, the celebration was tempered with worries about the struggling species’ future.  For One Hundred Miles’s Catherine Ridley, her growing concern these days for the loggerhead turtles, fisheries and other wildlife is the potential threat from a new spring and […]

Georgia AG denies discrimination in state’s controversial new election law

By: - May 4, 2021

Republican Attorney General Chris Carr is asking a U.S. District Court judge to toss out a lawsuit that claims Georgia’s new election law disenfranchises minorities, the disabled and other marginalized groups. Carr argues that Georgia remains one of the top states in the nation for providing access to the ballot box after state lawmakers passed […]