Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap has covered government and politics for news outlets in Georgia and Tennessee for the past decade. The Georgia Associated Press Managing Editors named Stanley a finalist for best deadline reporting. The Tennessee Press Association honored him for his reporting on the disappearance of Holly Bobo.

Fulton prosecution of Trump, allies reason ‘why the RICO statute was invented’

By: - August 21, 2023

This story was updated at 8 a.m. Aug. 21, 2023.  The high-profile 2020 election interference case presented by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis against former President Donald Trump and his 18 allies presents a unique set of challenges, according to prosecution and election experts. Last Monday, a Georgia grand jury indicted 19 suspects, including […]

Who’s who among the fake electors, conspirators indicted in Fulton DA’s 2020 election probe

By: - August 15, 2023

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis says she’s aiming to start a trial against Donald Trump and his allies within six months of a grand jury’s Monday indictment on charges of a multi-state criminal conspiracy to overturn the former president’s narrow defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Trump, several members of legal […]

Fulton grand jury indicts Trump, members of his inner circle

By: and - August 14, 2023

This story was updated at 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023.  Former President Donald Trump and several members of his inner circle were indicted Monday in Fulton County’s sweeping investigation into 2020 election interference.  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis held a press conference late Monday night to briefly discuss the grand jury’s felony conspiracy […]

Crush of Georgia environmentalists line up behind EPA greenhouse gas regulations opposed by carbon polluters

By: - August 10, 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants has been endorsed by a crush of environmental advocates in Georgia. By the end of Tuesday’s public comment deadline, the EPA reported receiving more than 1 million responses across the nation to its proposed rule that is designed to reduce […]

Fulton indictment in 2020 Georgia election probe could increase polarization going into 2024

By: - August 8, 2023

Georgia’s capital city is poised to once again be a major player in Donald Trump’s political aspirations with likely criminal indictments looming in the coming days related to 2020 election interference. Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is upping its security presence around the downtown Atlanta courthouse through Aug. 18 as District Attorney Fani Willis is expected […]

Georgia DAs challenge new law allowing state oversight of their prosecution choices

By: - August 2, 2023

Four Georgia district attorneys filed a lawsuit this week to stop the creation of a new disciplinary committee that has the power to remove county prosecutors from public office.  The plaintiffs in the state lawsuit accuse Gov. Brian Kemp and other GOP lawmakers of passing legislation this year that creates an oversight commission that they […]

Renewed call for paper ballots in Georgia flares up at crowded State Election Board meeting

By: - August 1, 2023

Several election integrity groups are ratcheting up the pressure on Georgia election officials to ditch the electronic voting machines the state purchased in 2019 in favor of paper ballots in time for the 2024 presidential election. Dominion Voting System detractors accounted for the majority of the 100 people packed inside a state Capitol legislative committee […]

Sparks fly at hearing on Georgia Power project that could stick ratepayers with Plant Vogtle tab

By: - July 28, 2023

The debate surrounding Georgia Power’s Plant Vogtle expansion raged on Thursday during the latest installment of state regulators considering the controversial nuclear expansion project, which has doubled in cost and taken seven years longer to build than initially planned.  A utility watchdog, Vogtle monitors and analysts from the Georgia Public Service Commission testified at Thursday’s […]

Rudy Giuliani concedes he made false statements about two Fulton election workers mishandling ballots

By: - July 26, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted this week to making false statements against two Fulton County poll workers who came under the dogged attack of election deniers in the aftermath of Georgia’s 2020 election.  Giuliani acknowledged in a U.S. District Court filing on Tuesday he did not object to a judge finding […]

State regulators to hear Plant Vogtle progress report after nuclear expansion stalled again

By: - July 24, 2023

On Friday, Georgia Power announced that a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle is on its way to becoming fully operational in the coming months, news that comes several days before the utility faces another showdown over the project’s ballooning costs brought on by years of delays.     Georgia Power announced on Friday that the Waynesboro’s […]

Tens of thousands of Georgians at risk of losing food assistance under state’s new work rules

By: - July 17, 2023

Food assistance advocates contend that a Georgia agency’s refusal to apply for a federal work exemption puts thousands of Georgians in danger of losing much-needed monthly payments for groceries. Since July 1, more than 87,000 adults without children in Georgia have been required to work at least 80 hours a month in order to receive […]

Georgia Supreme Court rejects Trump’s bid to pre-empt Fulton D.A.’s expected indictments

By: - July 14, 2023

This post was updated 6:45 p.m. July 17 to include the Georgia Supreme Court’s rejection of the Trump legal team’s request to disqualify the Fulton district attorney. On Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court rejected a petition asking the justices to stop Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from potentially indicting former President Donald Trump and […]