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Georgia university chief announces retirement after year jolted by COVID

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced Tuesday he will retire July 1, capping a long career in Georgia’s higher education wrapping up...

Top state Senate Republican catches COVID; dozens of state reps skip...

This story was updated at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan announced Tuesday – just the second day of the legislative session –...

Georgia lawmakers return to Capitol with COVID, security on their minds

State lawmakers raised their right hands Monday and swore an oath through face masks as the General Assembly started a new session in the...

Three Democrats catch COVID after sheltering with maskless Republicans

This post was updated Jan. 12 11:45 a.m. to include more members testing positive for COVID-19. WASHINGTON—The leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said Tuesday...

COVID concerns pair with budget constraints as schools brace for 2021

Two of Georgia's largest school districts, Fulton and Cherokee County, are the latest in Georgia to temporarily move classes online as school resumes in...

Annual legislative suppers, breakfasts to start session with digital socializing

The COVID-19 pandemic means changes to some of the signature annual events that typically mark the start of a new legislative session as lawmakers...

Biden expected to distribute all available vaccine doses to states

WASHINGTON — More COVID-19 vaccine doses will be available to states sooner under changes that the incoming Biden administration is expected to make to how...

Rearview mirror: Georgia’s 2020 upended by virus, social upheaval

The COVID-19 pandemic in Georgia cost thousands of lives in 2020, put more than 1 million people out of work during a miserable April,...

Donations aid iconic Georgia eateries, struggle to survive COVID goes on

It’s been nine months since restaurants in Georgia, and throughout the country, initially shut down at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Gov. Brian...

U.S. House approves $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Monday evening to send $2,000 stimulus checks to many Americans, embracing a call from...
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