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Health officials blame prison for COVID outbreak in rural SE Georgia

An error in COVID-19 data reporting has obscured an outbreak in a Georgia prison and in the community surrounding it. The count of coronavirus cases...

Georgia GOP lawmaker makes budget argument to abolish death penalty

A Georgia Republican says he thinks the state House of Representatives is just a dozen votes shy of advancing a bill that would abolish...

Georgia Supreme Court to hear case of mentally ill man Tased...

A case before the Georgia Supreme Court this month could have important implications for how police officers are held accountable when they kill while...

Deadline day for Kemp to sign, veto or ignore bills passed...

Wednesday is the last day for Gov. Brian Kemp to decide whether to sign controversial legislation that gives police new protections against bias crimes...

Support grows for changes to citizen’s arrest law, if not outright...

State lawmakers who are reviewing Georgia’s citizen's arrest law said they could soon reach common ground on whether to repeal or just revise the...

Ahmaud Arbery’s mom implores court not to release man who filmed...

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery on Friday implored a judge not to release the man who filmed the killing of her son, saying he...

Lawsuit charges PSC at-large elections unfair to Black voters

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to change how commissioners who regulate Georgia public utilities are elected because, it claims, the statewide campaign system...

Advocates ask lawmakers to end ‘archaic’ citizen’s arrest law

Georgia's citizen's arrest law drew withering criticism Monday from civil rights advocates who called for a House legislative committee to push for a repeal...

Ga. House hearings begin to consider changes to citizen’s arrest law

State lawmakers today are set to debate revising or repealing Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law as they examine how to avoid the type of vigilantism...

Citizen’s arrest law, unfinished police reforms await 2021 Ga. Legislature

Georgia lawmakers returned to the Capitol in mid-June in a state transformed not only by the COVID-19 pandemic that prompted them to suspend the...
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