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Georgia GOP offers prayers after shootings; Dems want legislation

BY: - August 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — In the wake of two devastating mass shootings over the weekend, Georgia Democrats are imploring the U.S. Senate to take action on sweeping gun control legislation. After the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohiom which killed at least 29 people and injured many more, Democratic lawmakers this week assailed the […]

Hice profile rises with immigration spat, Atlanta conference

BY: - August 6, 2019

A Georgia congressman’s recent trip to the U.S.-Mexico border prompted a social media spat with a high-profile House of Representative colleague last week over sanitary conditions at migrant detention centers. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Monroe), who represents a broad stretch of rural Georgia from north of Atlanta to Augusta, published a video on July 29, in […]

Environmentalists: Power plant coal ash a threat to Georgia’s water

BY: - August 6, 2019

Tons of coal ash stored at Georgia Power plants contain metal substances linked to cancer and could potentially cause permanent groundwater and river pollution , according to environmental groups. A 52-page letter, issued by the Southern Environmental Law Center, contends Georgia Power plans to seal nearly 50 million tons of toxic ash in sludge ponds […]

GBI director says new anti-gang task force now assists 20 counties

BY: - August 6, 2019

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Vic Reynolds said Monday that the agency’s first-ever anti-gang task force is assisting more than 20 counties around the state with cases. The agency has already helped a south Georgia district attorney charge seven people with gang-related charges in rural Emanuel County last month, Reynolds said. Gang offenses carry tougher […]

Teachers get only part of promised raises this school year

BY: - August 6, 2019

By the end of this week, the vast majority of Georgia’s schoolchildren will be back in the classroom and their teachers will have more reason to look forward to payday than when they took a break for the summer. Teachers are quick to say they don’t get into the profession to get rich, but they […]