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Georgia law enforcement gears up for potential fallout from Chauvin verdict

BY: - April 20, 2021

Georgia law enforcement agencies are on high-alert this week in anticipation of a jury’s verdict in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with the 2020 death of George Floyd. The Atlanta Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are preparing for more protests over violence […]

King’s words echo in state Capitol as ceremony heralds holiday memorials

BY: - January 15, 2021

Georgia’s top political leaders said Martin Luther King Jr.’s messages from six decades ago still resonate loudly in a tumultuous time of a deadly pandemic, social upheaval caused by racial injustice and American political divisions so extreme that a mob just stormed the U.S. Capitol. The remembrance King’s legacy was offered during Friday’s ceremony at […]

Blind vendors find independence at state Capitol and military bases

BY: - December 30, 2019

The drop in sales that comes with the holiday season is always tough for Dale King, the blind cafe manager of the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building across from the Georgia Capitol. But it’s far better than the days when no one would hire him due to his blindness, so he relied on odd jobs […]

Newly elected lawmaker files bill to restrict transgender athletes

BY: - December 20, 2019

A Republican lawmaker elected in October filed a bill this week that proposes to ban sports teams from using public facilities if transgender children are competing in single-sex events that differ from their biological sex assigned at birth. State Rep. Philip Singleton’s legislation proposes to prohibit people of different biological sexes from interscholastic competition in […]

Beyond the two-headed calf: Georgia Capitol’s tour gets seriously historical

BY: - November 26, 2019

The students shot their hands in the air and tossed out guesses: “200 years,” said one. “1,000 years,” said another. “3,000 years,” said a third. Facing them on the top floor of Georgia’s Capitol building, Kayla Adams pressed a finger to her mouth like she had a secret. “Actually, we have evidence going back 12,000 […]

Atlanta ‘Climate strike’ rally draws hundreds of demonstrators to Capitol

BY: - September 20, 2019

Several hundred protesters, many of them students, skipped school and work Friday afternoon to rally against climate change outside the Georgia State Capitol. The rally coincided with the Global Climate Strike movement that saw thousands of youth-led events across the country, including about a dozen across Georgia. More climate rallies are scheduled through next Friday. […]