Skip to main content
editor's pick

Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into law the reauthorization of the Georgia Conservation Tax Credit (GCTC). This state income tax credit is available for landowners who complete a permanent conservation easement with an accredited land trust. 

editor's pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection sent a letter Thursday to a House Republican in an effort to learn more about a tour he led of the building the day before the deadly attack.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

editor's pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection sent a letter Thursday to a House Republican in an effort to learn more about a tour he led of the building the day before the deadly attack.

editor's pick

ATLANTA — In the second week of early voting in the 2022 primary election, Georgia’s Secretary of State has reported record-breaking numbers.

editor's pick

THOMASVILLE — As much as the Republican candidates for Raphael Warnock’s U.S. Senate seat are trying to set themselves as the best opponent for the incumbent, they also have their sights set on the apparent front-runner.

editor's pick

CAIRO — U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. provided an update on congressional and agricultural issues to the Cairo Rotary and Morning Star Kiwanis Clubs as well as the Grady County Farm Bureau at The Foundry last week. 

THOMASVILLE — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could spell dire consequences for other areas of the world, and not just Ukraine’s European neighbors, U.S. Rep. Austin Scott said Tuesday.

editor's pick

ANDREWS, Texas (AP) — Nine people died in a fiery, head-on collision in West Texas, including six students and a coach from a New Mexico university who were returning home from a golf tournament, authorities said.

breaking editor's pick

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The three men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting were found guilty of federal hate crimes Tuesday for violating Arbery’s civil rights and targeting him because he was Black.

The year’s legislative session in the Georgia General Assembly is well underway. We resumed our work at the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 1. This was our fourth week of session, making us at more than a quarter of the way through the legislative session. While the House convened Tuesday…

editor's pick

ATLANTA — Telemedicine became a widely used service during the pandemic, but Georgia lawmakers want to return to requiring a woman to be in-person for abortion services. 

featured editor's pick

ATLANTA— During a Georgia Department of Corrections budget hearing Wednesday, Commissioner Timothy Ward briefly hit on one of the many challenges of the embattled department — staffing shortages. 

ATLANTA — Amid an investigation into conditions inside Georgia prisons, launched in September, state lawmakers are taking steps to mitigate issues in the state's embattled corrections systems.

editor's pick

ATLANTA — Standing on grounds once walked by the late Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta just days before the observance of his birthday, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris backed Senate Democrats' push for federal voting laws.  

breaking editor's pick

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three white men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced Friday to life in prison, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old Black man.

editor's pick

ATLANTA — Following Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature last week on Georgia’s new redistricting maps, civil rights groups and attorneys filed a lawsuit claiming the maps violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.  

editor's pick

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter on Sunday banned the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy, according to a statement from the company.

editor's pick

ATLANTA — With two more rural hospitals in Georgia closing in 2021, a push is on to raise the annual cap on the state’s rural hospital tax credit from $60 million to $100 million.

featured editor's pick

ATLANTA (AP) — Johnny Isakson, an affable Georgia Republican politician who rose from the ranks of the state legislature to become a U.S. senator known as an effective, behind-the-scenes consensus builder, died Sunday. He was 76.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — All three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were convicted of murder Wednesday in the fatal shooting that became part of a larger national reckoning on racial injustice.

breaking editor's pick

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday convicted the three white men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was chased and fatally shot while running through their neighborhood in an attack that became part of the larger national reckoning on racial injustice.

editor's pick

BRUNSWICK, Ga.— Jurors — 11 white and one Black — will begin deliberating Tuesday the fate of three white men accused of killing a Black man in the street of their Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood.

editor's pick

ATLANTA — Georgia’s new voting district map for the next 10 years is on its way to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk, following the General Assembly’s approval Monday of the Republican-led redistricting plan.  

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys on Monday offered their final words to the jury in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, with the prosecution saying that three white men chased him solely “because he was a Black man running down their street” and the defense repeatedly blaming Arbery for his own death.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The man who killed Ahmaud Arbery testified Thursday that Arbery did not speak, show a weapon or threaten him in any way before he raised his shotgun and pointed it at the 25-year-old Black man.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The defendant who fired the shotgun that killed Ahmaud Arbery took the stand Wednesday as defense attorneys began presenting their case in the murder trial of three men, saying, “I want to give my side of the story.”

editor's pick

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The shotgun blasts that hit Ahmaud Arbery punched a gaping hole in his chest and unleashed massive bleeding, a medical examiner testified Tuesday as jurors saw autopsy photos that showed Arbery's white T-shirt stained entirely red.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A judge denied mistrial requests Monday at the trial of three white men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery after defense attorneys claimed jurors were tainted by weeping from the gallery where the slain Black man's parents sat with the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of three white men charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s killing watched security camera videos Thursday that show other people entering a home under construction in the months before the 25-year-old Black man was chased and gunned down after running from the site.

editor's pick

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — One of the three white men standing trial for the death of Ahmaud Arbery said they had the 25-year-old Black man “trapped like a rat” before he was fatally shot, a police investigator testified Wednesday.

This Week's Circulars

Online Poll

What do you think of Elon Musk buying Twitter?

You voted:

Obituaries