THOMASVILLE — Federal investigators confirmed Friday that three people died in a helicopter crash that departed from Thomasville Regional Airport on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. 

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ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it has opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of the confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s state prisons.

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ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it has opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of the confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s state prisons.

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THOMASVILLE — By all indications, Jody Hice’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives was safe. 

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THOMASVILLE — Tim Echols’ stop in Thomasville last Friday was for more than to fill up his pickup.

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THOMASVILLE — A nuclear plant expansion hit with delays and massive cost overruns is expected to be ready soon, a state member of the Public Service Commission said.

CAIRO — U.S. Senate candidate Kelvin King brought his campaign to Cairo on Friday morning, speaking at the Grady County Republican headquarters.

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THOMASVILLE — A pair of brothers are now being called the lemonade stand kids after they raised $7,500 throughout the summer to give back to the community. 

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ATLANTA— As the 56th anniversary of the signing of Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the U.S. Senate’s Aug. 6 recess approaches, lawmakers across the country are pushing voter reform legislation.

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of killing eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area massage businesses pleaded guilty Tuesday to four of the murders and was handed four sentences of life without parole.

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PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deliberate approach. Yet the Georgia governor also says he’ll be “running scared” as he seeks a second term. Because precious little about Georgia politics is…

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ATLANTA – The controversial election bill the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed in March garnered the most publicity by far of anything lawmakers did during this year’s session.

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THOMASVILLE — The first of a nearly dozen statewide meetings on what shapes up to be one of the most intently watched and debated issues will be held next week.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin’s knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations.

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Brooks County child has made significant improvement this week recovering from a rattlesnake attack, her mother said Tuesday.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are kicking off the process to redraw congressional, legislative and other electoral districts, setting up a showdown between Republicans seeking to retain power and Democrats reaching toward a majority.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders forcefully condemned GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday, calling her comments comparing COVID-19 safety measures like mask-wearing to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany “appalling.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb.

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The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has been selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to administer the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Workforce Development Program. 

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Friday scheduled an October trial for three white men charged with murder in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was chased and shot while running in the defendants' neighborhood last year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department brought federal hate crimes charges Wednesday in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, charging a father and son who armed themselves, chased and fatally shot the 25-year-old Black man after spotting him running in their Georgia neighborhood.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is declaring that “Georgia is open for business” as of Thursday, loosening the restrictions he imposed last year to control the spread of the coronavirus by letting people sit closer together at restaurants and gather in larger crowds.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — While a tempest brews outside Magnolia Lane over Georgia’s voting rights law, Augusta National would prefer to keep the focus on blooming azaleas, pimento cheese sandwiches and tricky greens.

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ATLANTA — In the wake of a tumultuous election, Georgia’s GOP-led legislature set its sights on a sweeping and controversial overhaul of the state’s voting system.

Week 11 of this legislative session began on Monday, March 22, 2021. With so few days remaining before we reach “Sine Die,” we and our colleagues spent many hours in the House Chamber last week reviewing, debating and voting on House and Senate legislation, including several measures that su…

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THOMASVILLE — Less than three months removed from a defeat in the runoff for the U.S. Senate seat he held, David Perdue said he’s never been more optimistic about the state.

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THOMASVILLE — The surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the situation of those seeking to enter the country is “the worst it’s ever been,” U.S. Rep. Austin Scott said Saturday morning.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Real estate investor Larry Gottesdiener was approved Friday as the lead owner of the Atlanta Dream following pressure on former Sen. Kelly Loeffler to sell her share of the WNBA team.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website https://dph.georgia.gov/. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia.

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THOMASVILLE — While U.S. senators offer arguments on former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial for inciting a January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, a 58-year-old Baker County man remains out on bond following his charges on the attack.

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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said in a letter sent Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” the outcome of last year's general election. Former President Donald Trump was not specifically named in the letter, but he has come under intense cri…

We kicked off the fourth week of the 2021 legislative session on Monday, February 1, 2021. Members of the Georgia House of Representatives returned to the Gold Dome, and convened for four days in the House Chamber.  

The Georgia General Assembly returned to the State Capitol on Monday, January 11, 2021 for the first day of the 156th Legislative Session. Both seasoned legislators and newly elected members of from across the state gathered and marked the first day of the 2021-2022 term. Each member of the …

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state has certified the results of the two U.S. Senate runoff elections, paving the way for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to be sworn in and for Democrats to take control of the chamber.

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the first session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly officially began. While every session brings with it new faces, new chairmen and new legislative priorities, we had a few additional changes that made Senate proceedings look a little different this year. Sp…

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Thomas County’s representative in the U.S. House voted not to impeach President Trump and also voted against the call for Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

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THOMASVILLE — Getting the voters out for the two U.S. Senate runoffs will be the deciding factor, said one of the GOP’s former chairmen.

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ATLANTA — Governor Brian Kemp and state Department of Public Health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., announced plans to add adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccin…

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