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CAIRO — A hand recount of more than 10,000 ballots cast in this month's presidential election did not appear to alter any vote totals in Grady County, the county's election supervisor said.

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THOMASVILLE — The Republican U.S. congressman who campaigned Saturday in Thomasville in a quest to unseat a Georgia U.S. senator said he will continue to campaign through election day Tuesday.

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CAIRO — Former Cairo Mayor Booker Gainor took the stage Sunday night at the historic Zebulon Theater to deliver a speech citing public health and education as key issues in his run for the state legislature.

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THOMASVILLE — Two of the state’s top lawmakers visited Thomasville on Wednesday in support of one of their colleagues.

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THOMASVILLE — Listening to Dr. Ben Carson speak during her doctoral graduation inspired Kandiss Taylor to follow his path and run for office. 

Scientists have long known two facts about the world’s bee population: pollinating bees are vital contributors to healthy crops and a thriving ecosystem, and many bee species are under threat of extinction from pollution, disease and other factors.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — People paid great heed to John Lewis for much of his life in the civil rights movement. But at the very beginning — when he was just a kid wanting to be a minister someday — his audience didn’t care much for what he had to say.

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CAIRO — A local requirement for individuals to wear masks while inside public buildings is “obviously in conflict” with an executive order issued this week by Governor Brian Kemp, said Cairo city attorney Thomas Lehman.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Gov. Brian Kemp is explicitly banning Georgia's cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public places. He voided orders on Wednesday that at least 15 local governments across the state had adopted even though Kemp had earlier said cities and countie…

On Monday, June 15, my colleagues and I in the Georgia General Assembly returned to the State Capitol to resume the 2020 legislative session. We suspended the legislation session indefinitely on March 13 due to the growing threat of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. 

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s state Senate has passed hate crimes legislation deemed essential by state leaders after lawmakers struck a deal to remove language protecting police.

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THOMASVILLE — Based on what Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said Friday, the fate of the Thomasville farmers market is uncertain after a year of state funding.

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THOMASVILLE — In jeopardy of closing or being a seasonal-only facility, the Thomasville farmers market will continue to operate for a year.

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THOMASVILLE — The owner of a decades-old produce company located at the local farmers market wants to know the meaning of a word being kicked around in Atlanta legislative circles.

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ATLANTA (AP) — One minute, Rayshard Brooks was chatting cooperatively with Atlanta police, saying he'd had a couple of drinks to celebrate his daughter's birthday and agreeing to a breath test. The next, they were wrestling on the ground and grappling over a Taser before Brooks took the weap…

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ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta police officer was fired following the fatal shooting of a black man and another officer was placed on administrative duty, the police department announced early Sunday.

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THOMASVILLE — The owner of a wholesale produce company at the local farmers market would put the Thomasville market up against any Georgia farmers market.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A state investigator alleged Thursday that a white man was heard saying a racial slur as he stood over Ahmaud Arbery's body, moments after killing him with three shots from a pump-action shotgun.

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor has extended a curfew another night and Georgia's governor has authorized up to 3,000 National Guard troops to be deployed to cities across the state to respond if needed to protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery.

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THOMASVILLE — A requested state budget reduction could end state maintenance of abandoned Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville and at a similar former state mental health hospital in Rome.

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THOMASVILLE — It came as a shock this week that the Thomasville farmers market is among the Georgia farmers markets apparently doomed as a result of a state budget shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ATLANTA — Five of the state’s farmers markets, including the one in Thomasville, would close under a proposal to cut costs after the COVID-19 outbreak caused state revenues to plummet.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The owner of a house under construction that played a role in the fatal shooting of a black man chased down by two white men in Georgia says nothing was stolen from the house.

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutors who first handled the fatal shooting of a black man, before charges were filed more than two months later, were placed under investigation Tuesday for their conduct in the case, which has fueled a national outcry and questions about whether the slaying …

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's attorney general appointed a black district attorney Monday to take over the case of a white father and son charged with killing a black man, making her the third outside prosecutor in a slaying that's prompted a national outcry over suspicions that race played…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the handling of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities say died at the hands of two white men as he ran through a neighborhood.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was fatally shot while running through a Georgia neighborhood, the white father and son arrested in the case were arraigned on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault Friday.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vic Reynolds addressed on Friday the outrage over a shooting of a black man that led to murder charges more than two months later against a white father and son.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a black man slain in a pursuit by two white men armed with guns called for immediate arrests Wednesday as they faced the prospect of waiting a month or longer before a Georgia grand jury could consider bringing charges.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health reports there have been 25,274 positive tests of COVID-19 in the state, resulting in 1,052 deaths. The state DPH says there have been 173 COVID-19 positive tests in Thomas County, with 17 deaths, with 39 people hospitalized.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health reports there 21.102 cases of COVID-19 in the state, resulting in 846 deaths. The state DPH says there are 148 COVID-19 cases in Thomas County, with 14 deaths.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health reports there 17,669 cases of COVID-19 in the state, resulting in 673 deaths. The state DPH says there are 115 COVID-19 cases in Thomas County, with 13 deaths.

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THOMASVILLE — One might wonder about the relationship between foam rubber pink pool noodles and battling COVID-19.

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CAIRO — Grady County has quadrupled its number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in less than a week, according to Grady County Health Department.

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday he will extend the declaration of a public health emergency through May 13, to continue the state's efforts to battle the spread of COVID-19.  

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp released his shelter-in-place order Thursday evening that mandates Georgia residents stay in their homes with few exceptions.

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp ordered a statewide shelter-in-place order Wednesday. The order will be in place beginning Friday and continue through April 13. He also closed public schools through the end of the school year. This is a developing story that will be updated. 

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ATLANTA — Over the next few weeks, Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Tom Carden will activate and deploy over 100 Guardsmen to any long-term care facility/assisted living facility or nursing home  with COVID-19 cases. The governor and adjutant gener…

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