editor's pick

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.

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

editor's pick

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.

breaking editor's pick

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.”

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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. 

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick top story

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.

editor's pick featured

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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…

editor's pick featured

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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…

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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…

editor's pick

THOMASVILLE — The entire nation is watching Georgia’s two U.S. Senate runoffs, one of the candidates told a crowd of supporters Friday afternoon.

editor's pick

CAIRO — Georgians are in a fight for their lives and their freedoms come January 5, U.S. Sen. David Perdue said Friday.

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick

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

editor's pick

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.

editor's pick featured

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.

editor's pick

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.

featured

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. 

breaking

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.

This Week's Circulars

Online Poll

Will you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccine survey

You voted:

Obituaries