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Federal trial starts claiming Black voters disenfranchised by Georgia PSC elections

Plaintiffs say statewide PSC voting dilutes voices of Black citizens.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs Monday laid out plans to prove that the state’s systemic racial dilution violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Black Georgians  represent more than 30% of the voting age population, yet have not had a candidate they overwhelmingly support elected in the last decade.


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Mining company sues Army Corps over project near Okefenokee

Twin Pines claims agency erred in overturning decision and seeking Muscogee Nation’s input.

Mining company sues Corps of Engineers over Okefenokee permitting setback saying that agency made new policy in consulting with Native Americans about the project.

The Tide: Runoff debates set June 6

How to watch new debates, view earlier recordings.

Statewide runoff Democratic candidates for three offices will participate in live debates.

Tybee bans beach smoking

Cigarette butts are the most common littered item on the beach at Tybee and worldwide.

Tybee Island passed an ordinance to ban smoking on its beaches, crosswalks and pier effective June 1, 2022.


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