Attorney General, Grand Jury lean on Camden to release spaceport records
Sapelo Island’s Geechee residents worry state Senate bill could disenfranchise them
A series: The title-pawn trap
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Insurgent Republicans win Chatham County party leadership posts
DNR clears illegal encampments from Little Tybee
Chatham on path to acquire Green Island
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PUBLIC SAFETY, Courts
Arbery killers appeal federal hate crimes convictions
Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, William Bryan file appeals to throw out hate crimes convictions, arguing race didn’t factor into chase and killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick in Februrary 2020.Keep reading
Embattled former Savannah police chief’s nomination for U.S. Marshal moves forward
Two former Glynn County police officers plead guilty
Stiffer penalties for violent protests on the march after Georgia House passes GOP bills
Mother of Savannah teen killed sues public housing agency
Savannah officer fired after DUI arrest while suspended for fatal shooting
What to know: New Savannah Police technology can ID suspects by clothes, license plates
Despite ongoing investigation and scientific disputes, a plan for strip mine near Okefenokee advances
Ga. Supreme Court upholds public vote to veto spaceport
Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion reaches key milestone
Georgia House poised to set new regulations, oversight for state’s growing rooftop solar market
‘Stop this incursion’: Proposed mine near Okefenokee Swamp draws fierce opposition in public hearing
Georgia House panel gives state’s electric vehicle rollout a jolt, advances charging plan
Hydrologists: EPD using wrong data to predict mine’s impact on Okefenokee
georgia general assembly
Crossover Day wrap: Flurry of bills pass at pivotal deadline
Governor’s priority school safety training bill passes Georgia House despite gun safety concerns
State Senate passes educational voucher bill
Georgia House passes tenants’ rights bill
A Georgia Senate bill asks for audits of homeless services. Why?
Lawmakers: Georgia Senate passes divisive district attorney oversight bill on Day 27
Bill to hide elected, other officials’ names, property from public passes 53-0 in Georgia Senate
Bill lifting local control on house construction sparks debate in Georgia House committee hearing
Here’s what you need to know about new workplace protections for pregnant, nursing workers
Nearly every Georgia county faces a shortage of primary care providers
Unmet needs: Critics cite failures in health care for vulnerable foster children
New CDC, state data shows how pandemic led to startling rise in maternal deaths
More anxiety, less engagement: Educators say pandemic impact on student behavior remains concern
Georgia GOP lawmakers advance bill to ban some gender-affirming health care
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Now hiring: Chatham schools superintendent
How to grade schools post-pandemic? States must decide.
Tutoring help reaches few students despite nationwide push
Georgia Senate panel takes latest shot at passing school voucher bill opposed by public educators
Dalton Republican state lawmaker tries again on legislation to give DACA students in-state tuition
Lawmakers: Don’t look for update to Georgia’s education funding formula
Georgia budget: Mostly education. As usual.
Chancellor forecasts lean times for Georgia university system; K-12 schools to get cash infusion
Coastal Georgia Republicans, Democrats struggle for souls of their parties
Established political political parties work to mend internal splits before state conventions.
Study recruits Glynn residents to measure their bodies’ chemical levels
A pilot study is getting underway in Glynn County to determine if some of its residents carry a higher burden of chemical contaminants than average Americans.
Voting system, gambling loom over Georgia lawmakers’ agenda
As General Assembly nears, two familiar topics — gambling, voting process — lurk below surface for return consideration.
First two right whale calves of the season spotted off Georgia coast
Researchers spotted the first North Atlantic right whale mom and calf pair of the 2022-2023 season Wednesday off the coast of St. Catherines Sound.
Gray’s Reef comes ashore
Opening in February, a new Gray’s Reef center in Savannah hopes to connect locals and tourists to the underwater park.
River Guide app makes it easier to explore Georgia by water
Carter-Herring debate nights arrive
New partnership opens Chatham County DA case files to data analysis
Three years after Arbery’s death, no arraignment for indicted DA. Here’s where it stands
Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson, who’s been indicted and swept from office, has not had an arraignment in the criminal case against her. She may not have…
Jimmy Carter’s lasting Cold War legacy: Human rights focus helped dismantle the Soviet Union
In 1985, President Reagan publicly acknowledged that his predecessor demonstrated great timing in modernizing and strengthening the nation’s forces, which further increased economic and diplomatic pressure on the Soviets.
Rural Americans aren’t included in inflation figures – and for them, cost of living rises faster
But the main indicator of inflation, the consumer price index, is compiled by looking at the changes in price specifically urban Americans pay for a set basket of goods.…
Olivia Dunne’s rise to fame is fueling the earning power of college athletes — but who is keeping her safe?
The NIL policy has created a kind of double-edged sword for women student-athletes, allowing them to financially benefit in a way they otherwise never could from their sport, but…
FROM THE CURRENT
Some Georgia tax credit scholarships go to anti-LGBT schools
Websites of 100 SSO scholarship schools in Georgia and found 15 with explicitly anti-gay policies. Many others assert religious stances but do not specifically mention homosexuality.
Red flags about Savannah’s concrete industry reveals wrongdoing
Ten years ago a Savannah whistleblower alerted federal authorities to a cartel costing Georgia taxpayers millions of dollars. This month, U.S. attorneys won their first admission of guilt.
Scholarship Tax Credit Program: $600M with little oversight
With no data or complaint process to guide, Georgia’s School Scholarship Organizations have shifted more than $600 million from state coffers to scholarships at private schools around the state – including more than 40 in the Savannah area.
‘It seemed like our lives didn’t matter.’
Generations of Black residents in Brunswick and Glynn County moved away to find opportunity and equality. A Better Glynn wants to improve things at home instead.
A series: The title-pawn trap
This series, in partnership with ProPublica, focuses on title pawn contracts, the lenders and the lack of regulation in a system that traps many borrowers who already need help to rise out of debt.
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