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Georgia official claims 1,000 people — out of at least 2.2 million — voted twice in primaries

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Washington DC Georgia's top election official claimed Tuesday that 1,000 people voted twice in the state's summer primaries -- a miniscule number out of millions of ballots cast -- and called for criminal prosecution...

19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a city safe for Black people

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"Welcome to Freedom!" exclaims real estate agent Ashley Scott as she surveys the nearly 97 acres of land that she and a group of 19 Black families purchased in August. "I'm hoping that it will be a thriving safe hav...

Sheriff’s deputy in Georgia placed on leave after video shows him ‘using physical force on a man’

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A sheriff's deputy in Atlanta has been placed on administrative leave after social media video surfaced showing the deputy "using physical force on a man," according to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. "After be...

University of Georgia to allow football — but not in-person voting — this fall

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Student groups and state politicians are criticizing the University of Georgia for not allowing in-person voting on campus this fall. Meanwhile, thousands of fans are expected to attend UGA's first home football gam...

After football comparisons, University of Georgia will allow on-campus voting

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After an onslaught of criticism from student groups and local politicians for canceling in-person voting but allowing football this fall, the University of Georgia changed direction Thursday, announcing it would off...

University of Georgia fraternity suspends operations after ‘racist, sexist’ chat messages

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A University of Georgia fraternity has self-suspended operations indefinitely after "racist, sexist, and otherwise discriminatory comments" were made by members on a messaging app, according to a statement from the ...

New testimony reveals what happened before the Golden Ray capsized off the Georgia coast

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For the first time in the year since a 656-foot cargo vessel capsized off the coast of Georgia, crew members and the ship's owners are speaking publicly about the moments before the Golden Ray listed, overturned, an...

From model trooper to murder charge: Records offer insight about Georgia roadside killing

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As a Georgia state trooper, Jacob Thompson impressed his bosses. They praised him for setting records in his unit for traffic stops and DUI busts. They commended his dedication to serving on the agency's honor guard...

Police arrest Georgia man who threw a smoke grenade, pointed gun at protesters

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A Georgia man is facing several charges for allegedly throwing a smoke grenade and pointing a gun at a group of protesters last weekend. Fredrick James, 34 of Decatur, Georgia, was charged on Saturday with aggrava...

A county votes to rename Georgia elementary school after Michelle Obama

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An elementary school in metro Atlanta could soon have something in common with the former first lady: its name. The Clayton County Board of Education has voted to rename South Clayton Elementary School to Michelle ...

CSX train derails in Georgia after heavy rains from remnants of Hurricane Delta

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A CSX train derailed in Lilburn, Georgia, early Sunday morning following heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Delta, according to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services. Firefighters responded to the trai...

Georgia Republican senator willfully mispronounces Kamala Harris’ name at Trump rally

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Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican who's locked in a tight reelection battle against Democrat Jon Ossoff, willfully mispronounced his Senate colleague Kamala Harris' name on Friday during remarks ahead of Presi...

Georgia teen apologizes for plot to kill black churchgoers and is sentenced to time in juvenile detention

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A 17-year-old Georgia girl accused of plotting to attack a predominantly Black church in 2019, apologized in court on Thursday before being sentenced to four years in a juvenile facility and probation. The teen was ...

GBI investigating police shooting that left Georgia teen dead

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A police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation probes the shooting of a 19-year-old man in a small South Georgia city, according to information from GBI and the ...

Georgia Republican congressman tests positive for Covid-19

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Republican Rep. Drew Ferguson of Georgia announced Friday he tested positive for Covid-19 and will self-quarantine at home. In a statement, Ferguson said he began experiencing mild symptoms Thursday night. "This mo...

Georgia Senate race heads to runoff between Loeffler and Warnock

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A closely-watched Georgia special election Senate race will advance to a January runoff between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock, CNN projected Tuesday night. The special election had fea...

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