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    Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the creation of a $250 million “Improving Neighborhood Outcomes in Disproportionally Impacted Communities” grant program. Awards will go to qualifying projects that improve neighborhood features such as parks, recreation facilities, sidewalks, and healthy food access. Availability of these types of community assets have been connected to decreased levels of mortality and illness, both in regards to avoiding the spread of Covid-19 and other physical or mental ailments. Applications will be accepted from September 1 through November 18, 2022, with awards of up to $2 million per qualified project. “Though we have long since turned the corner on the pandemic, we know there are still some lingering public health impacts of Covid-19 that are broader than the disease itself” said Governor Brian Kemp. “They include mental health challenges and unhealthy physical conditions caused by isolation. That’s why throughout the pandemic, we worked hard to keep our state parks and recreational facilities open and operating safely, encouraging people to continue to utilize environments where they could socially...
    A district attorney tasked with investigating former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn Georgia's 2020 presidential election said she expects to take action "within a year." Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is focusing on a special purpose grand jury that was greenlighted by a judge on Jan. 24, which will authorize her to issue subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify. She expects to issue several subpoenas throughout the summer as the investigation ramps up. "We realize that we’re coming to a place that there are enough people that will require a subpoena for us to speak to or for us to be able to get information,” Willis said in a Thursday interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A jury of 16 to 23 people is set to commence on May 2 and will not exceed 12 months, according to court documents. FULTON COUNTY DA REQUESTS FBI HELP FOLLOWING TRUMP COMMENTS “There’s a possibility that after two months we’ll have all the information we need to press forward. There’s a possibility that after week one...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Malik Williams made 9 of 12 from the field and finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Louisville beat Georgia Tech 67-64 on Sunday night. Matt Cross had 13 points and nine rebounds, Dre Davis also scored 13 points — all in the second half — and Noah Locke added 10 points for Louisville (9-4, 3-0 ACC). Kyle Sturdivant made a basket in the paint to give the Yellow Jackets a 49-45 lead with 11 minutes to play but they went scoreless for nearly 5 minutes and missed seven consecutive field-goal attempts as Louisville scored 10 straight points. Davis converted a three-point play within the spurt to give the Cardinals the lead for good at 50-49 with 9:13 left. Sturdivant hit a 3 and Khalid Moore made a layup to pull Georgia Tech (6-6, 0-2) within a point with 1:25 left but Locke and Williams each went 1 of 2 from the free-throw line and the Yellow Jackets went 0 for 2 from the field with a turnover from there. Michael...
    The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Southeast Health District is hiring for Customer Service Representative and Health Equity Coordinator positions. The Customer Service Rep 1, 2 , and 3 is a full-time salaried position with the Bulloch County Health Department in Statesboro. Job Responsibilities – Under limited supervision, coordinates administrative operations requiring advanced knowledge of Health Department operations, policies, and procedures; Provides guidance, consultation, and technical assistance to clients and others within the organization; Researches and analyzes program/operation data and generates reports as needed.  Provides clerical support for different Public Health programs and excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Click here for more information. The Health Equity Coordinator is a temporary grant funded full-time position. It is located within the Southeast Health District, Home base negotiable. Job Responsibilities – Under supervision, this position will liaison with the District Emergency Preparedness and Health Promotion Programs and the State, to promote, engage, and support individual and community members by connecting them with resources and services. The Health Equity Coordinator (HEC)...
    Senior Lecturer of Public Relations Michelle Groover, Lecturer of Public Relations Lisa K. Muller, Former Department of Communication Arts Chair Pamela Bourland-Davis and Co-chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Educational Affairs Committee Mickey Nall at the Atlanta Chapter PRSA meeting. / GSU Georgia Southern University’s public relations program within Communication Arts recently joined 52 schools recognized with Certification for Education in Public Relations (CEPR).  The Public Relations Society of America manages CEPR, and the review process follows standards established by the Commission on Public Relations Education. The review process involves practitioners and professors reviewing the program, conducting interviews, and visiting the campus. While one other school has received CEPR recognition within the state, Georgia Southern University is the first university sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of PRSA. According to Lisa Muller, J.D., who coordinated the report and visit, “Much work went into preparing for the review, and we are thrilled to have had such a positive experience. This has been a work in progress, and after several...
    Photo: Georgia Southern Athletics / gseagles.com It was announced today that GSU is saying goodbye to Chad Lunsford as head football coach, while cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley will be the interim head football coach for the remainder of the season. From GSU Athletics: Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Jared Benko today announced that the university is making a change in leadership of the football program and parting ways with head coach Chad Lunsford. The move ends Lunsford’s tenure as Georgia Southern’s head football coach, where he led the Eagles to a 28-21 overall record in four-plus seasons. “After a thorough review and evaluation of our football program, I have made a decision that a change in leadership is in the best interest of our team and University,” Benko said. “I want to thank Coach Lunsford for his hard work and the impact he has had on the student-athletes within our program. I wish Chad and his family success in the future.” Cornerbacks coach Kevin Whitley will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of...
    The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC), in partnership with the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) Leavell College Extension Center at Whitworth Women’s Facility (WF), hosted a commencement ceremony honoring ten female offenders on Friday, May 21, 2021. This ceremony celebrated the first female offenders in the GDC to receive an associate degree in Christian Ministry through the Leavell College NOBTS program. “I am proud of the hard work, dedication and commitment these offenders have shown toward meeting their goals and graduating with their Associate Degrees,” said Commissioner Timothy C. Ward. “We appreciate our partnership with NOBTS and Heartbound Ministries in assisting offenders with positive change within themselves and the walls of the facilities.” The NOBTS, Leavell College Extension Center at Whitworth WF began in 2019, offering offenders a two-year, 76-semester hour associate degree in Christian Ministry.  The first class of graduates will now begin the four-year, 126-semester hour Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry. These fully accredited college degrees are designed to provide a broad foundation for ministry...
    Wanda Cooper-Jones was in attendance at a ceremony Monday at the Georgia State Capitol, where Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation that will no longer allow most residents to arrest people they believe have committed a crime. “Today we are replacing a Civil War-era law ripe for abuse with language that balances the sacred right to self-defense of a person’s property with our shared responsibility to root out injustice and set our state on a better path forward,” Kemp said in Atlanta. Wanda Cooper-Jones, mother of Ahmaud Arbery, talks with people after a February candlelight vigil for Arbery at New Springfield Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) “Today, in honor of Ahmaud’s memory,” said the governor, “we commit to taking this step forward together.” Kemp applauded Cooper-Jones, who spoke at the event. “Unfortunately, Ahmaud had to lose his life,” she said. “but the change that has been implemented since we lost him shows my family that he didn’t lose his life in vain.” “I didn’t really think we’d get this type of change within this short time...
    One of the questions facing Americans these days is whether we live in a culture of honor or a culture of victimization. Though these two cultures share the same land and history, they could not differ more vastly in how one lives life.  To live in the culture of honor, the emphasis is always on self-mastery: make something of yourself. This culture believes the more the individual develops oneself, the stronger of an asset the individual is to society. It is often these men and women who lead productive lives, contribute wisely, and even make history. On the other hand, to live within the culture of victimization, the individual lives in a world largely defined by horrific deeds that took place in the past. This form of existence derives its power not from individual agency but by invoking the specter of past horrors. Within this culture, the emphasis is often placed on loyalty to the group over the individual.  MLB SHOULD RETURN ALL-STAR GAME TO ATLANTA, CONSERVATIVE GRO0UP SAYS: 'BASEBALL WENT BROKE FOR WOKEISM' When I arrived in Atlanta in the...
    Yet another clinic has paused vaccinations with Johnson & Johnson's shot after eight people suffered 'adverse reactions' at the Cummings, Georgia site.  Officials did not specify what types of reactions the eight people had to the shot, but said they were 'consistent with common reactions in adults being vaccinated with any vaccine,' and cited the number of cases as the trigger for the pause.  However, the eight people who had reactions were among 425 people who got the J&J shot at that site and, ostensibly, did not have any noticeable reactions.  The same thing has happened at clinics in three other states this week.  J&J vaccinations have now resumed at a Colorado site that reported 11 people had had bad reactions to the one-dose vaccine and two were taken to hospitals on Wednesday, as well as at a North Carolina site where 18 people had reactions. Four were taken to hospitals.  Georgia officials said in a statement that there was a similar incident in Iowa, but no details have been released there. So far, Centers for Disease control and Preventions...
    Loading the player... Georgia House Bill 531, which passed the southern state’s House of Representatives earlier this month, is being called out for its horrific new voting restrictions.  Attorney Walter Shaub, who is the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, clarified the bill on Twitter earlier this month, writing, as part of a greater thread that began with local reporting and his response to it: “‘Lawmakers in 43 states are considering over 250 bills that would create impediments to voting.’ This is a threat to (the) republic and should be the top story for every news outlet. Democracy itself is under attack.”  This photo from March 3 shows demonstrators outside of the Georgia Capitol building in Atlanta protesting to oppose the HB 531 bill, which will add controversial voting restrictions to the state’s upcoming elections. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images) “Georgia’s bill would make it a crime to give free food or water to voters standing in line for hours and hours,” Shaub wrote. “But we know who these politicians forced to stand in line all day long....
    The Georgia Forestry Commission is hiring for a Wildland Firefighter/Ranger (Chattooga-Floyd). The Job Number is NAT00I3 Job Posting: Mar 10, 2021 – Closing Date: Mar 24, 2021 Primary Location: GA-Floyd-Rome Number of Openings: 1 Job: Natural Resources Shift: Day Job Advertised Salary : 30,000.00 Description: An exciting career in wildland firefighting awaits you! (click to view a video) Do you love working outside? Are you comfortable in high-adrenaline/emergency-response environments? Do you thrive as a part of a team? Are you self-directed and able to make decisions on your own? Are you adaptable, flexible and committed to public service?   If so, you may have a career ahead of you in wildland firefighting!   Georgia Forestry Commission’s elite workforce is focused on conserving and protecting Georgia’s forest resources. Our highly trained wildland firefighters enjoy a dynamic work environment, become experts in the field of wildland fire suppression/prevention, and become part of a unique, all-hazard response state agency.   Apply today to see if you have what it takes!   Must have...
    The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday that Georgia Tech would advance to the ACC Championship final due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Virginia program. The semifinal game between Georgia Tech and Virginia was canceled after a “positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Virginia program,” SportsCenter reported. Duke saw its basketball season end early with a positive coronavirus test Thursday within its program. Breaking: The ACC announced that the Georgia Tech vs. Virginia game has been canceled following a positive test, subsequent quarantining, and contact tracing within the Virginia program. Georgia Tech will advance to the men’s ACC Tournament championship game. pic.twitter.com/U5gs4GgBhl — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 12, 2021 ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips emphasized the conference’s commitment to health and safety in a statement shared Friday. (RELATED: How Will Limited Capacity Affect March Madness Games?) A statement from Commissioner Jim Phillips: pic.twitter.com/GZrXAmy71v — The ACC (@theACC) March 12, 2021 “I’m heartbroken for our student-athletes, coaches and support staff at both Duke and Virginia,” Phillips said. “Our teams have worked incredibly hard and sacrificed so much throughout...
    (CNN)Two Confederate statues were removed from public locations in the state of Georgia this week.This comes as cities across the nation have grappled with how to handle statues of historical figures with troubling pasts, including Confederate generals, slave owners and colonizers.As calls for social justice rang out throughout the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis Police officers, many monuments were vandalized, spray painted or even torn down by the public.Monument put in storageOne such vandalism was the catalyst for the removal of the Confederate monument that stood outside the Gwinnett County Courthouse in Lawrenceville.Read MoreThe stone monument, inscribed with "1861-1865 Lest We Forget" and installed in 1993, was removed and put into storage Thursday, according to CNN affiliate WXIA.Lawrenceville, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, is the county seat of Gwinnett County.The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners voted in January to have the monument moved into storage until court proceedings were finished determining its fate, a press release from the board said last month.Robert E. Lee statue removed from US CapitolAccording to the...
    Two teachers from the same school district in Georgia died within hours of each others from complications from the coronavirus.  Both Dana Johnson and Cynthia Lindsey, educators at Cobb County Schools in the metro Atlanta area, died on Thursday.  The educators death was confirmed by Connie Jackson, president of the CObb County Association of Educators, CNN reports. A GoFundMe page for the two teachers also confirmed the news. Both Dana Johnson and Cynthia Lindsey, educators at Cobb County Schools in the metro Atlanta area, died on Thursday The educators death was confirmed by Connie Jackson, president of the CObb County Association of Educators. A GoFundMe page for the two teachers also confirmed the news RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next President Joe Biden suspends Trump administration... Unmarked NYPD car has its tires ripped off and interior... Share this article Share Johnson, a teacher at Kemp Elementary School, had pre-existing conditions. Lindsey was a paraprofessional at Sedalia Park Elementary.  Patrick Key, a third educator from the county, died on Christmas Day from...
    (CNN)A school district in Georgia is mourning the loss of two educators who died within hours of each other from Covid-19.Dana Johnson and Cynthia Lindsey, employees in Cobb County Schools in metro Atlanta, both lost their battle against Covid-19 on Thursday, according to Connie Jackson, president of the Cobb County Association of Educators. GoFundMe pages for the two educators confirmed the deaths.Johnson was a teacher at Kemp Elementary School and suffered from pre-existing conditions. Lindsey was a paraprofessional at Sedalia Park Elementary. A third educator in the county, Patrick Key, died on Christmas Day from Covid-19. An art scholarship has since been established in his honor. Dana Johnson."Teachers are willing to take a bullet for our kids. We shouldn't have to be willing to, in the middle of a pandemic, die from a disease because we want to be teachers," Jackson said.Read MoreIn a statement to CNN, the Cobb County School District said Johnson and Lindsey were valuable members of their team and expressed condolences to their families. "Every member of our school community has been impacted by the ongoing...
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), one of the only moderate-to-conservative members of the Senate Democrat conference, is urging his colleagues to view their victories in the Georgia runoffs as an opportunity for a “new era of bipartisanship.” “With tight margins in the House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans are faced with a decision to either work together to put the priorities of our nation before partisan politics or double down on the dysfunctional tribalism,” Manchin said in a statement released to the press Wednesday. The West Virginia Democrat added that “for the sake of the country we all love, we must commit to solving the serious problems” that have presented themselves in recent years. Manchin’s remarks came after two fiercely competitive Senate runoffs in Georgia appear to have been won by Democrats. The results, which will be certified later this month, ensure each party will have 50 seats within the chamber. After President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, however, Democrats will have operational control of the Senate thanks to the vice president’s tie-breaking function. As such, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will potentially...
    Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff's lead over Republican David PerdueDavid PerdueThe Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Warnock win puts Democrats within reach of Senate majority Warnock declares victory in Georgia Senate runoff as race remains too close to call MORE in the state's general election runoff grew early Wednesday, but remained too close to call. According to The Associated Press, Ossoff led Perdue, whose term in Senate ended on Sunday, by just over 16,000 votes, well within the 0.5 percent margin that triggers an automatic state-run recount of the votes. Ossoff, a 33-year-old media producer, would become the youngest member of the U.S. Senate if elected, and his victory would guarantee a Democratic Senate majority for at least the first two years of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to Trump Warnock win puts Democrats within reach of Senate majority Eric Trump warns of primary challenges for Republicans who don't object to election results MORE's presidency. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D), who challenged Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerWarnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate runoff The Memo: Georgia voters deliver blow to...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed a drive-in rally in Georgia on Monday, urging potential voters to cast their ballots in the runoff election for U.S. Senate on January 5. “It is within our power to change the course of the history of this country,” Harris said, addressing a sea of cars at a drive-in rally in Columbus, Georgia, on Monday. Harris said that by voting for Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, people would change “the balance in the United States Senate.” “Changing the balance in the United States Senate, which is what this election will do, will make all the difference…as it relates to Medicare, and Medicaid, and expansion here in Georgia, and it would expand coverage for over 500,000 people — half a million people — depending on the outcome of this election,” Harris said. Harris is not the first person with political clout to stump for the candidates in a pre-runoff campaign visit. Ivanka Trump rallied in Milton, Georgia, on Monday for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, telling Georgians that by voting Republican, they will save...
    President-elect Joe Biden went to Georgia on Tuesday to campaign for two U.S. Senate candidates. And the appearance alone was as much a statement as the words he uttered. Georgia will select two senators in a runoff election Jan. 5, and if Democrats take both seats, the party – with 50 seats and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as tie-breaker – will have effective control of the chamber.[ READ: McConnell Acknowledges Biden Win ]It would once have been considered something of a long shot. Georgia hasn't had a Democratic senator since 2005, the last days of the term of Zell Miller, who spoke in favor of George W. Bush at the 2004 Republican National Convention. But after Biden's win in Georgia in the presidential election this year, the Peach State is looking less like an impossible mission for Democrats, who are putting up Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock for the seats now held by GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have traveled to Georgia to rally Republicans for the ticket, despite...
    The balance of power in the Senate, along with how much Joe Biden can accomplish during his first term as president, will be determined solely by a two-race election in Georgia held on Jan. 5. Ironically, the Georgia law requiring a runoff race when no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the general election was specifically designed by racist lawmakers to disenfranchise the Black vote. The conventional thinking has always been that high turnout benefits Democrats while lower-turnout elections, like a runoff, help Republicans. While the GOP is a smaller group, its constituents are more likely to vote. This ploy has worked in years past. In 1992, the last time a Democratic presidential candidate won Georgia, Democratic Sen. Wyche Fowler Jr. ran six points ahead of Bill Clinton on Election Day. However, during the runoff, not enough Democratic voters showed up. Fowler Jr. wound up losing to his Republican opponent. For the runoff this January, however, this ridiculous law may benefit the Democrats for the first time. There is a real possibility that Democrats will win both seats—odds we simply didn’t have on Election Day. Besides the...
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Sophomore Toumani Camara scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds for his first double-double and Georgia turned back Montana 63-50 on Tuesday night. Andrew Garcia added 13 points, Justin Kier 12 and P.J. Horne 10 for the Bulldogs (4-0), who used a hot start and a second-half run to defeat the Grizzlies. Horne hit a 3-pointer to cap a game-opening 9-0 run and a Kier dunk made it 19-5 barely five minutes into the game. After a jumper by Christian Brown made it 21-7 as Georgia was 10-of-12 shooting. The Grizzlies scored the next 10 points and a second-straight 3-pointer by Eddy Egun pulled Montana within 23-20. The Bulldogs missed nine straight shots and 13 of 14 but recovered to lead 32-24 at the half. A three-point play by Brandon Whitney to open the second half had Montana within five but Camara had two baskets and Sahvir Wheeler hit a 3 to push the lead back to 12. Montana never got within single figures until twice cutting it to nine with less than three...
    By JEFF AMY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he expects vaccinations of health care workers in Georgia against COVID-19 to begin in the second or third week of December, as nursing home executives appealed to the Republican to keep supporting them financially. Kemp made the remarks in a meeting with leaders of the Georgia Health Care Association, a lobby group for the state's nursing homes. “I am confident that when a COVID vaccine is authorized, we will be ready to distribute," Kemp said. The governor spoke as health officials watch closely for an expected increase in coronavirus infections following Thanksgiving. Although there has been a dip in positive test results that’s likely related to the holidays, Georgia is still averaging more than 3,000 confirmed and probable cases a day. The state has recorded nearly 472,000 confirmed and probable cases and nearly 9,500 confirmed and probable deaths, according to the state Public Health Department. School-aged children recorded their highest infection rate last week since the state began releasing numbers by age groups, passing the previous...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden is going to be the next president of the United States. That hasn't stopped President Donald Trump and his campaign from claiming without any proof that there was wide scale fraud in the 2020 election. The truth, as confirmed by an audit of Georgia's votes, is that Biden won this election. It's highly unlikely that any recounts will change that. And we're long past the point that candidates in Trump's position have conceded in previous races. Last week, Georgia embarked on an audit (which was really more of a hybrid of an audit and hand recount) involving election workers checking every ballot by hand to make sure the vote counting equipment was accurate. This process is more involved than a mere machine recount. See 2020 election resultsYet, even with a more involved process, Georgia's count in the presidential race before the audit was largely confirmed. Biden was up by 14,156 votes before the audit, according to the Secretary of State's office. Both the audit count and final certified count on Friday showed Biden ahead by more...
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler just before she added her vote against calling witnesses in Trump's impeachment By Monday, Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election had been confirmed by every major media outlet, including Fox News, been welcomed by every leader of the G7 along with dozens of other foreign officials, and been celebrated in the streets of every major American city. As it turns out, all those plywood panels nailed up over windows were only there to shield sensitive eyes from just too much dancing. When it comes to Republicans, the chorus of accolades falls away to more of a barbershop quartet … minus one. Former president George W. Bush spoke up to express his acceptance of Biden’s victory and offer the traditional best wishes for the coming term. Sen. Mitt Romney has sent along his best wishes, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski—keen to make everyone forget how she flip-flop-flipped on Amy Coney Barrett—decided to acknowledge reality. And that is about it. But if the reaction of the Republicans over the weekend might be best described as crickets, it now seems that many...
    Apparent presidential election winner Joe Biden reportedly doubled his margin in Georgia on Friday. As of Friday afternoon, Biden's lead in the state had increased to about 4,200 votes ahead of President Trump, who led the former vice president by hundreds of thousands of votes earlier this week, according to Bloomberg. Biden's lead came as the state continued counting mail-in, provisional, military, and overseas ballots. His previous lead on Friday morning was just over 1,500 votes. Georgia is among a handful of states that are still counting ballots. It is considered a critical state for both candidates and has 16 electoral votes. The narrow margin between the two candidates will lead to a recount, Georgia's secretary of state announced on Friday. The state has no rules regarding an automatic recount, but a candidate can request one if the margin of victory falls below the half-point margin. Election officials are also eligible to announce a recount. "The focus for our office and for the county election officials for now remains on making sure that every legal vote is counted and...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden is on the cusp of crossing the 270-electoral vote threshold, unofficial results show, but he holds very narrow leads in multiple battleground states. President Donald Trump has signaled that he will push for recounts and lawsuits in several states, and has alleged without evidence that election fraud has occurred. Below is how and when recounts would take place in the most contested battlegrounds that could decide who ultimately wins the election. As Americans anxiously await the election results in the few decisive states that have yet to be called, President Donald Trump’s campaign has signaled that it will pursue recounts in several battlegrounds including Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia and more. Though Trump initially led by wide margins in each state, Democratic nominee Joe Biden pulled ahead in the days following as the states tabulated the influx of mail-in ballots. As of Friday afternoon, Biden leads by tight margins in five states that Trump won in 2016, and stands on the cusp of reaching the 270 electoral votes required to win the election. Below is how...
    Thursday morning starts in essentially the same place as Wednesday—with Joe Biden on the brink of being President-Elect Joe Biden, and with everything trending his way. But this time, the nation should be within hours of a definitive result. While counts in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania continued overnight, they moved forward with maddening slowness. Nevada threatened to produce new numbers, but decided to save them for Thursday because… drama? In both Georgia and Pennsylvania, incoming votes narrowed the gap between Biden and Donald Trump. And in both states, the announcement of Biden pulling ahead seemed a matter of “when’” not “if.” Meanwhile Trump supporters gathered to shout “Stop the vote” or “Count the vote” depending on the state.  And there was something that happened in the skies, which shows how close the nation is to a resolution on the ground.  The vote from Georgia came in a series of small batches as volunteers worked overnight. And with each batch, the gap grew smaller. In the early morning hours, the last batch counted brought the difference between Trump and Biden down to just 18,500 votes out of just...
    Milledgeville, Georgia (CNN)Sen. David Perdue could not have thought his campaign would end like this. With more than 3.8 million people having already voted in Georgia, the Republican is in a dead heat with a Democratic opponent less than half his age, in a state represented by conservatives for decades. Republicans now fear that the state's two Senate seats are in danger of flipping, amid changing demographics, party infighting and President Donald Trump's unpopularity during the coronavirus pandemic.In the final days of the campaign, Perdue is acting like a candidate on the run. He abruptly pulled out of a high-stakes debate scheduled for Sunday, choosing to instead campaign with Trump. On TV, Perdue is pumping big bucks into ads defending himself from attacks that he sought to profit off the coronavirus crisis. And he has faced criticism from Democrats for mocking Sen. Kamala Harris' first name at a Trump rally, which his campaign said was a simple mispronunciation, even though they have served in the Senate together for three years. These Senate and House races have become more competitive for...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden will head to Georgia Tuesday in an effort to become the first Democrat to win the state since Bill Clinton in 1992. Biden will stop first in Warm Springs, where he will deliver a speech focused on race, before heading to Atlanta to participate in a drive-in rally to encourage Georgians to vote early, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Despite Election Day being just over a week away, Biden’s visit will be the first he’s made to the state since becoming the Democratic nominee and illustrates his campaign’s push to expand the electoral map and create multiple paths to victory. In addition to polls that show the former vice president leading in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the three states that helped President Donald Trump seal his victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, Biden also holds small leads in Arizona, Florida and North Carolina, according to FiveThirtyEight. An AJC poll released Monday showed Biden leading 47%-46% against Trump in Georgia, driven by support among suburban voters and voters of color. “If Democrats can get up to 30%...
    When police dogs bite: 6 takeaways from the investigation The Best Fried Chicken in America Is Now in Sandwich Form Notre Dame adds a second 4-star WR out of Georgia within a week © rivals.com If the last few years at Notre Dame have been marked by on-field losses at Georgia as much as anything else, then the next few may be measured by recruiting gains from Georgia. The Peach State garnered a second four-star receiver commitment just this week in Jayden Thomas (Pace Academy; Atlanta) on Friday, joining consensus four-star Deion Colzie (Athens Academy; Ga.) from Monday. With Lorenzo Styles (Pickerington Central High School; Ohio), the Irish can claim a trio of four-star receivers in the cycle, and with consensus three-star tight end Cane Berrong (Hart County H.S.; Hartwell, Ga.), three skill position players out of Georgia in this class. Thomas may not stay at receiver, a thought simply stemming from watching his tape. Rivals.com considers him the No. 195 prospect in the class and the No. 36 receiver, but his 6-foot-2 frame already carrying more than 200...
    Getty Cardi B and Offset arrive for the Recording Academy and Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala on the Beverly Hilton lodge in Beverly Hills, California on January 25, 2020. Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, the actual identify of rapper Cardi B, has filed for divorce from Kiari Kendrell Cephus, Offset’s actual identify, in Fulton County, Georgia. Neither rapper has made an announcement in regards to the submitting, which was made on September 15. The couple lives in Atlanta, Georgia. A listening to within the case will probably be heard on November 4. The divorce submitting was first tweeted by legal professional and writer Adrienne Lawrence. Screengrab through Fulton County Cardi B’s final Instagram exercise got here on September 14 when she posted a thanks video to The Sugar Manufacturing unit for sending her a basket of sweet. Offset posted a selfie and a video selling a efficiency by Probability the Rapper on the identical day. The final time Cardi B posted a photograph of the couple collectively was on July 10, at their daughter’s birthday...
    LinkedIn/Daybreak Wooten Daybreak Wooten pictured on her LinkedIn web page. Daybreak Wooten is the Georgia nurse who’s alleging that hysterectomies, that girls didn’t consent to, had been carried out whereas the ladies had been within the custody of ICE on the Irwin County Detention Heart. The ability is privately owned by Lasalle Corrections. It’s positioned in Ocilla, Georgia, round 190 miles south of Atlanta. On September 14, Wooten, 42, filed a criticism with officers on the Division of Homeland Safety, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Irwin County Detention Heart. Within the criticism, Wooten alleges that a number of ladies had been despatched to see the identical gynecologist, who will not be named within the criticism, off-site. Wooten says that “Everbody he sees has a hysterectomy-just about everyone.” Wooten alleged that in a single occasion, a lady had the improper ovary eliminated because the physician sought to take away a cyst. The lady needed to return to the physician and have the opposite ovary eliminated so as to cope with...
    Nineteen black households have bought virtually 100 acres of land in Georgia in hopes of founding a metropolis the place they are often secure, CNN has reported. The town shall be named, merely, “Freedom.” “I’m hoping that it will likely be a thriving secure haven for folks of coloration, for black households specifically,” Ashley Scott, one of many new house owners and the true property agent who offered the land, instructed the community. The land, within the city of Toomsboro in rural Wilkinson County, was bought in August by households now calling themselves the “Freedom Georgia Initiative.” The tract was initially marketed within the web site Toomsboroforsale.com, although solely a portion of the city was truly on the market, CNN reported. The gross sales value, which was pooled by the consortium of households, was $1.7 million.
    College students on the College of North Georgia determined one of the best ways to start out the primary semester of the coronavirus pandemic was to throw a wild occasion. Movies posted on social media present the carefree revelers not carrying masks and disregarding social distancing tips. The rager was held at a privately owned, off-campus condominium complicated close to the campus in Dahlonega. “We’re conscious that a big outside occasion was held at a privately-owned, off-campus condominium complicated situated close to our Dahlonega campus Saturday night time,” UNG spokeswoman Sylvia Carson wrote in assertion. “We’re upset that lots of our college students selected to disregard COVID-19 public well being steering by congregating in a big group with out social distancing or face coverings,” continued Carson. The primary full day of lessons on the College of North Georgia begin Monday. Earlier  on Sunday, Georgia’s Cherokee County College District turned the third highschool within the state to shut attributable to COVID-19 considerations. There have been not less than 237,030 confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus within the state of Georgia, with...
    HBO’s Lovecraft Nation brings horror front-and-center in not solely the supernatural type, but in addition in a historic take a look at the terrifying nature of racism within the 1950s. The collection recreates america from that point interval to a formidable element. However simply the place is Lovecraft Nation filmed? Right here’s what you could know.A part of ‘Lovecraft Nation’ Was Filmed in ChicagoA part of Lovecraft Nation was filmed proper in Chicago, together with within the Pilsen neighborhood, CBS Chicago reported in 2018 when the collection was filmed. The neighborhood was remade into 1950s Chicago. Filming areas within the Pilsen neighborhood included 18th Road from Ashland Avenue to Blue Island Avenue. HBO filmed in July 2018 in Elburn, Illinois, on Route 47, The Chicago Tribune reported. The downtown space was remodeled, together with Ream’s Meat Market at 128 N. Important Road, which was remodeled into the Simmonsville Diner with red-and-yellow decor. The proprietor was provided the prospect to maintain the decor, however he turned down the provide, saying that he would lose cash. Right here’s a photograph of the transformation as shared...
    A nurse within the Georgia college district that went viral for a crowded hallway photograph says she give up over issues that not sufficient was being achieved to forestall the unfold of coronavirus. Amy Westmoreland mentioned she was pressured to make a troublesome selection when she realized that face masks can be non-obligatory within the Paulding County Faculty District, CNN reported. “I work within the clinic, not the classroom, however my greatest concern was infecting the youngsters or a fellow employees member,” she advised information station WSB-TV. “I didn’t really feel comfy.” She mentioned her determination was validated by a photograph that emerged from North Paulding Excessive Faculty, the place many college students had been seen with out masks through the first week of courses. The picture was taken by a 15-year-old scholar, Hannah Watters, who was suspended for posting it to Twitter. 9 folks, together with six college students, examined constructive for the virus following the return of courses, the shops reported. “I discover it very heartbreaking, and it was clearly some kind of validation, but it surely...
    9 folks have turn out to be contaminated with coronavirus on the Georgia faculty the place a teen was suspended for recording footage of a crowded hallway wherein many college students had been seen with out masks, in response to a report. North Paulding Excessive College in Dallas, Ga., knowledgeable mother and father in a letter Saturday that six college students and three school members have examined constructive for the virus, ABC Information reported. “Now we have anticipated that COVID-19 would affect us because it has practically each group, and the district has labored in partnership with the Division of Public Well being (DPH) to proactively implement security precautions and response plans,” they wrote within the letter. The outbreak comes after Hannah Watters, 15, was suspended final week for posting to Twitter a video of different pupils jam-packed within the hallway throughout the first week again of lessons. She tweeted on Friday that the varsity had rescinded her suspension. “This morning my faculty referred to as and so they have deleted my suspension,” she wrote on Twitter.
    A 15-year-old Georgia lady was combating for her life Monday after being mauled by two pitbulls whereas taking a stroll in her neighborhood. Joslyn Stinchcomb had her scalp torn off, her left ear bit off and her trachea broken within the vicious assault Friday in Barrow County, native paper Traditional Metropolis Information reported. The soon-to-be highschool sophomore was strolling in her Winder neighborhood when the canine started chasing her. A Barrow County Sheriff’s deputy arrived on the scene to search out {the teenager} mendacity face down towards a curb, with one canine grabbing her neck and the opposite gnawing at her head, in response to a police report. The deputy shot and injured one of many pitbulls because it approached him, scaring the opposite one off. The canine have been discovered at their proprietor’s home and later euthanized, the Information reported. The proprietor, 29-year-old Alexandria Torregrossa, was arrested and charged with reckless conduct after she returned residence, in response to the report. Joslyn remained within the intensive care unit at an Atlanta hospital on Monday. She initially needed to...
    A Georgia teen lost his parents to the coronavirus within the span of four days, despite both taking daily safety precautions to protect themselves amid the pandemic. Justin Hunter, a 17-year-old at Johns Creek High School, where he plays football, said he and his parents tested positive for COVID-19 roughly two weeks ago, but he remained asymptomatic. The teen’s parents, Eugene Hunter, 59, and Angie Hunter, 57, however, began developing debilitating symptoms as the trio quarantined at home outside Atlanta, he told WSB-TV. “They became very sick and they had the clear symptoms,” Hunter told the station. “Their temperatures skyrocketed. They had headaches. Horrible cough. They felt very lazy.” The family called an ambulance as the couple’s condition worsened. Hunter’s father then died at a hospital days later on July 26, he said. Hunter’s mother then succumbed to the virus Thursday — four days later — at the same hospital. The teen isn’t sure where his parents picked up the bug since they had taken steps to protect themselves, including wearing a mask in public. “We were a regular family...
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a batch of latest legal guidelines Tuesday geared toward bolstering foster care and battling human trafficking within the Peach State, together with a invoice that may ban traffickers from driving industrial autos for all times. “In the present day is a crucial step ahead to make sure a brighter, safer future for Georgia’s youngsters in foster care and convey an finish to human trafficking in our state,” Kemp stated in a press release. One of many payments signed into legislation, HB 823, will penalize anybody who “knowingly” drives a motorized vehicle to commit human trafficking crimes — like smuggling somebody at the back of a truck or transporting a baby for intercourse abuse — with a lifetime ban on working industrial autos. It’s a part of Georgia first woman Marty Kemp’s initiative to close down human trafficking and enhance protections for kids within the state. “This combat is much from over, and it’s one which we’re centered on profitable,” she stated. “Every single day, we are going to proceed to do our half to...
    An unpublished report by the White Home Coronavirus Job Drive means that 18 states undertake extra stringent protecting measures, together with limiting social gatherings to 10 individuals or much less, closing bars and gymnasiums and asking residents to put on masks always amid an uptick in COVID-19. The report, dated July 14 and obtained by the non-profit Middle for Public Integrity, stated the states have been within the “purple zone” for COVID-19 instances, which implies that they had greater than 100 new instances per 100,000 inhabitants final week, the middle reported. And 11 states have been additionally within the “purple zone” for optimistic coronavirus checks, which implies that greater than 10 p.c of check outcomes got here again optimistic. The report consists of county-level information and mirrors the Trump administration’s place that states and counties ought to take the lead in responding to the coronavirus. The doc has been shared inside the federal authorities however didn’t seem like posted publicly. Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard World Well being Institute, instructed the middle he thought the data and...
    President Trump called polls 'phony' that showed Democrat Joe Biden within spitting distance of him in Texas.  'I read where I was one point up in Texas. I'm not one point up in Texas, we're many points up. I saved the oil industry,' Trump told reporters at the White House Monday.  The president had been asked how feasible it would be to have his convention in Jacksonville, Florida in six weeks with coronavirus cases in that state at record highs.  President Trump said he was 'many points up in Texas' claiming that he 'saved the oil industry in the state. One new poll from Texas showed the president just one point ahead of his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Another had Biden five points ahead in the reliably red state  Polls out of Texas and Georgia show Democrat Joe Biden (pictured) competitive in those states. President Trump said Monday that wasn't the case, arguing that 2016 polls in the two states were close too, but he beat Hillary Clinton easily  He said that they were 'gonna see' and noted...
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