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States pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate blood clots

(WDEF) - Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama are all pausing use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The federal government issued a recommendation...

AP Interview: Stacey Abrams on voting rights, her next move

ATLANTA (AP) - In an interview with The Associated Press, voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams says a new Georgia law makes it harder for...

Georgia loosens Covid restriction as of today

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Brian Kemp says “Georgia is open for business” as of Thursday. He's loosening COVID-19 restrictions, so that restaurant tables can be...

Covid Vaccine Scams

Georgia's state health department and the Attorney General are warning residents about scammers claiming to sell covid vaccines.

Deputy stabbed to death at Georgia jail; another deputy hurt

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has been stabbed to death with his own knife by an inmate at a Georgia jail.

Sen. McConnell warns big business about Georgia boycotts

he is warning big business to “stay out of politics”

Amtrak plans for the southeast

ATLANTA (AP) - Amtrak says a new route in its long-range plans would connect Savannah, Georgia, to Nashville, Tennessee and stop in Atlanta. Amtrak's proposed...

Reaction to MLB moving All-Star game out of Georgia over voting law

"Georgians - and all Americans - should fully understand what the MLB's knee-jerk decision means: cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included."

Supreme Court Rejects Florida Lawsuit Against Georgia Over Water

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for Georgia in its long-running dispute with Florida over water.

Georgia legislature ends without passing sports betting or gun bill

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's General Assembly ended its 2021 session Wednesday, with lawmakers acting on the state budget, a rewrite of the state's citizen's...

Georgia Governor ending many Covid restrictions

ATLANTA (WDEF) - Georgia's Governor is ending many of the restrictions imposed against Covid-19. Governor Kemp signed an executive order on Wednesday that goes into...

Flooding in Tn. and Ga.

It might take a little bit longer for it to dry out this time."

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