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CVS bringing time-delay safes to Georgia pharmacies to curb opioid theft

Thomas Hartwell – Marietta Daily Journal

CVS bringing time-delay safes to Georgia pharmacies to curb opioid theft

One of the nation’s leading drug store chains is expanding an initiative aimed at the opioid epidemic in Georgia. Jun. 08, 4:30 PM


Georgia Board of Education targets teaching of ‘critical race theory’

Georgia Board of Education targets teaching of ‘critical race theory’

The state Board of Education voted Thursday to essentially endorse Gov. Brian Kemp’s opposition to teaching “critical race theory” in Georgia schools Jun. 08, 4:30 PM

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill suspended following federal indictment

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill suspended following federal indictment

Gov. Brian Kemp suspended Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill Wednesday pending the final outcome of a federal indictment charging him with civil rights violations. Jun. 05, 9:44 AM



​Kemp lifts mask mandates in schools as COVID-19 threat declines

Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Friday prohibiting schools from requiring students or employees to wear masks. May. 28, 5:31 PM

General Assembly kicks off hearings on crime

General Assembly kicks off hearings on crime

Georgia lawmakers Wednesday launched an effort to examine what’s behind a rise in violent crime in metro Atlanta and consider potential solutions. Jun. 01, 3:39 PM

Kemp bans vaccine passports in Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state agencies, state service providers, and state properties from requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports. May. 25, 2:55 PM

Stone Mountain to downplay Confederate symbols without removing carving

Stone Mountain to downplay Confederate symbols without removing carving

The state board that oversees Stone Mountain Park voted Monday to tone down its Confederate imagery but stay in keeping with a state law prohibiting the removal of historic monuments from public property. May. 26, 2:54 PM

​Semiconductor shortage to idle Kia’s Georgia plant for two days

The $1.1 billion plant along Interstate 85 near the Alabama border employs more than 2,700 workers. May. 21, 6:03 PM

Georgia labor advocates push to keep $300 federal unemployment benefit

Georgia labor advocates push to keep $300 federal unemployment benefit

“This is not the time to take away benefits from families,” said Nancy Flake Johnson, president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. May. 21, 6:04 PM

Georgia lawmakers look at raising General Assembly retirement benefits

Georgia lawmakers look at raising General Assembly retirement benefits

Georgia lawmakers are eying proposals to increase the amount longstanding state legislators receive in retirement benefits once they leave office May. 18, 5:21 PM

Kemp extends emergency order addressing gasoline shortage

Kemp extends emergency order addressing gasoline shortage

Gov. Brian Kemp extended through May 22 an executive order he issued last Monday to address the gasoline shortage that began with the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. May. 20, 11:31 AM


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Duncan not running for reelection as Georgia lieutenant governor in 2022

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced Monday he will not seek reelection to another term as Georgia’s second-highest state elected official May. 18, 4:17 PM

​Georgia to cut off federal COVID-19 unemployment benefits

Georgia is joining a growing number of Republican-led states in cutting off federal unemployment benefits to incentivize out-of-work employees to return to their jobs. May. 13, 3:06 PM

Georgia citizen’s arrest overhaul bill signed by Kemp

Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Monday overhauling Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law to greatly limit who can detain criminal suspects beyond on-duty police officers. May. 11, 3:44 PM

Georgia business groups warn of growing workforce shortage

Georgia’s business community is asking the state to suspend federal unemployment benefits Congress approved during the coronavirus pandemic to incentivize out-of-work Georgians to fill jobs that are going begging. May. 11, 3:42 PM

Kemp signs 2022 Georgia budget, adds back most school funds cut in pandemic

Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a $27.2 billion state budget for the 2022 fiscal year in Georgia that restores most cuts made last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic May. 17, 2:21 PM

Bill to limit cutting police budgets in Georgia signed by Kemp

Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Friday to limit how much local governments in Georgia can cut funding for police agencies. May. 11, 3:38 PM

Georgia college athletes set to earn compensation in Kemp-signed bill

Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Thursday allowing student athletes at Georgia colleges, universities and technical colleges to receive compensation for the use of their name, image and likeness. May. 17, 2:23 PM

Bills signed to boost Georgia teacher-training programs, charter schools

Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law Tuesday a package of education bills to give veterans an easier path to becoming teachers and allow private groups to donate grant funds to struggling public schools in Georgia. May. 04, 4:09 PM

Kemp signs business bills in Cobb County ceremony

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a half dozen bills Tuesday aimed at spurring business investment in Georgia. May. 06, 5:53 PM

Lawsuit opposes year-round dredging in coastal Georgia waters

A coastal Georgia nonprofit is challenging a plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to do away with seasonal limitations on dredging activities that have long protected sea turtles and other marine life. May. 04, 3:46 PM









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