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Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines amid blood-clot cases

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Georgia pauses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines amid blood-clot cases

Georgia has paused distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of a nationwide halt after reports of blood clots in six people in the U.S. who had received the shot. Apr. 13, 1:15 PM


Medical marijuana for Georgians with serious health issues nears reality

Medical marijuana for Georgians with serious health issues nears reality

Medical marijuana is nearing reality for thousands of Georgians suffering from serious health conditions Apr. 16, 3:27 PM

White bagging: Insurer shift on drugs raises alarm

White bagging: Insurer shift on drugs raises alarm

What’s coming is something known as “white bagging,’’ an insurer tactic involving expensive infusion or injection drugs. Apr. 13, 4:34 PM



Sierra Club challenging plan to charge Georgia Power customers for coal ash cleanup

Coal ash contains contaminants including mercury, cadmium and arsenic that can pollute groundwater and drinking water as well as air. Apr. 09, 2:46 PM

​Jobless benefits expiring for almost 400,000 unemployed Georgians

​Jobless benefits expiring for almost 400,000 unemployed Georgians

Nearly 400,000 unemployed Georgians who filed claims with the state Department of Labor last year at this time are going to have refile with the agency to continue receiving benefits. Apr. 08, 3:24 PM

​Georgia Tech finishes tops among Georgia universities for value

​Georgia Tech finishes tops among Georgia universities for value

Georgia Tech provides the best value among the Peach State’s public and private universities, according to a new study Apr. 08, 11:49 AM

Georgia to ease COVID-19 distancing, gathering restrictions amid vaccine push

Georgia to ease COVID-19 distancing, gathering restrictions amid vaccine push

Gov. Brian Kemp is set to roll back longstanding COVID-19 distancing restrictions in Georgia amid a mix of relief and concern from local businesses and public-health experts. Apr. 13, 1:12 PM

Georgia candidates line up early for key 2022 elections

Georgia candidates line up early for key 2022 elections

​The first wave of candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for key Georgia elective offices including lieutenant governor and secretary of state amid bitter partisan battles over the state’s new election law. Apr. 07, 3:37 PM

Kemp: Hyundai expansion to create 150 new jobs

Kemp: Hyundai expansion to create 150 new jobs

Hyundai TRANSYS Georgia Seating System, LLC, will invest $9 million in expanding their seating manufacturing operations in West Point Apr. 07, 3:34 PM

Elections, police, COVID-19 highlight lawmakers' work in Georgia session

Elections, police, COVID-19 highlight lawmakers' work in Georgia session

Elections, pandemic recovery and the echoes of last summer’s protests against police in Georgia dominated a 2021 legislative session marked by bitter divisions between Georgia’s political parties. Apr. 06, 9:27 AM

Georgia college hazing incidents to be reported in passed General Assembly bill

Georgia college hazing incidents to be reported in passed General Assembly bill

A bill requiring Georgia colleges and universities to report hazing incidents that happen in school clubs like fraternities and sororities passed in the General Assembly Wednesday. Mar. 31, 1:55 PM


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Public-school sports, clubs open to Georgia home-schoolers in passed bill

The bill lets home-schoolers participate in public-school extracurricular activities like athletics, band and theater. Mar. 31, 1:54 PM

​Georgia lawmakers choose permanent daylight saving time

The legislation now heads to Gov. Brian Kemp for his signature. Apr. 02, 2:38 PM

Standard vs. daylight time still unsettled in General Assembly

A debate in the Georgia House and Senate over whether Georgia should observe standard or daylight saving time all year continues to rage entering the last day of this year’s legislative session. Mar. 30, 11:37 AM

Broader special-needs scholarships panned as school vouchers clear General Assembly

Legislation to expand state-funded scholarships for special-needs students to attend Georgia private schools cleared the General Assembly Monday. Mar. 29, 1:50 PM

Georgia election bill signing draws federal lawsuit, lawmaker arrest

The speedy passage and signing of controversial Republican-brought legislation overhauling Georgia mail-in and early voting has drawn a federal lawsuit and the arrest of a Democratic state lawmaker. Mar. 29, 1:47 PM

General Assembly passes cocktails to-go bill

Georgians would be able to buy cocktails to-go under legislation that cleared the General Assembly Monday. Mar. 31, 1:54 PM

Paid parental leave bill clears General Assembly

The Georgia House of Representatives gave final passage Monday to legislation that would let state employees and teachers take up to three weeks of parental paid leave. Mar. 29, 1:44 PM

Training for Georgia drivers on how to act in police traffic stops advances

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Randy Robertson, R-Cataula, would require a school and driver-training course in Georgia to include recommendations on how drivers should act when an officer pulls them over. Mar. 24, 11:18 AM

​Coal ash legislation facing uncertain future

A Georgia Senate committee put off voting Wednesday on a bill to tighten monitoring requirements for ash generated by coal-burning power plants. Mar. 29, 1:47 PM

Georgia lawmakers urge avoiding penalties for vehicle battery maker

Georgia state lawmakers are pushing for an alternative to penalties that would halt construction of a $2.6 billion electric-vehicle battery plant in Jackson County amid trade-secrets theft allegations. Mar. 23, 3:20 PM









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