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More than 21,000 Guard members from 50 states headed to D.C.

WASHINGTON — Wednesday’s presidential inauguration ceremony may have a scaled-down audience due to the pandemic, but the security presence on hand to ensure it...

King’s words echo in state Capitol as ceremony heralds holiday memorials

Georgia’s top political leaders said Martin Luther King Jr.’s messages from six decades ago still resonate loudly in a tumultuous time of a deadly...

Biden pledges massive vaccine uptick as states struggle to deliver shots

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Friday sketched out his proposal for overhauling the country’s slow and uneven effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19, pledging...

Grocery store pharmacies now offering vaccines

Governor Brian Kemp today thanked the growing team of grocery store and supermarket companies operating in Georgia who are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to their...

Biden unveils $1.9 trillion emergency aid to fight COVID, economic crises

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice...

Kemp unveils plan to undo some budget cuts, recover from 2020 woes

Gov. Brian Kemp’s new spending proposals will undo some of the cuts to public education made last year, attempt to spur economic growth in...

Kemp teases budget plans with COVID economic damage in spotlight

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says the budget he plans to unveil Thursday will include new funding aimed at rebuilding the state’s tourism industry, which...

President Trump impeached for ‘inciting’ U.S. Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting violent rioters last week who rampaged...

New federal vaccine rules could punish Georgia’s slow rollout

Gov. Brian Kemp urged Georgians struggling to get a COVID-19 vaccine to stay patient as the state deals with early technical glitches and supply...

Georgia university chief announces retirement after year jolted by COVID

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced Tuesday he will retire July 1, capping a long career in Georgia’s higher education wrapping up...

More than 170 cases opened in federal probe of U.S. Capitol attack

WASHINGTON - Almost a week after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, top officials at the FBI and Department of Justice held their...

Georgia lawmakers return to Capitol with COVID, security on their minds

State lawmakers raised their right hands Monday and swore an oath through face masks as the General Assembly started a new session in the...