State & National News

Some states forge ahead with COVID-19 booster shots for all adults

WASHINGTON (GA Recorder) — Federal health officials are expected as soon as Friday to expand access to COVID-19 booster shots to all American adults. But...

Travis McMichael defends shooting Arbery, testifies he feared for his life

(GA Recorder) — Ahmaud Arbery’s killer testified during his murder trial Wednesday that he feared for his life when he fired the fatal shots,...

Georgia Republicans release a congressional redistricting map, adding another likely GOP seat

Republicans in the Georgia legislature finally unveiled a joint redistricting map that would drastically alter Atlanta's northern suburbs to create another likely Republican seat...

Prosecution rests in trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery

Prosecutors rested their case Tuesday in the trial of three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery after the jury saw graphic...

Georgia sues over fed’s nursing home vaccine mandate; staff shortage persists

Gov. Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr continued Georgia’s feud over federal vaccine mandates that now extend to workers in hospitals, nursing homes,...

GOP lawmakers vow national push for ‘parents’ rights’ in public schools

WASHINGTON (GA Recorder) — Republican lawmakers and Virginia parents trying to capitalize on their success in the November election on Tuesday gathered across from...

Federal judge sides with GOP states over limits on tax cuts in COVID relief...

WASHINGTON (GA Recorder) — A federal judge in Alabama has ruled in favor of Republican attorneys general in 13 states — including Iowa, Florida,...

Kemp, Carr sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate for health care workers

Governor Brian Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr have filed another lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates, this time for health care workers. The...

Shotgun caused gaping hole in Arbery’s chest, heavy bleeding

The shotgun blasts that hit Ahmaud Arbery punched a gaping hole in his chest and unleashed massive bleeding, a medical examiner testified Tuesday as...

Biden signs $1.2T infrastructure bill, says ‘America is moving again’

WASHINGTON (GA Recorder) — President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill during a ceremony at the White House...

GOP lawmakers stake out wins in Atlanta suburbs as state-level redistricting wraps

New district maps for both chambers of Georgia’s Legislature await Gov. Brian Kemp’s pen after the House gave its approval to the Senate’s mapping...

Both Georgia legislative maps await Kemp’s signature. Final congressional map is expected soon, too

A House vote of 96-70 along party lines sent the Senate legislative redistricting map to the governor’s desk — joining the House map approved...