Special Election Will Be Held For John Lewis' Congressional SeatGovernor Brian Kemp announced Monday the date of the special election required for U.S. House of Representatives District 5, which became vacant with the death of Rep. John Lewis (D-5).
Florida Officials Won't Prosecute People For Not Wearing MasksAt least two Florida counties are under curfew Saturday to fight the spread of coronavirus, just hours after the governor said officials won't punish residents for not wearing face masks.
Georgia Sets Another Coronavirus Record While Mayor And Governor Battle Over Mask MandateKemp and Bottoms have since been clashing on coronavirus guidelines, after Kemp sued the mayor over a mask mandate she ordered for the city. Kemp previously issued an executive order nullifying local mask requirements.
Georgia: Mayors Vs. Governor's Ban On Face Mask MandatesMany mayors across Georgia agree with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Thursday after the state's governor filed a lawsuit against her over the city's mask mandate.
Georgia Governor Kemp Suspends All Local Mask MandatesGeorgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday suspended all local government mask requirement and is “strongly” encouraging all Georgians wear masks instead.
New Coronavirus Epicenter: MiamiWith more than 2,000 patients hospitalized and hundreds in ICUs, "Miami is now the epicenter of the pandemic," one infectious disease expert from Jackson Health System said Monday, comparing the South Florida metropolitan area to the city where the pandemic originated.
Judge Permanently Blocks Georgia ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion BanFederal judges blocked controversial abortion restrictions out of Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, a pair of key victories for abortion rights advocates after a flurry of so-called "heartbeat bans" swept state legislatures last year.
New Record: Florida Sets Most Number of New Coronavirus Cases In Single DayThe Florida Department of Health has announced at least 15,300 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new cases in a single day by any state since the coronavirus pandemic began.
'Perfect Storm Of Distress': Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms About Increase In ShootingsAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that the increase in shootings a in the city is the result of a "perfect storm" of frustration, the coronavirus pandemic and issues with police brutality.
Georgia Gov. Kemp Declares State Of Emergency, Activates National GuardOn Monday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.
Georgia Hits Another Bleak Coronavirus MilestoneGeorgia added nearly 3,000 new cases on July 1 – beating the old record by over 700 new cases.
Rising COVID-19 Cases: Georgia Is One Of 16 States To Pause ReopeningGeorgia Governor Brian Kemp issued two executive orders Monday extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures until July 15 and August 11.
CDC Director: Younger Americans Also Need To Wear MasksA top US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official made another plea Tuesday for Americans -- especially younger ones -- to wear masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus as case numbers surge across much of the country.
Georgia Legislature Passes Hate Crime BillSpurred by public outrage over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the Georgia legislature on Tuesday approved a hate crime bill that will allow enhanced criminal penalties for people who target others because of their race, gender, sexual orientation or other reasons.
Georgia Gov. Kemp Loosens Coronavirus RestrictionsGeorgia Governor Kemp reduces coronavirus restrictions in the following categories: sports, sheltering in place, gatherings, eating and drinking establishments, overnight summer camps, conventions and live performance venues.