Georgia

Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia’s top elections official has certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the presidential race in the state. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified the results Friday after a hand count of ballots affirmed Biden’s lead over Republican President Donald Trump. Raffensperger said during a news conference Friday that he believes the numbers his office has presented…

Alabama, Saban react to Georgia win as Tennessee prep begins

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama football’s Mac Jones was selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The honor is Jones’ second this season as the redshirt junior also picked up league honors following the Texas A&M matchup.= Offensive Player of the Week Mac Jones Guided Alabama to a commanding 41-24 win over then-No….

Nick Saban tests Negative for Covid19 on Thursday

Friday Statement from Alabama and Jeff Allen: “Coach Saban was evaluated again today by Dr. Robinson. He continues to be asymptomatic and without fever. We are continuing to follow the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force Protocol for testing asymptomatic positives. A PCR test was repeated Thursday by the SEC appointed lab and was negative. For clarification,…

Harris is SEC Player of the Week, Alabama reacts to Ole Miss and Georgia

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama football’s Najee Harris was selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. The honor is Harris’ first this season. Offensive Player of the Week Najee Harris The senior running back turned in a career effort with 248 all-purpose yards against Ole Miss Rushed for program-high tying and career-best five touchdowns…

Georgia Governor Explicitly Voids Mask Orders in 15 Localities

ATLANTA (AP) –  Doing the complete opposite of Gov. Ivey in Alabama, Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp is explicitly banning Georgia’s cities and counties from ordering people to wear masks in public. He’s voiding orders that at least 15 local governments across the state had adopted even though Kemp had earlier said cities and counties had no power to order masks….

Jay-Z’s Team Roc Calls for Fast Action in Ahmaud Arbery Case

ATLANTA (AP) – The social justice arm of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is calling on Georgia officials to take quick action in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who authorities said was killed by two white men as he ran through a Georgia neighborhood. Musicians Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Alicia Keys, Mario “Yo Gotti” Mims, and others signed…

Two Men Arrested in Death of Ahmaud Arbery; A Case That’s Gained National Attention

BRUNSWICK, GA: On May 7th, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.  The McMichaels were taken into custody and will be booked into the Glynn County Jail. On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was in the Satilla Shores neighborhood…

Amazon Creating 800 Jobs with New Facility in Georgia

Amazon has announced it will open a facility in Georgia that will create 800 jobs in the state. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office says the new warehouse based in Columbia County will ship small orders, including books, toys, and household goods. Kemp says he’s excited for the new operation. A Columbia County official says the new facility will be the…

Georgia: Pregnant Woman Dead from Gunshot to the Head

Sheriff’s deputies in Georgia are investigating the shooting death of a pregnant woman after her 11-year-old son found her unresponsive in her bed. The Bibb County chief coroner, Leon Jones, identified her as 36-year-old Melanie Powell of Macon. Deputies said Powell was shot in the head. The death was reported to authorities Sunday and is being investigated as a homicide….