Georgia

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….

Georgia Woman Wanted by Prattville Police on Identity Theft Charges

The Prattville Police Department has confirmed the identity of a person wanted for Identity Theft. The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Veronica Lashae Hunter, of Georgia. The suspect is not in custody and is still wanted by law enforcement. Investigators say the suspect was identified by an anonymous tip through CrimeStoppers. On Tuesday, March 10, investigators say Hunter used…

Coronavirus Spreads to 8 Georgia Counties

Health officials say five more people in Georgia have tested positive for COVID-19, and the Centers for Disease Control. That means a total of 17 people in the state have now tested positive, though some of the tests have yet to be confirmed by the CDC. Gov. Brian Kemp said late Monday that the cases are from eight Georgia counties:…

Alabama, Georgia Confirm Cochran to Leave Tide and Join Bulldogs Staff

Georgia announced Monday that former Alabama head strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran is now the Bulldogs’ special teams coordinator. Cochran has been at Alabama since Saban arrived in 2007. Coach Saban Statement on Scott Cochran: “We appreciate Scott’s contribution to our organization over the last 13 years. We can’t thank him enough for his service and dedication to our…

Georgia Injuries Pile Up, Blaylock, Grant Out in Title Game

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock has been ruled out for the remainder of the SEC championship game with a left knee injury. He sustained the injury in the first quarter of the fourth-ranked Bulldogs’ matchup against No. 1 LSU. Georgia was already without injured receiver Lawrence Cager and freshman George Pickens. Pickens was suspended for the first…

Georgia Receiver Dominick Blaylock Out with Knee Injury

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia wide receiver Dominick Blaylock has been ruled out for the remainder of the SEC championship game with a left knee injury. He sustained the injury in the first quarter of the fourth-ranked Bulldogs’ matchup against No. 1 LSU. Georgia was already without injured receiver Lawrence Cager and freshman George Pickens. Pickens was suspended for the first…