Officials: Georgia man sentenced to die kills self in prison
A Georgia man who was recently sentenced to death in the killings of two corrections officers during an escape attempt five years ago has died in prison of an apparent suicide, corrections officials said. Prison guards found Ricky Dubose unresponsive in his cell at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, according to a Department of Corrections news release. The coroner at the prison declared Dubose dead at 5:56 p.m.news.yahoo.com
Georgia Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams explains the change in her position on abortion: There is 'no place in that medical decision for ideology or for politicians'
"I understand the sincere concerns. But those are religious concerns, or often concerns driven by personal morality," Abrams said in a CNN interview.news.yahoo.com
Murder conviction overturned in Georgia hot car death case
Georgia’s highest court on Wednesday overturned the murder and child cruelty convictions against a man whose toddler son died after he left him in a hot car for hours, saying the jury saw evidence that was “extremely and unfairly prejudicial.”
Hot and dry today, Record highs possible tomorrow
Hot and dry this afternoon. Temperatures will be shy of record range in Jacksonville today, but record highs may be possible across southeast Georgia. The onshore flow returns this afternoon keeping the sandy shore a little cooler. Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies tonight. Widespread record temperatures possible tomorrow.
Georgia GOP picks Collins and McCormick in Congress runoffs
Georgia Republicans chose their nominees in two heavily GOP districts in Tuesday runoffs. In the 10th Congressional District east of Atlanta, Mike Collins beat former Democrat Vernon Jones. In suburban Atlanta’s 6th District, Rich McCormick beat Jake Evans.
'Nowhere I feel safe': Election officials recount threats
A former Georgia election worker in gripping testimony has told the House Jan. 6 committee about the onslaught of threats that she and her family received after former President Trump and his allies falsely accused her and her mother of pulling fraudulent ballots from a suitcase.
Black woman Trump falsely accused of carrying ‘suitcases’ full of ballots to testify at Jan. 6 hearings
Actions surrounding former President Donald Trump’s loss in the state of Georgia will take center stage Tuesday during the January […] The post Black woman Trump falsely accused of carrying ‘suitcases’ full of ballots to testify at Jan. 6 hearings appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Texas Republicans adopt far-right platform rejecting Biden's election, reserving right to secede
The Texas Republican Party passed a resolution over the weekend rejecting the 2020 election, calling President Biden the "acting" president, and outlining policy goals that include overturning same-sex marriage and possibly seceding from the United States. CBS News political correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns joins anchors Tanya Rivero and Tony Dokoupil with details.news.yahoo.com
Georgia's Raffensperger among witnesses for next 1/6 hearing
The House Jan. 6 committee is expected to hear testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about the extraordinary pressure he faced from former President Donald Trump to “find 11,780” votes that could flip the state to prevent Joe Biden’s election victory.
Georgia city official resigns after Confederate shop reopens
A city councilman in Georgia has resigned to protest the reopening of a Confederate souvenir shop that sells images with racial slurs and dolls and statues that caricature Black people, news outlets reported. Kennesaw Councilman James “Doc” Eaton said he wanted no part of the city's decision to issue a business license to the downtown store. “It breaks my heart to have to do it,” Eaton told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.news.yahoo.com
Showers and storms tonight, a hot start to the weekend
It was hotter earlier this week compared to today. I shouldn’t be so trite since it means little when it’s still in the low 90s this afternoon. The bottom line it’s a roaster but at least the heat advisories are not flagged today. Tomorrow they may return. Get ready to be blasted harder Saturday as the hottest day of the season is anticipated with upper 90s in JAX.
U.S. Supreme Court spurns Republican bid to defend Trump immigration rule
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid by Republican state officials to take over the legal defense of a hardline immigration rule imposed under former President Donald Trump barring permanent residency for immigrants deemed likely to need government benefits.news.yahoo.com
Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock: The preacher and the politician
The Georgia Democrat, both the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and a U.S. Senator in Washington, talks about using politics as a tool for change, running for re-election, and how he seeks to convince Georgians to continue to have faith.cbsnews.com
Some in Ga. GOP want closed primaries after Trump picks lose
Some Republican activists are calling for abolishing Georgia's open primary system, complaining that too many Democrats crossed over to vote in the state's GOP primary against candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The five statewide GOP incumbents whom Trump had targeted for defeat — including Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — ended up winning their primary elections.news.yahoo.com
Activists say cyber agency weakens voting tech advisory
The nation’s leading cybersecurity agency has released a final version of an advisory it previously sent state officials on voting machine vulnerabilities in Georgia and other states that voting integrity activists say weakens a security recommendation on using barcodes to tally votes.
Justice Department Secures Settlement Against Dekalb County, Georgia, After Officials Terminated a Sexual Harassment Complainant
The Civil Rights Division stands ready to vigorously enforce the law when employees who complain about sexual harassment are subject to retaliation.”“Discrimination in the workplace is toxic,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan of the Northern District of Georgia. According to the lawsuit, on advice of a high-level county official, the director extended Brooks’ probation by three months instead. Under the settlement agreement, submitted for court entry and approval, the county will pay Brooks $190,000 for lost wages and compensatory damages. The full and fair enforcement of Title VII is a top priority of the Justice Department’s Employment Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division and the jurisdiction of the Employment Litigation Section is available on its websites at www.justice.gov/crt/ and www.justice.gov/crt/employment-litigation-section.justice.gov