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UPDATE (Thursday, August 6 at 3 p.m.): Georgia COVID-19 tracker

Here are Georgia’s latest confirmed numbers from the Department of Public Health.

Federal report accuses Georgia congressman of misusing funds

A U.S. House of Representatives report concludes that a Georgia congressman used campaign funds to pay for membership, green fees and meals at two exclusive golf courses.

Georgia governor signs new law to protect police

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is signing into law a new measure providing additional legal protections to police officers.

Gov. Kemp extends Public Health State of Emergency, COVID-19 safety measures

Governor Brian Kemp Friday signed two executive orders extending the state's Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.

Virus patients to be sent to giant Georgia convention center

Georgia governor Brian Kemp says one of the nation’s largest convention centers will reopen on Monday with “surge beds” to treat COVID-19 patients.

Georgia ranks number 1 in film production by Business Facilities Magazine

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- After Georgia-lensed productions received nearly 50 total 2020 Emmy Award nominations, Governor Brian Kemp announced that Georgia ranks the number...

Georgia city’s mayor arrested on theft, fraud charges

A Georgia city’s mayor has been arrested on theft and fraud charges.

Governor Kemp honors late Congressman John Lewis

ATLANTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp attended a service honoring Congressman John Lewis as he lies in the...

Braves’ Markakis returns 3 weeks after opting out of season

Nick Markakis is returning to the Atlanta Braves three weeks after announcing he was opting out of the season due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis to lie in repose at Georgia Capitol

ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis will lie in repose at the Georgia capitol in his hometown of Atlanta in one of the last memorial...

Georgia gov, Atlanta to continue mediation on mask order

Georgia’s governor has withdrawn a request for an emergency order to block the state’s largest city from ordering people to wear masks in public or imposing other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic while a lawsuit on the matters is pending.

Atlanta police: Woman intentionally rammed car, killing baby

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say they've detained a woman accused of intentionally ramming her car into a vehicle carrying her infant daughter and...
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