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What does the loss of Roe v. Wade mean for Athens?

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its decision on Roe v. Wade, the 49-year-old landmark case that granted American citizens the Constitutional right to abortion. The moment the opinion was released, it sent shockwaves that rolled from Washington D.C. across the entire United States. This ruling reverses the courts’...
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Sen. Warnock accepts invitation to debate hosted by WTOC

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Sen. Raphael Warnock’s campaign announced Thursday that he’s accepted WTOC’s invitation to debate Herschel Walker in the race for Warnock’s US Senate seat. Rev. Warnock also accepted invitations to two other debates, one in Atlanta and the other in Macon. In a...
Washington Examiner

At-risk Democrats distance themselves from Biden ahead of midterm elections

Democratic darlings Stacey Abrams and Sen. Raphael Warnock have recently released a slate of policy proposals on energy, crime, and abortion rights in an effort to energize their party's base and turn the political conversation away from President Joe Biden's dismal approval ratings and toward their plan for Georgians as they head into tough midterm matchups.

Georgia receives $1.25M Carnival Cruise settlement

ATLANTA – The State of Georgia has obtained a multistate settlement with Carnival Cruise Line involving a breach in data. Attorney General Chris Carr announced that the State of Georgia, along with 45 other attorneys general, has obtained a $1.25 million multistate settlement with Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line stemming from a 2019 data breach that involved the personal information of approximately 180,000 Carnival employees and customers nationwide. Georgia is positioned to receive $29,399.10 from the settlement.

Ga DNR Reminds Georgians to Stay Safe This Boating Season

As temperatures rise with the official beginning of summer and more Georgians take to the state’s waterways to cool off, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is highlighting the importance of boating safety. Each year, an average of 650 people die in boating-related accidents in the United States. More...
Jones County News

Roe v. Wade overturned: What does that mean for Georgia?

ATLANTA - The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion Friday, heralding a new era for dealing with a controversial issue that has split the nation for decades. “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion,” Associate Justice Samuel Alito stated in the 6-3...

ROUNDUP: Georgians react to Roe v. Wade being overturned

Top Georgia officials are reacting to the historic but expected U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade which guaranteed a woman's right to an abortion. "We're angry, we are heartbroken, especially for the patients who now find themselves living in an abortion desert, or in states is now severely restricted," said Lauren Frazier, Spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Southeast. "While we have been anticipating this day and doing everything that we can to prepare for it and to prepare patients and supporters for this moment, it doesn't make it any less devastating."

What happens now to Georgia’s 2019 anti-abortion law?

By Ross Williams, Georgia Recorder This article first appeared in the Georgia Recorder, republished with permission. This story was updated at 5:45 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court’s decision Friday overturning Roe v. Wade began a major shift in Georgians’ future access to abortion, but how exactly that shift will play out remains to be seen.

Georgia democrats react to SCOTUS decision

ATLANTA, GA- In response to the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, which undoes the precedent set in Roe v. Wade, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Congresswoman Nikema Williams released the following statement:. “Today’s devastating Supreme Court decision has paved the way for Republicans in many states to roll...
Albany Herald

Lee, state, federal officials celebrate broadband project

LEESBURG — Making good on its commitment to leave no town behind, Kinetic has kicked off a project to deliver fiber internet service to more than 4,000 homes and businesses in Lee County. The project is part of the working agreement with Sumter EMC of Americus. Windstream’s project investment...
CBS 46

Legal analyst Page Pate talks about US Supreme Court abortion ruling

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - In a concurring opinion released today, Justice Clarence Thomas said that the Supreme Court should reconsider its past rulings codifying rights to contraception access, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage. That leaves many people wondering if today’s ruling by the Supreme Court opens the door for justices...

Why is Walker tied with Warnock in Georgia senate race despite questions about his credibility?

As the Senate race in Georgia heats up, a recent poll shows that U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican football legend Herschel Walker are deadlocked. According to a poll conducted by East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research, the two candidates are tied at 46 percent, with Sen. Warnock, also the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, being more favorable among Black voters and Walker appealing more to the white vote.