Claire Simms, FOX 5 Atlanta

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Past articles by Claire:

Georgia taxpayers to see refunds, credits after state budget passed, Kemp says

This budget also gives money back to taxpayers for the second year in a row. → Read More

State lawmaker proposes changes to Georgia runoff threshold

Currently, a candidate must earn 50% plus one additional vote to win outright and avoid a runoff election/ → Read More

Deliberations to continue for fourth day in Sheriff Victor Hill trial

Wednesday will mark the fourth day of deliberations in the trial of suspended Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. → Read More

Jury deliberates in case of suspended Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill

The prosecution and defense presented their closing arguments Friday morning. → Read More

First day of testimony in Sheriff Victor Hill trial

Testimony began Thursday in the trial of suspended Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. → Read More

Mother of teen ejected, killed in police chase says he was helping a wounded friend: 'Now he's gone'

Shakeena Clotter said someone shot at her son outside an East Point apartment and he told her he was driving to find help for his wounded friend. Georgia State Patrol said a trooper tried to stop the car, which sped off onto the Downtown Connector, leading to a chase. → Read More

Trump advisor seeks to clarify Fulton County grand jury subpoena

Boris Epshteyn, an attorney for the 2020 Trump-Pence campaign and current legal counsel to President Donald Trump, filed an emergency motion Tuesday asking for a court order clarifying the types of questions he will be asked when he appears before the Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury. → Read More

Georgia House committee considers benefits of 'magic mushrooms' for veterans with PTSD

Georgians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) already qualify for the state's medical cannabis oil program, but state lawmakers are now considering the potential benefits of psilocybin, commonly known as "magic mushrooms," for military veterans. → Read More

'Great results' from Georgia's new sex assault kit tracking system

Tuesday marks two months since Georgia launched a new online tracking system for sexual assault evidence kits. → Read More

Midtown Atlanta shooting suspect went to former lawyer's home after attack

A camera inside the taxi showed Raissa Kengne give the driver the address of a home near an Atlanta golf club. → Read More

Trump election probe: Giuliani now a 'target' of Fulton special grand jury

Attorney Robert Costello confirmed to FOX 5 that Fulton County Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade called his Georgia-based attorney, Bill Thomas, to notify him Monday. → Read More

Gov. Kemp unveils tax break proposals, Abrams critical

The plans would give roughly $2 billion back to Georgia taxpayers. → Read More

Former Morrow police chief dies unexpectedly, community honors career of service

Chief James "Jimmy" Callaway, 47, passed away unexpectedly Monday while in Savannah for a GGIA conference. → Read More

Fulton County animal shelter overcrowded, in 'crisis'

The shelter was built back in 1978 to accommodate 80 animals. They currently have 376 dogs alone. → Read More

Douglas County shooting victim crashes into car trying to get to hospital

Evidence markers at the scene Friday showed multiple rounds were fired during the incident. → Read More

Georgia Senate race: Candidate Herschel Walker 'ready' to debate Raphael Warnock, comes short of commitment

U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker said he wants to debate Georgia's Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock. → Read More

Inflation pushes more shoppers to pay-what-you-can grocery in Atlanta

The Grocery Spot is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. → Read More

DUI charges dismissed after Forest Park police arrest woman with 0.000 BrAC

Kaila Mills was arrested for DUI on Feb. 13. Five month later, those charges have been dropped. → Read More

DeKalb elections board postpones primary certification

Election workers started the hand count Sunday and continued Monday, finally wrapping up around midnight. → Read More

Watch Live: Marjorie Taylor Greene takes stand in re-election lawsuit

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene will take the stand today in a hearing over whether she can run for re-election to the House. → Read More