Archith Seshadri, WSAV News 3

Archith Seshadri

WSAV News 3

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Archith:

Raffensperger launching investigation into noncitizen voting in Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (WSAV) — A new audit by Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger shows that more than 1,600 non-U.S. citizens tried to register to vote, with 31 being in Chatham County. “We identified it county by county– So we identified if it happened in Gordon county, Chatham county, Dougherty county, Fulton, Dekalb. Obviously, Dekalb had […] → Read More

Gov. Brian Kemp signs Unmask Georgia Students Act

ATLANTA, Ga. (WSAV) — Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 514, or the Unmask Georgia Students Act, at the State capitol on Tuesday, just days before the 2022 legislative session wraps up. The Unmask Georgia Students Act allows parents to decide whether their child should wear a mask at school instead of leaving it up […] → Read More

State lawmakers don’t give the green light to sports betting bills

ATLANTA (WJBF) — State lawmakers have just seven legislative days left before this session ends, and have to ratify a state budget, but several issues have resurfaced, including sports betting and gambling. It’s a topic that’s come up for several years under the gold dome: Sports betting. “When we talk about sports betting what I […] → Read More

State Ethics Commission finds probable cause against Augusta mayor, mayor responds

ATLANTA (WJBF) – The Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission found probable cause for campaign billboard funds used in 2018 against Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis Jr, saying he did not properly register the entity and did not disclose where the money for the billboards came from. It took commissioners nearly 2 hours at a […] → Read More

Georgia lawmakers to vote on Co-Responder Bill in Senate

ATLANTA (WJBF) — Day 19 of the 40-day legislative session is now in the books at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. One bill that is making its way through the state legislature is a “Co-responder” bill which would assign a mental health expert to mitigate crime scenes. State lawmakers say a new co-responder bill […] → Read More

State lawmakers talk jobs, economy at Georgia State Capitol

ATLANTA (WJBF) – State lawmakers discuss a slew of issues under the gold dome to help fund certain areas. In addition to education, health care and public safety, lawmakers say restoring the state’s economy and providing quality jobs is a top priority. State lawmakers want to expand manufacturing jobs and electric vehicle production across Georgia. […] → Read More

Savannah-Chatham leaders talk infrastructure needs in Atlanta

Lawmakers, city council members and business professionals traveled from the Hostess City to Atlanta Thursday for Savannah-Chatham Day at the Georgia State Capitol. → Read More

Georgia DPH monitoring COVID-19 omicron variant, potential effects

ATLANTA (WJBF) — The Georgia Department of Public Health says it is closely monitoring the new omicron COVID-19 variant first detected in southern Africa, but says there are no reported cases in the Peach State at this time. Doctors at Emory University say if you have symptoms of COVID to get tested immediately, adding that […] → Read More

Dream’s Williams apologizes for joking about fight she had

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream guard Courtney Williams apologized Monday for a since-deleted video on YouTube she posted over the weekend in which she joked about a fight she was involved in earlier this year in Atlanta. Footage of the fight, which circulated on social media Sunday, showed Williams and Dream teammate Crystal Bradford throwing […] → Read More

Pfizer gives green light for vaccine in kids 5-11

ATLANTA (WJBF) – Doctors say it’s pivotal to get this younger group vaccinated as head into the fall months which could involve cold, flu and other viruses. New data from Pfizer shows its vaccine is “Safe and well tolerated” for children between the ages of 5 and 11. Dr. Cecil Bennett Medical Director at Newnan Family […] → Read More

Gov. Kemp gives state employees day off to get COVID vaccine

Gov. Brian Kemp has announced additional steps to help Georgia hospitals and encourage — but not require — state employees to get vaccinated in response to an alarming surge in coronavirus cases. → Read More

Delta variant ‘danger zones’: 2 local counties among top 20 in US

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Georgia can count seven counties in the “Top 20 Delta Danger Zones” for the delta variant in the U.S., according to a new report by a national health nonprofit organization. Two of those are in the Coastal Empire: Jeff Davis and Bacon counties. The study by Surgo Ventures found a link […] → Read More

Pandemic delays immunizations for school kids

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – As students head back to in-person learning, doctors say the pandemic is delaying school immunizations and it’s important to get the doses to prevent school outbreaks. State health leaders want you to be aware of a new Georgia law that impacts rising 11th graders. A new Georgia law requires all students […] → Read More

Democrats slam SB 202 at Atlanta Senate hearing

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – National lawmakers rallied in Atlanta where Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Raphael Warnock talked about Georgia’s new voting law, SB 202. The senate hearing lasted 2 hours at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the first field hearing in two decades. The “Protecting the Freedom to Vote” hearing comes […] → Read More

MLB All-Star game kicks off in Denver next week as fight over Georgia’s voting laws continues

ATLANTA (WSAV) — This Tuesday, the MLB all-star game will be played in Denver, instead of Atlanta. The organization pulled the game out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, creating a domino effect for movie studios and other major companies. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the election integrity act in March and […] → Read More

Justice Department sues Georgia over voting laws, Gov. Kemp responds

ATLANTA (WSAV) — The Justice Department is suing Georgia over the state’s new election law, alleging it’s designed to make it harder for Black people to vote. The suit, announced Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland, challenges the law’s new limits on absentee voting and the reduction in ballot drop boxes. “Our complaint alleges that recent […] → Read More

CDC lists Delta variant as ’cause for concern’

"The Delta variant has been shown to be more transmissible than the original COVID-19 virus and there is evidence it may be more severe." → Read More

Senator Ossoff meets with Georgia school superintendents to discuss American Rescue Plan funding

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff met with school superintendents in Atlanta to talk about the impact of the American rescue plan funding and how to get schools restarted to in person learning this fall. The school superintendents say the extra funding will close the literacy gaps in Georgia schools. Georgia will get […] → Read More

EEOC says companies can mandate vaccines for employees

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – With Georgia’s curve flattening, many employers are looking at safe ways to bring people back to the office after working remotely for more than a year. But going back-to-the-office is also sparking debates about vaccines and masks in the work place. The equal employment opportunity commission says companies can mandate that […] → Read More

Gov. Kemp to restrict Georgia public schools from mandating masks

Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to sign an executive order by Friday that would restrict public schools in Georgia from mandating masks. → Read More