Maya T. Prabhu, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Maya:

Visitors for Lewis cut off, then reopened, as lines stretched into the night

Artmisha Sheppard, lives in Conyers said she was highly disappointed upon not making it in, She unsuccessfully pleaded with officers to get the line reopened. She, her mom, sister, niece & nephew got in line at 9 p.m. by Memorial Drive. They made it all the way to Washington Street near Mitchell when the line was closed. They thought anyone in line by 10 p.m. would get in. “I think it’s… → Read More

Federal judge throws out Georgia’s anti-abortion law

A federal judge on Monday struck down Georgia’s anti-abortion law approved by the General Asse... → Read More

Georgia governor to sign hate-crimes law on Friday

Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign hate-crimes legislation on Friday just days after state lawmakers brokered a compromise over the proposal after 16 years of debate over whether to extend protections to people who are targeted because of biases. The Republican is set to sign the legislation at the state Capitol at 2 p.m. Kemp said earlier this week he would sign the measure after a customary legal… → Read More

Georgia legislature passes hate crimes bill

The Georgia General Assembly on Tuesday approved hate-crimes legislation, setting Georgia up to have a law on the books that extends protections to people who are targeted because of their race or sexual orientation or religion → Read More

Georgia Democrats plan push to repeal citizen’s arrest, ‘stand your gr

Democratic members of the Georgia House on Thursday announced plans to push the state to change its criminal justice statutes, starting with the repeal of its citizen’s arrest and “stand your ground” laws. House Democratic Leader Bob Trammell of Luthersville said the measures will be part of a package of bills they will pursue when lawmakers return to the Capitol on June 15 to complete the… → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother thanks supporters during #Verzuz event with Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother Wanda Cooper Jones thanked nearly 300,000 Instagram Live viewers for su... → Read More

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan supports passing some form of hate crimes law

Lt. Gov. → Read More

Some Georgia stores to begin taking food stamps for grocery delivery

Georgians who receive food stamps can soon order groceries online from two of the state’s largest sellers now that the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a change in the way the benefits are processed. The new process in Georgia is still in its testing phase, but barring any technological issues, people will be allowed to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits —… → Read More

Georgia officials slowly roll out pandemic food stamp increases

When Gov. Brian Kemp announced last month that Georgia’s more than 1 million food stamp recipients would get additional benefits to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, many expected those funds to appear automatically. But state Division of Family and Children’s Services officials instead are rolling those additional benefits out during the last week of the month to avoid overwhelming grocery… → Read More

Georgia Democratic lawmaker who endorsed Trump abandons plans to resign

A day after announcing his resignation from the Georgia House, Democratic state Rep. → Read More

Georgia Democratic lawmaker announces resignation week after endorsing Trump

A little more than a week after he announced that he was endorsing President Donald Trump, Democrati... → Read More

Georgians stock up on alcohol as residents stay home in face of virus

With bars closed and restaurants suspending eat-in dining as Georgia tries to slow the spread of the... → Read More

Georgia state Sen. Jack Hill has died

State Sen. Jack Hill, who for years has shepherded Georgia’s budget through the Senate, has died. He was 75. Tattnall County Sheriff Kyle Sapp said Hill, a Reidsville Republican, died Monday evening at his office. “He was at his office working and the staff hadn’t communicated with him in a while, so someone went to check on him and found him there at his desk,” Sapp said. Hill’s death is not… → Read More

Florida sheriff blasts Georgia senator for visiting island after COVID-19 diagnosis

A Florida sheriff unleashed a tirade Wednesday against a Georgia state senator who tested positive f... → Read More

Georgia senator's diagnosis sends colleagues into quarantine

All 236 Georgia lawmakers and dozens of the Legislature’s staffers and teenage pages received memos urging them to isolate themselves for two weeks. → Read More

Georgia state senator tests positive for coronavirus

A Georgia state senator has tested positive for the coronavirus and chamber officials have asked the... → Read More

Georgia Senate unanimously approves measure to ban lying

The Georgia Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution that aims to ban those testifying befor... → Read More

Gov. Brian Kemp names Georgia coronavirus task force

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Georgia Senate approves measure aiming to cut down on surprise medical billing

The Georgia Senate on Monday unanimously approved legislation that aims to cut down on surprise medi... → Read More

Bill allowing carry of guns into Georgia sails through House panel

A Georgia House panel on Wednesday approved legislation that aims to allow anyone to bring their firearm into Georgia if he or she has a permit to carry a weapon. Georgia currently operates under what is known as “reciprocity” — where only people from states that allow those with Georgia gun permits to carry the weapons there can bring their guns here. Georgia has the “reciprocity” agreements… → Read More