SCLC President Charles Steele Jr., center, said he and the NAACP are ready to meet with Gov. Nathan Deal. NAACP attorney Gerald Griggs, left, and Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose, right, held the press conference with Steele to discuss their concerns over Confederate symbols in the state.
Gwinnett County Commissioners voted Tuesday night to ban the construction of new digital billboards in unincorporated Gwinnett, unless a company tears down three static, or paper, billboards first. Digital billboards resemble ballpark jumbo video displays but scroll through several static ads each minute.
Former Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, center, has been monitoring global nuclear issues, risks and threats for years through his nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative. He supports the new nuclear deal with Iran.
Congress has convened hearings this week on the new nuclear agreement reached among Iran, the United States and five other countries. The deal includes restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for an end to some of the toughest sanctions against the country.
Republicans, including both of Georgia's U.S. senators, have expressed either serious doubts or outright opposition to the agreement, and Israel's government has called it a historic mistake.
Decatur residents are concerned. Home prices are rising, and the city is losing its African-American population.
On Monday night, city commissioners voted to approve a $109,000 contract to hold public meetings about how to keep the city diverse, welcoming and affordable over the next six months. The goal is to come up with a Community Action Plan document for city commissioners to adopt.
Drones are displayed at the National Press Club in Washington. The nonprofit Drone Advocates for Public Safety in Atlanta wrote a letter to the governor asking him to exempt law enforcement and emergency responder drones from the 5-mile ban around the state Capitol building's heliport and the Governor's Mansion.
Real estate and media mogul Donald Trump has been in the headlines for weeks now after declaring his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and he’s back in the spotlight today after remarks over the weekend about Arizona Sen. John McCain’s war record.
A political frenzy erupted Saturday after Trump said McCain was not a war hero.
InsiderAdvantage CEO, political columnist and pollster Matt Towery said during an interview on “A Closer Look” that there is a sizable element in the Republican party that “does not care for John McCain at all.”
U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, center, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, arrive at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 after reaching agreement on a nuclear deal.
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage has led to a number of questions on what exactly the ruling will mean for religious leaders who refuse to marry gay couples based on their religious convictions.
When it comes to pastors and other religious leaders in Georgia, a lawmaker has proposed a pastor protection bill that would prevent the government from forcing church leaders to perform same-sex marriages.
A group of residents in Fayette County is continuing to wage a fight against the county's voting procedures.
On Tuesday night, the Fayette County Board of Elections voted 2-1 to proceed with at-large voting to fill a county commission seat after the recent death of the county’s first black commissioner.
Two years ago, a federal judge ordered the county to implement district-voting and to create a minority district, saying the county’s at-large voting method prevented black voters from choosing a candidate of their choice.
Former President Jimmy Carter isn’t slowing down. At 90-years-old, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian and former Georgia governor is still working through his Atlanta-based Carter Center to eradicate diseases in some of the most impoverished places in the world and to ensure free elections in countries across the globe.
Carter, the 39th President of the United States, won the presidency in 1976; then he lost his re-election bid to Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker waves to supporters after announcing that he is running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at the Waukesha County Expo Center July 13, 2015, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The untimely death of Georgia artist Andy Davis last weekend in a traffic accident in Henry County has left the future of a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the grounds of the state Capitol uncertain.
After years of lobbying by African-American leaders, Gov. Nathan Deal finally agreed to the statue and chose Davis last month to create a likeness of King for the Capitol’s Liberty Plaza.
Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Democrat from Columbus, was also selected by Deal as a coordinator for the project.
Jeff Crowell is the owner of funeral homes in Peachtree Corners and Buford. His funeral home in Buford already has a crematory installed, and he's trying to install a crematory at his funeral home in Peachtree Corners.
But Republican Sen. Brandon Beach of Alpharetta says he plans to file a bill to double the distance allowed between a crematory and residential area from 1,000 to 2,000 feet.
"That means you've got to be a half a mile from any home," Crowell says. "Where in the world can you find a place in metro-Atlanta where you're that far away from a home?"
On Wednesday, the U.S. Army announced plans to cut manpower by 40,000 soldiers nationwide over the next two years.
A total of 4,350 soldier positions would be lost in Georgia, at Fort Benning, Fort Stewart and Fort Gordon.
That was just one development in what has been a busy week in Washington, D.C. A deadline is approaching for the nuclear negotiations with Iran, and Republican presidential candidates are considering how to respond to fellow candidate Donald Trump's controversial comments on Mexican immigrants.
The deadline for negotiations with Iran over a nuclear deal is Friday. Other deadlines in negotiations have already come and gone. The United States is among the group known as the P5 + 1 trying to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
Members of Congress have expressed concern over the secretive nature of the negotiations. They are also at odds with President Barack Obama over the talks and issues relating to a possible nuclear agreement.
Congress has until the end of the month to find a way to replenish the ailing Highway Trust Fund. If federal lawmakers don’t reach an agreement, it could affect Georgia highway projects.
The state says it has the $300 million needed to move forward with road projects for the next two months. But if Congress can't figure out a short- or long-term fix for highway funding, Georgia would have to delay a number of the projects it has planned for the rest of the year.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, from left, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum gather on stage after speak at the Homeschool Iowa's Capitol Day April 9, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee are going head-to-head for evangelical votes.
The two men shared a stage Sunday at the Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia, where they told hundreds of members that the United States is favored by God and that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path. Both men cited the Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage as proof.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has been elected to head the southern region of the National Association of Attorneys General.
Olens' office said in a news release Monday that Olens was elected chair by attorneys general from the other southern states during the national organization's meeting earlier this month in San Diego.
The organization's southern region includes 13 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.
Three Cobb County residents opposed the authorization and appealed a Cobb County Superior Court ruling approving the bond issuance to the high court.
The unanimous opinion published Monday says an intergovernmental contract used to authorize the bonds is valid, that the issuance of the bonds does not violate Georgia's Constitution or revenue bond laws and that the process used to validate the bonds was not improper.
The Supreme Court has upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions.
The justices on Monday voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
The drug was used in executions in Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma in 2014 that took longer than usual and raised concerns that it did not perform its intended task of putting inmates into a coma-like sleep.