Georgia

  • Georgia school brings back paddling to punish students under parental consent!

    A Georgia school is reportedly bringing back paddling to punish students.  (iStock) A school in Georgia that takes disciplining their students “very seriously” has reportedly instilled a corporal punishment policy in which parents can consent to having their child hit with a paddle. The Georgia School for Innovation and...
  • Georgia County Rejects Plan To Close Nearly All Its Polling Places!

    Officials in a rural southwest Georgia county on Friday voted down a proposal to close nearly all of its polling places amid criticism that doing so would discriminate against African-Americans living there. The county’s board of elections and registration in Randolph County rejected the proposal to close seven of the...
  • Georgia senator says he has no problem if Trump used n-word in the past

    A Georgia state senator said he would not have an issue if President Donald Trump used the n-word in the past. Republican Georgia state senator Michael Williams spoke Saturday morning on CNN with Victor Blackwell. Williams also said he thinks it sets a bad precedent to hold a president...
  • Civil Rights Icon and Longest Serving Congressional Democrat Hospitalized

    (CNN) Civil rights icon and Georgia congressman Rep. John Lewis has been hospitalized but is expected to be released Sunday, his spokeswoman says. Spokeswoman Brenda Jones told CNN that Lewis is under routine observation but she did not give details of the nature of his illness or where he...
  • Georgia law banning drivers from holding phones has taken effect!

     A new law that took effect Sunday in Georgia bans all drivers from holding phones while behind the wheel. The measure is aimed at reducing distracted driving, which experts say is responsible for the majority of traffic crashes. Cellphones are considered a major distraction. The goal of the new law is to...
  • The Georgia GOP Governor’s Primary Focuses On Guns And Immigration

    WASHINGTON – The race for Georgia’s Republican gubernatorial nomination is all about the culture war. The three leading candidates have aired ads showing themselves wielding rifles and handguns. One declared he owned a “big truck” just in case he needed to round up criminal illegals and “take them home...
  • Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County

    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Channel 2 Action News has learned world-famous rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Henry County. Henry County police told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes that T.I. was arrested around 4 a.m. According to police, T.I. — whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr. —...
  • Feds: Family-run travel agency stole $1 million from churches

    SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The brother and sister behind a troubled Sandy Springs travel agency have been indicted on federal charges, accused of scamming church groups across the country. Beth and Andy Greenhill ran Mission Trip Airfare. For years, the company offered religious groups affordable airfare to travel to...
  • Ex-Georgia cop gets 18 months in prison; told drug dealer about FBI wiretap

    ATLANTA – A former Cartersville police officer was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Friday for notifying drug traffickers that the FBI was conducting a court-authorized wiretap of their phones, authorities said. Bryson-Taylor Wayne Banks, 31, of Calhoun, will also serve three years of supervised release after his...