Hurricane Matthew is predicted to slam into Florida and then rake Georgia and South Carolina. Gov. Nathan Deal encouraged residents of six coastal Georgia counties to evacuate on Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew charted a course toward the Atlantic coast, warning that torrential rainfall and strong winds could cause widespread damage along low-lying areas.
Attorney General Sam Olens. (AJC/Hyosub Shin) The appointment of Attorney General Sam Olens as the next president of Kennesaw State University is now as close to a gimme putt as a gubernatorial endorsement can make it.
Michael McLean sets up to play his guitar for money near a billboard showing a picture of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton advertising a Democratic Presidential debate at the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino in October 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A satellite image of Hurricane Matthew. Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for much of coastal Georgia on Tuesday as Hurricane Matthew menaced the nation’s east coast, forcing state officials to ready evacuation plans and sending residents along the shore scurrying for supplies.
An eagle-eyed reader noticed a glaring similarity between the 2012 legal complaint targeting the charter school constitutional amendment, which was ultimately dismissed, and the lawsuit filed last week targeting this year’s school takeover ballot initiative.
Gov. Nathan Deal walks in with Rep. Stacey Evans, D-Smyrna. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM Sam Olens’ likely ascension to the presidency of Kennesaw State University has painted a juicy target on whomever Gov.
Bill Weld, left, and Gary Johnson in Philadelphia. (Photo by Bill McCay/Getty Images) Libertarian vice presidential candidate Bill Weld won’t be on the stage Tuesday when Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the Great Running Mate Debate.
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 03: The White House is seen during the South by South Lawn, a White House festival of ideas, art, and action, October 3, 2016 at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC.
Cory Booker had quite a 24 hours in Atlanta. The U.S. senator, a New Jersey Democrat, Snap’d, stumped and raised cash for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and, befitting his role as the party’s millennial-in-chief, he did it all to help pull younger voters to the polls.
AP/Wayne Parry Consider this another sure-fire sign that the push to legalize gambling will resurface next year: James Murren, the chief executive of MGM Resorts International, is slated to speak Monday at the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
Hillary Clinton hugs Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in February 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM With polls showing Donald Trump widening his lead in Georgia, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has a plea for Hillary Clinton’s campaign: Show us the money.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Monday’s debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump captured at least 84 million viewers, making it the most-watched presidential debate in U.
Donald Trump and Brandon Phillips. WSB-TV. Donald Trump’s Georgia campaign director stepped down Tuesday after he was confronted with a report by Channel 2 Action News revealing his past criminal record.
Newly naturalized citizens including Perla Freed (foreground), originally from Honduras, give the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America during their naturalization ceremony at the USCIS Atlanta Field Office in June.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the first presidential debate. AP photo. Hempstead, N.Y. – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton unloaded on each other Monday in the first presidential debate, clashing from the start of the much-anticipated showdown after months of sniping and taunting each other on the campaign trail.
HEMPSTEAD, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) shake hands after the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016, ATLANTA : Grady High School debate team member Harrison Gray listens to Monday’s debate between Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump while watching with other debate members at Grady High School Monday, September 26, 2016.
HEMPSTEAD, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Moderator Lester Holt listens during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was hosting a debate watch party tonight at the Gathering Spot. But that didn’t the Democrat from cheering on Hillary Clinton and chiding Donald Trump on Twitter, one of Reed’s favorite mediums.
CNN broadcasters, including Wolf Blitzer, center, in the media area as final preparations were underway for the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.
U.S. Sen. David Perdue. AJC file/John Spink, email@example.com Hempstead, N.Y. – U.S. Sen. David Perdue lamented the absence of two four-letter words in the presidential race, and he wasn’t making any predictions about what a candidate might let slip at the first presidential debate.
Gov. Nathan Deal and Donald Trump Hempstead, N.Y. – Perhaps the biggest question ahead of Monday’s first presidential debate is which Donald Trump will show up: The freewheeling, insult-spouting candidate who won over the hearts of Republican primary voters or the relatively more measured candidate who surfaced after the July conventions.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. AP file. Hempstead, N.Y. – A flurry of polls were released ahead of Monday’s presidential debate, and most told the same story: Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are in a virtual dead heat before their first showdown.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. AP file. Hempstead, N.Y. – A Super Bowl-sized audience is expected to tune in as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off Monday at Hofstra University in the first of three presidential debates.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. AP file. The first of three high-stakes presidential debates is set for Monday, giving millions of voters who did not cast their ballots for either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton their closest look at the contest for the White House.
Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia on July 28. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) The young, liberal voters who flocked to major-party candidates in 2012 are increasingly flirting with third-party contenders, giving Republican Donald Trump an added edge in Georgia.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. AP file. Republican Donald Trump is clinging to a narrow lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Georgia in a poll released Friday by Channel 2 Action News, thanks in part to overwhelming support from male voters.
U.S Senate Democratic candidate Jim Barksdale. Brant Sanderlin, firstname.lastname@example.org Trailing badly in the polls and scorned by some top Democrats, Jim Barksdale shook up his Senate campaign Friday by hiring a new manager with close ties to Bernie Sanders.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. Kent D. Johnson, email@example.com A new poll of likely Georgia voters shows Johnny Isakson with his most commanding lead yet over Democrat Jim Barksdale as he looks to secure a third term in the Senate this fall.
Gov. Nathan Deal at the unveiling of his proposal in September for a 20 percent pay hike for state law enforcement officers and an overhaul of police training to include more courses on use of force and community policing.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed went toe-to-toe Thursday with a Cleveland pastor over Donald Trump’s recent comments that “our African-American communities absolutely in the worst shape they’ve ever been in before, ever, ever, ever.
U.S Senate Democratic candidate Jim Barksdale. Brant Sanderlin, firstname.lastname@example.org Democrat Jim Barksdale has escalated his attacks against opponent Johnny Isakson in recent weeks, unveiling a new ad targeting the Republican on trade deals and a website tracking his missed committee hearings over the years.
September 21, 2016 ATLANTA: Anne Holton, wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, makes the first phone call to kick off a phone banking event for Hillary Clinton at Amelie’s French Bakery on Wednesday, Sept.
Hillary Clinton checks her email. Associated Press Two thoughts crossed many Republican minds when personal emails from the Democratic National Committee were hacked and then leaked: Glee at a jaw-dropping embarrassment for their political nemesis, and horror that the same could happen to them.
An AJC file photo from a gun rights protest. Here’s a new wrinkle in the ongoing gun debate, courtesy of The Guardian: Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for every American adult, according to the most definitive portrait of US gun ownership in two decades.
A QuikTrip station in Smyrna with an out of gas sign. AJC/John Spink. Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Monday preventing gas stations from significantly hiking fuel prices after a pipeline spill in Alabama led to long lines and dry pumps across north Georgia, echoing an existing state law that already bans price gouging.
Jody Cooley, of Barrow County, with his AR-15.(Channel 2 Action News screenshot) He’s back: Jim Cooley, and his campaign to bring his AR-15 to an array of provocative places in Georgia, was featured in the Washington Post over the weekend.
U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Jim Barksdale. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) Democrat Jim Barksdale gave Republicans a bit of bulletin-board material when he told WUOG that “capitalism just doesn’t work very well.