Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
November 8, 2006
Atlanta -- Georgia was a rare bright spot for the Republican Party, which staggered under a Democratic onslaught in many other parts of the country.
Republicans dominated 129 of Georgia's 159 counties. Governor Sonny Perdue cruised to re-election, and Republicans won in all but a handful of statewide races. Georgia Democratic Party leaders are already talking about rebuilding the party for the future.
After Mark Taylor made his concession speech and announced he was leaving politics, many Georgia Democratic leaders privately admitted their Party is in crisis. State Representative Winfred Dukes said "well, we definitely have had a better night. We were expecting more."
Attorney General Thurbert Baker won re-election, but his little-known Republican challenger picked up 42 percent of the vote. Baker said the Georgia Democratic party needs to rebuild. Baker said "what we have to do, certainly now, is to go back and see where we have had some success. To see what things have not gone as well,. Take the successes and make them even better."
Dukes said "we're looking forward to coming in and rebuilding on some of the goods things we have done. And try to see if we can make our party better."
With a Republican Governor and Lieutenant Governor and GOP Majorities in the state house and senate, Democrats were talking about working with Republicans. Labor Commissioner Mike Thurmond said "I look forward to working to do what's right for the people of Georgia."
Dukes said "we are all Georgians. We all have the best interests of the citizens of the state of Georgia to heart. I'm sure we are going to find places we can work together."
Democrats know their dominance is Georgia is gone, and must start work to rebuild.
While Georgia Democrats talk about rebuilding, some state Republicans were already talking about building on their success. After his re-election, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said he may seek higher office in four years.