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News Blog: Cobb County District Attorney wants federal investigation into inmate death

Cobb County District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes says she is asking for a federal investigation into an inmate death at the Cobb County jail. Below is a statement from Holmes on the investigation. “On August 18, 2020, Timothy Gardner, the attorney representing the family of Kevil Wingo, asked that an independent investigation be conducted into […] Source The Georgia Sun Read More

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Georgia Democrat, Republican fight federal court paywall

Easy access to court records shouldn’t be limited to the tassel-shoe-clad, says congressman. The post Georgia Democrat, Republican fight federal court paywall appeared first on SaportaReport. SaportaReport Read More

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Georgia is 47th in the nation in completing the census

When it comes to filling out their census forms, Georgians are doing a poor job compared to the rest of the United States. Georgia currently ranks 47 in the nation for the percentage of residents who have completed the constitutionally required national head count. The failure of Georgia residents to participate in the count could […] Source The Georgia Sun Read More

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Hall County Library’s Gainesville branch to reopen next week

Hall County Library’s Gainesville branch will reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 21 after being closed for several months for what county officials called “a monumental remodel.” “This is like an entirely new library-just in the same location as the old one,” Hall County Library System Director Lisa MacKinney said. “We have a new […] Source The Georgia Sun Read More

How Fast Can Absentee Ballots Be Counted in November? Two Metro Atlanta Counties’ Answers Differ

Two weeks before the Nov. 3 election, workers in Fulton County will spread out at State Farm Arena to start opening envelopes, verifying signatures and processing absentee ballots. They’ll be scanned initially, but not added up until Election Day. Fulton elections director Richard Barron says that if all goes according to plan, this should allow the county to be mostly done counting one day later. “We’ll have about 5% to still scan the day after

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Secretary Of State Details Voting Rights For Georgians In Legal Debt

Following legal pressure from civil rights groups, the Georgia Secretary of State has published details about the voting rights of people who still owe the government money after doing their time for felony convictions. In letters to lawyers for the Secretary of State, lawyers for the Campaign Legal Center and the Southern Center for Human Rights had suggested Georgia may be violating the National Voter Registration Act by failing to “clearly and fully inform eligible