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  Rep. Sanford Bishop, others remember Congressman John Lewis

After news broke late Friday night that civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis had passed away at 80 years old, Representative Sanford Bishop shared his thoughts on Lewis’ life.

  Jon Ossoff to face David Perdue for U.S. Senate in general election

  Ga. State Senator Ed Harbison reelected; plans to introduce hate crime bill

  ESPLOST on the Muscogee Co. ballot Tuesday

  EXCLUSIVE: Georgia Representative Sanford Bishop talks about the rising protests and outbreaks of violence

  EXCLUSIVE: Senator Doug Jones addresses death of George Floyd, protests

  EXCLUSIVE: Senator Kelly Loeffler discusses protests, new legislation to address violence

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  EXCLUSIVE: Georgia Rep. Doug Collins talks protests, law enforcement and Pres. Trump’s church visit

  Bill aims to tax gun sales, ammunition in Ga.; residents express distaste

Secretary of State encourages absentee voting; Lawsuit claims there are barriers to vote during pandemic

Columbus City Council, DA candidates participating in virtual forum

Economist: Slow recovery expected as the country desires ‘new economy’

Georgia primary pushed back again due to coronavirus pandemic

  Ala. Rep. Bradley Byrne visits Opelika during campaign tour

Tuesday, a U.S. Representative for Alabama made a stop in Lee County as he campaigned around the state for U.S. Senate.

  Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a stop in Opelika

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made his way to East Alabama Tuesday as he winds his way through the state on his campaign for U.S. Senate.

  Impeachment process explained

Impeachment is the adoption of charges by the House, which leads to a trial in the Senate.

  Protestors rally in Columbus in support of President Trump impeachment

Around 50 people were seen demonstrating on Citizens Way in Columbus Tuesday evening.

  GA Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign in 2019, citing health issues

Georgia buys new voting machines amid challenge to old ones

  GA congressman: Proposed SNAP benefits rule ‘unconscionable and callous’

Gov. Ivey to hold ceremonial signing for 22 bills

US senator leaves DC hospital for rehab in Georgia

  NBC polls voters on issues ahead of 2020 election

New poll shows Alabama’s feelings on Gov. Ivey, Pres. Trump, abortion, Confederate monuments & Democratic candidates

President Trump's approval rating is holding steady, but Governor Ivey's sees a significant slip

Ivey tumbles out of Top 10 most popular governor rankings

Gov. Ivey has touted her No. 3 ranking among the nation's most popular governors, but after signing the state's abortion law, her favorability took a big hit among voters.

Georgia senator hospitalized after fall

A spokesperson for Sen. Johnny Isakson says that he is in pain, but recovering in the George Washington Hospital.

  Jones leads the cash race ahead of Ala. Senate election

Here’s a list of how much money the top campaigns have raised since the first of 2019, including the first quarter.

  Former Columbus Mayor Tomlinson reports over $520k raised in first months of Senate campaign

Tomlinson says the money raised comes from more than 4,500 contributions from over 3,500 individual donors, most of whom are Georgia residents.

  Georgia mom advocates for more truck safety regulations on Capitol Hill

After losing her son in a fiery wreck two years ago, Columbus mom Pam Biddle is now a devoted advocate to preventing future accidents.

Official: Fixation with gay activities dents US moral core

Alabama Secretary of State and Republican U.S. Senate candidate John Merrill says the country is losing its moral core because of its fixation with "homosexual activities"

WATCH: Ala. Gov. Kay Ivey gives update on 2019 Legislative Session

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is set to deliver the keynote address at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce’s Alabama Update.

Voting group founded by Georgia’s Abrams raises $3.9 million

The political action committee for a group founded by former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has reported raising $3.9 million in the last six months

Senator Perdue introduces act to use local produce in school lunches

Supporters of the measure say it has many benefits such encouraging healthier eating habits among children and supporting local farmers.

  Valdosta professor to study voter suppression for MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is calling on a Valdosta State University (VSU) professor.

New laws take effect July 1 in Ga.

Several new laws will go into effect Monday in Georgia.

Lawsuit seeks to block Georgia law that bans most abortions

A new federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta seeks to block a Georgia law that bans most abortions, saying it's unconstitutional

Ala. AG: Constitution does not guarantee right to abortion

In his 11-page response, Marshall argues the plaintiffs lack legal standing and said the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion.

  Roy Moore announces he’s running again for US Senate

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announces he's running again for U.S Senate in 2020.

  Ala. Sen. Doug Jones reacts to Roy Moore’s second bid for Senate seat

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Thursday he’ll make another run for the U.S. Senate.

  What’s important to know about Alabama’s new equal pay law

Alabama's new equal pay law goes into effect soon. It's geared at making salaries more fair in the workplace.

Tiffany Haddish cancels Atlanta show over abortion law

Many major Hollywood studios have said they may reevaluate filming in Georgia if the law goes into effect.

  Ala. school board members react to proposal to get rid of board elections

State School board members met for the first time Thursday since state lawmakers voted to allow Alabamians to get rid of state school board elections.

Kemp makes history with newly appointed insurance commissioner

Gov. Brian Kemp made history Wednesday by appointing the first ever Hispanic Insurance Commissioner and statewide constitutional officer.

  Could we see a lottery proposal to help fund prisons?

Alabama’s prisons have been grossly underfunded for years and lawmakers need to make reforms to avoid a federal takeover.

  North Alabama expert weighs in on new chemical castration law for some sex offenses

Gov. Kay Ivey just signed a law that requires certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before their parole. It’s garnering feedback across the country.

  Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris visits Montgomery

United States Senator and democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris was in Montgomery on Saturday, making a stop on her campaign trail.

  Clock ticking for passage of medical marijuana commission bill

The last day for the governor to sign the bill is June 10.

  Columbus mayor recounts HHS call on possible immigrant shelter in Ft. Benning

Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson says when the HHS called him, they said President Donald Trump asked them to work with the Department of Defense to look at multiple places that could house these children.

  $3 billion in disaster relief funding is coming to Southwest Georgia farmers

Monday will mark eight months since Hurricane Michael ripped through South Georgia as a powerful category three storm. The damage left behind: devastating.

  New Ala. law aims to keep vaping devices away from teens

Alabama has a new law that aims to keep alternative nicotine products out of the hands of teens.

Georgia Lawmakers react to signing of Disaster Aid Bill

The package includes $3 billion to provide critical agriculture disaster relief for Georgia farmers recovering in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

Gov. Ivey holds ceremonial bill signing Thursday morning

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey showcased several bills she had signed into law at a ceremony Thursday morning.

  ACLU: Mandating chemical castration could violate 8th amendment

The Alabama legislature passed the bill that would require anyone convicted of a sex crime with a child younger than 13 to undergo chemical castration as a condition of their parole.

  Farmers hopeful for disaster relief funds

Southwest Georgia farmers could soon get federal money months after Hurricane Michael devastated much of last year’s crops.

  Ala. mayor offers to resign after posting controversial comments about homosexuals, Democrats on Facebook

Hundreds of comments on WBRC's Facebook page condemned Mayor Mark Chambers' actions and called for his resignation. Council member, Reverend Clarence Colbert, says he and several other city leaders stand behind Chambers.

  Ala. lawmakers react to House passing $19.1 billion disaster relief bill

Congress passed a multi-billion dollar disaster relief bill to bring aid to storm victims who have struggled to get back on their feet.

  What Alabama lawmakers did, did not accomplish this year

Alabama state lawmakers wrapped up the legislative session Friday after several long nights and intense debates.

  Bill to restructure parole board heads to governor’s desk

A bill to restructure the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles is heading to the governor's desk.

  Alabama equal pay bill heads to governor’s desk

If it becomes law, Alabama would be the second-to-last state to pass a law of this sort.

  Lawmakers stand in budget battle over CHIP funding

State lawmakers still need to pass the Education and General Fund budgets before ending the session, but debate continues over how to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Columbus ranked seventh most politically polarized city in US, new study shows

A new study has found that Columbus is among the most politically polarized cities in the country.

Pres. Trump on AL Senate race: “Roy Moore cannot win”

In a series of early morning tweets, President Trump urged Republicans in Alabama to find another candidate to rally behind.

  Abortion law could impact Alabama economy

People are calling for boycotts against Alabama-made products and companies based in the state.

House approves wine shipment legislation

The Alabama House of Representatives has passed legislation allowing residents to purchase wine and have it shipped directly to their house

  Alabama Senate considers literacy bill

The bill would hold a third-grader back if they couldn't read at or above grade level.

Alabama senator introduces bill to repeal abortion ban

An Alabama state senator has introduced a bill that would repeal the abortion ban passed through the Alabama legislature just last week.

Hollywood actor paints Ala. governor being aborted

Hollywood has been very outspoken in its displeasure with the recent passage of Alabama’s near-total ban on abortions. But one actor may have made his opposition known in the most personal way possible.

Church leaders look to improve safety as soft target attacks continue

There is a push to secure places of worship following attacks in recent months. Religious leaders everywhere are looking to protect their worshipers.

Alabama governor says she’ll review abortion bill, make final decision

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will now decide whether to sign legislation that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state.

Former POTUS Jimmy Carter breaks hip, concerned about turkey hunting

Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering after a fall that caused him to break his hip, but his recovery is not his main concern.

  GA governor signs 2020 fiscal budget

Governor Brian Kemp didn’t do a whole lot of speaking Friday in Camilla, but rather a lot of listening to educators as they voiced their concerns about education in Southwest Georgia.

Gov. Kemp signs GA hemp farming bill

Governor Brian Kemp is making his rounds through South Georgia. In Lake Park, he signed a bill legalizing hemp production.

Vote on abortion bill delayed after chaos erupts in Alabama Senate

The Alabama Senate adjourned Thursday morning without voting on the controversial bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state.

  Muscogee Co. foster parent discusses how heartbeat bill could impact foster care

A foster mom, as well as a mom-to-be, agreed that this new law could cause a major influx of children into the foster care system.

  Bill would increase penalties for tampering with voting machines

The Alabama Secretary of State’s office is advocating for a bill that would increase the penalties someone faces for tampering with electronic voting machines.

  Columbus residents react to former mayor’s U.S. Senate run announcement

People in Columbus are sharing their thoughts on former Mayor Teresa Tomlinson's candidacy.

  Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson to formally announce US Senate run Wednesday

Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson will formally announce run for US Senate Wednesday

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won’t run for Senate in 2020

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams tells The Associated Press that she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020 despite being heavily recruited by national party leaders

President Trump, First Lady in Atlanta for opioid summit

President Donald Trump will be in Atlanta Wednesday to headline a summit on the opioid crisis.

  State House passes bill adding restrictions to vaping devices

State lawmakers want to crack down on stores selling products like vapes and e-cigarettes.

Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson launches exploratory committee for 2020 US Senate

Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson continues taking steps toward a Democratic run for U.S. Senate, announcing Friday that she has launched an exploratory committee for the office.