Claudia Swisher loves casting her ballot in person on Election Day, but this year COVID-19 health concerns are keeping her away from the polls.
Here is what Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, said this week, "We have to have transparency — we're continuing to work to improve all of our reporting systems. That is what is going to give us the ability to respond adequately."
Narrow restriction of local information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 begs the question: What is the appropriate balance between protecting an individual’s identity and the public’s right to information during a public health crisis?
ATLANTA — A legal expert with the state Attorney General's Office, a county commissioner, First Amendment attorneys and a journalist whose news outlets span the state will answer questions from local government officials and staff about how to comply with Georgia's Open Meetings Act during t…
ATLANTA — A bill that would broaden the number of cases in which criminal records can be sealed may open a larger conversation about expungement in the state, lawmakers said.
The Georgia First Amendment Foundation’s annual legislative breakfast in Atlanta is always enlightening, always thought provoking but this year it was more than a little bit scary.
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The Secretary of State’s office needs to be completely open and transparent about everything that went wrong with the state’s new paper ballot machines during the Tuesday trial run. The state must also be just as open and transparent about what is being done to fix the snafus.
VALDOSTA — “Sunshine Laws: A Guide to Open Government in Georgia,” known as the state as "Red Book" has been updated, revised and the sixth edition is now available to the public.
- Berrien teen dies in wreck
- Lowndes football enters quarantine
- More than 700 Lowndes students quarantined
- Valdosta bike rider killed in Brooks accident
- Georgia Bridgemen quarantined
- Health officials warn of Lowndes virus increase
- Lowndes head coach tests positive for COVID
- VFD: Arson cause of MLK Drive fire
- Living a Long Life: Valdosta woman turns 106
- Lowndes COVID cases continue to rise