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ROME, GEORGIA– Daniel Strickland, who molested two minors in his care and produced child pornography of them, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. “Strickland’s crimes will haunt his victims and their families for years,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “Instead of safeguarding the children in his care, he sexually exploited them.…

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Nearly 200,000 citizens in Georgia were wrongly removed from the voting rolls in the last election, according to a study that was released on Wednesday, Sept. 02, 2020. Experts conducted a study called “Advanced Address List Hygiene,” a method of residential address verification that was paid for by the nonpartisan journalism group, Palast Investigative Fund.…

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Nearly 40 children were rescued in Georgia following an operation created to combat sex trafficking. On Aug. 27, WSB-TV reported that “Operation Not Forgotten” was successful in the recovery of sexually exploited kids. The operation was headed by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Hunters and other agencies in Georgia that tracked the suspects who held the…

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp decided to withdraw a lawsuit against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. On Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, Kemp ended his controversial feud with Bottoms over how to better protect the residents of Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Instead of the lawsuit, Kemp will issue an executive order that will prevent local…

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Georgia’s Gov. Brian Kemp believes that the state did a good job of reopening schools, even with multiple students testing positive for COVID-19. On Aug. 11, Kemp held a press conference with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Allen, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  When asked about the reopening of in-face learning in Georgia, Kemp said, “I think…

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As states continue to reopen, we cannot forget that COVID-19 is still impacting our communities. With the most recent death toll in the U.S. hitting 109,901, we pride ourselves on keeping our community informed. Accessibility to testing was a major problem in the early months of the pandemic, but now testing is readily available in…

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The man who recorded Ahmaud Arbery’s death is finally in jail. On May 21, William “Roddie” Bryan was arrested and charged with Arbery’s murder. Bryan’s arrest comes weeks after George McMichael and Travis McMichael were arrested for shooting Arbery on Feb. 23. Days prior to Bryan’s arrest, a video emerged on social media that contradicted…

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