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Weekly News Briefs: Oct. 22

October 22, 2018 Signal Staff 0

LOCAL Gwinnett County faces lawsuit CNN reported Gwinnett County now faces two federal lawsuits and accusations from voting rights activists who said that registration rejections disproportionately affect minority voters, particularly Asian-Americans and African-Americans. The county […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Oct. 15

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LOCAL Brian Kemp sued for voter discrimination An Associated Press investigation found that Georgia has 53,000 voter applicants in limbo, 70 percent of whom are African-American. Civil rights groups sued Georgia Secretary of State Brian […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Sep.24

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LOCAL Georgia substitute teacher charged after sending nude photos to teen boys The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that a substitute teacher in northwest Georgia was arrested and fired after she allegedly sent nude photos of herself […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Sep. 17

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LOCAL ‘Unknown drug substance’ at Georgia smoke shop sends 5 to hospital The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that a man is in custody after authorities executed a search warrant on a smoke shop in Pickens County. […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Sep. 10

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LOCAL Ex-cheerleader who knelt for national anthem sues KSU after failing to make new squad CBS46 reported that Tommia Dean, a former Kennesaw State cheerleader, filed a lawsuit on Sept. 5 against her university. She […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Sep. 3

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LOCAL Voting precincts closed across Georgia since election oversight lifted Two hundred and fourteen precincts across the state have been closed since 2012, according to an analysis by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A U.S. Supreme Court […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Aug. 27

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LOCAL Georgia election officials reject proposal to close polls in majority black county The Randolph County Board of Elections voted on Aug. 24 to not close polling sites in seven mostly black precincts less than […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Aug. 21

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STATE Head: UGA graduate staged suicide to make it appear he was murdered Alvin Ahmed, a UGA graduate and pharmacy intern, was identified as the body discovered in Gwinnett County’s Lake Carlton on July 18. […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Mar. 20

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Local A call to address flight attendant harassment President of the international Flight Attendants union Sara Nelson testified on Monday, March 20 in front of a U.S. House of Representatives caucus regarding the sexual harassment […]

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Weekly News Briefs: Feb. 26

February 26, 2018 Signal Staff 0

Local New ‘Religious Liberty’ bill passes Senate On Friday, Feb. 23, the Georgia Senate approved a bill that would allow adoption agencies to reject gay couples and use religion as a justification. Senate Bill 375 […]

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