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Pro-life and pro-choice advocates sound off on abortion bill

Mark Sanford claims Republicans are burdened by ‘Trump fatigue,’ suffering from an identity crisis

Graham responds to Trump’s ousting of National Security Adviser Bolton

State GOP cancels 2020 presidential primary

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro campaigns in the Lowcountry

  City of Pooler fears adding new polling locations right now would lead to invalid election

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  Georgia’s Johnny Isakson to resign U.S. Senate seat at end of 2019

With qualifying deadline up, Chatham Board of Elections looks to November election

  Pooler mayor announces he will not run for re-election

19 people qualify for Savannah City Council election

  Qualifying begins for Richmond Hill’s three vacant city council seats

Qualifying opens for upcoming general elections in Chatham Co.

  Protesters gather in Forsyth Park to advocate for more stringent gun laws

Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action demonstrated at the Forsyth Park fountain on Saturday. They say tougher gun safety measures are needed to tackle gun violence across the country.

  Pete Buttigieg campaigns in the Lowcountry

Many South Carolinians and even some Georgians filled the gymnasium at Whale Branch Middle School in Seabrook on Saturday to listen to Buttigieg’s vision for the country.

Andrew Yang makes stops in the Lowcountry during campaign visit

A presidential hopeful made a visit to the Lowcountry on Thursday.

Georgia’s Abrams announces voter protection program

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative to staff and fund voter protection teams in battleground states across the country ahead of the 2020 elections.

  Garden City mayor announces re-election campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to campaign in the Lowcountry

  New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants

  Rep. Buddy Carter weighs in on recent mass shootings

  Mueller dismisses Trump’s claims of Russia probe exoneration

LINK: Read the redacted Mueller Report

  Store owned by Alderman Thomas evicted from Savannah Mall

The store owned by District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas has been evicted from the Savannah Mall.

Rep. Cunningham votes ‘no’ on act to raise federal minimum wage to $15

In a significant departure from the Democratic party, Rep. Joe Cunningham voted “no” on Thursday afternoon to a bill which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15.

  G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over the values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they face calls to fend off threats to economic growth.

AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ missteps on climate, wages in debate

A look at some of their statements and how they compare with the facts:

Ga. senators urge removal of ship-to-shore cranes from next proposed round of China tariffs

Two U.S. Senators from Georgia have written to the Trump administration asking to remove important port equipment from the proposed fourth round of tariffs on Chinese imports.

  GA senator pushing for healthy lifestyle incentives

Senator David Perdue submitted the Personal Health Investment Today, or "PHIT" Act.

  Biden’s words on segregationist senators draw rivals’ fire

Biden didn't back down Wednesday and was particularly defiant in the face of criticism from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who said the former vice president should apologize.

  Re-election launch watch party held Tuesday in Savannah for President Trump

Watch parties gathered across the Coastal Empire as President Donald Trump announced his re-election campaign, Tuesday night.

  Congressional softball game to raise money for fight against cancer

The women of Congress prepare for a showdown with the press, but it’s all in good fun.

  Beto O’Rourke campaigning in South Carolina

Friday, Democrat Beto O’Rourke took part in a round table discussion in Beaufort with members of the Gullah Geechee Nation.

  Current Tybee councilman enters name into mayoral race

Another member of Tybee Island City Council throwing her hat into the ring to run for mayor.

Chemical castration bill awaiting Ala. governor’s signature

There’s a bill on Governor Kay Ivey’s desk that would require convicted sex offenders on parole to undergo chemical castration.

  Mueller’s public statement fuels calls for Trump impeachment

Special counsel Robert Mueller's first — and possibly last — public statement on the Russia investigation is fueling fresh calls on Capitol Hill to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a step that Democratic leaders have so far resisted.

Actor Jon Voight: Trump is the greatest president since Lincoln

The 80-year-old movie star has been a vocal supporter of Trump. In fact, this isn’t even the first time he has likened Trump to Lincoln.

Judge halts plan to build parts of border wall

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds to build sections of wall on the Mexican border. His order applies to two planned projects to add 51 miles of fence in two areas.

Tybee Island mayor not seeking re-election, running for Chatham Co. chairman

The current mayor of Tybee Island has announced he is running for the chair of Chatham County.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

Former US President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Former President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

  Film industry won’t feel “catastrophic” impact from Heartbeat Bill, industry experts say

Some high profile Hollywood actors want the film industry to boycott Georgia because of the new law, but Gov. Kemp doesn’t think movie production will be impacted.

  Two candidates announce their run against Buddy Carter for GA’s 1st Congressional District

With more than a year until the general election, two Georgia 1st Congressional District candidates say they believe they have what it takes to keep the state of Georgia and the country moving forward.

  Gov. Kemp signs bill that means new name, new authority for convention center in Savannah

About $20 million has already been set aside through state and local efforts to keep the design phase of the convention expansion on track.

GA Gov. Kemp signs several bills at Savannah Convention Center

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was at the Savannah Convention Center this weekend to hold a bill signing ceremony.

Funds from gas tax increase used to fix bridges, resurface roads and widen interstates

South Carolinians want to know if the extra pennies they’re paying at the pump are actually making a difference.

  City of Statesboro to soon have new city manager

If you live in Statesboro, you will have a new city manager in the near future. Current City Manager Randy Wetmore is set to retire this summer.

Although the Mueller report is out, ‘it isn’t over’ Van Susteren says

Gray Television's Greta Van Susteren says that Congress could call for their own investigations, but hopes that it's not for political gain.

  Trump tried to choke Russia probe, oust Mueller, report says; president claims it shows no collusion or obstruction

Those efforts "were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," Mueller wrote.

  New Hinesville District 5 councilman ready to get to work

The Hinesville District 5 race came to an end Tuesday as Karl Riles defeated Bobby Ryon in a closely contested runoff.

Candidates running for President in 2020

Stay up to date with the latest information on the 2020 presidential candidates with this story.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

The idea to ship immigrants to Democratic strongholds was considered twice in recent months, but the White House and Department of Homeland Security said the plan had been rejected. But Trump said Friday he was still considering the idea.

  Savannah mayoral candidate arrested on aggravated stalking charges

The Pooler Police Department has arrested a man who is a candidate for mayor in Savannah.

Lawmakers file ridesharing safety legislation in honor of Samantha Josephson

Angela Orth says the death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson has been a rude awakening.

Last day of Georgia session: Marijuana, school safety plans

Tuesday marked the final day of Georgia’s 2019 legislative session, and lawmakers worked until midnight making compromises and passing legislation.

  Georgia lawmakers pass measure giving access for low-THC oil

The Georgia House and Senate reached an agreement Tuesday on access to low THC-oil for patients in Georgia. It’s unclear what the agreement means in terms of cultivation and dispensaries.

  Tuesday is ‘Sine Die Day’ at the Atlanta Capitol

It’s the final day for Georgia’s 2019 legislative session.Several proposals have already been passed and sent to Gov. Kemp, but there are a few bills that could be considered.

GA lawmakers denounce HBCU senate bill; another bill introduced

Some Georgia senators are now under fire from three Georgia historically black colleges, including Albany State University, after a proposal to consolidate the universities into a new state system.

2nd woman recounts unwanted touching by Joe Biden

The allegations by multiple women could leave Biden appearing out of touch with his party as the Democratic presidential primary begins.

  ‘Placeholder bill’ introduced in regards to incorporation of Chatham Islands

State Representative Jesse Petrea says he and State Senator Ben Watson have decided to introduce a “placeholder” bill for the possibility of a referendum on the incorporation of the Chatham Islands.

  Margie’s Law makes it to GA governor’s desk

A Savannah woman may be helping make changes at the federal level.We’ve been telling you about Margie Singleton’s fight against breast cancer and her fight for a new law in Georgia - Margie’s Law.

  GA lawmakers debating bill that could allow farmers to grow hemp

Georgia lawmakers are debating a bill that could allow farmers to make millions of dollars off a crop that’s been illegal to grow for decades.

Georgia House approves Bible electives for public schools

Public high schools in Georgia could soon have greater freedom to offer courses on Christianity under legislation approved by the state House.

  Trump border emergency survives as House veto override fails

The Democratic-controlled chamber fell 38 votes short of the 286 needed for Democrats and their handful of Republican allies to prevail, because a two-thirds majority was needed.

Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

GA State Senate passes ‘Heartbeat Bill,’ now goes back to House

The Georgia State Senate has passed the Heartbeat Bill, which outlaws abortions once there is a detectable heartbeat.

GA Sec of State Office opens investigation over possible missing absentee applications

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is opening an investigation into possible missing absentee ballot applications during the 2018 election cycle.

  Ohio Senator proposes Medicare buy-in

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, over 59 million Americans were enrolled in Medicare in 2018. The Congressional Budget Office projects the Medicare trust fund will run out of money by 2026.

  85 percent vote in favor of ESPLOST renewal in Vidalia, Toombs County

Vidalia and Toombs County Schools could see some big improvements, thanks to a special vote on Tuesday.

  Richmond Hill City Council fills Post 3 seat

“Richmond Hill is a great small town that’s growing rapidly. I look forward to the challenges of managing that growth along with the council. I look forward to getting very involved in the community," he said.

  Richmond Hill voters elect council member for Post 1 seat

Richmond Hill voters have elected a new representative for the District 1 area.

  Results in for special election on Skidaway Island incorporation

Voters have chosen to not incorporate Skidaway Island into its own city.

Georgia Special Elections results are in

Georgia voters have visited their precincts and voted for special elections in Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, and Toombs counties.

  Coastal Empire citizens prepare for special elections on Tuesday

Liberty County is holding an election for council district 5 seat, Skidaway Island voters will choose if they want to become their own city, and voters in Richmond Hill will choose a new city council representative.

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

The Georgia Senate Committee approved a measure on Monday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

GA governor to be special guest at 2019 Feast of St. Patrick Mass

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is expected to be a special guest at the 2019 Feast of St. Patrick Mass on Saturday morning in Savannah.

New legislation could let you take more of your favorite craft beer home

Some legislation being debated in the South Carolina Senate would allow breweries to open a satellite taproom away from their production area.

  Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

The Republican-run Senate rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday.

  Beto O’Rourke enters 2020 race attempting bipartisan appeal

Weeks of teasing an announcement are behind him, but O'Rourke now must prove whether the energy he brought to the Texas campaign will resonate on a much larger stage.

  Georgia leaders push for new squadron at 165th Airlift Wing

Georgia’s top elected officials are making a case to the Pentagon that Savannah would be the best home for a new Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.