Jeanne Davis

Assistant Producer/Athens News Matters
Anne Yarbrough via Flagpole Magazine

Newly- elected District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez has announced a broad range of changes in her first week in office. WUGA’s Jeanne Davis has details.

Athens News Matters: Deborah Gonzalez

Dec 4, 2020

Earlier this week, Democrat Deborah Gonzalez was elected the new District Attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit after winning the runoff election against her opponent James Chafin. Once again, we caught up with her to reflect on her campaign and discuss her plans as District Attorney.

Democrat Deborah Gonzalez won the runoff for District Attorney of the Western Judicial Circuit on Tuesday, made up of Clarke and Oconee Counties, by about 800 votes.

We caught up with her earlier today to ask about what it was like not just running as a Democrat, but as a progressive prosecutor:

11 Alive News

Many University of Georgia students went home for Thanksgiving break and will not return to campus until the beginning of the next semester.

The rest of the fall semester, which includes final exams, will be held virtually, though dorms, dining halls, and some other campus amenities will remain open during this time.

Spring semester classes begin Wednesday, January 13, and, for now, UGA plans to add more in-person classes while continuing their hybrid approach.

This morning, the Georgia State Election Board extended two emergency rules concerning absentee voting.

The first rule extends the use of 24/7 monitored drop boxes, a rule that was most recently approved over the summer, but due to expire in late December.

The second rule continues to allow counties to begin processing ballots up to two weeks before Election Day, but now requires counties to begin processing absentee ballots starting at least the week before Election Day.

Both rules will be enforced through the end of the Jan. 5 runoff.

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