Brian Kemp

Athens DA comes under fire from State Attorney General

Jul 20, 2021
Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez was accused of "dereliction of duty" by Georgia's Attorney General.
Deborah Gonzalez

Georgia’s Attorney General had harsh words for District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez yesterday in Atlanta. Speaking at a hearing on crime before the Georgia House’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Attorney General Chris Carr sharply criticized some prosecutors for what he characterized as “dereliction of duty.” Carr alleged that some prosecutors were deciding which cases to pursue and which to let go.

Starting Sunday, Georgians who are receiving unemployment payments will have to submit evidence to the state department of labor that they’re looking for work.

This week, Blake Aued from Flagpole Magazine and Gwen O'Looney from WXAG join Alexia Ridley to talk about Governor Brian Kemp's decision to reject additional federal unemployment funds, and the future of the Varsity site on Milledge.

Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 617 on Thursday. That bill allows college athletes to be compensated for the use of their name and likeness.
Georgia Governor's Office

Governor Brian Kemp visited Athens this morning to sign a bill that could put extra money in the pockets of college athletes.

Although many college athletes are almost as well known as their professional counterparts, they can’t actually make money off their name the same way a pro athlete could.

Kemp lashes out at Abrams, Biden, "cancel culture"

Apr 5, 2021
Governor Brian Kemp
Georgia Public Broadcasting

  Georgia Governor Brian Kemp went on the attack against Major League Baseball and so-called "cancel culture," while playing defense on a new elections law that has drawn criticism from across the state and the nation.

Speaking at a press conference, and backed by dozens of mostly unmasked supporters and state lawmakers on Saturday, the governor accused MLB, as well as Georgia-based companies Delta and Coca Cola of being "afraid of Stacey Abrams." Abrams was the governor's 2018 Democratic opponent, and is a vocal critic of the state's elections procedures and the new law.