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Open Records Request Filed:

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  • City of Guyton – 5/6/22
  • Bulloch County Commissioners – 5/9/22
  • Screven County Commissioners – 5/10/22
  • City of Guyton – 5/11/22
  • Screven County Sheriff’s Office – 5/13/22
  • City of Springfield – 5/16/22
  • Candler County Hospital Authority – 5/19/22
  • U.S. Department of Justice/U.S. Attorney’s Office (FOIA) – May 1, 2022

Candidate Interviews;
Bulloch Board of Education – Donna Clifton
Bulloch Board of Education – Shontelle Childress

Local Government Meetings Covered:

  • Statesboro City Council – 5/3/22 (Meeting Rundown)
  • Bulloch Commision – 5/3/22 (Meeting Rundown)
  • Screven County Budget Workshop – 5/3/22
  • Guyton City Council — 5/11/22
  • Effingham County Commission – 

Local Government:

Bulloch County

  • Judge: Statesboro Bar a “Threat to Public Safety” But No Alcohol License Revocation for Now

Effingham County

  • Rincon Business Park Blasts State Over Bureaucracy, Double Standard
  • Attorney General Begins Mediation Process With Effingham Co. Over Open Records Complaint
  • Effingham Co. Cites ORR ‘Miscommunication’ After Attorney General Intervention

Screven County

  • Screven County Attorney Resigns, Recommends Attorney Repping Neighboring County on His Way Out 

Other 

  • Despite Losses & Staffing Shortages, Candler County Hospital Authority Bumps CEO Salary by $75K

Investigations

  • Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office Hires Two Deputies Under POST Investigation
  • BCSO Employment Off the Table After Sudden Termination in Screven Co.
  • Records Show Concerning Response to Reckless Driver in Guyton

Courts:

  • Bulloch Jury Finds 2 ‘Not Guilty’ in 2020 Murder of A’Nyah Davis
  • Senior Judge Denies Crocker’s Request for Recusal of Judge Peed
  • Next State Court Judge Holds Keys to Reform for Effingham’s Poor Track Record for DUIs
  • Trial Begins for Man Who Stabbed Effingham Deputy 6 Years Ago
  • Combative Tone Dominates Day 2 of Trial for Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Effingham Deputy
  • Jury Deliberations Delayed Over Probe of Juror Misconduct
  • Jury: Johnson GUILTY on All Charges in Attempted Murder of Effingham Deputy

Corrections:

  • Fostering Freedom Begins at BCCI

Elections & State Politics:

  • Kemp Signs Major Opioid Legislation to Secure $636 Million for Treatment and Prevention
    Georgia’s Kemp says four bills he signed will strengthen and enhance state’s workforce
  • Potential Supreme Court ruling could restore Georgia’s ‘fetal heartbeat’ law
  • Georgia’s Kemp signs campus free speech bill into law
  • State, local officials will give $1.5B in incentives for Rivian electric truck plant in Georgia
  • Record numbers of Georgia voters cast early ballots in primary election
  • Kemp signs into law Georgia bill that would allow nonprofits to offer free maternity services
  • Georgia governor signs fiscal 2023 budget
  • New Georgia law creates tax credit for donations to qualified law enforcement foundations
  • Food trucks will be able to operate in multiple counties under new Georgia law
  • New Georgia law will ban the online sale of stolen goods from a retail store
  • Experts say Georgia policymakers should remove governmental barriers to job creation
  • Kemp crushes Perdue in Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary, setting up rematch of 2018 election
  • Kemp ponders extending Georgia motor fuel tax suspension
  • Georgia House subcommittee to examine recruiting and retention challenges for state’s workforce
  • Kemp signs executive order to extend suspension of Georgia’s motor fuel tax until July 14

National Politics:

  • Ossoff, Colleagues Urge Companies to Increase Production of Baby Formula Amid Shortage
  • Ossoff & Rubio Partner on Initiative to help Law Enforcement Officers, First Responders Become Homeowners
  • Lights, camera, subsidy: Tax credits for film a political favorite, with questionable success
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