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After errors, state health commissioner calls integrity of COVID-19 data a 'number one priority' - Atlanta INtown Paper

After errors, state health commissioner calls integrity of COVID-19 data a 'number one priority' - Atlanta INtown Paper

Transparency and integrity when it comes to the collection of COVID-19 data is the number one priority of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), accord [...]

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Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states' economies in late April amid the ongoing [...]

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Georgia's Kemp Says Hospitalizations Fall as State Reopens

Georgia's Kemp Says Hospitalizations Fall as State Reopens

Georgia recorded its lowest number of hospitalized patients positive for the coronavirus since hospitals statewide started reporting the number, Gov Brian Kemp [...]

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Georgia restaurants in no rush to reopen, despite governor's decision

Georgia restaurants in no rush to reopen, despite governor's decision

Although nearly two weeks have passed since Georgia Governor Brian Kemp allowed restaurants to reopen dining room seating, owners are reticent to resume busine [...]

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Georgia Gov. Kemp calls video of Ahmaud Arbery's shooting 'absolutely horrific'

Georgia Gov. Kemp calls video of Ahmaud Arbery's shooting 'absolutely horrific'

"I can tell you it’s absolutely horrific and Georgians deserve answers," the state's chief executive said.

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Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shelter in place, days after loosening some coronavirus restrictions

Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shelter in place, days after loosening some coronavirus restrictions

The stay-at-home order for Georgie will largely expire at midnight on Thursday, but Gov. Brian Kemp is still urging residents-- particularly the elderly-- to s [...]

Read full article: Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shel...→
Georgia's shelter-in-place order expires tonight

Georgia's shelter-in-place order expires tonight

Georgia's shelter-in-place order will expire late Thursday night for most of the state and not be extended, Gov. Brian Kemp.

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South Carolina Mayor Warns: 'Do Not Cross the Georgia Line'

South Carolina Mayor Warns: 'Do Not Cross the Georgia Line'

A South Carolina mayor is warning residents to refrain from crossing the Georgia line as Gov. Brian Kemp (R) loosens restrictions.

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More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners say they won't reopen as Gov. Brian Kemp lifts coronavirus lockdown

More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners say they won't reopen as Gov. Brian Kemp lifts coronavirus lockdown

A group of restaurant owners in Atlanta and Savannah, who together operate more than 120 restaurants, have decided not to reopen right now.

Read full article: More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners s...→
NBA delaying plan to reopen facilities in states lifting lockdowns

NBA delaying plan to reopen facilities in states lifting lockdowns

Even after Georgia governor Brian Kemp reopened his state, the Atlanta Hawks aren’t going to reopen their facilities prematurely amid the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

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People Trickle Back into a Georgia Gym After Restrictions Are Lifted

People Trickle Back into a Georgia Gym After Restrictions Are Lifted

People trickled back into the Factor X Fitness center in Thomasville, Georgia, on Friday, the first day Gov. Kemp allowed for gyms to reopen.

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Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents to 'Just Stay Home' Despite Kemp Order

Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents to 'Just Stay Home' Despite Kemp Order

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Friday urged residents in her city to "just stay home" despite Gov. Brian Kemp's order to open bowling alleys, nail salons, [...]

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Georgia set to reopen nonessential businesses despite rebuke from Trump

Georgia set to reopen nonessential businesses despite rebuke from Trump

Georgia is forging ahead with its plans to reopen some nonessential businesses Friday — despite an increase in coronavirus deaths in the Peach State and Presid [...]

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Stacey Abrams: 'Terrible Decision' for GA to Reopen Some Businesses

Stacey Abrams: 'Terrible Decision' for GA to Reopen Some Businesses

Stacey Abrams called Brian Kemp's decision to lift restrictions on some businesses during the coronavirus pandemic a "terrible decision." 

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Task Force Convinced Trump to Change Tune on Georgia Reopening

Task Force Convinced Trump to Change Tune on Georgia Reopening

President Donald Trump’s change in attitude toward Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses was due to an intervention from members of the coron [...]

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Rep. Collins: Georgia Gov. Kemp Sending Mixed Signals on Reopening

Rep. Collins: Georgia Gov. Kemp Sending Mixed Signals on Reopening

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins Thursday criticized his state's Gov. Brian Kemp for allowing tattoo shops, gyms, hair salons, and other businesses to reopen while th [...]

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Atlanta mayor: Georgia's reopening 'not as bad' as feared despite coronavirus

Atlanta mayor: Georgia's reopening 'not as bad' as feared despite coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s move to reopen the state's economy has not been “as bad” as she thought. 

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Georgia small-business owners wary of reopening too quickly as coronavirus restrictions lifted

Georgia small-business owners wary of reopening too quickly as coronavirus restrictions lifted

About three weeks after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s controversial decision to begin reopening the state’s economy, confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the sta [...]

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More restaurants reopen their dining rooms with COVID-19 safety precautions - Atlanta INtown Paper

More restaurants reopen their dining rooms with COVID-19 safety precautions - Atlanta INtown Paper

More Intown restaurants are cautiously reopening their dining rooms to customers while putting COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Gov. Brian Kemp ordered th [...]

Read full article: More restaurants reopen their dining roo...→
Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Gov. Brian Kemp suspended the requirement that most Georgians pass a behind-the-wheel test when applying for licenses last month.

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Nearly 20K new Georgia drivers have received licenses without road tests amid coronavirus

Nearly 20K new Georgia drivers have received licenses without road tests amid coronavirus

Almost 20,000 new drivers have received their licenses without taking a road test in Georgia since Gov. Brian Kemp temporarily waived the requirement to help m [...]

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Intown business describes 'nightmare' reopening with only two customers all weekend - Atlanta INtown Paper

Intown business describes 'nightmare' reopening with only two customers all weekend - Atlanta INtown Paper

It’s been one week since Gov. Brian Kemp’s order allowing certain businesses to reopen went into effect. Many businesses opted to remain closed as the COVID-19 [...]

Read full article: Intown business describes 'nightmare' re...→
Coronavirus Update - April 30: 25 more deaths; CDC blood tests; restaurants pledge not to open dining rooms - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coronavirus Update - April 30: 25 more deaths; CDC blood tests; restaurants pledge not to open dining rooms - Atlanta INtown Paper

Just a few hours after Gov. Brian Kemp announced he would let the shelter-in-place order expire for most Georgians, the state’s Department of Public Health ann [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Update - April 30: 25 more d...→
As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans city's response to expiration of state's shelter-in-place order - Atlanta INtown Paper

As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans city's response to expiration of state's shelter-in-place order - Atlanta INtown Paper

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she was preparing the city’s response if Gov. Brian Kemp lets a statewide shelter-in-place order expire at 11:59 p.m. tonight, [...]

Read full article: As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans c...→
Tyler Perry describes plan to reopen his Atlanta studios during COVID-19 pandemic

Tyler Perry describes plan to reopen his Atlanta studios during COVID-19 pandemic

Tyler Perry has come up with a strategic plan to reopen Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared that nonessential businesses coul [...]

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Atlanta mayor rebukes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for opening businesses: "We can't sit by…while people die"

"What we are essentially saying in Georgia is, 'go bowling and we'll have a [hospital] bed waiting on you,'" Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.

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Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay home' amid concerns state is lifting coronavirus lockdown too soon

Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay home' amid concerns state is lifting coronavirus lockdown too soon

While some Georgians breathed a sigh of relief Friday when Gov. Brian Kemp allowed some non-essential businesses to reopen, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms [...]

Read full article: Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay h...→
Black churches, civil-rights activists in Georgia say ‘stay at home’

Black churches, civil-rights activists in Georgia say ‘stay at home’

A coalition of African-American faith and civil rights leaders is telling Georgia residents to stay home to fight the coronavirus as Gov. Brian Kemp reopens so [...]

Read full article: Black churches, civil-rights activists i...→
Some Georgia Businesses Reopen Despite Trump's Criticism

Some Georgia Businesses Reopen Despite Trump's Criticism

Some Georgia businesses will reopen today in line with guidelines set forth by Gov. Brian Kemp despite warnings from President Donald Trump and health official [...]

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Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp again over opening state

Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp again over opening state

President Trump on Thursday ripped Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for his plan to reopen many of his state’s businesses on Friday, declaring, “I am not happy about Br [...]

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Trump's criticism adds to tough choices in Georgia reopening

President Donald Trump’s blunt disapproval of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to let some businesses reopen is only making decisions tougher for many owners [...]

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Coronavirus government response updates: Trump sends mixed messages on reopening risks as more states look to lift restrictions

After pushing for the US to reopen, then saying he disagrees with Georgia's Kemp, President Trump is sending mixed messages as more states look to lift restric [...]

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Georgia reopening ‘not as bad as I thought’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Georgia reopening ‘not as bad as I thought’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive approach to reopening the state’s economy has not been “as bad” as she predict [...]

Read full article: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Geor...→
Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping Staff and Guests Safe as Dine-in Service Resumes

Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping Staff and Guests Safe as Dine-in Service Resumes

Governor Greg Abbott has provided little guidance to Texas restaurateurs who began reopening their businesses for dine-in service beginning last week. As a res [...]

Read full article: Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping...→
Georgia reports lowest number of COVID patients in a month

Georgia reports lowest number of COVID patients in a month

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Saturday that the state had the lowest number of hospitalized coronavirus patients it's had in over a month. 

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Two Georgia men arrested in death of black man after outcry

Two Georgia men arrested in death of black man after outcry

The GBI opened an investigation this week after the video was posted online by a Brunswick radio station. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp told reporters that he’s c [...]

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Kemp dismisses ‘ridiculous’ criticism of Georgia, other states moving to reopen

Kemp dismisses ‘ridiculous’ criticism of Georgia, other states moving to reopen

He and fellow Republican governors insist they are prioritizing safety as they lift coronavirus restrictions.

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Why Georgia Governor Brian Kemp loves playing dumb | Opinion

Why Georgia Governor Brian Kemp loves playing dumb | Opinion

As a clinical psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I'm often faced with untangling this question: Are people honestly unknowing—or pretending not to know?

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Georgia Governor Lifts Shelter-in-Place Order for Most

Georgia Governor Lifts Shelter-in-Place Order for Most

Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state's shelter-in-place order would be lifted for most residents at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Georgia Drops Requirement for Teens to Pass Driving Test

Georgia Drops Requirement for Teens to Pass Driving Test

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has temporarily dropped the requirement for teenagers to pass a road test before obtaining their driver's license.

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Gov. Kemp won't renew short-term rentals ban after April 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia residents can begin Airbnb’ing their properties again on May 1 after Gov. Brian Kemp said a statewide ban on short-term home rentals will be allowed to [...]

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Georgia’s Kemp downplays criticism from Trump: report

Georgia’s Kemp downplays criticism from Trump: report

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday defended his decision to reopen some of the state's economy outside of federal coronavirus guidelines and downplayed Presiden [...]

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Trump Approved of Georgia’s Plan to Reopen Before Bashing It

Trump Approved of Georgia’s Plan to Reopen Before Bashing It

President Donald Trump praised Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive plan to allow businesses to reopen in private discussions before pulling an about-face and [...]

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Trump denies he gave Georgia Gov. Kemp green light to reopen businesses

Trump denies he gave Georgia Gov. Kemp green light to reopen businesses

President Trump on Friday denied that he gave Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp an “OK” to re-open businesses outside of federal coronavirus guidelines, saying that inst [...]

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Georgia Governor Moves to Reopen State Against Donald Trump's Advice

Georgia Governor Moves to Reopen State Against Donald Trump's Advice

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he would move forward on allowing more businesses to reopen in his state.

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Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's decision to reopen economy, says he's

Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's decision to reopen economy, says he's "not communicating clearly"

Congressman Doug Collins from Georgia said he agrees with Governor Brian Kemp on reopening the economy, but not on how the governor is going about doing so.

Read full article: Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's d...→
After errors, state health commissioner calls integrity of COVID-19 data a 'number one priority' - Atlanta INtown Paper

After errors, state health commissioner calls integrity of COVID-19 data a 'number one priority' - Atlanta INtown Paper

Transparency and integrity when it comes to the collection of COVID-19 data is the number one priority of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), accord [...]

Read full article: After errors, state health commissioner ...→
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Georgia reopening ‘not as bad as I thought’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Georgia reopening ‘not as bad as I thought’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive approach to reopening the state’s economy has not been “as bad” as she predict [...]

Read full article: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Geor...→
Georgia small-business owners wary of reopening too quickly as coronavirus restrictions lifted

Georgia small-business owners wary of reopening too quickly as coronavirus restrictions lifted

About three weeks after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s controversial decision to begin reopening the state’s economy, confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the sta [...]

Read full article: Georgia small-business owners wary of re...→
Georgia's Kemp Says Hospitalizations Fall as State Reopens

Georgia's Kemp Says Hospitalizations Fall as State Reopens

Georgia recorded its lowest number of hospitalized patients positive for the coronavirus since hospitals statewide started reporting the number, Gov Brian Kemp [...]

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Georgia reports lowest number of COVID patients in a month

Georgia reports lowest number of COVID patients in a month

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Saturday that the state had the lowest number of hospitalized coronavirus patients it's had in over a month. 

Read full article: Georgia reports lowest number of COVID p...→
Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Gov. Brian Kemp suspended the requirement that most Georgians pass a behind-the-wheel test when applying for licenses last month.

Read full article: Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued D...→
Georgia Gov. Kemp calls video of Ahmaud Arbery's shooting 'absolutely horrific'

Georgia Gov. Kemp calls video of Ahmaud Arbery's shooting 'absolutely horrific'

"I can tell you it’s absolutely horrific and Georgians deserve answers," the state's chief executive said.

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Kemp dismisses ‘ridiculous’ criticism of Georgia, other states moving to reopen

Kemp dismisses ‘ridiculous’ criticism of Georgia, other states moving to reopen

He and fellow Republican governors insist they are prioritizing safety as they lift coronavirus restrictions.

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Intown business describes 'nightmare' reopening with only two customers all weekend - Atlanta INtown Paper

Intown business describes 'nightmare' reopening with only two customers all weekend - Atlanta INtown Paper

It’s been one week since Gov. Brian Kemp’s order allowing certain businesses to reopen went into effect. Many businesses opted to remain closed as the COVID-19 [...]

Read full article: Intown business describes 'nightmare' re...→
Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shelter in place, days after loosening some coronavirus restrictions

Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shelter in place, days after loosening some coronavirus restrictions

The stay-at-home order for Georgie will largely expire at midnight on Thursday, but Gov. Brian Kemp is still urging residents-- particularly the elderly-- to s [...]

Read full article: Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shel...→
Georgia Governor Lifts Shelter-in-Place Order for Most

Georgia Governor Lifts Shelter-in-Place Order for Most

Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state's shelter-in-place order would be lifted for most residents at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans city's response to expiration of state's shelter-in-place order - Atlanta INtown Paper

As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans city's response to expiration of state's shelter-in-place order - Atlanta INtown Paper

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she was preparing the city’s response if Gov. Brian Kemp lets a statewide shelter-in-place order expire at 11:59 p.m. tonight, [...]

Read full article: As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans c...→
South Carolina Mayor Warns: 'Do Not Cross the Georgia Line'

South Carolina Mayor Warns: 'Do Not Cross the Georgia Line'

A South Carolina mayor is warning residents to refrain from crossing the Georgia line as Gov. Brian Kemp (R) loosens restrictions.

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Gov. Kemp won't renew short-term rentals ban after April 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia residents can begin Airbnb’ing their properties again on May 1 after Gov. Brian Kemp said a statewide ban on short-term home rentals will be allowed to [...]

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Atlanta mayor rebukes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for opening businesses: "We can't sit by…while people die"

"What we are essentially saying in Georgia is, 'go bowling and we'll have a [hospital] bed waiting on you,'" Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.

Read full article: Atlanta mayor rebukes Georgia Gov. Brian...→
NBA delaying plan to reopen facilities in states lifting lockdowns

NBA delaying plan to reopen facilities in states lifting lockdowns

Even after Georgia governor Brian Kemp reopened his state, the Atlanta Hawks aren’t going to reopen their facilities prematurely amid the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

Read full article: NBA delaying plan to reopen facilities i...→
Trump Approved of Georgia’s Plan to Reopen Before Bashing It

Trump Approved of Georgia’s Plan to Reopen Before Bashing It

President Donald Trump praised Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive plan to allow businesses to reopen in private discussions before pulling an about-face and [...]

Read full article: Trump Approved of Georgia’s Plan to Reop...→
Black churches, civil-rights activists in Georgia say ‘stay at home’

Black churches, civil-rights activists in Georgia say ‘stay at home’

A coalition of African-American faith and civil rights leaders is telling Georgia residents to stay home to fight the coronavirus as Gov. Brian Kemp reopens so [...]

Read full article: Black churches, civil-rights activists i...→
Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents to 'Just Stay Home' Despite Kemp Order

Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents to 'Just Stay Home' Despite Kemp Order

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Friday urged residents in her city to "just stay home" despite Gov. Brian Kemp's order to open bowling alleys, nail salons, [...]

Read full article: Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents to 'Just S...→
Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp again over opening state

Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp again over opening state

President Trump on Thursday ripped Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for his plan to reopen many of his state’s businesses on Friday, declaring, “I am not happy about Br [...]

Read full article: Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp aga...→
Stacey Abrams: 'Terrible Decision' for GA to Reopen Some Businesses

Stacey Abrams: 'Terrible Decision' for GA to Reopen Some Businesses

Stacey Abrams called Brian Kemp's decision to lift restrictions on some businesses during the coronavirus pandemic a "terrible decision." 

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Georgia Governor Moves to Reopen State Against Donald Trump's Advice

Georgia Governor Moves to Reopen State Against Donald Trump's Advice

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he would move forward on allowing more businesses to reopen in his state.

Read full article: Georgia Governor Moves to Reopen State A...→

Coronavirus government response updates: Trump sends mixed messages on reopening risks as more states look to lift restrictions

After pushing for the US to reopen, then saying he disagrees with Georgia's Kemp, President Trump is sending mixed messages as more states look to lift restric [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus government response updates:...→
Rep. Collins: Georgia Gov. Kemp Sending Mixed Signals on Reopening

Rep. Collins: Georgia Gov. Kemp Sending Mixed Signals on Reopening

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins Thursday criticized his state's Gov. Brian Kemp for allowing tattoo shops, gyms, hair salons, and other businesses to reopen while th [...]

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Atlanta mayor: Georgia's reopening 'not as bad' as feared despite coronavirus

Atlanta mayor: Georgia's reopening 'not as bad' as feared despite coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s move to reopen the state's economy has not been “as bad” as she thought. 

Read full article: Atlanta mayor: Georgia's reopening 'not ...→
Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states' economies in late April amid the ongoing [...]

Read full article: Spot the Difference: Two governors reope...→
Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping Staff and Guests Safe as Dine-in Service Resumes

Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping Staff and Guests Safe as Dine-in Service Resumes

Governor Greg Abbott has provided little guidance to Texas restaurateurs who began reopening their businesses for dine-in service beginning last week. As a res [...]

Read full article: Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping...→
More restaurants reopen their dining rooms with COVID-19 safety precautions - Atlanta INtown Paper

More restaurants reopen their dining rooms with COVID-19 safety precautions - Atlanta INtown Paper

More Intown restaurants are cautiously reopening their dining rooms to customers while putting COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Gov. Brian Kemp ordered th [...]

Read full article: More restaurants reopen their dining roo...→
Georgia restaurants in no rush to reopen, despite governor's decision

Georgia restaurants in no rush to reopen, despite governor's decision

Although nearly two weeks have passed since Georgia Governor Brian Kemp allowed restaurants to reopen dining room seating, owners are reticent to resume busine [...]

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Two Georgia men arrested in death of black man after outcry

Two Georgia men arrested in death of black man after outcry

The GBI opened an investigation this week after the video was posted online by a Brunswick radio station. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp told reporters that he’s c [...]

Read full article: Two Georgia men arrested in death of bla...→
Nearly 20K new Georgia drivers have received licenses without road tests amid coronavirus

Nearly 20K new Georgia drivers have received licenses without road tests amid coronavirus

Almost 20,000 new drivers have received their licenses without taking a road test in Georgia since Gov. Brian Kemp temporarily waived the requirement to help m [...]

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Why Georgia Governor Brian Kemp loves playing dumb | Opinion

Why Georgia Governor Brian Kemp loves playing dumb | Opinion

As a clinical psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I'm often faced with untangling this question: Are people honestly unknowing—or pretending not to know?

Read full article: Why Georgia Governor Brian Kemp loves pl...→
Coronavirus Update - April 30: 25 more deaths; CDC blood tests; restaurants pledge not to open dining rooms - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coronavirus Update - April 30: 25 more deaths; CDC blood tests; restaurants pledge not to open dining rooms - Atlanta INtown Paper

Just a few hours after Gov. Brian Kemp announced he would let the shelter-in-place order expire for most Georgians, the state’s Department of Public Health ann [...]

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Georgia's shelter-in-place order expires tonight

Georgia's shelter-in-place order expires tonight

Georgia's shelter-in-place order will expire late Thursday night for most of the state and not be extended, Gov. Brian Kemp.

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Georgia Drops Requirement for Teens to Pass Driving Test

Georgia Drops Requirement for Teens to Pass Driving Test

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has temporarily dropped the requirement for teenagers to pass a road test before obtaining their driver's license.

Read full article: Georgia Drops Requirement for Teens to P...→
Tyler Perry describes plan to reopen his Atlanta studios during COVID-19 pandemic

Tyler Perry describes plan to reopen his Atlanta studios during COVID-19 pandemic

Tyler Perry has come up with a strategic plan to reopen Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared that nonessential businesses coul [...]

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More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners say they won't reopen as Gov. Brian Kemp lifts coronavirus lockdown

More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners say they won't reopen as Gov. Brian Kemp lifts coronavirus lockdown

A group of restaurant owners in Atlanta and Savannah, who together operate more than 120 restaurants, have decided not to reopen right now.

Read full article: More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners s...→
Georgia’s Kemp downplays criticism from Trump: report

Georgia’s Kemp downplays criticism from Trump: report

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday defended his decision to reopen some of the state's economy outside of federal coronavirus guidelines and downplayed Presiden [...]

Read full article: Georgia’s Kemp downplays criticism from ...→
Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay home' amid concerns state is lifting coronavirus lockdown too soon

Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay home' amid concerns state is lifting coronavirus lockdown too soon

While some Georgians breathed a sigh of relief Friday when Gov. Brian Kemp allowed some non-essential businesses to reopen, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms [...]

Read full article: Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay h...→
People Trickle Back into a Georgia Gym After Restrictions Are Lifted

People Trickle Back into a Georgia Gym After Restrictions Are Lifted

People trickled back into the Factor X Fitness center in Thomasville, Georgia, on Friday, the first day Gov. Kemp allowed for gyms to reopen.

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Trump denies he gave Georgia Gov. Kemp green light to reopen businesses

Trump denies he gave Georgia Gov. Kemp green light to reopen businesses

President Trump on Friday denied that he gave Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp an “OK” to re-open businesses outside of federal coronavirus guidelines, saying that inst [...]

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Some Georgia Businesses Reopen Despite Trump's Criticism

Some Georgia Businesses Reopen Despite Trump's Criticism

Some Georgia businesses will reopen today in line with guidelines set forth by Gov. Brian Kemp despite warnings from President Donald Trump and health official [...]

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Georgia set to reopen nonessential businesses despite rebuke from Trump

Georgia set to reopen nonessential businesses despite rebuke from Trump

Georgia is forging ahead with its plans to reopen some nonessential businesses Friday — despite an increase in coronavirus deaths in the Peach State and Presid [...]

Read full article: Georgia set to reopen nonessential busin...→

Trump's criticism adds to tough choices in Georgia reopening

President Donald Trump’s blunt disapproval of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to let some businesses reopen is only making decisions tougher for many owners [...]

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Task Force Convinced Trump to Change Tune on Georgia Reopening

Task Force Convinced Trump to Change Tune on Georgia Reopening

President Donald Trump’s change in attitude toward Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses was due to an intervention from members of the coron [...]

Read full article: Task Force Convinced Trump to Change Tun...→
Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's decision to reopen economy, says he's

Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's decision to reopen economy, says he's "not communicating clearly"

Congressman Doug Collins from Georgia said he agrees with Governor Brian Kemp on reopening the economy, but not on how the governor is going about doing so.

Read full article: Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's d...→
After errors, state health commissioner calls integrity of COVID-19 data a 'number one priority' - Atlanta INtown Paper

After errors, state health commissioner calls integrity of COVID-19 data a 'number one priority' - Atlanta INtown Paper

Transparency and integrity when it comes to the collection of COVID-19 data is the number one priority of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), accord [...]

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Atlanta mayor: Georgia's reopening 'not as bad' as feared despite coronavirus

Atlanta mayor: Georgia's reopening 'not as bad' as feared despite coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s move to reopen the state's economy has not been “as bad” as she thought. 

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Georgia reopening ‘not as bad as I thought’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms: Georgia reopening ‘not as bad as I thought’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive approach to reopening the state’s economy has not been “as bad” as she predict [...]

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Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states' economies in late April amid the ongoing [...]

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Georgia small-business owners wary of reopening too quickly as coronavirus restrictions lifted

Georgia small-business owners wary of reopening too quickly as coronavirus restrictions lifted

About three weeks after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s controversial decision to begin reopening the state’s economy, confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the sta [...]

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Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping Staff and Guests Safe as Dine-in Service Resumes

Wine Time: Houston Sommeliers On Keeping Staff and Guests Safe as Dine-in Service Resumes

Governor Greg Abbott has provided little guidance to Texas restaurateurs who began reopening their businesses for dine-in service beginning last week. As a res [...]

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Georgia's Kemp Says Hospitalizations Fall as State Reopens

Georgia's Kemp Says Hospitalizations Fall as State Reopens

Georgia recorded its lowest number of hospitalized patients positive for the coronavirus since hospitals statewide started reporting the number, Gov Brian Kemp [...]

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More restaurants reopen their dining rooms with COVID-19 safety precautions - Atlanta INtown Paper

More restaurants reopen their dining rooms with COVID-19 safety precautions - Atlanta INtown Paper

More Intown restaurants are cautiously reopening their dining rooms to customers while putting COVID-19 safety precautions in place. Gov. Brian Kemp ordered th [...]

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Georgia reports lowest number of COVID patients in a month

Georgia reports lowest number of COVID patients in a month

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Saturday that the state had the lowest number of hospitalized coronavirus patients it's had in over a month. 

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Georgia restaurants in no rush to reopen, despite governor's decision

Georgia restaurants in no rush to reopen, despite governor's decision

Although nearly two weeks have passed since Georgia Governor Brian Kemp allowed restaurants to reopen dining room seating, owners are reticent to resume busine [...]

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Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Nearly 20,000 Georgia Teens Are Issued Driver’s Licenses Without a Road Test

Gov. Brian Kemp suspended the requirement that most Georgians pass a behind-the-wheel test when applying for licenses last month.

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Two Georgia men arrested in death of black man after outcry

Two Georgia men arrested in death of black man after outcry

The GBI opened an investigation this week after the video was posted online by a Brunswick radio station. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp told reporters that he’s c [...]

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Georgia Gov. Kemp calls video of Ahmaud Arbery's shooting 'absolutely horrific'

Georgia Gov. Kemp calls video of Ahmaud Arbery's shooting 'absolutely horrific'

"I can tell you it’s absolutely horrific and Georgians deserve answers," the state's chief executive said.

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Nearly 20K new Georgia drivers have received licenses without road tests amid coronavirus

Nearly 20K new Georgia drivers have received licenses without road tests amid coronavirus

Almost 20,000 new drivers have received their licenses without taking a road test in Georgia since Gov. Brian Kemp temporarily waived the requirement to help m [...]

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Kemp dismisses ‘ridiculous’ criticism of Georgia, other states moving to reopen

Kemp dismisses ‘ridiculous’ criticism of Georgia, other states moving to reopen

He and fellow Republican governors insist they are prioritizing safety as they lift coronavirus restrictions.

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Intown business describes 'nightmare' reopening with only two customers all weekend - Atlanta INtown Paper

Intown business describes 'nightmare' reopening with only two customers all weekend - Atlanta INtown Paper

It’s been one week since Gov. Brian Kemp’s order allowing certain businesses to reopen went into effect. Many businesses opted to remain closed as the COVID-19 [...]

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Why Georgia Governor Brian Kemp loves playing dumb | Opinion

Why Georgia Governor Brian Kemp loves playing dumb | Opinion

As a clinical psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I'm often faced with untangling this question: Are people honestly unknowing—or pretending not to know?

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Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shelter in place, days after loosening some coronavirus restrictions

Georgia Gov. Kemp orders elderly to shelter in place, days after loosening some coronavirus restrictions

The stay-at-home order for Georgie will largely expire at midnight on Thursday, but Gov. Brian Kemp is still urging residents-- particularly the elderly-- to s [...]

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Coronavirus Update - April 30: 25 more deaths; CDC blood tests; restaurants pledge not to open dining rooms - Atlanta INtown Paper

Coronavirus Update - April 30: 25 more deaths; CDC blood tests; restaurants pledge not to open dining rooms - Atlanta INtown Paper

Just a few hours after Gov. Brian Kemp announced he would let the shelter-in-place order expire for most Georgians, the state’s Department of Public Health ann [...]

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Georgia Governor Lifts Shelter-in-Place Order for Most

Georgia Governor Lifts Shelter-in-Place Order for Most

Brian Kemp announced Thursday that the state's shelter-in-place order would be lifted for most residents at 11:59 p.m. Thursday.

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Georgia's shelter-in-place order expires tonight

Georgia's shelter-in-place order expires tonight

Georgia's shelter-in-place order will expire late Thursday night for most of the state and not be extended, Gov. Brian Kemp.

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As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans city's response to expiration of state's shelter-in-place order - Atlanta INtown Paper

As COVID-19 cases top 26k, mayor plans city's response to expiration of state's shelter-in-place order - Atlanta INtown Paper

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she was preparing the city’s response if Gov. Brian Kemp lets a statewide shelter-in-place order expire at 11:59 p.m. tonight, [...]

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Georgia Drops Requirement for Teens to Pass Driving Test

Georgia Drops Requirement for Teens to Pass Driving Test

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has temporarily dropped the requirement for teenagers to pass a road test before obtaining their driver's license.

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South Carolina Mayor Warns: 'Do Not Cross the Georgia Line'

South Carolina Mayor Warns: 'Do Not Cross the Georgia Line'

A South Carolina mayor is warning residents to refrain from crossing the Georgia line as Gov. Brian Kemp (R) loosens restrictions.

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Tyler Perry describes plan to reopen his Atlanta studios during COVID-19 pandemic

Tyler Perry describes plan to reopen his Atlanta studios during COVID-19 pandemic

Tyler Perry has come up with a strategic plan to reopen Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared that nonessential businesses coul [...]

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Gov. Kemp won't renew short-term rentals ban after April 30 - Atlanta INtown Paper

Georgia residents can begin Airbnb’ing their properties again on May 1 after Gov. Brian Kemp said a statewide ban on short-term home rentals will be allowed to [...]

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More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners say they won't reopen as Gov. Brian Kemp lifts coronavirus lockdown

More than 50 Georgia restaurant owners say they won't reopen as Gov. Brian Kemp lifts coronavirus lockdown

A group of restaurant owners in Atlanta and Savannah, who together operate more than 120 restaurants, have decided not to reopen right now.

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Atlanta mayor rebukes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for opening businesses: "We can't sit by…while people die"

"What we are essentially saying in Georgia is, 'go bowling and we'll have a [hospital] bed waiting on you,'" Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.

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Georgia’s Kemp downplays criticism from Trump: report

Georgia’s Kemp downplays criticism from Trump: report

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday defended his decision to reopen some of the state's economy outside of federal coronavirus guidelines and downplayed Presiden [...]

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NBA delaying plan to reopen facilities in states lifting lockdowns

NBA delaying plan to reopen facilities in states lifting lockdowns

Even after Georgia governor Brian Kemp reopened his state, the Atlanta Hawks aren’t going to reopen their facilities prematurely amid the coronavirus pandemic. [...]

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Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay home' amid concerns state is lifting coronavirus lockdown too soon

Atlanta mayor warns Georgians to 'stay home' amid concerns state is lifting coronavirus lockdown too soon

While some Georgians breathed a sigh of relief Friday when Gov. Brian Kemp allowed some non-essential businesses to reopen, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms [...]

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Trump Approved of Georgia’s Plan to Reopen Before Bashing It

Trump Approved of Georgia’s Plan to Reopen Before Bashing It

President Donald Trump praised Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s aggressive plan to allow businesses to reopen in private discussions before pulling an about-face and [...]

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People Trickle Back into a Georgia Gym After Restrictions Are Lifted

People Trickle Back into a Georgia Gym After Restrictions Are Lifted

People trickled back into the Factor X Fitness center in Thomasville, Georgia, on Friday, the first day Gov. Kemp allowed for gyms to reopen.

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Black churches, civil-rights activists in Georgia say ‘stay at home’

Black churches, civil-rights activists in Georgia say ‘stay at home’

A coalition of African-American faith and civil rights leaders is telling Georgia residents to stay home to fight the coronavirus as Gov. Brian Kemp reopens so [...]

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Trump denies he gave Georgia Gov. Kemp green light to reopen businesses

Trump denies he gave Georgia Gov. Kemp green light to reopen businesses

President Trump on Friday denied that he gave Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp an “OK” to re-open businesses outside of federal coronavirus guidelines, saying that inst [...]

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Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents to 'Just Stay Home' Despite Kemp Order

Atlanta Mayor Urges Residents to 'Just Stay Home' Despite Kemp Order

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Friday urged residents in her city to "just stay home" despite Gov. Brian Kemp's order to open bowling alleys, nail salons, [...]

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Some Georgia Businesses Reopen Despite Trump's Criticism

Some Georgia Businesses Reopen Despite Trump's Criticism

Some Georgia businesses will reopen today in line with guidelines set forth by Gov. Brian Kemp despite warnings from President Donald Trump and health official [...]

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Georgia set to reopen nonessential businesses despite rebuke from Trump

Georgia set to reopen nonessential businesses despite rebuke from Trump

Georgia is forging ahead with its plans to reopen some nonessential businesses Friday — despite an increase in coronavirus deaths in the Peach State and Presid [...]

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Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp again over opening state

Trump bashes Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp again over opening state

President Trump on Thursday ripped Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for his plan to reopen many of his state’s businesses on Friday, declaring, “I am not happy about Br [...]

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Stacey Abrams: 'Terrible Decision' for GA to Reopen Some Businesses

Stacey Abrams: 'Terrible Decision' for GA to Reopen Some Businesses

Stacey Abrams called Brian Kemp's decision to lift restrictions on some businesses during the coronavirus pandemic a "terrible decision." 

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Trump's criticism adds to tough choices in Georgia reopening

President Donald Trump’s blunt disapproval of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to let some businesses reopen is only making decisions tougher for many owners [...]

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Georgia Governor Moves to Reopen State Against Donald Trump's Advice

Georgia Governor Moves to Reopen State Against Donald Trump's Advice

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday he would move forward on allowing more businesses to reopen in his state.

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Task Force Convinced Trump to Change Tune on Georgia Reopening

Task Force Convinced Trump to Change Tune on Georgia Reopening

President Donald Trump’s change in attitude toward Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses was due to an intervention from members of the coron [...]

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Coronavirus government response updates: Trump sends mixed messages on reopening risks as more states look to lift restrictions

After pushing for the US to reopen, then saying he disagrees with Georgia's Kemp, President Trump is sending mixed messages as more states look to lift restric [...]

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Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's decision to reopen economy, says he's

Georgia GOP Rep. criticizes governor's decision to reopen economy, says he's "not communicating clearly"

Congressman Doug Collins from Georgia said he agrees with Governor Brian Kemp on reopening the economy, but not on how the governor is going about doing so.

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Rep. Collins: Georgia Gov. Kemp Sending Mixed Signals on Reopening

Rep. Collins: Georgia Gov. Kemp Sending Mixed Signals on Reopening

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins Thursday criticized his state's Gov. Brian Kemp for allowing tattoo shops, gyms, hair salons, and other businesses to reopen while th [...]

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