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Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap

Stanley can brainstorm with you on criminal justice reform and civil right issues. He has covered government and politics for news outlets in Georgia and Tennessee for the past decade. At The (Macon) Telegraph he told readers about Macon-Bibb County’s challenges implementing its recent consolidation, with a focus on ways the state Legislature determines the fate of local communities. He used open records requests to break a story of a $400 million pension sweetheart deal a county manager steered to a friendly consultant. The Georgia Associated Press Managing Editors named Stanley a finalist in 2018 for best deadline reporting for his story on the death of Gregg Allman and best beat reporting for explanatory articles on the 2018 Macon-Bibb County budget deliberations. The Tennessee Press Association honored him for his reporting on the disappearance of Holly Bobo, which became a sensational murder case that generated national headlines. Stanley is a graduate of the University of Memphis.

Early voting at the Joan P. Garner Library in Atlanta

Georgia can start voting Saturday after Thanksgiving with state Supreme Court ruling in lawsuit

By: - November 23, 2022

ATLANTA – Early voting is set to take place in more than a dozen Georgia counties both days on Thanksgiving weekend after the Georgia Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch attempt by Republican groups to block the polls from opening on Saturday for the runoff for the U.S. Senate. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court justices unanimously […]

Voters line up inside the Smyrna Community Center for the first day of early voting Oct. 17.

Georgians set first day early voting turnout record in biggest test yet of 2021 election overhaul

By: - October 17, 2022

On Monday, thousands of Georgia voters descended upon early voting sites like the Smyrna Community Center on a record-setting first day of early voting in the high-stakes midterm election looming on Nov. 8. Across Georgia, some voters waited in long lines and the state’s voter registration system crashed multiple times, with reports from voting rights […]

Rudy Giuliani

Judge orders Rudy Giuliani to testify before special Georgia grand jury

By: - July 21, 2022

ATLANTA – A court has ordered former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to testify in Fulton County about his Georgia crusade to overturn Republican Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 presidential election. A New York judge ruled Wednesday that the former Trump attorney is required to appear before a Fulton County special grand jury […]

Brian Kemp

Georgia House Republicans approve ‘constitutional carry’ bill to allow guns without a permit

By: - March 31, 2022

Georgia is expected to soon become the latest state where people can carry firearms in public without a license.

Prosecutor says Arbery targeted for being ‘Black man running down the street’

By: - November 23, 2021

The lead prosecutor in Monday’s closing arguments accused the three white defendants of chasing Ahmaud Arbery because he was Black, a decision that led to his shooting death on a Brunswick-area street Sunday afternoon in 2020. The Glynn County murder trial is set to resume Tuesday with the state’s prosecutors expected to present a two-hour […]

Raphael Warnock

U.S. Senate Democrats push voting rights bills, lambast Georgia election law

By: - July 20, 2021

If the rules in Georgia’s controversial 2021 voting overhaul were in place before last November’s historic U.S. Senate races were pushed to Jan. 5 runoffs, then 76,000 residents who cast their ballots would’ve been unable to register in time for the second round. A U.S. Senate committee gathered in downtown Atlanta Monday to hear how […]

Donald Trump in Oval Office on phone

Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump’s election call to state elections official

By: - February 16, 2021

Fulton County (Ga.) prosecutors are launching a wide-ranging criminal investigation into attempts to overturn last year’s presidential election results in Georgia.  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sent letters Wednesday to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Gov. Brian Kemp, Attorney General Chris Carr and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan asking them to preserve documents and other […]