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.
Georgia House Republicans approve ‘constitutional carry’ bill to allow guns without a permit
By: Stanley Dunlap - 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: Stanley Dunlap - 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 […]
U.S. Senate Democrats push voting rights bills, lambast Georgia election law
By: Stanley Dunlap - 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 […]
Georgia prosecutor investigating Trump’s election call to state elections official
By: Stanley Dunlap - 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 […]