Chairman of GA House Rules Committee passes away at age 67

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CAMILLA, Ga. (CBS46) Georgia Representative Jay Powell, chairman of the House Rules Committee, has passed away at age 67. According to Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston, Powell collapsed and died during a Caucus Leadership retreat in Young Harris. Powell was born in Quitman, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1977. He also served as mayor …

Georgia Rep. Jay Powell Dies After Collapsing At Lawmaker Retreat

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The chairman of the powerful Georgia House Rules Committee has died after collapsing at a retreat for lawmakers. State Rep. Jay Powell died after collapsing at a Republican caucus leadership event Monday night at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, according to House Speaker David Ralston. The Towns County Sheriff’s Office requested that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation look …

The pastor of a black church targeted in a foiled attack praises a student for preventing ‘a bloodbath’

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(CNN) — On a typical Sunday, about 40 congregants gather at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia. But this was far from a typical Sunday. Throngs of supporters gathered at Bethel AME days after a teen was arrested for allegedly plotting to attack the historically black church. Outside the church, supporters of different races held signs in solidarity. …

Georgia black caucus will push for hate crime law after teen allegedly planned to attack black churchgoers

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Atlanta (CNN)A white teen who allegedly plotted to attack a historically black church in Georgia faces a charge of criminal attempt to commit murder, but she’s not charged with a hate crime because the state does not have such a law. The 16-year-old, a high school student in Gainesville, had allegedly planned the attack on the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal …

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Announces Partnership with Ohio River South

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The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC), chaired by State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain), announced a new partnership with Ohio River South, a regionally-focused, minority-owned public affairs firm. The partnership will serve to deepen the caucus’ legislative capacity and update its branding. “The GLBC has long been at the forefront of championing the rights of all Georgians, while advocating for …