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DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A Korean solar panel maker will expand its presence in Georgia by building a new $171 million plant next to an existing factory. Qcells is a unit of Hanwha Solutions. The company made the announcement Thursday. Qcells says the new plant will open in the first half of 2023 and will hire 470 people. The company already has 750 workers at its existing factory in the northwest city of Dalton.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed launchpad for commercial rockets on the Georgia coast want a federal court to throw out the project's government license, saying the Federal Aviation Administration failed to adequately consider safety risks.

ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Thursday extending the suspension of the state gasoline sales tax through July 14.

ATLANTA – A commission created to rename military bases currently named for historical figures with ties to the Confederacy is recommending renaming Fort Gordon near Augusta for former President and World War II military leader Dwight Eisenhower.

ATLANTA – State Sen. Burt Jones, R-Jackson, has declared victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary for lieutenant governor. With 99.37% of the votes counted, Jones had received 50.06% of …

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won the state’s Republican primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Democrat Stacey Abrams this fall in what will be one of the nation’s most closely watched governor’s races.

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will face Republican football legend Herschel Walker for a coveted Senate seat in Georgia after both handily defeated primary challengers to set up a historic, high-stakes showdown.

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has defeated five Republican challengers in the Georgia primary. Greene advances to the November election, where she will face the winner of a three-candidate Democratic primary in northwest Georgia’s 14th District.

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for hiding the death of a popular high school teacher whose disappearance remained a mystery for more than decade. A judge sentenced Ryan Alexander Duke on Monday, just three days after a jury acquitted Duke of murder in the 2005 death of Tara Grinstead.

ATLANTA – Early voting ahead of next week’s Georgia primaries ended Friday with an all-time high of more than 850,000 voters either casting a ballot in person or returning an absentee ballot.

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