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ATLANTA — Republican state lawmakers took a major step Monday toward overhauling voting by mail and other election procedures in Georgia with passage of an omnibus bill by the state House of Representatives along party lines.

If 2020 was the Year of COVID, then it was also the year Americans rediscovered their love for nature. Visitation to the Little River Canyon west of Rome on Lookout Mountain reached an all-time high, with more than 802,000 people visiting the national preserve over the course of the year.

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ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims fell again in Georgia last week, mirroring a decline in jobless claims nationwide as more and more businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic reopen.

David Perdue, who lost to Jon Ossoff in January’s runoff for one Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, announced Tuesday he has decided not to run for the seat in 2022 after a high-profile and drawn-out election.