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Jill Nolan

Jill Nolan

Jill Nolin has spent nearly 15 years reporting on state and local government in four states, focusing on policy and political stories and tracking public spending. She has spent the last five years chasing stories in the halls of Georgia’s Gold Dome, earning recognition for her work showing the impact of rising opioid addiction on the state’s rural communities. She is a graduate of Troy University.

Jimmy Carter attends ceremony for wife of 77 years as celebration of Rosalynn Carter continues

By: and - November 29, 2023

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s life of service and advocacy was celebrated Tuesday at a tribute ceremony in Atlanta attended by the current president and first lady and other dignitaries. Carter, 96, died last Sunday at her home in Plains just a few days after her family announced she had entered hospice. She was diagnosed […]

Trump supporters, detractors face off outside jail as he’s booked on Georgia racketeering charges

By: , and - August 24, 2023

ATLANTA —Former President Donald Trump was booked and quickly released at the Fulton County Jail Thursday evening during a trip from New Jersey to Atlanta that played out on primetime TV and capped a drama-filled day outside the facility. Trump’s sprawling motorcade arrived at the jail at about 7:30 p.m. And he was released after […]

Federal judge rejects bid by Meadows, lawyer behind elector plan to avoid Fulton jail

By: and - August 23, 2023

A former U.S. Department of Justice official and another high-ranking aide to former President Donald Trump suffered legal setbacks in their challenges to the Fulton County 2020 presidential election interference case Wednesday. Jeffrey Clark, Trump’s top environmental lawyer who provided advice that encouraged states to appoint an alternate slate of 2020 electors, and Mark Meadows, […]

Suspect captured in Atlanta medical facility shooting that killed one and injured four

By: and - May 4, 2023

One person was killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a high-rise Midtown Atlanta medical facility that put Georgia’s capital city on edge and immediately sparked calls on all levels of government for more action on gun safety. The shooting happened around lunchtime in a waiting room at the Northside Hospital Midtown […]

Fulton judge overturns Georgia’s six-week abortion ban as unconstitutional

By: and - November 16, 2022

ATLANTA — Abortion is legal again in Georgia – for now – after fetal cardiac activity is detected, which is usually after about six weeks and before many women know they are pregnant. The six-week ban had been in effect since July but was thrown out Tuesday along with a requirement that physicians report to […]

Yes, expecting parents in Georgia can now claim their embryo as a dependent

By: and - October 18, 2022

Even with a wave of new state-level abortion restrictions passing or taking effect this summer, Georgia’s law stood out because of its so-called personhood provisions that accompanied the better known six-week ban on the procedure. One particular change that drew national attention was a new tax break for expecting parents. The state Department of Revenue […]

Republican allies want to change subject after Herschel Walker abortion story bombshell

By: and - October 5, 2022

Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker faced the toughest challenge of his candidacy so far Tuesday as twin scandals rocked his bid to unseat freshman Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. Late Monday night, the Daily Beast published a report alleging that Walker encouraged a former girlfriend to get an abortion and wrote a check to pay for […]

With Georgia wins, control of Senate likely flipping to Democrats

By: - January 6, 2021

A steady trickle of Georgians mostly breezed in and out of polling places across the state for the final day of voting in the state’s high-stakes U.S. Senate runoffs, adding more than 1 million votes to the already 3 million cast before Tuesday. The nation watched as voters here narrowly elected Democrat Raphael Warnock, making […]