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Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap

Stanley Dunlap is a reporter at the Georgia Recorder, part of the nonprofit States Newsroom that includes the Florida Phoenix. Dunlap has covered government and politics for news outlets in Georgia and Tennessee for the past decade. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis.

Georgia election board dismisses claims of ‘ballot harvesting’ in 2020 election

By: - May 18, 2022

The Georgia State Election Board voted unanimously Tuesday to dismiss three cases based on claims of illegal “ballot harvesting” as the baseless conspiracies over the 2020 presidential election still swirl even as the 2022 election season is already well underway and setting records for early voting. The board, comprised of three Republicans and one Democratic […]

A few glitches raise eyebrows in record-setting Georgia early voting

By: - May 10, 2022

This story was updated May 10 at 8:10 a.m. to include voting totals through the end of May 9. Camden County voter Beth Miller received error messages several times last week when she tried to pull up a sample Democratic ballot on the Georgia Secretary of State’s official website. Many Georgians, from the coastal county of […]

Arbery’s mother relieved by killer’s guilty verdict, expresses anger at DOJ

By: - February 23, 2022

Soon after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday in the hate crimes trial of three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, his mother vented against the federal prosecutors who offered a plea deal as much as she expressed relief about the trial’s outcome. Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, thanked supporters around Brunswick and across the […]

Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers found guilty of federal hate crimes charges

By: - February 22, 2022

This is a developing story, please return for updates later today. A federal jury in Glynn County Tuesday found three white men guilty of race-based hate crimes in the 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery after chasing him and gunning him down in a Brunswick-area neighborhood. The hate crimes verdicts against father and son Greg and […]

Fulton DA gets go-ahead to call special grand jury for Trump investigation

By: - January 25, 2022

A panel of Fulton County Superior Court judges Monday approved allowing District Attorney Fani Willis to summon a special grand jury to investigate whether former President Donald Trump and his associates attempted to illegally orchestrate overturning Georgia’s 2020 election results. Chief Judge Christopher Brasher’s order comes after the lead prosecutor of Georgia’s most populous county […]

Fulton DA requests special grand jury for Trump election investigation

By: - January 21, 2022

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is asking a special grand jury to hear evidence of former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 Georgia election election results. Willis’ request is for Fulton County superior court judges to allow the panel to be put in place on May 2 to determine if the former […]

Rocket launchpad approved for coastal Georgia; more reviews are in store

By: - December 21, 2021

Local officials are celebrating after receiving the long-awaited word that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a license to run a spaceport on the Georgia coast. With the operator’s permit, Spaceport Camden is one of more than a dozen licensed spaceports in the country. The rocket launching plan has now passed its most significant hurdle […]

Racial motivation of Arbery’s murderers more explicit when case returns to court

By: - December 3, 2021

Criminal law experts predict that when the three men convicted in Georgia state court over Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death stand trial in February on federal hate crime charges, the way prosecutors attempt to add new convictions is sure to focus more on racism as a motivation than last month’s trial. Gregory and Travis McMichael, along […]

Prosecutor says Arbery targeted for being ‘Black man running down the street’

By: - 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 […]

Defense rests after prosecutor pokes at credibility of Georgia man who shot Ahmaud Arbery

By: - November 19, 2021

The lead prosecutor in Travis McMichael’s murder trial hammered him Thursday for contradictions and failing to take steps to avoid the deadly confrontation that ended with him shooting Ahmaud Arbery on a suburban Brunswick street in February 2020. Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Linda Dunikoski pointed out multiple inconsistencies between the statement Travis McMichael gave […]

Defense lawyer in Arbery case claims Al Sharpton presence intimidates jurors

By: - November 12, 2021

After Rev. Al Sharpton sat next to Ahmaud Arbery’s family in a Glynn County courtroom Wednesday, a defense attorney representing one of the three white men on trial for Arbery’s killing raised questions about prominent Black pastors showing up. The judge rejected defense attorney Kevin Gough’s request to limit how many nationally recognized Black pastors […]

Explosive testimony on tap as witnesses queued up to testify in Ahmaud Arbery case

By: - November 8, 2021

The fourth week of the trial of three white men accused of murdering 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery is set to resume this week with testimony from a lengthy witness list that includes police officers, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)  investigators, neighbors of the defendants and others set to testify. Attorneys still aim to finish presenting their […]