Stanley Dunlap, Georgia Recorder

Stanley Dunlap, Georgia Recorder

Stanley Dunlap has covered government and politics for news outlets in Georgia and Tennessee for the past decade. At The (Macon) Telegraph he told readers about Macon-Bibb County’s challenges implementing its recent consolidation, with a focus on ways the state Legislature determines the fate of local communities. He used open records requests to break a story of a $400 million pension sweetheart deal a county manager steered to a friendly consultant. The Georgia Associated Press Managing Editors named Stanley a finalist for best deadline reporting for his story on the death of Gregg Allman and best beat reporting for explanatory articles on the 2018 Macon-Bibb County budget deliberations. The Tennessee Press Association honored him for his reporting on the disappearance of Holly Bobo, which became a sensational murder case that generated national headlines.

Architect of fake elector scheme to overturn Georgia’s 2020 presidential election admits guilt

By: - October 24, 2023

Ex-Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro pleaded guilty Friday in Fulton County Superior Court to a felony charge of conspiracy to commit filing false documents for his role in attempting to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election win. Chesebro was promptly sentenced by Judge Scott McAfee to five years probation after admitting in court that he illegally […]

Trump pleads not guilty, waives arraignment in Georgia 2020 election interference case

By: - September 1, 2023

Former President Donald Trump entered a not guilty plea on Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court on 13 felony counts that charge him with racketeering for attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. In the court filing on Thursday, Trump also voluntarily waived his right to an arraignment hearing scheduled for Wednesday in […]

Georgia grand jury indicts Trump, members of his inner circle

By: and - August 15, 2023

Former President Donald Trump and several members of his inner circle were indicted Monday in Fulton County’s sweeping investigation into 2020 election interference. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis held a press conference late Monday night to briefly discuss the grand jury’s felony conspiracy and racketeering charges being levied against the 2024 Republican presidential frontrunner […]

Georgia State Election Board rejects takeover of Fulton after conspiracy theorists fixated on 2020

By: - June 21, 2023

The State Election Board Tuesday rejected a state takeover of Fulton County elections following a lengthy performance review after a tumultuous 2020 presidential election brought some unwanted national attention to Georgia’s most populated county. State board members cited improvements in Fulton election operations that included a shakeup in leadership in their reasoning behind unanimously opposing […]

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s grandniece, Farris Christine Watkins, was presented a state proclamation during the annual celebration Friday in honor of the leader of the civil rights movement.

Biden speaks of redeeming America’s soul during visit to Martin Luther King’s hometown church

By: - January 15, 2023

Democratic President Joe Biden took to the pulpit Sunday at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once delivered many powerful and eloquent sermons in the final years of his life. With an invitation from Ebenezer pastor and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, Biden on Sunday became the first sitting president to […]

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

By: - February 26, 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

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 Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan caps off a […]

At MLK alma mater, Biden pitches Senate rule change to safeguard voting rights

By: - January 12, 2022

President Joe Biden called for an end to the Senate filibuster during his Tuesday visit to Atlanta’s Morehouse College campus, arguing Senate Democrats can push past GOP opposition now blocking major voting rights legislation. The visit by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to Atlanta was the latest sign of Georgia’ central role as a […]