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Jill Nolin

Jill Nolin

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.

U.S. Senate runoffs poised to hand Georgia Democrats historic win

By: - January 6, 2021

This story first appeared in Newsline sister outlet the Georgia Recorder. 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 […]

Presidents, coming and going, try to fire up party faithful for Senate runoff

By: - January 5, 2021

President Donald Trump continued to fuel doubt in Georgia’s election results during an election-eve rally held in conservative north Georgia for Republican senators who are locked in close election battles that will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. Trump took the stage at a Dalton airfield just hours after President-elect Joe Biden — whose […]

Loeffler and Warnock exchange barbs in fiery debate; Ossoff goes it alone

By: - December 7, 2020

This story first appeared in the Georgia Recorder. President Donald Trump’s unacknowledged loss in Georgia continues to complicate Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s argument for voters to back her in that state’s Jan. 5 runoff. Loeffler, fresh off a Saturday rally with the president in Valdosta, Georgia, voiced her support for Trump’s post-election legal campaign during Sunday […]

Biden gains lead in Georgia as Trump faithful question state’s GOP-run election

By: - November 6, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pulled slightly ahead of President Donald Trump in Georgia, giving him a slim 1,096-vote edge over the incumbent president in a once reliably red state. The overnight gain came as a Democratic stronghold south of Atlanta, Clayton County, submitted more election results. Biden has slowly chipped away at Trump’s […]

Civil Rights hero John Lewis changed America making ‘good trouble’

By: - July 18, 2020

ATLANTA — Civil Rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who advocated for change through nonviolence, died late Friday night at the age of 80. The Atlanta Democrat was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in late December. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed his death, saying the country had lost “one of the greatest […]