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.
Trump pleads not guilty, waives arraignment in Georgia 2020 election interference case
By: Stanley Dunlap - August 31, 2023
Trump’s lawyers requested that his case be tried separately from that of his co-defendants who requested a speedy trial, saying two months is not enough time to mount a defense.
Trump supporters, detractors face off outside jail as he’s booked on Georgia racketeering charges
By: Jill Nolin, Ross Williams and Stanley Dunlap - August 24, 2023
Trump has dismissed the charges as politically motivated and claims he genuinely believed the 2020 presidential election was rigged and stolen.
Fulton grand jury indicts Trump, members of his inner circle
By: Stanley Dunlap and Jill Nolin - August 15, 2023
Felony conspiracy and racketeering charges being levied against Trump and other allies that include his former chief-of-staff Mark Meadows and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.
At MLK alma mater, Biden pitches Senate rule change to safeguard voting rights
By: Stanley Dunlap - January 12, 2022
President Joe Biden called for an end to the Senate filibuster during a 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 battleground […]