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Hurricane Michael Federal Resources Available In Southwest Georgia

If you or your loved ones were affected by Hurricane Michael, food and water resources are available at distribution points across Southwest Georgia. A full list of locations is now available online on GEMA’s website at gema.ga.gov .

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Mohammad Imran, the man convicted of raping and murdering 7-year-old Zainab Ansari and killing at least seven other children in Pakistan, was executed on Wednesday at a prison in the eastern city of Lahore.

When you think of Scottish food, your first thought might be haggis, but the country's number one food export is actually farmed Atlantic salmon.

Last year, almost $786 million worth of Scottish salmon was exported globally, with the United States as its largest market. The aquaculture industry, which already contributes $2.85 billion to the U.K. economy, has ambitious targets for growth. The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organization, the main industry group, aims to more than double production to as much as 400,000 tons by 2030.

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Today on the show, we surveyed the state to discuss issues of educational policy, in addition to farming after Hurricane Michael.

GPB reporter Grant Blankenship spoke about about gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp's visions for Georgia's education system. We also spoke with farmers, comissioners, and representatives from the Georgia Farm Bureau about the devastating loss of crops in southeast and southwest Georgia due to hurricane damage.

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This month, schools in Gwinnett county started a girls flag football league, in partnership with the Atlanta Falcons.  

 

It’s the first such program in the state, and organizers hope to grow the program to other Georgia counties.

Besides the high school students who are looking forward to the new opportunity, one woman excited about the league is Jen Welter.

 

 


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Another part of Georgia’s elections infrastructure is being challenged in court this week, as two separate lawsuits are challenging parts of Georgia's mail-in absentee ballot process.

Smythe DuVal, a Libertarian candidate for secretary of state, is joined by Democratic state House candidate Jasmine Clark and three Georgia voters in suing Republican secretary of state and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp and the Gwinnett County Board of Elections.


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Vice President Mike Pence visited on Tuesday parts of southwest Georgia impacted by Hurricane Michael.  His trip comes on the heels of President Donald Trump's visit to the state on Monday. Pence spoke at the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo, an agriculture trade show in Moultrie.

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