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The National Association of Collegiate eSports is holding its first annual conference at Georgia State University this week.

 

Baseball, basketball, and especially football dominate high school sports in Georgia.

 

Now, there’s a new option for students across the state.

 


What's In A Name? | Lithonia

Jul 17, 2018
City of Lithonia

GPB Atlanta listener Tommy Hester asked us about the origins of the name of Lithonia, Ga.

You might see the name of this DeKalb County city as you drive down I-20, but did you know it comes from Greek? In this edition of "What's In A Name," Rickey Bevington gives us a lesson in ancient Greek.


GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday July 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018

  • Georgia's Senators Differ On Trump's Comments At Helsinki Summit
  • Potential Record-Breaking Peach Picked In... Peach County
  • Gwinnett County One Step Closer To Expanding Transit


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Is there an Atlanta name you're curious to know the history behind? Click on this link and write your idea in the comments section.

Listen to our summer series "What's In A Name?" during All Things Considered weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. on Atlanta's NPR News station, 88.5 FM.

Sight-seeing Scavenger Hunts With The Clue Town Books

Jul 17, 2018
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Open a Clue Town book and embark on a mysterious walking tour through notable Georgia locations. Each scavenger hunt includes puzzles, fun graphics, and a compass to help you find your way. We sent our On Second Thought interns to various locations in Atlanta to partake in Clue Town. Our intern, Monique Bandong, brought back an audio postcard from the Oakland Cemetery scavenger hunt.

 

 


Georgia Playlist: Ruby Velle

Jul 17, 2018
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We added two more songs to our Georgia Playlist from Ruby Velle. She’s the lead singer for the Atlanta retro, soul band Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics. They will be performing at the annual Bragg Jam in Macon July 28. 


GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jul 17, 2018


GPB Evening Headlines For Monday July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018


WSB-TV Atlanta

In just over a week, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp face off in the Republican runoff for Georgia's gubernatorial race.

Recent polling shows Cagle in a tight race with Kemp.

On Monday, Cagle landed a big co-sign from current Governor Nathan Deal. GPB’s Stephen Fowler has been tracking endorsements. He joined me in the studio to discuss Deal’s endorsement and the final days of the runoff election.


What's In A Name? | Druid Hills

Jul 16, 2018

Druid Hills is one of Atlanta's best-known neighborhoods — and streets.

In this "What's In A Name," as requested by listeners Forest McMullen and Lisa Mount, we dive into the unexpected history of the northeast Atlanta neighborhood.


Political Rewind: Deal Picks His Candidate

Jul 16, 2018
(AP Photo/David Goldman)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal picks a candidate to support in the GOP race to replace him.  We’ll discuss why he made the decision he did. 


GBI

More people in the metro Atlanta area abuse opioids than anywhere else in the state, officials said Monday.

Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties are in first through fourth place for the second year in a row, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

WSB-TV Atlanta

Republican candidates for governor Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle squared off in a debate Sunday, hosted in Atlanta by WSB-TV.

Earlier Sunday morning, GPB hosted a debate on Political Rewind with Bill Nigut.

Kemp attacked Cagle over a secret recording, in which Cagle said he pushed a bill he considered "bad public policy" to undermine a primary opponent. 

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018


GPB Evening Headlines For Friday July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018


WSB-TV

On this edition of Political Rewind, Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp trade sharp accusations of malfeasance in office, but reveal few differences in policy positions in a statewide televised debate. 


  • Ft. Stewart Soldiers Will Not Be Retried For 1992 Murder
  • Donald Glover's 'Atlanta' Earns 16 Emmy Nominations
  • Braves' Freddie Freeman In All-Star Game Home Run Derby

FDA.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 100 people in 33 states, including Georgia have been infected with salmonella after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks.

Kellogg’s launched an investigation in June after learning Honey Smacks customers got sick, the company told GPB News. A company official said they are working to find out the cause and "ensure it never happens again."


GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018

  • Cagle And Kemp Face Off In Debate Ahead Of July 24 Runoff
  • Another Detainee Has Died At Stewart Immigration Detention Center
  • CDC Says 100 People Sick With Salmonella After 'Honey Smacks' Outbreak


GPB Evening Headlines For Thursday July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

  • Immigration Detainee Dies In Custody
  • UPS Begins Hiring For New Westside Hub
  • Two Georgia V.A. Nursing Homes Rated Worst In Country


What's In A Name? | Ralph David Abernathy

Jul 12, 2018

He was a Baptist minister, a civil rights legend and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s best friend. Ralph David Abernathy's name can also be found on streets across Atlanta. 

Here's more about the man and the places that honor him.

  • Tonight's Republican Gubernatorial Debate Promises Fireworks
  • New UPS Hub To Hire 3000 Workers
  • Atlanta Dream Set WNBA Record

  • State Health Officials Report West Nile Virus Found On Georgia Coast
  • Metro Atlanta Schools Face Hundreds Of Teacher Shortages
  • City Of Augusta Close To Finalizing Whitewater Course On Savannah River  


  • $100m Cyber Center Opens In Augusta
  • Fulton County Property Owners Brace For Tax Increase
  • Grant Funding Sought For Election System Upgrade

DeKalb County Schools

DeKalb County is looking to fill nearly 300 teaching positions ahead of the first day of school on Aug. 6 — but recruiting teachers is also an issue beyond the Atlanta area.


Georgia Power

Georgia Power customers will receive another $25 credit on their July power bill, the utility said in a news release.

This is the second of three credits planned under the Vogtle nuclear plant construction.

The Georgia Public Service Commission approved a total of $188 million in credits as part of its order to continue construction of Vogtle 3 and 4 at the Augusta plant. Units 1 and 2 have been in operation since 1987 and 1989.


What's In A Name? | Snapfinger Road

Jul 10, 2018
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Listener Jireh Rowdan told us he can picture Snapfinger Road's first residents jamming out with washboards and jugs, snapping their fingers to the beat. 

Today's "What's In A Name" reveals the real (and unfortunately less jolly) history behind the Decatur street's name.


GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018

  • Governor Deal in Augusta today for opening of Cyber Security Center 
  • Hands-Free driving law adopted across Georgia
  • Second man this month breeches secure area at Hartsfield-Jackson airport 


  • Premiums On Healthcare.Gov To Increase For 2019
  • Atlanta Has A New Chief Education Officer
  • Georgia - Made Movie Tops Weekend Box Office

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