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What's In A Name? | Panthersville

Jul 31, 2018
Big Cat Rescue

Atlantans have been wondering about the place names around them for decades. Just look at this early 20th century letter, in which a DeKalb County Commissioner asks where the Panthersville community got its name.

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal makes a surprise announcement that he will suspend a controversial jet fuel tax long sought by Delta Air Lines. 


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  • Darknet PR Specialist To Be Sentenced In Atlanta Federal Court
  • Tornado-Damaged Savannah Area School Delays Opening
  • $20K Reward Offered In Military Spouse Murder At Ft. Stewart

Georgia News Lab

President Trump's ongoing war with the media was amplified in several ways last week.

 

Trump’s staff banned a CNN reporter from a Rose Garden event because she asked the president tough questions during a press gaggle.

The President also attacked the media during a speech to veterans, where he told them not to trust negative news about him.


GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul 31, 2018

  • Governor Deal Approves Jet Fuel Tax Beak For Delta, Other Carriers
  • New Poll Shows Support For Putting More Funds Into High Povery School Districts
  • Braves Pitcher Sean Newcomb Apologizes For Offensive Tweets


Edward Ahmed Mitchell and Aisha Hussain
Ellen Eldridge / GPB News

In April, two Johns Creek police officers shot a woman they said had a knife.  Shukri Said’s family recently watched dashcam footage of the shooting that killed her.

Said’s family says she suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but had not taken her medicine in months. 

Aisha Hussain said she called 911 on Saturday April 28 because she knew she couldn’t help Shukri. Her 36-year-old sister was hearing voices and was determined to leave the house they shared in Johns Creek. She never imagined Shukri would be killed, with five bullets from two police officers.

What's In A Name? | Butts County and Between

Jul 30, 2018
The Sun

Even if you live inside Atlanta city limits, you've probably heard some of the most unusual names outside of the metro area. Butts County is one such name that listeners like B.T. have been curious about for years.


Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp.
(AP Photos/John Amis, File)

On this edition of Political Rewind, as the Georgia governor’s race gets under way in earnest, the clash between the ideologies of Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp becomes one of the most talked about political stories in the country. 

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  • Andrew Young Makes First Public Appearance Since May Illness
  • Clean-Up Underway Following Savannah Area Tornado
  • Blueberry Crop Off By As Much As 60 Percent

Ellen Eldridge / GPB News

The police lip synch challenge began in Texas earlier this year and it's quickly making its way through the nation. Sheriff and police departments post videos singing along to songs and then challenge others to do the same.

The Canton Police Department is one of the latest to step up.


GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, July 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018


Sex Ed In Georgia Schools Still Abstinence-Heavy

Jul 30, 2018
Sophie Peel

No sex until marriage. That’s the message in many Georgia counties, where sex ed is abstinence based. Despite hundreds of student requests for science-based programs and several parent-led initiatives for curriculum change, abstinence-based programs still dominate Georgia schools.


GPB Evening Headlines For Friday July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018


Political Rewind: America’s Partisan Divide

Jul 27, 2018
(AP Photo/David Goldman)

On this edition of Political Rewind, American politics is more polarized today that at any time on our history.  So says one of the country’s leading experts on voter trends, Emory University Political Science Professor Alan Abramowitz. 


Stephen Fowler | GPB News

Small businesses were the focus of Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams’ job tour stop in Atlanta today. 

It's the second pillar of her five-point jobs plan.

Yesterday on the coast, Abrams toured an ironworkers apprentice workshop in Pooler, where she announced a plan to create 22,000 apprenticeships in Georgia by 2022.

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  • UGA Lands Nearly $1m In Agriculture Research Grants From USDA
  • Roswell Officers Fired In Wake Of 'Coin Flip' Arrest Decision
  • Shorebird Population Boom On Jekyll Island

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

  • Abrams Begins Statewide Tour Ahead Of November Gubernatorial Election
  • Thousands Of Georgia Tech Students Have Personal Information Exposed
  • JSTARS Program At Robins Air Force Base May Be In Jeopardy


Michael Cardin/ WUGA

For Latinos, living through current events in modern-day America can be incredibly stressful.

 

Recent sources of stress include the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border and commercials from local candidates running for office threatening to round up immigrants.

 

 


  • Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Stacey Abrams Launches Jobs Tour
  • Georgia's Thunderstorms Wetter, Stronger
  • Former Atlanta Chief Of Staff Racked Up Big Travel Charges


Cindy Hill

Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams kicked off a statewide tour Thursday in Coastal Georgia. She started the tour at an ironworkers apprentice workshop in Pooler, where she announced a plan to create 22,000 apprenticeships in Georgia by 2022.

Abrams also announced initiatives to help small businesses, military veterans and young people who are entering the workforce.  She said she wants rural communities to attract new jobs throughout the state.


What's In A Name? | Bankhead

Jul 26, 2018
cinematreasures.org

Bankhead is one of the most recognizable names among Atlanta neighborhoods. It's been cemented in the rap canon of the city by the likes of Outkast, Shawty Lo and T.I.

In this "What's In A Name," we investigate the highway that gave the neighborhood its name.

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  • Couple Faces Over $10K in Fines For Turtle Touching
  • UPS Says Voluntary Retirement Buyouts Will Save $200M
  • Isner Goes For 5th Atlanta Open Title

  • Recount May Be Necessary In Lt. Governor Runoff Election
  • Storms In Georgia Are Stronger And Wetter This Summer
  • Julio Jones Will Report To Training Camp After Team Agrees To Rework Contract


What's In A Name? | Paul McCartney Boulevard

Jul 25, 2018
Access Atlanta

As you drive into the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, you might find yourself on a road called Paul McCartney Boulevard. And yes, it's that Paul McCartney.


  • Georgia Lawmaker Resigns After Using Slurs, Exposing Self On Television
  • Casey Cagle Calls For Unity Following Gubernatorial Runoff Loss
  • Coca-Cola Says Zero-Sugar Drinks Drive Higher Profits


Stephen Fowler | GPB News

Tuesday's primary runoff elections saw many surprising results across Georgia.  

Perhaps the biggest was Secretary of State Brian Kemp solidly defeating Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, a longtime frontrunner in the Republican race for Georgia’s governor. 


Political Rewind: Blowout

Jul 25, 2018
(AP Photo/John Amis)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp rolls to an overwhelming victory in the GOP runoff election for governor, and he’s already begun a blistering line of attacks against his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams. 


What's In A Name? | Box Ankle

Jul 25, 2018
Town Maps USA

There's a town south of Atlanta called Box Ankle, Georgia. But how did it get its name?

At the request of listener Ginger Applegarth, we looked into the story behind Box Ankle. 


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  • Cagle Urges Support For Kemp
  • Two Women Win Democratic Nominations For Atlanta Area Seats
  • Cox Enterprises Considers Selling WSB-TV

  • Brian Kemp Defeats Casey Cagle In Republican Primary Runoff, Now Faces Abrams
  • Cagle Calls For Party Unity After Primary Loss
  • Republican Lawmaker Jason Spencer Resigns In Wake Of 'Who Is America' Scandal


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