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Live Updates: Election Day July 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018
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UPDATE: Secretary of State Brian Kemp beat out Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle early in the evening to become the Republican gubernatorial candidate. Kemp will face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the November election.

Unofficial results show Geoff Duncan with 50.16 percent of the Republican vote for lieutenant governor and Brad Raffensberger with 61.75 percent of the Republican vote for secretary of state.

GPB Evening Headlines for Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018

  • Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Runoff election
  • Macon man found guilty in federal fraud case
  • Missouri man gets prison sentence for Augusta mosque bomb threat

GPB News

A Chinese company is bringing jobs to North Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.

Complete Flooring Supply Corporation is investing $30 million and providing 100 jobs in Gordon County.

Political Rewind: Election Day In Georgia

Jul 24, 2018
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On this edition of Political Rewind, it’s election day in Georgia. 

What's In A Name | Five Forks Trickum Road

Jul 24, 2018
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Five Forks Trickum Road is one of Atlanta's most interesting names. At the request of listeners Shannon Dupont and Sam Burnham, we unpack the road's curious origins. 

  • Run-off Elections Underway Today
  • Dockless Bike Share Company Leaving Atlanta
  • Lottery Jackpot Exceeds Half A Billion Dollars Tonight

GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018

  • GOP Gubernatorial Runoff Between Kemp And Cagle Will Be Decided Today
  • Atlanta City Hall Federal Probe Expands To All Of Former Mayor Reed's Cabinet
  • Braves Defeat Marlins 12-1, Tied With Phillies For 1st Place In NL East

Today’s music minute features the man who’s been performing for more than 60 years under the name Tony Bennett.  


‘Stepping Out With My Baby’ is one of many signature hits written by the 19-time Grammy Award winning artist.

If you live in or around Atlanta, you probably know how many places are named after peaches. In fact, within city limits there are 15 separate streets called Peachtree.

This installment of "What's In A Name?" answers a question from Sarah, the 8-year-old daughter of GPB's Chief Technology Officer, Adam Woodlief. She asks why everything in Georgia is called "peach."

GPB Evening Headlines For Monday July 23, 2018

Jul 23, 2018

  • Early Voting Numbers For July Primary Runoff
  • Atlanta United Sets Another Record
  • Ga. Lawmaker Faces Calls To Resign

Athens-Clarke County Police Department

A cell phone video making the rounds on social media has prompted an internal affairs investigation by The Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

The video shows a 10-year-old boy being held face down on the ground by a pair of officers following the arrest of his father after a domestic disturbance. Bodycam footage released by police shows what came first: an emotional outburst following the arrest in which the boy leapt at one officer.

Political Rewind: The Final Hours

Jul 23, 2018
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On this edition of Political Rewind, a furious final weekend of campaigning in the GOP governor’s race.

  • Calls For Rep. Jason Spencer To Resign After He Exposes Himself On TV
  • $30-Million Flooring Plant Coming To Gordon County
  • Atlanta Dream On Franchise Record Winning Streak

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, July 23, 2018

Jul 23, 2018

Pence Campaigns For Brian Kemp Ahead Of Runoff

Jul 21, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence at a 2017 campaign fundraiser for Karen Handel. Pence will host a fundraiser for Brian Kemp in September.
David Goldman / AP Photo/File

On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Macon to campaign for Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Kemp faces off in Tuesday’s runoff against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

The boisterous rally followed President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Kemp earlier this week.

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

On this edition of Political Rewind, how has President Trump’s surprise endorsement of Brian Kemp reshaped the GOP governor’s race?  Why did Trump decide to weigh in on a Republican primary contest and can Casey Cagle craft a winning response? 

Georgia Department of Labor

Georgia's unemployment rate dropped to four point one percent in June, officials said Thursday.

The state Department of Labor said that's the lowest rate since 2001, with nearly 5 million residents working. That's a record.

Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Georgia's strong economy is attracting new residents.

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018

  • VP Pence Will Stump For Brian Kemp Ahead Of Tuesday's Republican Gubernatorial Runoff
  • 11th Circuit Court Rules Sexual Orientation Not Protected By Title VII Of Civil Rights Act
  • Falcons To Julio Jones: 'No New Contract In 2018'

Savannah’s new police chief says he plans to get out in the community and do a lot of listening when he takes office next month. 

Roy Minter complimented the police force and city leaders Thursday at his first press conference, saying he’ll build on the work they’re already doing. He laid out three goals for the community.

Service Brewing on Facebook

There's no shortage of fun in Savannah this weekend as the end of July approaches. Do Savannah Editor Heather Henley has some suggestions.

GPB Evening Headlines For Thursday, July 19 2018

Jul 19, 2018


Atlanta's Castleberry Hill neighborhood is so hot, rapper 2 Chainz opened a restaurant there. 

You may know the neighborhood west of downtown for its funky creatives and hipster lunch spots, but in the 1800s, it was a red-light district and home to Atlanta’s Snake Nation.   

GPB News

GPB Radio’s popular weekly program "Political Rewind" is expanding its broadcast schedule to four days a week. Beginning the week of Monday, July 23, listeners will now be able to hear the program live on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in addition to its Monday, Wednesday and Friday live airings in the same timeslot.

  • Trump Backs Kemp Over Cagle In Republican Gubernatorial Runoff
  • GDOT Plans To Open New Stretch Of Toll Roads Next Month
  • City Of Atlanta Will Host Public Meeting To Discuss Immigrant Detention

  • President Trump Endorses Brian Kemp In GOP Gubernatorial Runoff
  • Atlanta Mayor Spent $11K On Luxury Car Service 
  • More Solar Coming To Columbia County

What's In A Name? | Jim Crow Road

Jul 18, 2018
Michael David Murphy

In the Georgia town of Flowery Branch about 45 miles northeast of Atlanta, there is a street called Jim Crow Road. GPB Atlanta listener Chris Livingston asked us on our website to find out how the street got its regrettable name.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, helping the poor becomes an issue in the GOP runoff between Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle.  We’ll discuss what appears to be the final revelation in the Cagle secret tape episode. 

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Efrain de la Rosa, a 40-year-old detainee at ICE’s Stewart detention center in Lumpkin, was found dead in his cell last Tuesday.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the preliminary cause of death was self-inflicted strangulation.  The case remains under investigation.


Georgia Peach Could Break World Record

Jul 18, 2018
Pearson Farm

A Georgia peach that weighed in at 1.8 pounds might be a contender for the title of the world’s heaviest peach.

Fittingly, the peach was grown in Georgia’s own Peach County, at Pearson Farm.

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.