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What's In A Name? | Eagles Landing

Aug 3, 2018

Listener Wesley Prude commented on our website that he’d like to know about the Eagles Landing community. Prude said he’s lived in the area for 15 years and has never seen an eagle.

Eagles Landing is located in Stockbridge, Ga. south of Atlanta. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to why the area was named after the bird, but,we did find information on eagles in Georgia.

Political Rewind: Russian Hacking Beyond Elections

Aug 3, 2018
Feb. 13, 2013 Georgia Power crewman goes through the process of restoring power to a neighborhood as he works on a line, in Riverdale, Ga.
(AP Photo/John Amis, File)

On this edition of Political Rewind, emails obtained by a voter security group show that Georgia officials knew about “critical vulnerabilities” in the electronic voting system less than a month before the November election. While the threat of Russian interference in US elections remains a top concern, should Georgia and other states across the country also be concerned about other areas of vulnerability?

  • Democrats File Ethics Complaint Against Kemp
  • Investigation Uncovers $150K Secret Payment To Former Airport Executive
  • Athens Civil Rights Leader Dies

  • Increased Rainfall Causing Problems For Aging City Sewer Systems
  • Philips Arena Filling 900 New Jobs To Work In Newly Renovated Venue
  • Remains Of Historic Milledgeville Prison To Be Destroyed

What's In A Name? | Dog River

Aug 2, 2018
Kim Raulerson

Dog River Blues is the title of a popular song by two-time grammy winning artist Alan Jackson.

  • Spring Cyber Attack Costs Atlanta $17m
  • Gov. Deal Says State Agencies Can Ask For Budget Increases This Year
  • 72-Thousand Attend MLS All-Star Game

What's In A Name? | Cabbagetown

Aug 1, 2018
Lee Coursey

One of the Atlanta's most curious communities is called Cabbagetown.

In this "What's In A Name," GPB's Rickey Bevington shares the humble origins of one of Atlanta's trendiest neighborhoods.

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Wednesday morning, the Gwinnett County Commission approved a contract with MARTA and called for a transit referendum next March.

Voters will decide whether or not to join MARTA under the new regional transit agency "The ATL" and pay a penny sales tax to fund the expansion.

Tyler Estep is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's reporter covering Gwinnett County. He was at the meeting this morning and joined me via phone to talk about the vote.

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

On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams are laying out the issues and the lines of attack they’ll take into the fall campaign for governor.

  • Atlanta City Council Schedules MARTA Town Hall Meetings
  • Kemp Says He'll Remove Campaign Links From Secretary Of State Website
  • MLS All-Star Game Tonight At Mercedes Benz Stadium

GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Jul 31, 2018

  • Macon Residents Divided Over Proposed Property Tax Hike
  • Gwinnett County Commissioners To Vote On MARTA Expansion
  • Yellow River Game Ranch Reopens

Screenshot | GA SOS app

UPDATE 10:26 a.m. Aug. 2: The "GA SOS" app has been updated to remove all social media links to Brian Kemp from the app. 

UPDATE 6:10 p.m. July 31: Brian Kemp's campaign says the secretary of state's office will remove the links on the official app. Campaign Spokesman Ryan Mahoney: “This practice is legal and common for elected officials who value accessibility and citizen engagement. However, the links will be removed so we can focus on important issues like Stacey Abrams failing to pay her taxes."


Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office has an official app where you can check your voter registration, register a business and see election information.

It also links to his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which prominently feature his campaign for Governor.

That has some ethics experts wondering if it's allowed.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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.

  • 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
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  • Former Atlanta Chief Of Staff Racked Up Big Travel Charges