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This week, Georgia's Public Service Commission will begin a new round of hearings in Atlanta on a proposed rate hike for Georgia Power customers.


The average user would pay an extra $200 dollars annually under the potential rate increase.


Sea to Shore Alliance, taken under NOAA research permit 20556

A federal judge has reinstated a fishing ban in New England that aims to protect North Atlantic Right Whales.


The Mayo Clinic classifies dyslexia as a learning disorder that causes difficulty in reading and processing language.

Politicians and policy-makers are responding to estimates that one in five people may be born dyslexic. Under a 2018 state law, Georgia kindergartners will be screened.

But not everyone who lives with dyslexia thinks it's all negative. 

  • Kemp Details New Healthcare Plan
  • Update On Golden Ray Salvage Efforts
  • Hawks Drop third Straight Game

St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command Joint Information Center

Crews on the Georgia coast this week placed rocks along the hull of the Golden Ray, the capsized container ship in the St. Simons sound. It’s an effort to keep the ship stable.

  • Atlanta Child Murder Memorial Plans Revealed
  • Number Of Unisured Children In Georgia Spikes
  • Atlanta United Lose MLS Conference Championship Game

St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command Joint Information Center

The capsized cargo ship Golden Ray is still trapped in St. Simons Sound. And, while trapped, it has repeatedly leaked oil. Teams of scientists are working to trace the oil and limit its impact on the delicate marsh ecosystem. But there could be disagreement about just how far the oil is spreading.


  • GA. Supreme Court Issues Stay Of Execution For Ray Jefferson Cromartie
  • Plane Crashes Into DeKalb County Building
  • Army Corps Of Engineers Makes Recommendations For New Savannah Bluff Lock And Dam
  • Atlanta United Plays For MLS Conference Championship Tonight

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After years of contentious debate, The Army Corp of Engineers has made their recommendation on how to replace an Augusta dam with something that will benefit an endangered fish.

The Corps of Engineers wants to replace the Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam with a pair of river width weirs that would allow the endangered shortnose sturgeon to reach spawning grounds it hasn’t used since 1937.


On this edition of Political Rewind, Democratic presidential candidates are dueling over a variety of proposals for improving delivery. We’ve heard them tout their various plans for Medicare for All or a public option to Obamacare, all while promoting “universal health care.”

What do these terms really mean and how would they be paid for? Our panel explores the health care debate’s terms and explains the proposals.


  • Covington Sterilization Plant Agrees To Temporary Shut Down
  • Stacey Abrams Says Tyler Perry Studios Will Host Democratic Debate
  • Falcons Lose Again; Dan Quinn's Future In Question

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As the weather cools down, there are several events and activities in Georgia scattered throughout October to bring in Halloween and the fall season. Festivities around the state welcome the start of the holiday season with pumpkin patches, costume purchases and trick-or-treating. 

1. Randy's Pumpkin Patch, Lawrenceville, available until Oct. 31

2. 19th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Parade, Atlanta, Oct. 19

3. Party City, Atlanta


Overall grades for Georgia's schools fell in the 2018-2019 school year, with Gov. Brian Kemp and state Superintendent Richard Woods repeating their calls Friday to overhaul grading methods.

  • Georgia Sets Labor Records In September
  • GSU Study Shows Connection  Between Youth Homelessness And Trafficking
  • Atlanta United Advances To MLS Conference Championship

Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer watches during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against the New York Red Bulls in Harrison, N.J.
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The playoff run for MLS Cup defending champions Atlanta United continues with a conference semifinal match against Philadelphia Union. The winner will go on to face Toronto FC in the conference final and will be one step close to playing for the league title.  

  • GA Republicans Join In Storming Of Impeachment Hearing
  • Democratic Presidential Debate In Georgia To Have All Female Moderators
  • Atlanta United Second Round Playoff Game Tonight At Mercedes Benz Stadium

  • Attorney General Says Georgia Will Not Join National Facebook Probe
  • DeKalb County Schools Could Owe Millions To Employee Retirement Plan
  • Hawks Preparing For Start Of NBA Season

  • Former President Carter Suffers Fracture In Fall At His Home
  • Army Released Details On Deadly Ft. Stewart Training Accident
  • GDOT Seeks Public Input On Proposed Atlanta - Charlotte High Speed Rail

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The Third Infantry Division has released more information about the training accident that killed three soldiers and injured three others early Sunday morning.

At about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off of a bridge and was submerged in a stream, according to Major General Antonio Aguto, the commanding general of the division.

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Jenkins, Cpl. Thomas Walker and Pfc. Antonio Garcia were killed.

  • Soldiers Killed In Georgia Training Accident
  • Fire On Board Capsized Cargo Festival Off St. Simons Island
  • Quinn On Hot Seat As Falcons Drop Fifth Straight Game

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Three soldiers were killed at Fort Stewart Sunday morning and three were hospitalized following a training accident at the base near Savannah. The injured soldiers were taken to a military hospital. 

The soldiers were member of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. The accident occurred when they were riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.


Valdosta is putting a temporary halt to the opening of new vape shops. 


Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael.

  • Heavy Rain Expected Across Georgia Saturday
  • Train Derailment In Millen, Jenkins County
  • Atlanta United Begins MLS Playoff Run Saturday

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Until recently, you could have probably ridden by the Leesburg Stockade in southwest Georgia without noticing it or having any clue about the civil rights history to which the squat, block building bore witness.

A new historical marker at the site has changed some of that. It has also led to a debate about just how many young girls were jailed there in the summer of 1963.

  • UGA To Name College Of Education After First African-American Graduate
  • Georgia Public Colleges And Universities To Boost Mental Health Services
  • Covington Calls For Temporary Closure Of Sterilization Facility

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Flannery O’Connor featured her beloved Milledgeville farm, Andalusia, in several of her stories.

The 550-acre dairy farm includes the hay loft where an itinerant Bible salesman cajoles Joy Hulga out of her prosthetic leg in Good Country People and the walls of trees on the property conceal the fiery furnace of A Circle in the Fire. Of course, the iconic peacocks O’Connor raised were featured in her 1941 essay, The King of Birds.

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Today’s music minute highlights the artist behind one of the most popular country songs to ever come out of Georgia, featuring one of the state’s natural landmarks.


Alan Jackson, the artist behind the hit song “Chattahoochee,” was born in Newnan on this day in 1958. 


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The University of Georgia's College of Education will be named next year to honor the school's first African American graduate. 


Mary Frances Early was the third black student to attend UGA, but she was the first to graduate, earning a master's degree in music education in 1962.