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A report by financial news and content company, 24-7 Wall Street, identifies the 25 most-segregated cities in America. Four are in Georgia, and one of those is in the top five.

The area covering Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell is number 22. Columbus comes in at 19. Macon is number 11. Albany, Georgia, comes in at No. 3.


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What do you get when you take a strip mall in a north Atlanta suburb, add a real estate developer with over a quarter-million pieces of computing and technology history and sprinkle in a region brimming with tech talent and company headquarters?

As you drive past the Big Lots and Shoe Gallery at Roswell Town Center and park around back, tucked between the outdoor mini golf and indoor laser tag, you'll see there is no punchline, just the newly-opened Computer Museum of America.

For now, it's more than 44,000 square feet dedicated to tech big and small, from the earliest microcomputers to the innovation that took us to the moon. But founder Lonnie Mimms and the CMoA team envision a world in the near future where the museum is an anchor for a revolution of sorts that unites the region's colleges, corporations and community to capitalize on technology's role in our society.


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"All Things Considered" Host Rickey Bevington turned from news stories to ghost stories for Halloween. She and producer Sophia Saliby unearthed haunting tales of Georgia's most memorable spirits. 


In honor of Halloween, we’re introducing you to some of Georgia’s most memorable ghosts. 

 

 

What's In A Name? | Willeo Creek

Aug 28, 2018
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Today’s “What’s In A Name?” is about a small but important creek and was submitted by listener Mitch Payton.

Willeo Creek near Roswell forms a large portion of Fulton County's border with Cobb County.


A court ordered Roswell Mayor Jere Wood to step down today, after ruling that he broke a term limits law he himself passed back in 2010.

The law says that no mayor in Roswell is permitted to serve more than three terms. Yet Wood passed the law during his fourth term in office, and is currently in his fifth term -- he’s served as mayor for two full decades since he first ran in 1997.

Wood said today that he’d appeal the decision, which delays the effect of the court order. However, he won’t be seeking re-election in November.