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Below average temperatures are in the forecast beginning Monday night before an expected hard freeze for north and central Georgia Tuesday.

Jason Deese, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said temperatures will start to fall overnight and throughout Tuesday.

"Those temperatures are going to stay there so that the highs for Tuesday don't really get out of the 30s for the northern tier and the 40s for the Atlanta metro," Deese said. 

There's even potential for a wintry mix in far north Georgia.

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As the country honors its military veterans today, we’ll look at the problems that continue to plague the veterans’ hospital here in Atlanta and at the efforts of Sen. Johnny Isakson to turn around a dysfunctional health care delivery system for veterans across the country.


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The ongoing court fight over water resources that involves Georgia, Florida and Alabama is now focused on south Georgia farmers.

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On a cold morning last March, Kenny Angel got a frantic knock on his door. Two workers from a utility company in northern Nebraska had come with a stark warning: Get out of your house.

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A Cobb County middle school student who had not been vaccinated against measles may have spread the disease to others between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, 2019, the Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed on Saturday.

Parents of students at Mabry Middle School were notified via email by the Cobb and Douglas Public Health Department about the possible exposure. Students who have not been vaccinated are asked not to return to school until Nov. 25, the letter said.

So far this year, Georgia has had eight cases of measles, which is the most the state has seen in a decade. One case of measles was reported in 2015, and, before that, Georgia had not seen measles since 2012.

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President Donald J. Trump kicked off a new effort to increase support among African American voters in Atlanta Friday, as local Democrats and other groups denounced his policies.

Speaking to a full capacity room of several hundred at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, Trump launched his "Black Voices For Trump" coalition by arguing his policies were beneficial to black Americans.

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Today on Political Rewind, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair, state Sen. Nikema Williams, joins our panel to discuss how Democrats plan to use Atlanta’s presidential debate in their efforts to turn the Peach State purple.


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Grammy­-winning violinist James Ehnes is in Georgia to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Atlanta Symphony and Donald Runnicles November 7–9. Ehnes grew up in Canada and now lives in Florida with his wife and kids. He sat down with GPB’s Sarah Zaslaw to chat about family, coincidences, collaborators, recording – and the greatness of Tchaikovsky.

Four high school students in Locust Grove are being treated at a local hospital after ingesting an unknown substance.
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Four high school students outside Atlanta are being treated at area hospitals after ingesting an unknown substance.

In a statement, Henry County Schools spokesman J.D. Hardin says emergency personnel and school resource officers responded to a medical emergency at Locust Grove High on Friday morning.

Hardin isn’t sure when or where the incident occurred or what the substance might be. He says an investigation into the matter is underway. Right now, he says, they’re focusing on the health and wellbeing of the students involved.

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It’s been a tough year for sports fans in Georgia.

Atlanta United fell one game short of returning to the MLS Cup in October.

The Atlanta Braves were booted from the first round of the playoffs for the second year in a row.

For the Atlanta Falcons, 2019 has been even worse. The team is 1-7 entering this Sunday’s game against the Saints in New Orleans.

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Mercury will visibly move across the sun this upcoming Veterans Day, the last event of its kind until May 7, 2049, making it a last-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some Georgia residents.

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Taylor Swift will perform at Centennial Olympic Park during the men’s Final Four weekend.

The 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer will headline the Capital One JamFest on April 5, the finale of the three-day March Madness Music Festival.

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Georgia Ranks In Top 20 Among Most Obese States

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The U.S. spends nearly $200 billion in annual health care costs related to obesity, according to the Campaign to End Obesity website. In some states however, the costs are becoming lower than others.

A study published Tuesday by Wallethub, a personal finance website, names the “Fattest States of America." Georgia placed No. 19 on the study, which is a slight improvement over last year's ranking.

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A research team at Georgia State University is gaining greater insight into mosquito-borne illnesses.

A biologist at GSU said his team found a protein that, when modified, stops the spread of Zika and West Nile viruses. Dr. Mukesh Kumar said that’s important because global warming is expected to make mosquito-borne illnesses worse over time.

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There are more than two million people incarcerated in the United States. Over two-thirds of them lack a high school diploma, and less than 13% have attended college.

But where nearly half of all formerly incarcerated people return to prison within three years, the students working towards associates and bachelor’s degrees through the Bard Prison Initiative, or BPI, have a recidivism rate of just 4%.


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Each year, The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inducts new members to its growing list of authors who have made significant literary contributions to the state. This year’s inductees – John T. Edge, A. E. Stallings, and Julia Collier Harris – will all be celebrated at the University of Georgia Special Collections Library in Athens on Nov. 17.

Author Janisse Ray was inducted to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2015. Her expansive body of creative works range from nonfiction to poetry, and her memoir, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, came out with its 15th anniversary edition last year.


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Atlanta's city council has announced that a plaque honoring a councilman who served four terms before his death last year will be installed at a local park.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the memorial sign for Councilman Ivory Lee Young Jr. will soon be placed at Kathryn Johnston Memorial Park in northwest Atlanta.

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Georgia is currently ranked third among states with most uninsured residents.  More than 1.4 million Georgians were without insurance in 2018.

Governor Kemp announced the second of two healthcare waiver proposals to increase coverage on Monday. If approved, the waivers will allow the state of Georgia to remain compliant with the Federal Affordable Care Act — making changes to the health insurance market in the state without expanding Medicaid.

Georgia is currently one of 14 states that have chosen to not fully expand Medicaid.


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Today on Political Rewind, we sit down for an exclusive interview with Georgia’s Speaker of the House David Ralston. Our conversation’s timing could not be better.

 

Governor Kemp recently announced his proposals for Medicaid waivers for the state. To help breakdown what the proposals could mean for your pocketbook, On Second Thought was joined by Andy Miller from Georgia Health News and Ariel Hart from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.


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Voting in Georgia has remained a prickly subject after last year's midterm elections. 

The governor's race between Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams was steeped in allegations of voter suppression targeting minorities.


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Georgia is among the top 11 states when it comes to most prescription opioid overdose deaths. President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in 2017.

Earlier this year, state agencies received $10.3 million in federal funding to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction and overdose. While federal funding could make a dent in adult dependency, Sesame Street aims to support children affected by parental addiction.


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Elections officials say there were few hiccups in the pilot of the new $107 million touchscreen voting system that will be implemented statewide in the coming months.

Six counties piloted the Dominion ballot-marking devices that print out a paper record of your vote that is then inserted into a scanner for tabulation, and a seventh county tested hand-marked paper ballots as a backup system in case the BMDs are not ready in time.

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