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04/12/2024

A public square in downtown Savannah was recently renamed after Susie King Taylor, a formerly enslaved educator and nurse.

Now, Liberty County plans to mark the 162nd anniversary of Taylor's escape during an event Saturday in her hometown of Midway.
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04/12/2024

Today: A senate hearing plans on looking into delays at the US Postal Service. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens unveils the proposed locations for three new MARTA stations.

And we’ll take a closer look at Georgia Power’s plans to close toxic coal ash ponds: gpb.org/gatoday

04/12/2024

Update: We are back on the air across the state. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Spring has sprung; have your allergies? If you’re experiencing a sore throat, itchy eyes or runny nose, you probably hav...
04/12/2024

Spring has sprung; have your allergies?

If you’re experiencing a sore throat, itchy eyes or runny nose, you probably have “hay fever,” or what we commonly refer to as “allergies.”

But if you’re a Maconite, there's some good news for you.
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Spring has sprung. And so have your allergies? Well, it’s pretty common. If you’re experiencing a sore throat, itchy eyes or runny nose, you probably have “hay fever,” or what we commonly refer to as “allergies.” But if you’re a Maconite, there's some good news for you.

Mayor Andre Dickens revealed Thursday the locations of the planned new MARTA rail stations he announced last month durin...
04/12/2024

Mayor Andre Dickens revealed Thursday the locations of the planned new MARTA rail stations he announced last month during his State of the City address.
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Mayor Andre Dickens revealed Thursday the locations of the planned new MARTA rail stations he announced last month during his State of the City address.

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back April 12-14 with hundreds of artists from around the country setting up their tents...
04/12/2024

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back April 12-14 with hundreds of artists from around the country setting up their tents for the 88th event in Piedmont Park.
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The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back April 12-14 with hundreds of artists from around the country setting up their tents for the 88th event in Piedmont Park.

Federal regulators accuse Savannah-based Colonial Oil Industries Inc. of failing to offset part of its greenhouse gas em...
04/12/2024

Federal regulators accuse Savannah-based Colonial Oil Industries Inc. of failing to offset part of its greenhouse gas emissions, as required under environmental law.

GPB's Benjamin Payne reports.
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Colonial Oil would pay a $2.8 million fine and spend $12.2 million on renewable fuel credits, under a proposed settlement.

A former city of Atlanta chief financial officer (CFO) has pleaded guilty to federal program theft and obstructing an IR...
04/12/2024

A former city of Atlanta chief financial officer (CFO) has pleaded guilty to federal program theft and obstructing an IRS audit.
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A former city of Atlanta chief financial officer (CFO) has pleaded guilty to federal program theft and obstructing an IRS audit.

April 15th, the deadline to file your income taxes, is just around the corner. Filings this year are on track with last ...
04/11/2024

April 15th, the deadline to file your income taxes, is just around the corner.

Filings this year are on track with last year's so far, while the average refund is slightly larger.
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April 15th, the deadline to file your income taxes, is just around the corner. Filings so far this year are on track with last year's, while the average refund is slightly larger.

As more people, including minors, become victims of deepfake po*******hy and the industry that’s growing out of it, stat...
04/11/2024

As more people, including minors, become victims of deepfake po*******hy and the industry that’s growing out of it, state lawmakers are pursuing legislation to deter the unauthorized creation and dissemination of digitally altered images.
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As more people, including minors, become victims of deepfake po*******hy and the industry that’s growing out of it, state lawmakers are pursuing legislation to deter the unauthorized creation and dissemination of digitally altered images.

04/11/2024

Georgia Today: A prosecutor was named to investigate Lt. Gov. Burt Jones’ possible role in the state's election interference case.

And an online petition is encouraging the Atlanta Braves to put a 67-year-old Savannah resident on the roster: gpb.org/gatoday

Some say that topdown solutions for Georgia’s coal ash ponds ignore depths of community health woes and the reality of h...
04/11/2024

Some say that topdown solutions for Georgia’s coal ash ponds ignore depths of community health woes and the reality of how water flows.

GPB's Grant Blankenship reports.
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Some say that topdown solutions for Georgia’s coal ash ponds ignore depths of community health woes and the reality of how water flows.

The 88th Masters got underway on Thursday following a 2 1/2-hour weather delay and ceremonial tee shots from Jack Nickla...
04/11/2024

The 88th Masters got underway on Thursday following a 2 1/2-hour weather delay and ceremonial tee shots from Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Gary Player down Tea Olive, the first hole at Augusta National.

Here is a look at what else you need to know:
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The 88th Masters got underway following a 2 1/2-hour weather delay and ceremonial tee shots from Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Gary Player down Tea Olive, the first hole at Augusta National.

Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended a south Georgia mayor who was indicted on charges that he stole nearly $65,000 from his to...
04/11/2024

Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended a south Georgia mayor who was indicted on charges that he stole nearly $65,000 from his town.
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Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended a south Georgia mayor who was indicted on charges that he stole nearly $65,000 from his town. Kemp on Tuesday issued an order suspending from office Pineview Mayor Brandon Holt until his criminal charges are resolved.

Orenthal James Simpson, known as O.J., has died. Simpson "succumbed to his battle with cancer" on Wednesday, according t...
04/11/2024

Orenthal James Simpson, known as O.J., has died. Simpson "succumbed to his battle with cancer" on Wednesday, according to a family statement on social media.
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Orenthal James Simpson "succumbed to his battle with cancer" on Wednesday, according to a family statement on social media.

A special prosecutor has been assigned to look into whether Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones should face criminal charges ove...
04/11/2024

A special prosecutor has been assigned to look into whether Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones should face criminal charges over efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the state.
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A special prosecutor has been assigned to look into whether Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones should face criminal charges over efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia announced Thursday that its executive director, Pete Skandalakis, will handle th...

Inflation may be driving up food cost around the country, but patrons generally won't see those increases at Augusta Nat...
04/11/2024

Inflation may be driving up food cost around the country, but patrons generally won't see those increases at Augusta National. The prices at the Masters have mostly remained fixed for years.
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Inflation may be driving up food cost around the country, but patrons generally won't see those increases at Augusta National. The prices at the Masters have mostly remained fixed for years.

The Justice Department announced a new rule Thursday that will require anyone who sells guns to run federal background c...
04/11/2024

The Justice Department announced a new rule Thursday that will require anyone who sells guns to run federal background checks — a process that would cut down on what's been known as the 'gun show loophole.'
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The Justice Department's new rule requires background checks for all gun sales, not just ones sold at gun stores. Attorney General Merrick Garland said it will save lives.

The outbreak of bird flu in dairy cattle is still unfolding.On Wednesday, North Carolina became the seventh state to det...
04/11/2024

The outbreak of bird flu in dairy cattle is still unfolding.

On Wednesday, North Carolina became the seventh state to detect the virus in a dairy herd.
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Avian influenza is still spreading among dairy cattle. Scientists are paying close attention to how the virus is changing and what that means for its pandemic potential.

Unlike many of the unofficial holidays that clutter the calendar year, National Siblings Day is neither frivolous nor co...
04/11/2024

Unlike many of the unofficial holidays that clutter the calendar year, National Siblings Day is neither frivolous nor commercially motivated.

Instead, it is a holiday born of profound love — and loss.
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Claudia Evart, a woman who lost both her sister and her brother in separate accidents, created the day to honor the special relationships between siblings. It is on April 10 every year.

04/10/2024

On this EP of Georgia Today: Money from a sprawling opioid lawsuit settlement is now available to eligible Georgians; A man who has spent 22 years in prison will now get a new trial; And could Atlanta finally be ready for a new professional hockey team? gpb.org/gatoday

On April 7, Atlanta-based regional arts organization South Arts showcased the 2023 documentary Dadiwonisi (We Will Speak...
04/10/2024

On April 7, Atlanta-based regional arts organization South Arts showcased the 2023 documentary Dadiwonisi (We Will Speak) at the Plaza Theatre.

The film explores the role of the Cherokee language in tribal identity and cultural preservation.
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On April 7, Atlanta-based regional arts organization South Arts showcased the 2023 documentary Dadiwonisi (We Will Speak at the Plaza Theatre.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services consistently fails to protect children from abuse, and mismanagemen...
04/10/2024

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services consistently fails to protect children from abuse, and mismanagement at the division is “a key contributor” to child deaths and serious injuries, according to a U.S. Senate report released Tuesday.
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The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services consistently fails to protect children from abuse, and mismanagement at the division is “a key contributor” to child deaths and serious injuries, according to a U.S. Senate report released Tuesday.

Davante Jennings sat out two historic election cycles in Georgia before realizing his cynicism was self-defeating.Now 27...
04/10/2024

Davante Jennings sat out two historic election cycles in Georgia before realizing his cynicism was self-defeating.

Now 27, he works for a state lawmaker and volunteers for an organization that tries to coax disillusioned voters off the sidelines.
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Davante Jennings sat out two historic election cycles in Georgia before realizing his cynicism was self-defeating. He's now 27 years old, works for a state lawmaker and volunteers for a not-for-profit organization that tries to coax disillusioned voters off the sidelines.

Georgia’s piece of a $26 billion multistate opioid lawsuit settlement will soon be accessible to providers via a website...
04/10/2024

Georgia’s piece of a $26 billion multistate opioid lawsuit settlement will soon be accessible to providers via a website launched Monday by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

GPB's Ellen Eldridge reports.
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Grant applications to use funding for opioid misuse prevention, treatment, addiction recovery, and harm reduction programs open online April 15. Decisions are expected after a 60-day review period, roughly fall 2024.

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new drinking water standards Wednesday to limit exposure to a class of che...
04/10/2024

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new drinking water standards Wednesday to limit exposure to a class of chemicals called PFAS.
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PFAS chemicals have been used for decades to waterproof and stain-proof consumer products and are linked to health problems.

Delta Air Lines is reporting a small profit and says travel demand is strong heading into summer. The airline's CEO says...
04/10/2024

Delta Air Lines is reporting a small profit and says travel demand is strong heading into summer.

The airline's CEO says recent flight scares seem to be having no effect on ticket sales.
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Delta Air Lines is reporting a small profit and says travel demand is strong heading into summer. The airline's CEO says recent flight scares seem to be having no effect on ticket sales.

Regulators are investigating a whistleblower's claims about flaws in the assembly of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.A longtime ...
04/10/2024

Regulators are investigating a whistleblower's claims about flaws in the assembly of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

A longtime Boeing engineer went public Tuesday with claims he observed problems with how parts of the plane's fuselage were fastened together.
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The FAA says it is investigating a whistleblower's claims about flaws in the assembly of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. The company calls those allegations inaccurate, and insists the plane is safe to fly.

The search for 18 fair and impartial jurors will begin next week in former President Donald Trump's first criminal trial...
04/10/2024

The search for 18 fair and impartial jurors will begin next week in former President Donald Trump's first criminal trial.

Jurors will be asked to identify the the news and social media programs they use, podcasts they listen to and if they have supported or been a member of white supremacist and extremist groups.

A new report finds more election officials are leaving their jobs now than at any point in the past two decades. But the...
04/10/2024

A new report finds more election officials are leaving their jobs now than at any point in the past two decades.

But the report also adds new context to the phenomenon.
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A new report finds more election officials are leaving their jobs now than at any point in the past two decades. But the report also adds new context to the phenomenon.

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