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  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Online Sales Taxes
  • Atlanta To Review ICE Detainment Policies
  • Georgia Tobacco Farmers Expect Decrease In Harvest

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Johnny Mercer grew up in Savannah and went on to write some of the most popular love songs of the 20th century. You may not know his name, but you certainly know his music, which includes "Something’s Gotta Give," "Moon River," and "Autumn Leaves." Between 1929 and 1976, Mercer wrote the lyrics—and in some cases the music too—to some 1,400 songs.

We explore the life and music of Johnny Mercer with Georgia State University archivist Kevin Fleming. Georgia State is the repository for Johnny Mercer’s papers as well as a vast collection of other materials related to his life and career.

  • Cagle Committee To Consider State Take Over Of Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • DNR To Vote On New Rules For Deer Hunters
  • Georgia Aquarium Expansion Project Moves Forward

  • ATL Mayor Bottoms Refuses To Hold ICE Detainees In Response To Child Separation Policy
  • Atlanta Hawks Will Make The 3rd Overall Selection In Tonight's NBA Draft
  • Gerrymandering Tour In Georgia Will Explain How Political Districts Are Drawn

  • Georgia House Representatives To Vote On Immigration Tomorrow
  • Mayor Bottoms Prohibits City Jail From Accepting ICE Detainees
  • Adovocacy Group Embarks on Gerrymandering Education Tour

Metro Atlanta Transportation Get Huge Boost

Jun 20, 2018
(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal announces a first step to build new transit in metro Atlanta, a huge project along Georgia 400.  Is the state on track to tackle the region’s traffic headaches?

  • Georgia Maintains Triple-A Credit Rating
  • Augusta Takes Steps Toward White Water Riverfront Attraction
  • Another Child Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

Georgia Politicians Take Stances on Border Policy

Jun 20, 2018

Several figures in Georgia’s political landscape have voiced their stances on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sen. Johnny Isakson said that he is opposed to the policy and does not support the actions of the administration.

GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

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Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday announced an additional $100 million for bus rapid transit to pay for four new bus-only interchanges along a 16-mile stretch of Ga. 400.

  • Atlanta City Council Approves First Budget Of Lance Bottoms Administration
  • No-Show Jurors May Delay Race-Related Murder Trial
  • DOE Appealing MOX Construction Continuation Ruling

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For bobsledder and Georgia native Elana Meyers Taylor, the Olympics are a culmination of more than a decade of work.

She won three medals including silver at this year’s games in Korea.

But Taylor’s Olympic career almost ended in 2015 after she suffered a serious concussion.

GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

  • Georgia Supreme Court Reaffirms Liqour Ban At Sandy Springs Strip Clubs
  • Small Business Owners Have Less Than A Month To Apply For Aid After Hurricane Irma
  • New Climate Roadmap Tackles 40  Burning Questions For Climate Scientists 

GPB Evening Headlines For Monday June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

  • After Supreme Court Ruling, Georgia Gerrymandering Cases Continue
  • New Hands-Free Law To Go In Effect July 1
  • New Campaign Aims To Fight Opioid Abuse With Education 

Immigration Showdown In Washington

Jun 18, 2018
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

On this edition of Political Rewind, immigration takes center stage in Washington this week.  Outrage over the Department of Justice policy of separating children from parents at the border is growing and it’s spreading across partisan lines. 

  • Report Says Cagle Got No Money From Walton Family Foundation
  • Chattahoochee Now Safe For Recreational Use
  • Hands-Free Phone Use Mandate Goes Into Effect July 1st

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The Hands-Free Georgia Law takes effect July 1, and will change the way drivers are allowed to use their devices while they drive.

Officers plan to pull drivers over for holding or supporting their phones with their bodies, Atlanta police Major Elder Dancey told GPB News.

The Department of Health and Human Services kicked off a campaign Monday to help prevent opioid addiction through education.

Nationwide, Georgia is near the top — just out of the top 10 at 11th place — in the number of overdose deaths.

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018