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GPB Evening Headlines For Monday July 16, 2018

15 hours ago

WSB-TV Atlanta

In just over a week, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp face off in the Republican runoff for Georgia's gubernatorial race.

Recent polling shows Cagle in a tight race with Kemp.

On Monday, Cagle landed a big co-sign from current Governor Nathan Deal. GPB’s Stephen Fowler has been tracking endorsements. He joined me in the studio to discuss Deal’s endorsement and the final days of the runoff election.

What's In A Name? | Druid Hills

16 hours ago

Druid Hills is one of Atlanta's most well-known neighborhoods and streets.

In this "What's In A Name," as requested by listeners Forest McMullen and Lisa Mount, we'll be diving into the unexpected history of the northeast Atlanta neighborhood.

Deal Picks His Candidate

18 hours ago
(AP Photo/David Goldman)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal picks a candidate to support in the GOP race to replace him.  We’ll discuss why he made the decision he did. 


More people in the metro Atlanta area abuse opioids than anywhere else in the state, officials said Monday.

Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties are in first through fourth place for the second year in a row, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

WSB-TV Atlanta

Republican candidates for governor Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle squared off in a debate Sunday, hosted in Atlanta by WSB-TV.

Earlier Sunday morning, GPB hosted a debate on Political Rewind with Bill Nigut.

Kemp attacked Cagle over a secret recording, in which Cagle said he pushed a bill he considered "bad public policy" to undermine a primary opponent. 

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018

GPB Evening Headlines For Friday July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018

Cagle, Kemp Face Off In Statewide Debate

Jul 13, 2018

On this edition of Political Rewind, Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp trade sharp accusations of malfeasance in office, but reveal few differences in policy positions in a statewide televised debate. 

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 100 people in 33 states, including Georgia have been infected with salmonella after eating Kellogg’s Honey Smacks.

Kellogg’s launched an investigation in June after learning Honey Smacks customers got sick, the company told GPB News. A company official said they are working to find out the cause and "ensure it never happens again."

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13, 2018

  • Cagle And Kemp Face Off In Debate Ahead Of July 24 Runoff
  • Another Detainee Has Died At Stewart Immigration Detention Center
  • CDC Says 100 People Sick With Salmonella After 'Honey Smacks' Outbreak

GPB Evening Headlines For Thursday July 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018

  • Immigration Detainee Dies In Custody
  • UPS Begins Hiring For New Westside Hub
  • Two Georgia V.A. Nursing Homes Rated Worst In Country

He was a Baptist minister, an Atlanta civil rights legend, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s best friend. 

Ralph David Abernathy's name can also be found on many streets across the city.

This summer during All Things Considered on 88.5 FM in Atlanta host Rickey Bevington is telling stories about some of Atlanta’s most interesting place names. 

  • Tonight's Republican Gubernatorial Debate Promises Fireworks
  • New UPS Hub To Hire 3000 Workers
  • Atlanta Dream Set WNBA Record

  • State Health Officials Report West Nile Virus Found On Georgia Coast
  • Metro Atlanta Schools Face Hundreds Of Teacher Shortages
  • City Of Augusta Close To Finalizing Whitewater Course On Savannah River  

  • $100m Cyber Center Opens In Augusta
  • Fulton County Property Owners Brace For Tax Increase
  • Grant Funding Sought For Election System Upgrade

DeKalb County Schools

DeKalb County is looking to fill nearly 300 teaching positions ahead of the first day of school on Aug. 6 — but recruiting teachers is also an issue beyond the Atlanta area.

Georgia Power

Georgia Power customers will receive another $25 credit on their July power bill, the utility said in a news release.

This is the second of three credits planned under the Vogtle nuclear plant construction.

The Georgia Public Service Commission approved a total of $188 million in credits as part of its order to continue construction of Vogtle 3 and 4 at the Augusta plant. Units 1 and 2 have been in operation since 1987 and 1989.