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The National Association of Collegiate eSports is holding its first annual conference at Georgia State University this week.

 

Baseball, basketball, and especially football dominate high school sports in Georgia.

 

Now, there’s a new option for students across the state.

 


What's In A Name? | Lithonia

13 hours ago
City of Lithonia

GPB Atlanta listener Tommy Hester asked us about the origins of the name of Lithonia, Ga.

You might have seen that name as you drive down I-20, but did you know that this DeKalb County city has a Greek name? In this edition of "What's In A Name?", Rickey Bevington gives us a lesson in Ancient Greek.


GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday July 17, 2018

13 hours ago

  • Georgia's Senators Differ On Trump's Comments At Helsinki Summit
  • Potential Record-Breaking Peach Picked In... Peach County
  • Gwinnett County One Step Closer To Expanding Transit


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Is there an Atlanta name you're curious to know the history behind? Click on this link and write your idea in the comments section.

Listen to our summer series "What's In A Name?" during All Things Considered weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. on Atlanta's NPR News station 88.5 FM

Sight-seeing Scavenger Hunts With The Clue Town Books

20 hours ago
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Open a Clue Town book and embark on a mysterious walking tour through notable Georgia locations. Each scavenger hunt includes puzzles, fun graphics, and a compass to help you find your way. We sent our On Second Thought interns to various locations in Atlanta to partake in Clue Town. Our intern, Monique Bandong, brought back an audio postcard from the Oakland Cemetery scavenger hunt.

 

 


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We added two more songs to our Georgia Playlist from Ruby Velle. She’s the lead singer for the Atlanta retro, soul band Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics. They will be performing at the annual Bragg Jam in Macon July 28. 


GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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GPB Evening Headlines For Monday July 16, 2018

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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

Jul 16, 2018

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.


Political Rewind: Deal Picks His Candidate

Jul 16, 2018
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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. 


GBI

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

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GPB Evening Headlines For Friday July 13, 2018

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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. 


SavannahNow.com

Savannah-Chatham school officials held a forum Wednesday to discuss proposed changes to the district's recess policy. Board members, parents and the public are split on whether to make the unstructured break time mandatory or leave it up to principals and teachers to decide when and if to take it.

Susan Catron, executive editor of the Savannah Morning News, joined us to discuss the proposed changes and upcoming school board elections. 


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FDA.gov

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


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