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Savannah’s new police chief says he plans to get out in the community and do a lot of listening when he takes office next month. 

Roy Minter complimented the police force and city leaders Thursday at his first press conference, saying he’ll build on the work they’re already doing. He laid out three goals for the community.

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There's no shortage of fun in Savannah this weekend as the end of July approaches. Do Savannah Editor Heather Henley has some suggestions.

  • Vice President Pence To Stump For Brian Kemp
  • Atlanta Mayor Rescinds Offer To Chief Education Officer
  • Georgia's Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2001

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Atlanta's Castleberry Hill neighborhood is so hot rapper 2 Chainz opened a restaurant there. 

You may know the neighborhood west of downtown for its funky creatives and hipster lunch spots but, in the 1800s, it was a red-light district and home to Atlanta’s Snake Nation.   

GPB News

GPB Radio’s popular weekly program "Political Rewind" is expanding its broadcast schedule to four days a week. Beginning the week of Monday, July 23, listeners will now be able to hear the program live on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in addition to its Monday, Wednesday and Friday live airings in the same timeslot.

  • Trump Backs Kemp Over Cagle In Republican Gubernatorial Runoff
  • GDOT Plans To Open New Stretch Of Toll Roads Next Month
  • City Of Atlanta Will Host Public Meeting To Discuss Immigrant Detention

  • President Trump Endorses Brian Kemp In GOP Gubernatorial Runoff
  • Atlanta Mayor Spent $11K On Luxury Car Service 
  • More Solar Coming To Columbia County

What's In A Name? | Jim Crow Road

Jul 18, 2018
Michael David Murphy

In the Georgia town of Flowery Branch about 45 miles northeast of Atlanta, there is a street called "Jim Crow Road."

GPB Atlanta listener Chris Livingston asked us on our website to find out how the street got its regrettable name.

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On this edition of Political Rewind, helping the poor becomes an issue in the GOP runoff between Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle.  We’ll discuss what appears to be the final revelation in the Cagle secret tape episode. 

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Efrain de la Rosa, a 40-year-old detainee at ICE’s Stewart detention center in Lumpkin, was found dead in his cell last Tuesday.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the preliminary cause of death was self-inflicted strangulation.  The case remains under investigation.


Georgia Peach Could Break World Record

Jul 18, 2018
Pearson Farm

A Georgia peach that weighed in at 1.8 pounds might be a contender for the title of the world’s heaviest peach.

Fittingly, the peach was grown in Georgia’s own Peach County, at Pearson Farm.

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

Jul 17, 2018
City of Lithonia

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

You might see 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

Jul 17, 2018

  • 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

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

Jul 17, 2018
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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

Jul 17, 2018

GPB Evening Headlines For Monday July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018

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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.