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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.


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This summer on All Things Considered we’re telling stories about some of Atlanta’s most interesting names.

Host Rickey Bevington takes your submissions and then brings you the history behind the places Atlantans call home.

We're calling it “What’s In A Name?

 


GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018

  • Governor Deal in Augusta today for opening of Cyber Security Center 
  • Hands-Free driving law adopted across Georgia
  • Second man this month breeches secure area at Hartsfield-Jackson airport 


  • Premiums On Healthcare.Gov To Increase For 2019
  • Atlanta Has A New Chief Education Officer
  • Georgia - Made Movie Tops Weekend Box Office

GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jul 10, 2018

  • More Than 1,000 Georgia Drivers Ticketed/Warned Due To New 'Hands Free' Law 
  • APD Cracking Down On ATVs And Dirt Bikes On City Streets
  • SEC Media Days Coming To Atlanta For The First Time

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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 names.

We’re calling the project “What’s In A Name?”


GPB Evening Headlines For Monday July 9, 2018

Jul 9, 2018

  • Metro Atlanta Inequality Gap Grew Since 2000
  • Legislators Work To Resolve Border Dispute With Tennessee
  • Savannah Plans To Dismantle Homeless Camps


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The National Rifle Association endorsed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle days before the July 24 GOP runoff against Secretary of State Brian Kemp.  This comes as Kemp tried to paint Cagle as weak on gun issues.


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The National Rifle Association endorsed Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, days before the July 24 GOP runoff against Secretary of State Brian Kemp.  This comes as Kemp tried to paint Cagle as weak on gun issues.

 

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, July 9, 2018

Jul 9, 2018

  • REPORT: Gap Between Rich And Poor Communities In Atlanta Is Rising
  • Stacey Abrams Raises Nealy $3 Million Dollars In Campaign Funds Between April And June
  • Atlanta United Wins 12th Game Of The Season By Beating Philly On Saturday


  • Two Georgia Companies Ask Trump Administration Not To Impose Auto Tarrifs
  • Tybee Island Launches Beach Cigarette Disposal
  • Atlanta BeltLine CEO Brian McGowan Stepping Down 


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The Georgia coast has a message for smokers: the next time you head to the beach, you need to watch where you toss your butts.


Today, we’ll hear from three artists who have addressed the issue of mental illness in their music.

 

Many rap musicians have been reluctant to speak out due to the stigma, but these artists broke the silence.


  • Savannah City Council Considers Chatham County's First Statue of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Police Officer-Involved Shootings Are On The Rise In Georgia
  • University of Georgia Quarterback Jake Fromm Fractures Hand While Wakeboarding 

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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. 

We’re calling the project “What’s In A Name?

Today, we look at the Tom Moreland Interchange, more commonly known as Spaghetti Junction.


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July fifth 2018 marks the fourth anniversary of  "Two Way Street." To celebrate that milestone, we're revisiting one of our favorite conversations: an interview with Diana Nyad, the strong-willed swimmer who was the first to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage. 

She completed the feat, which many thought was impossible, at the remarkable age of 66. 


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The Fourth of July is over, but the fun continues on the Georgia coast. Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours and Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar have some tips.

Marianne's picks:

Today we celebrate America’s independence from British rule. To get a sense of the role Georgia played in the struggle for liberty, we spoke with Stan Deaton, senior historian for the Georgia Historical Society. He takes us back to the time of the American Revolution, to the colony of Georgia’s first capitol in Savannah.

To learn more about the Georgians involved in the founding of the country, Deaton suggests checking out the Georgia Department of Humanities' New Georgia Encyclopdedia online.

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The Macon-Bibb County Commission amended their just passed budget to restore funding to local libraries and other public services Tuesday night. 

The first budget that passed last week just under the wire of the new fiscal year had zeroed out library funding, money for public transit as well as for the local health department,  museums and other "external" services. A hue and cry ensued. 


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