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GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, June 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018

  • Family Separation Protests Planned For D.C, Atlanta, Savannah, Other GA Cities
  • Senator Isakson Reponds To Veteran Burning Himself In Protest Outside State Capitol
  • Georgia DNR Stepping Up Enforcement To Stop Boating While Intoxicated

GPB Evening Headlines For Thursday June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

  • Atlanta Mayor Names New Procurement Chief
  • Georgia Senators Applaud Farm Bill Passage
  • Savannah Harbor Deepening Gets More Money

Peoria, Arizona, Police Department

Savannah has named Roy Minter as the city's next police chief, City Manager Rob Hernandez said Thursday. 

Minter is currently the police chief in Peoria, Arizona, where he announced his retirement in May. 

Hernandez said Minter's past experience will translate well to Savannah. 

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Addresses Departure, De-merger

Atlanta Journal Constitution Archives

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 the project “What’s In A Name?”

Today, we look at the lost Atlanta neighborhood of Buttermilk Bottom.


Fort McAllister State Historic Park on Facebook

We're headed into a hot summer weekend and the Fourth of July, with plenty of events to keep you entertained in and around Savannah. Joshua Peacock of the Savannah Morning News and Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council have some tips.

GPB News

On this edition of “Two Way Street,” Tom Johnson shares stories about his life and career in journalism.

We’re revisiting this conversation — and other favorites — as part of our “Two Way Street” anniversary celebration. To kick off our fifth year, we’re listening again to the shows that we can’t let go: the conversations that challenged us, surprised us and have stuck with us all these years. This show originally aired on January 14, 2017.

  • Equifax Inside Trader Indicted
  • Georgia Teen Births At All-Time Low
  • DEA Raids Gray, GA Medical Practice

Atlanta Voice

The newly created city of South Fulton is the only one in the U.S. with black women leading every major role of the judicial system.




Mercer University Gets N.I.H. Grant, New Designation

Jun 27, 2018
Kyle Sears

The Mercer University School of Medicine’s Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities was recognized Tuesday by the National Institute of Health as a Center of Excellence.

The only other rural-health focused Center of Excellence is in Montana.

The designation comes with a $700,000 award.

Mercer’s Dr. Jacob Warren said that award will help the center launch a telemedicine program for people with diabetes or hypertension for people who don’t have easy access to a doctor.

(AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

From GPB News, this is Political Rewind.  Today, a long-awaited decision from the United States Supreme Court in Florida’s fight with Georgia over water rights from the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers.  We’ll discuss what happens next in the fight. 

Grant Blankenship / GPB

The long awaited U.S. Supreme Court decision named no clear winner in the decades long dispute between Florida and Georgia over the Chattahoochee/Flint River Basin. 

In a decision handed down Wednesday, the court remanded the dispute back to the Special Master, or investigator, they appointed to get to the bottom of the water issues. 

  • SCOTUS Decision On Florida - Georgia Water Wars
  • Mercer University Gets $700K N.I.H. Grant
  • Today Is National HIV Testing Day

The Institute for Justice

Mary Jackson, a Certified Lactation Counselor, has been educating Georgia mothers for decades on how to breastfeed their babies, but a new law will leave women like her out of work. 

She's suing, alongside the Institute for Justice and her organization Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, to make sure CLCs across the state can continue to help nursing mothers. 


Atlanta’s professional womens basketball team, the Atlanta Dream, is competing to return to the WNBA Playoffs after missing the postseason last year.



GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018

  • Veteran Lights Himself On Fire At Georgia Capital Building
  • Reality Winner Enters Guilty Plea In Espionage Case
  • Protest Rally Set For This Afternoon Following SCOTUS Travel Ban Ruling


Coretta Scott King was not just the wife of the late civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. She was also an accomplished activist in her own right.


She traveled the world and advocated for racial and social equality for people of all walks of life.


In 1968, the same year her husband was assassinated, Scott-King founded the King Center, which has served as a base of operations for modern day activism.





GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018

  • King Center For Nonviolent Social Change Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary
  • Atlanta, Dekalb County Schools Go To Court Over Emory Annexation
  • Rapper T.I. Says He Will Boycott Hometown Super Bowl Over New Anthem Policy