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The Georgia Department of Corrections released its first quarterly report of 2018 detailing contraband interdiction, which detailed nearly 10,000 confiscated items.

Drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and handmade weapons topped the breakdown released by the GADOC on Tuesday.

  • Flash Flood Risk In North Georgia
  • Proposed Changes At Savannah River Site Prompt South Carolina AG To File Suit
  • Former Braves Pitcher John Smoltz Plays U.S. Senior Open

Grant Blankenship / GPB

The latest in our Macon Conversations series: Meet Charise Stephens and Scott Mitchell. In their conversation, Charise and Scott tackle the challenges of overcoming the prejudice you are raised with.

NOAA

Friday marks the beginning of the 2018 hurricane season, which stretches from June 1 to Nov. 30, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

This year, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 40 percent chance of a normal season, and a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season. 

Emily Jones / GPB News

Like many old cities, Savannah stakes a lot on its history. In fact, the National Park Service calls Savannah’s downtown one of the largest urban Historic Landmark Districts in the country — a big draw for tourists and residents alike.

 

But a new report finds the unique district is under threat. It comes down to a familiar tension between building the future and preserving the past.


  • Senator Johnny Isakson discusses the new VA Mission Act
  • At least 80 Dacula High School students face discpline after cheating on final exams
  • REPORT:  10,000 items of contraband taken from GA prisoners in first three months of 2018

U.S. Geological Survey

Emergency crews are working to get some White County roads reopened after severe flooding earlier this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Storms dropped more than 14 inches in the last week and more is on the way Friday through the weekend. Forecasters warn of a "hazardous weather outlook," with the possibility of damaging winds and hail in the afternoon.

  • President Of Marietta-Based Religious Charity Arrested
  • Army Corps Says Stay Off Of Lake Lanier & Chattahoochee River
  • GDOT Investigating Augusta Streets For ADA Violations

Joanne J Morton / First Fridays in Starland on Facebook

Savannah offers plenty to do this weekend as June begins. Do Savannah's Heather Henley has some tips.

Heather's picks:

-Fans of TV dance shows can enjoy the action live when the Savannah Dance Classic comes to the Hyatt Regency this weekend. More than 100 ballroom dancers from around the country will compete in American, Latin and international styles. Thursday-Saturday, full schedule here; $20-40.

Ingrid Christie/Little, Brown and Company

A new book of short stories by David Sedaris includes his signature humorous family antics, from clothes shopping in Japan to naming the family beach house "Sea Section." But in Calypso, the 61-year-old also contemplates his own aging body and the pain of watching his elderly father deteriorate. He joined me in the studio to talk more about the book and the parts of his life that inspired it.


Roseanne And Racism

May 30, 2018
(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

On this edition of Political Rewind, ABC’s firing of Roseanne Barr over her Twitter bullying of Valerie Jarrett is the hottest topic in the country today. Why can’t we erase the stain of racism that continues to plague us? Do Southerners have a unique perspective on the problem? Our panel weighs in on what may be the thorniest issue in American life. Also, Republicans have begun their effort to paint Stacey Abrams in a negative light, pushing her to release her tax returns and explain her financial problems. Meanwhile, Casey Cagle begins his TV campaign to win the GOP runoff with a sunny message from his wife. How will Brian Kemp respond?


  • Atlanta Beltline Hiring Contractors For Southside Corridor Work
  • Chatham County Wants Fishery Disaster Declaration
  • Former APS HR Director Millicent Few Loses New Job

Two Teens Rescued From Waterfall At High Falls State Park

May 30, 2018
Monroe County Emergency Management Agency

Two teenagers were rescued Tuesday night after getting stranded near a waterfall at High Falls State Park, despite signs indicating dangerous conditions on the Towaliga River, Monroe County officials said.

The Monroe County Emergency Management Agency posted on Facebook that a swift water rescue was in progress around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Georgia Sex Offender Registry

Georgia's sex offender registration program stands to lose about $250,000 of its federal grant funding next year.

The registry does not contain important information about registered sex offenders, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The state has been found deficient in providing information on offenders since 2012, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.


  • Fulton County Facing Homeowners Lawsuit
  • Sex Offender Registry Losing Funding
  • M-B Stadium Roof Construction Underway


NOAA/STAR

Two journalists on duty were killed Monday as Subtropical Storm Alberto made its way north after making landfall in Florida’s panhandle. 

Photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer and Anchor Mike McCormick of WYFF News 4 in South Carolina were killed when a tree fell on their SUV in North Carolina.

The accident happened on Highway 176 in Polk County while they were covering the impact of heavy rain in that area, according to WYFF News 4.


  • Atlanta Reservoir Leaking
  • Another Georgia Inmate Dies In Custody
  • GA. Dept. Of Natural Resources Short On Game  Wardens


  • FBI Atlanta Office Head Dies From Ground Zero Contaminant Exposure

  • APS Develops Active Shooter Training For Teachers And Students

  • Braves Rookie Acuna Injured In Win Over Red Sox

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