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Temperatures are heating up, but there's still plenty to do this weekend in and around Savannah. Siobhan Egan of Paprika Southern and Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours have some suggestions.

Marcia's picks:

  • Nuclear Bomb Triggers To Be Manufactured At Savannah River Site
  • Alpharetta Officer Resigns After Video Shows Excessive Force Against Elderly Woman
  • Fannin County Says Teachers Can Carry Guns In Holsters

  • Kemp Takes Heat For New Campaign Ad
  • Bernice King Calls For Waffle House Boycott After Another Violent Arrest Video
  • Henry County Police Officer Fired Following Internal Affairs Investigation


  • Military officials release information on attack that killed 4 soldiers in Niger
  • Brian Kemp releases another pointed ad less than two weeks before the May 22 primary
  • Police officers in Henry County and Alpharetta face discipline after separate incidents


Atlanta’s Donald Glover has found a new level of success.

He’s an actor, the creator of a hit show named after his hometown of Atlanta, and a rapper under the name Childish Gambino.

But his most powerful statement might be “This Is America”, a new song and video released over the weekend.


  • No Charges In Thomas County Deputy-Involved Shooting
  • NNSA Nuclear Bomb Trigger Production Decision Due
  • Another Naturalization Cermony Cancelled

  • Federal Government Cancels Another Atlanta Area Naturalization Ceremony
  • Smart Roads Coming To Gwinnett County
  • Atlanta Ransomware Attack Recovery Update

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Governor Nathan Deal is ending his final year in office by vetoing a record-high 21 bills.

Yesterday marked the close of a 40-day window in which the Governor could veto a bill, sign it, or let it go into law without a signature.

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a panelist on GPB’s Political Rewind. He joined me in the studio to talk about yesterday’s signings, and the legacy Governor Deal leaves behind.

(AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal wraps up the official bill signing period with a flourish: his signature on one bill means Georgians could now pay state sales tax for many online purchases.  He also approved a controversial bill that could set a precedent for allowing Georgia cities to be split in two by residents looking for a change and a he vetoes a bill that was a showcase measure for GOP gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle.  Plus, the Secretary of State’s Office launches an investigation into potential voting irregularities in last December’s race for Atlanta mayor. 

  • Andrew Young Hospitalized
  • CDC Director Takes $165,000 Pay Cut
  • Secretary Of State's Office Investigating Atlanta Mayoral Runoff Election

  • Secretary Of State's Office Investigating Atlanta Mayoral Runoff
  • Full Extent Of Equifax Breach Revealed
  • Georgia's Senators Back Trump's Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

  • Senator David Perdue wants congress to work through the August recess
  • State opens investigation into Atlanta mayoral runoff between Mayor Bottoms and Mary Norwood
  • Georgia's senators and representatives speak out on Trump's decision to pull out of Iran deal. 

  • UGA's Roquan Smith Car Burglarized In Athens
  • Georgia Tourism Sets Record
  • Fetus Found At Waste Water Treatment Plant

  • Atlanta City Council Asks For Review Of Year-end Bonuses And Gifts
  • 11 Police Shootings In 11 Days In Georgia
  • Preparing For Hurricane Season

  • Hurricane preparations begin ahead of the start of hurricane season in June  
  • New text messages show that former mayor Reed may have known about Open Records slowdown
  • Governor deal must make decision on signing/veto of bills with deadline looming

(AP Photo/David Goldman)

On this edition of Political Rewind, the 2018 primary elections are just two weeks away and we now have information on early voting that may offer clues as to what to expect on May 22.  Then, Kennesaw State University is making headlines again, this time over questions about their policy on accepting Georgians who are undocumented residents.  Plus, a high powered, well-connected Republican Atlanta attorney whose nomination to become an ambassador is on hold.  Is his embrace of a controversial Georgia election law holding him back?


  •   GA Supreme Court Refuses To Hear DACA In-State Tuition Case
  • Atlanta's Courtland Street Bridge Replacement Project
  • Union City Mother Pleads Guilty To Selling Underaged Daughters

  • Gov. Deal Bill Signing Deadline Looms
  • D-FACS Taking Care of Record Number Of Children
  • Small Business Lending In Georgia At All-Time High



In the United States, school shootings have been one of the most hotly debated topics in 2018.


The issue was re-ignited in February, when 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida



In some cases, the people behind these crimes are dealing with a form of mental illness, including one man who attempted a school shooting in Atlanta in 2013.

  • Governor Nathan Deal mulls over final bills to sign, veto before Tuesday deadline
  • Atlanta rapper 21 Savage falls under scrutiny for 'Guns Down, Paintballs Up' campaign
  • DeKalb County Commission to consider relocation options for Decatur Square monument