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Chatham County Tops State In Number Of Bald Eagle Nests

Jun 11, 2018
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Chatham County leads the state for the number of bald eagle nests, wildlife officials say.

This year's count of 27 nests tops the county’s previous lead of 22, and includes a rare ground nest found on Cabbage Island.

The county, which is home to Savannah, is about 250 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Officials believe 65 to 80 percent of nests made are expected to be successful, according to Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources.

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, June 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018


GPB Evening Headlines For June 8, 2018

Jun 8, 2018

  • Republican candidate for governor Casey Cagle appears to be caught on tape saying he pushed a bill he didn't like through the Senate so an opponent would lose out on millions in support.
  • A highway reopened more than a month after a plane crash killed nine National Guard airmen from Puerto Rico.
  • Seventeen alumni are suing a school in North Georgia.


  • Wheel Chair User Sue Atlanta For Alleged ADA Violations
  • Federal Judge Blocks D.O.E. Move To Halt MOX Construction at SRS
  • Cagle Admits Making Senate Decisions For Personal Political Gain

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It’s summertime and peak moving season. But it’s also prime time for consumer fraud, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Last year the Peach State was in the top 10 for moving fraud, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Raymond Martinez.


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Today’s Music Minute features a controversial artist known for always speaking his mind.

On this day in 1977, Kanye West was born in Atlanta.

Kanye’s vocal support for president Trump and recent comments about slavery being a ‘choice’ have garnered a lot of negative reaction on social media.

In the midst of that controversy, Kanye released his eighth studio album, Ye, which includes this song, titled ‘No Mistakes."

 

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, June 8, 2018

Jun 8, 2018


  • Record-Breaking Number Of Guns Confiscated At Atlanta Airport In May
  • Cold Weather Cause For Shrimp Season Delay
  • Medical Board Suspends 'YouTube-Singing' Dermatologist


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The centuries old art of busking — or performing in public places for tips — is currently encouraged in Decatur.

The city is trying out a program that makes it easy to get a permit and take art and music to the streets.


ASSOCIATED PRESS

Who is Atticus Finch really—an arch-segregationist or a champion of justice? And how do we go about answering that question when going straight to the source isn’t an option?


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The weekend is here yet again, and Bill Dawers of hissing lawns and the Savannah Morning News has some tips for making the most of it.


  • Fulton County Decriminalizes Marijuana
  • Federal Funding For Savannah Harbor Expansion Clears House
  • GA DNR Fielding More Alligator Calls This Spring

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In the midst of ongoing investigations involving bribery and open records violations at Atlanta City Hall, the mayor's office is explaining why taxpayers were wrongly charged more than $2,000 for a plane ticket for the mayor's husband Derrick Bottoms — who is a vice president at The Home Depot, not a city employee.


Viola Davis

More women are running for elected office this fall. The number of female candidates for U.S. Congress has doubled since 2016.

In Georgia, DeKalb County activist Viola Davis launched a last minute campaign to unseat her longtime representative in last month's primary election — and she won.

GPB’s Stephen Fowler has been following the midterm elections, and he joined Rickey Bevington in the studio to talk about this race and the greater context of women running for office.


  •  Cobb County Faces Budget Shortage
  • New Study Suggests Changes To SNAP Program
  • City Of Atlanta Moves Forward With Plans To Demolish Blight

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Congress tacked the Family First Act onto a bill to fund the government earlier this year. The move shifts the bulk of federal foster care funding from residential care to preventative services. It takes effect in October 2019.

The goal is to keep kids at home using parent training and treatment for substance abuse and mental health. Alison Evans is the CEO of the Methodist Home in Macon where 80 foster children live. She said the act’s fine print fails to consider whether the state is equipped to provide these services.


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There’s something people think they know about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP.

It’s the idea that people who use what we used to call food stamps spend their once monthly benefits on groceries almost immediately after they get them. When you look at averages, that’s true, and for some it can mean some lean and hungry days at the end of the month before the next round of SNAP benefits.

 

 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, Casey Cagle goes to Vegas to raise campaign cash and Brian Kemp warns voters he may be there with casinos in Georgia on his mind.  Will gambling become a major issue in the governor’s race?  Then, what’s behind Karen Handel’s rejection of President Trump’s newly imposed tariffs?  Plus, does morality in politics matter anymore?  We’ll look at Bill Clinton’s recent “tone deaf” comments on Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement, Ralph Reed’s defense of President Trump’s behavior and a poll that shows more Americans than ever are just fine with pornography.


  • Cobb County Could Close Parks, Libraries
  • Augusta Commissioners Pass Smoking Ban In Public Spaces
  • DeKalb County Mega-Church Pastor Resigns

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