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Chalk it up to the law of unintended consequences.

The Federal tax reform that passed this year was intended to provide tax relief. The perhaps unintended effect was a potentially massive disruption in one of the private solutions to public sector problems often beloved by Republicans and Democrats alike.

 


  • APS Renews Superintendent Meria Carstarphen's Contract
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Office of Attorney General

The Georgia attorney general's office does not intend to criminally charge the city of Atlanta for open records violations at City Hall, officials said.

A letter written by an assistant to Attorney General Chris Carr said the city won't be charged with violating Georgia's open records laws, the Associated Press reports.

However, the letter obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV also says individuals could be prosecuted if evidence supports it.

Atlanta Police Department

In March, hackers attacked Atlanta’s computer network. They held data hostage for a $51,000 ransom, which the city didn’t pay.

The group SamSam was identified in the ransom note. It’s known for choosing targets with weak security and high incentives to regain control of their information.


GPB Evening Headlines For Monday June 4, 2018

Jun 4, 2018

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On this edition of Political Rewind, the Supreme Court issues a landmark ruling, siding with a baker who refused to make a gay couple’s wedding cake. It’s a narrowly argued decision, but it will have an impact here in Georgia and across the country.  Then, Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Casey Cagle have been polling voters to come up with strategies for how to win the governor’s mansion.  Meanwhile, Brian Kemp is promoting his own polls that show him neck-and-neck with Cagle for the GOP nomination.  Our panel looks at the latest news from the governor’s race.  Plus, could a federal court force Georgia election officials to scramble to provide paper ballots for the November elections?


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  • Georgia Tech Basketball Coach Cleared Of Sexual Assault Charges

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, June 4, 2018

Jun 4, 2018

  • Athens Officer Fired After Striking Fleeing Man With Patrol Car
  • APD Chief Erika Shields Says All Dashcam Footage Lost After March Cyberattack
  • Atlanta Braves See Sharp Rise In Ratings During First Place Season


GPB News / Emily Cureton

In April three dozen members of a neo-Nazi group rallied in Newnan,  south of Atlanta. Hundreds showed up to counter protest. Police report no one was injured, but the day raised questions about who pays for free speech when it endangers public safety.  Local governments spent more than $200,000 to keep the peace.


(AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik, File)

On this edition of Political Rewind, the always contentious issues of illegal immigration is back in the spotlight.  A bi-partisan group of U.S. House members is pushing hard to bring a number of reform bills to the floor for a vote, but Speaker Paul Ryan isn’t ready to play ball.  Also, the White House is under fire for promoting a policy of separating children from parents when families are apprehended by border police.


GPB News

Leroy Gresham was a 12-year-old boy living in Macon when the Civil War broke out in 1860. He kept his diaries until he died of a rare form of tuberculosis just five years later.

Virginia historian and recently retired high school teacher Janet Croon learned about the diaries while working on a project.


GPB News

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.

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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.


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  • 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.

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