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Scathing report shines spotlight on violent attacks in Georgia prisons

Thirty-three prisoners and one officer have been killed by other prisoners in Georgia since 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights: A Place To Remember and To Inspire

The newly opened Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is far more than a place to commemorate or to learn about the accomplishments of the civil rights movement. It is a place that connects the past struggles for ...

State Bar of Georgia Swears in First African-American President

Atlanta’s Patrise Perkins-Hooker was installed as the first African -American (52nd overall) president of the State Bar of Georgia this week, during the organization’s annual meeting at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Taking The 5th: Five Candidates Seek New Fulton Commission Seat

Thanks to the Republican majority in both houses of the Georgia General Assembly, Fulton County’s seven commission districts were redrawn during this year’s 40 day session.

Georgia school district sued in Kendrick Johnson's gymnasium death

The family of Kendrick Johnson has sued a south Georgia school district claiming it was negligent in protecting their son from harassment and bullying, which they contend led to his death.

After 2 Shootings, Paine College Students Told It's Safe to Return

Officials are assuring students of Paine College that it's safe to attend classes Tuesday, after the small Augusta, Georgia, school was rattled by two campus shootings in two days.

Sounding the Alarm On Climate Change

More than 7 million children under the age of 15 have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Suspect dead in mass shooting at Georgia FedEx facility, police say

The suspect in a shooting that sent six people to the hospital early Tuesday in suburban Atlanta has died "from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police said.

Georgia group aims to restore forgotten cemeteries

A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads "New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery.''

$4 million to fund conflict-free lawyers for poor

Georgia's governor signed an executive order Tuesday to provide $4 million to cover costs associated with providing lawyers without conflicting interests for poor defendants.

Georgia School Hosts First Racially Integrated Prom

Recently, for the first time in decades, students from Wilcox County, Georgia, attended a school sponsored-prom that was open to all students rather than a private, racially segregated prom.

All Homicide Victims Are Black in the Capital

The mayor is calling for a task force to study black-on-black crime in Little Rock, where all of this year's 11 slayings have involved black victims and lead suspects.

Augusta-Richmond County to elect 1st black mayor

The next mayoral election in Augusta is guaranteed to make history, regardless of who wins.

Prank turns deadly for Arkansas teen

A 15-year-old girl in Little Rock, Arkansas, is dead, police say, because of a prank that went horribly and tragically wrong.

Medical marijuana gains traction in the Deep South

Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form ...

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