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Georgia governor wants continued money for prison education

Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to put millions more into educating state prison inmates and helping county jails provide programs that offer a chance to get job skills while serving time.

Officer gets 2-week suspension for traffic stop behavior

A white suburban Atlanta police officer shown on video telling a black driver “I don’t care about your people’’ has been suspended without pay for two weeks, according to a police department memo released Friday.

GED passing score lowered

Thousands around the country including Georgia who failed the GED test will be receiving a late Christmas present in the form of their high school diploma.

Georgia governor touts his 2015 measures on schools, roads

Gov. Nathan Deal this week outlined his 2016 agenda first before the state’s business community and then later before the state legislature.

Religious freedom, education, gambling bills top 2016 agenda

Georgia lawmakers return to the Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, kicking off the 2016 legislative session. Here’s a look at some of the top issues expected to come up this year.

King Center to Honor Howard G. Buffett and TIAA-CREF Corporation with 2016 Salute to Greatness Award

he King Center will recognize Howard G. Buffett for his extraordinary work to improve the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations, by presenting him with one of the Center’s highest honors, ...

Officials want probe into Cobb County Police Officer’s Actions

County officials have requested an independent investigation into how a Georgia police department responded to the actions of an officer who told a black driver “I don’t care about your people’’ in a heated exchange during a traffic stop.

The Wren’s Nest – A Century of Storytelling

Nestled on an unassuming tree line lot in West End, one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods is a cultural institution that thousands passed each day and most don’t even know it’s there or its purpose. It’s called the Wren’s Nest.

AU Center students offer stories to promote positive black images

Students rallied from three of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities to promote positive images of African-American youth.

DEAL: ‘No Syrian Refugees in Georgia!’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday stood by an executive order preventing Syrian refugees from being resettled in Georgia despite legal experts’ doubts about states’ authority over the federal program.

Georgia man acquitted after 29 years files civil rights suit

A Georgia man says he was frightened into pleading guilty for a murder he didn’t commit after police dangled him off a bridge three decades ago, brought charges against his parents and threatened him with the death penalty.

Sidmel Estes – Media Trailblazer, Beloved Mentor

The Atlanta and national media community were stunned this week at the sudden passing of Sidmel Estes, a longtime media advocate, producer and educator. She died of Oct. 6 at DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale in Lithonia.

GOD BLESS AMERICA

In honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the Atlanta Braves in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,

Bridge named after noted Atlanta business owner

On May 5, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Resolution 396 naming a bridge along Interstate 20 in Southwest Atlanta which passes over Joseph Lowery Boulevard for longtime Atlanta businessman Willie Arthur Watkins.

Civil Rights leaders reflect on the signing of the Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by then President Lyndon Baines Johnson. It culminated months of protest and an 80 mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March of 1965.