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Parker Wallace

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Atlanta-based, award-winning journalist Parker Wallace covers the Georgia legislative session and also specializes in stories about Georgia’s Latino community. She joined GPB in 2012 after working as a general assignment reporter for CBS Atlanta. While working for CBS, she won an Associated Press award for Best Feature story. Parker started her career in Los Angeles as an assignment desk assistant at KTTV. Her first on-camera job was as a reporter for News 12 The Bronx, where she produced, shot and edited her own stories. Parker also was a freelance reporter for WTNH in New Haven. She is a nationally published author, with articles appearing in Shape Magazine and USA Today. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University with dual majors in Communications and Spanish. Parker also spent a semester studying in Spain at the University of Salamanca.

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Criminal Justice Changes Coming

Governor Nathan Deal signed into law Wednesday comprehensive sentencing reform legislation. The new law makes penalties tougher for career criminals while low-level offenders will be provided...

May 2, 2012 - 11:33am

Keeping The Mentally Ill Out Of Jail

A partnership between the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the National Alliance on Mental Illness is working to keep Georgia’s jails from turning into asylums. The project focuses on keeping 100...

May 1, 2012 - 11:52am

Abortion Bill To Become Law

Governor Nathan Deal signed into the law Tuesday a controversial abortion bill, shortening the period a woman in Georgia can have an abortion from 26 to 20 weeks. There are no exceptions for rape or...

May 1, 2012 - 9:24am

Stewart County Cuts School Week

The Stewart County School Board approved a plan this month to go to a four-day school week starting this fall. The goal is to save money but opponents worry the 500 impacted students will lose too...

April 30, 2012 - 11:02am

Wealthiest Counties Are Healthiest

New data shows the wealthiest counties in the state are also the healthiest. "Partner Up! For Public Health" compared health and wealth rankings of 156 counties. The study shows that poor health is a...

April 30, 2012 - 3:54am

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Georgia Traveler

Old Car City

If your average ‘old car junkyard’ is where hunks of junk go to die, then Old Car City in White, Georgia is where aging beauties go to be re-born. Dean Lewis took over his Dad’s sprawling collection...

September 17, 2012 - 11:07am
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BBQ Joints

Barbecue, baby. It’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Atleast it was for me this past Saturday when I had the honor of visiting 3 of Georgia’s most famous BBQ joints: Fresh Air BBQ in Jackson...

August 23, 2012 - 8:00am