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Sam Whitehead

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Sam Whitehead is a reporter with GPB News. He has worked with “Here and Now,” NPR News, “State of the Re:Union,” WSKG News, and WRVO News. He also co-founded WRFI Community Radio News in Ithaca, New York. He hasn’t won any awards yet. In his free time, he tries to become a better storyteller. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Governor Deal Expands Emergency Declaration After South Georgia Storms

Governor Nathan Deal has expanded his state of emergency declaration to nine additional counties in south Georgia in the wake of the strong thunderstorms and tornadoes that ripped across the area th...

January 23, 2017

Inherited Property Puts Vulnerable Georgia Communities At Risk

All over Georgia, property is passed down from generation to generation without proper legal paperwork. It’s known as heirs property, and it creates a host of problems: from the inability to acces...

January 20, 2017

Deal Focused On Education, Healthcare, Pay Raises In 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal wants Georgia lawmakers to spend this year’s legislative session focused on underperforming schools, healthcare, and investing in the state’s workers. Those were just a few of t...

January 11, 2017

Legislative Leaders Push To Study Statewide Transit Funding

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast gives legislative leaders the chance to lay out their priorities for the upcoming session. This year, transportation took the spotl...

January 10, 2017

How Will The Transition To Trump Affect Georgia's Legislature?

Georgia lawmakers find themselves in a kind of limbo these days. They’re back at work this week for the start of the 2017 legislative session, but there’s still more than a week before Inaugurat...

January 10, 2017

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A Millennial Look At Jimmy Carter

On February 24, 1976 Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire. It was the first time many Americans heard of the former Georgia governor who would soon become the nation’...

February 24, 2016 - 8:30am

Georgia House Passes Bill Reforming Grand Jury Process

Current Georgia law allows law enforcement officers to testify at the end of a grand jury proceeding without being cross-examined. Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) said that's a problem. "This obviously...

February 23, 2016 - 8:58pm

Campus Carry Bill Passes Georgia House

Supporters say the bill simply extends the Second Amendment right to bear arms to public colleges and universities. Opponents of the measures, like Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), said that'...

February 22, 2016 - 3:49pm

Donald Trump Rolls Through Georgia

Donald Trump told the crowd in Atlanta Sunday afternoon he was confident he would win Georgia’s primary but only with their help. "If your doctor says you’re not gonna to make it for 24 hours, you’re...

February 22, 2016 - 9:56am

Georgia House Passes Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) chairs the House Appropriations Committee. He said the budget includes substantial funding for transportation infrastructure and a 3 percent pay raise for teachers and...

February 19, 2016 - 2:06pm

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Mapping a Carless Life

(This story also appears on Medium.) There’s nothing like car troubles to make you think about the other transportation options available to you. To pull back the curtain on my life a bit, for...

September 30, 2015 - 4:18pm
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Introducing GPB News Presents: What Moves You, Georgia

(This story also appears on Medium). It’s an exciting time at GPB News. No, not because it’s pumpkin spice season, but because we’re getting started on a new series looking at the...

September 22, 2015 - 11:17am