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Today In Georgia History

Rickey Bevington - Friday, September 2, 2011 - 1:30pm

Hey Georgia Travelers! We're having a ball traveling all over the state shooting and producing stories for our upcoming season of the show. Tune in for my visits to Chickamauga Battlefield, Andersonville National...

Change Can Be Scary (And Very, Very Cool)

Rickey Bevington - Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:22pm

An exciting project is underway in Macon that demonstrates how serious GPB is about telling local stories for every Georgia community. I also think of it as a test case for the future of local news reporting and the...

Georgians are joining Miley Cyrus and Yankee Stadium in going gluten-free (photo courtesy fotopedia)

Ditching Gluten Like Miley Cyrus

Rickey Bevington - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 11:48am

It's always a fun day in the office when I get to assign a reporter to make chocolate mousse as part of her story. That's exactly what happened a few weeks ago when GPB's Parker Wallace approached me about exploring...

Starting Nov. 1, the Georgia State Archives in Morrow will be open by appointment. (photo courtesy elise.y)

History By Appointment Only

Rickey Bevington - Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:56pm

Georgians got some tough news this week from the Secretary of State's office. State budget cuts are forcing the near-closure of the Georgia State Archives in Morrow come Nov. 1. The librarians and archivists who...

M83 will play Friday at the CounterPoint Music Festival (photo by Timothy Saccenti)

Instagram On A Deadline

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 2:17pm

Over the course of planning to cover a story this week, I have been struck by how much has changed in journalism since I started working at GPB nearly seven years ago. As a working journalist, I regularly adopt new...

Six Words From A Southerner

Rickey Bevington - Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 8:57am

What six words define southern identity? How about: “How Long ‘Til College Football Season” or “Mac And Cheese Is A Vegetable.” Or, maybe, “Don’t Confuse My Kindness For Weakness.” These are among hundreds of...

When It Comes To Press Freedoms, First Things First

Rickey Bevington - Monday, April 20, 2015 - 4:41pm

The first thing I like to do when in a new city is to seek out local television and radio stations. A city’s news and entertainment options say a lot about its people, their values and their interests.

Transforming A Nation & Its Press

Rickey Bevington - Monday, May 11, 2015 - 4:34pm

As a young child in 1980’s America, the Transformers loomed large in my little girl world. My brother Alden worshipped the heroic vehicles-cum-robots. Like many younger siblings, I loved anything my big brother loved....

10 Years Of Letters From A Stranger

Rickey Bevington - Friday, May 15, 2015 - 1:32pm

I hope you stay a while once again...I wish you excellent health and all very excellent days ahead. How can we measure our impact on another person? A mother can assess what she means to her child when he tells her...

On Gay Marriage, Let's Celebrate The Debate

Rickey Bevington - Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 5:05pm

As the nation awaits word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether states may ban the performing of same-sex marriage and whether they may ban the recognition of same-sex marriages performed legally in other states, media...

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