Mon., June 16, 2014 6:14pm
One of the tradeoffs of living near the ocean is vulnerability to risks like hurricanes and floods. Even more vulnerable? Low-income people, the elderly, and those with health problems or disabilities. Scientists at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are pulling together data from a variety of sources - mostly the federal government - to better understand those vulnerabilities.
Fri., June 6, 2014 7:38am
It looked for a moment earlier this year like Georgia might partially legalize medical marijuana. It didn't happen, but state Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) says he's gearing up to try again.
Wed., June 4, 2014 8:41am
The Georgia Safe Carry Protection Act empowers licensed gun owners to bring their weapons into all government-owned buildings, if and when they are open to the public. Officials in Macon say at least one performer is threatening to pull out of an upcoming concert at one of two city-owned venues because there could be guns in the crowd.
Mon., June 2, 2014 8:16am
A recent poll finds most Georgians oppose public subsidies for professional sports teams, but Southerners have been funneling taxes to private enterprise for a long time, said James Cobb, a historian at the University of Georgia.
Wed., May 28, 2014 8:46am
In 2002 the court made it clear in a Virginia case that no state may execute the intellectually disabled. Tuesday’s ruling in a Florida case picks up where Atkins v. Virginia left off, making it a little clearer who counts as intellectually disabled.
Mon., May 26, 2014 5:00am
The Cherry Tree Listening Project is a tale of two cities. One story is idyllic with a few exceptions, while the other is nothing short of hellish.
Fri., May 23, 2014 7:55am
There have been two U.S. Court of Appeals cases on the subject in recent years, one the 11th Circuit (which includes Georgia) that upheld Alabama’s statewide ban on sex toys, and one in the neighboring 5th Circuit, which struck down a similar ban in Texas.
Mon., May 19, 2014 4:00am
69 year old Teresa Bowman trades the streets of Brooklyn for the Cherry Tree housing project and experiences unexpected culture shock.
Fri., May 16, 2014 6:00am
As the nation marks the 60th anniversary Brown vs. Board of Education Saturday, one woman is on a mission to save a relic of that era.
Thu., May 15, 2014 7:44am
60 years after the Supreme Court ordered schools to desegregate, it's worth remembering that the decision changed school for more than just black students, according to Cindi Chance, Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.