Of four Republicans competing for the opportunity to run against Democratic incumbent Congressman John Barrow, Wright McLeod is the fundraising leader and also stresses his military experience. Listen to his ideas in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.
Of John Barrow's four competitors, Lee Anderson is the only previously elected candidate. He considers balancing a budget his priority. Listen to him talk about his ideas in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya, the first of four as we approach the Republican primary.
Rick Allen says that he can tackle Washington's financial problems by using his past business experience. He came out swinging at a recent debate in Vidalia by attacking fellow Republican contender Wright McLeod's voting history. Listen to him discuss his ideas for Washington in this 15 minute interview with GPB's Orlando Montoya.
Officials recently certified a new device that helps endangered sea turtles escape from shrimp nets. The device satisfies conservation groups that want to protect sea turtles. Shrimpers don't like having to shift through bycatch or throw-away sea creatures that end up in their nets.
A new study says, it would be economically feasible to build an Atlanta-to-Jacksonville high-speed rail line. A consultant presented the study to the state transporation board Wednesday, estimating the route's total cost between $5-16 billion dollars. Stops could include Macon, Savannah and Bruswick.
Jekyll Island has the most votes in a contest by Coca-Cola. The Georgian park is set to receive $100,000 if it maintains its lead to fund park projects. It is trailed by two other south eastern United States parks in second and third place.
Asians are now the nation's largest group of new immigrants. The Pew Research Center says, Hispanics dropped to 31% of the nation's new arrivals while Asians were 38%. The Asian share of Georgia's population rose from about 2% in 2000 to about 3% in 2010.
2007 Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Tretheway was named by the Library of Congress Thursday. She is the second Poet Laureate from the South, the first African-American in 17 years and one of the youngest ever. Tretheway cites Robert Penn Warren as an inspiration. Warren was named poet laureate in 1986.
Officials with the Rock and Roll Marathon announced the new course for this year's race in Savannah. The event drew 23,000 participants in 2011. The new course was mapped out to respond to safety concerns of running on the Truman Parkway.