Mon., July 7, 2014 7:28am
When a party primary leads to a run-off, the losers generally line up behind the candidate who got the most votes in round one. Not so in the race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.
Tue., July 8, 2014 11:44am
It can be a long road for a young musician from writing a song in their bedroom to a career as a songwriter. The family of the late soul great Otis Redding gets that. For seven summers, the Big “O” Singer/Songwriter Camp has pulled back the curtain for young people on the world of the music business. “My father was passionate about music programs, and particularly to push the importance of education paired with music,” said Karla Redding-Andrews. Redding-Andrews is Otis Redding’s daughter.
Mon., July 7, 2014 8:45am
For five years running, 100 percent of the graduating seniors at Urban Prep Academies have won admission to four-year colleges. The schools work to promote positive examples of black masculinity.
Mon., July 7, 2014 3:19pm
The honeymoon is over for electronic cigarettes. What was once a virtually unregulated new industry is coming under government scrutiny, as concerns mount over possible health risks. The Food and Drug Administration wants to bring the vaporized nicotine devices under federal authority. In Georgia, a new state law bans e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18. But that's not slowing down new e-cigarette businesses. In fact, so-called "vape bars" are popping up across the state. Think of an e-cigarette and the image of a plastic cigarette probably comes to mind. But at Stormy’s Vapor Cellar in Macon, the hardware gets a little more complicated.
Tue., July 8, 2014 5:42pm
The leader of the Georgia Ports Authority says he’s listening to the concerns of truck drivers at the Port of Savannah. But he says workers protesting at the port Tuesday should take their concerns to their employers. Truck drivers are asking GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz to meet with them to discuss their concerns. Foltz says it’s not his place to get involved in labor discussions.
Mon., July 7, 2014 8:12pm
Less than a week after the 50th anniversary of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a civil rights leader marked another anniversary. Monday morning, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) tweeted “ 53 years ago 53 yrs ago today I was released from Parchman Penitentiary after being arrested in Jackson for using "white" restroom.” That tweet contained Lewis’ Jackson Police Department mugshot. The photo went viral, receiving more than 20,000 retweets. Lewis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he sent the tweet to “educate and inform people who were not even born 53 years ago.”
Wed., July 9, 2014 5:34pm
A Nevada judge has effectively stopped the business operations of a Savannah film studio for now - a month after a shakeup at the company. The judge in Nevada’s Second Judicial District Court has granted a temporary restraining order against Medient Studios at the request of ousted CEO Manu Kumaran. The injunction prohibits Medient from issuing new stock, spending money belonging to the company, signing new contracts,or “any and all other business operations involving Medient.” A hearing in the case is scheduled for July 23 in Reno, Nevada.
Tue., July 8, 2014 4:14pm
Some teachers from across Georgia could get a sneak peek at the new Georgia Milestones Assessments Test as soon as this month. Georgia Milestones will replace the CRCTs and End-of-Course Assessments for students.
Tue., July 8, 2014 6:05pm
Self–driving cars-- they're not science fiction any more. Georgia legislators are so serious about the idea, they want to pass a law that would make those cars legal on the road. Cedartown Representative Terry Kelley leads a house committee that'll study autonomous vehicle technology. He says that technology is coming, so Georgia needs to figure out how to deal with it.
Sun., July 6, 2014 11:00am
After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.