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Tom Barton is the editorial page editor for the Savannah Morning News

This Week With Tom Barton: Labor Day And It's Off To The (Political) Races

GPB's Sarah McCammon sits down for a weekly chat with Tom Barton, editorial page editor of the Savannah Morning News. With Labor Day Weekend upon us, Barton says to expect political campaigning to begin in earnest across Georgia.

Peake: Expand Medical Marijuana To More Georgians

The lawmaker behind a bill to legalize medical marijuana for seizure patients said Wednesday the state should go one step further.
The only professional teacher organization in Georgia that endorses political candidates has swung its weight behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter.

Teacher Group Backs Carter for Governor

The only professional teacher organization in Georgia that endorses political candidates has swung its weight behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter.

How Does Death Row Clemency Work In Georgia? We Might Never Really Know

Botched executions across the country have people talking about the death penalty again. While that trend hasn’t touched Georgia, another rare occurrence occurred on the state’s Death Row.

How Does Death Row Clemency Work In Georgia?

In July, Tommy Lee Waldrip became only the ninth Georgia Death Row inmate to be granted clemency from execution since the resumption of executions in the 1970s.

Macon And Eggs: Talking About Ferguson In Macon

It's time for some Macon & Eggs. Today we kick off a new series examining issues, ideas and politics in Middle Georgia.

Savannah's Reverend Jesse Blackshear Looks Back On Student Protests, Past And Present

Students from one of Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges, Savannah State University, hosted a march through downtown Savannah on Saturday.
Marchers in Savannah rallied for civil rights in solidarity with protestors in Ferguson, Mo.

Savannahians Hold Ferguson Rally On Bay Street (VIDEO)

Chanting, “’Hands up – don’t shoot,” around 70 people marched through downtown Savannah on Saturday in support of protests in Ferguson, Mo. A police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in the St. Louis suburb two weeks ago.
Michelle Nunn and David Perdue shake hands at the Senate Forum in Macon

Obama, Washington Hot Topics In The David Perdue And Michelle Nunn Senate Forum

U.S. Senate Candidates Michelle Nunn and David Perdue met on the same stage together for the first time in Macon Thursday. And both Nunn and Perdue spent plenty of time tying each other to political leaders in Washington.
A flyer produced by Savannah State University students advertises a protest march planned for Saturday, Aug. 23.

Savannah State Students Plan Ferguson-Focused Protest In Downtown Savannah

Students from Savannah State University say they will march through downtown Savannah this weekend to protest the death of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

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