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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, August 30, 2019

Tyrone Brooks leads a tour through a cemetery of anonymous graves surrounded by an office park to a marker for 1946 lynching victim Mae Murray Dorsey. GRANT BLANKENSHIP / GPB NEWS
A Chance For Truth In A 73-Year-Old Georgia Lynching

Seventy-three years ago, the Moore’s Ford lynching made headlines all over the country.

President Harry S. Truman was among those who wanted justice in the case and ordered an FBI investigation. But over the course of a grand jury investigation, where the FBI interviewed over half the population of Walton County and more than one hundred people testified before the grand jury, not a single indictment was handed down. That’s why the rifle-wielding white man that Debbie Casey played this year has no name. 

“You can’t get enough white people to do this,” Casey said.

Read more from GPB's Grant Blankenship here.


The AJC Decatur Book Festival starts Friday, Aug. 30. LAUREN LEATHERS / GPB NEWS
Meet The Authors Attending The AJC Decatur Book Festival

Bookworks are welcome to attend the 14th annual Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival this Labor Day weekend, which will be held in downtown Decatur. Several of the authors appearing at the festival recently visited On Second Thought.

full schedule and the complete list of presenters can be found on the festival’s website. 

Read more here.


Likely times for tropical-storm-force winds in Florida and Georgia. NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER
Camping Facilities Open In Georgia Ahead Of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is expected to make landfall as a possible Category 4 in Florida early Monday.

Ahead of the storm, facilities such as the campground at Atlanta Motor Speedway are opening for evacuees and Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Thursday for 12 coastal counties: Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce and Wayne.

Read more from GPB's Ellen Eldridge and Emily Jones here.

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