Washington County, The DeSoto Theatre, Timothy Coggins, Vice Principals

Three former sheriff’s deputies in Washington County, Georgia face murder charges. A man they tased this summer died. The incident was captured on video. We talk with GPB’s Grant Blankenship, who is following the case.

Many of Georgia’s historic theaters need repairs. This month, the Atlanta-based Fox Theatre Institute gave $85,000, shared by four theaters, for historic preservation. One recipient is Rome’s DeSoto Theatre. We learn about that theater’s legacy from Rome resident Tommy Lam, whose grandfather started the DeSoto.

In 1983 a black man named Timothy Coggins was found murdered in Spalding County, Georgia. He had been stabbed and mutilated to the point of disfigurement. No arrests were made until now. We get an update on this cold case from Fred Wimberly of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Nelson Helm.

This weekend, the popular HBO show "Vice Principals" ends after two seasons. The show revolves around a high school vice principal named Neal Gamby, played by Statesboro, Georgia native Danny McBride. He’s also a co-creator of the series. McBride joins us to talk about the show’s success and filming in the South.