On the Thursday February 29th edition of Georgia Today: Today is crossover day at the State Capitol we'll look at what that means for pending legislation before lawmakers; A bill to allow an opioid reversing drug in schools is moving forward after passage in the Senate; And a new book promises to shake up our understanding of the founder of Georgia. We'll talk to the author.
On the Wednesday, Feb. 28 edition of Georgia Today: The mayor of Athens calls for immigration reform following last week's murder on the UGA campus; relatives of incarcerated Georgians urge lawmakers to improve conditions at the state's deadly prison system; and could Georgia become the Silicon Valley of agriculture? We'll talk to a lawmaker trying to make it happen.
On the Tuesday, Feb. 27 edition of Georgia Today: A special prosecutor is appointed to handle the murder case in last week's killing on the University of Georgia campus; the state Senate passes a bill aimed at protecting teens from cyberbullying; and Republicans are calling on President Biden to unilaterally shut down the border. But can he do that? We'll talk to a constitutional scholar.
On the Monday, Feb. 26 edition of Georgia Today: Georgia Republicans take aim at immigration policy after the killing at UGA; a new study finds Georgia lacks a statewide, centralized plan for addressing homelessness; and construction for Hyundai's new electric car manufacturing plant is ahead of schedule.
On the Friday February 23rd edition of Georgia Today: University of Georgia police are looking for a person of interest after a woman's body is found on campus; The city of Decatur breaks ground on a new $7 million dollar track and field project; And Festival season has arrived. We'll have details on all the Georgia events happening this weekend.
On the Thursday, Feb. 22 edition of Georgia Today: The state Board of Education has upheld the firing of a Cobb County teacher for teaching so-called "divisive concepts" in the classroom; a proposed mine near Georgia's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is nearing final approval; and the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a Georgia Supreme Court decision in an unusual case involving a murder in metro Atlanta.
On the Wednesday, Feb. 21 edition of Georgia Today: Columbia County officials seek to turn most of the county into a new municipality; a Georgia Senate committee has advanced a proposal requiring libraries to notify parents of every book a child checks out; and we'll introduce you to the man who is single handily taking on Atlanta's wide range of road hazards.
On the Tuesday, Feb. 20 edition of Georgia Today: There is another delay in the case against a Savannah man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection; it will soon be illegal to turn right on red in some parts of Atlanta; and we'll learn more about a push to replace electronic voting machines with hand-marked paper ballots for this year's general election.
On the Monday, Feb. 19 edition of Georgia Today: Early voting in Georgia's presidential primary gets underway; Gov. Brian Kemp directs federal COVID relief funds to help nonprofit crisis centers; And a new documentary explores the life and legacy of music legend and Augusta native James Brown.
On the Friday, Feb. 16 edition of Georgia Today: Former Gov. Roy Barnes testifies in the hearing over whether to dismiss DA Fani Willis from the Trump election interference case; a Macon elementary school honors Black History Month with a living museum of great African Americans; and we introduce you to the newest member of the GPB Radio News team.
On the Thursday, Feb. 15 edition of Georgia Today: Four students were shot and wounded outside of an Atlanta high school yesterday; an endangered whale was found dead off the coast of Tybee Island; and spring training for the Braves is officially underway.
On the Wednesday, Feb. 14 edition of Georgia Today: Gov. Brian Kemp sends National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border; current and former Cobb County teachers sue the school district over what they call "classroom censorship;" and Savannah officials celebrate the return of an iconic feature of the city's waterfront.
On the Tuesday, Feb. 13 edition of Georgia Today: The first funeral service is held for one of the three soldiers killed in a recent drone attack in Jordan; affordable housing advocates push for tiny homes in Gwinnett County; and we'll break down the arguments for removing Fani Willis from the election interference case involving former President Trump.
On the Monday, Feb. 12 edition of Georgia Today: A new mine may be coming to the Okefenokee; police raid the home of an opponent of Atlanta's public safety training center; and R&B star Usher centers Atlanta culture at his Super Bowl halftime show.
On the Friday, Feb. 9 edition of Georgia Today: A bill to create a new city in northeastern Gwinnett County heads to the governor's desk; lawmakers pass a bill that could force more unionization votes; and the Savannah Bananas baseball season gets off to a slippery start.