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Maya Prabhu is a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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‘Low Bridge’ or not, many in Savannah think Talmadge name should go
 Some want the bridge heading from Savannah to South Carolina to be named for the Native Americans who first inhabited the area. Others want the bridge spanning the Savannah river to bear the city’s name. Still others believe the structure should honor the founder of the Girl Scouts, who was a Savannah native. What a lot of folks in...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Some want the bridge heading from Savannah to South Carolina to be named for the Native Americans who first inhabited the area. Others want the bridge spanning the Savannah river to bear the city’s name. Still others believe the structure should honor the founder of the Girl Scouts, who was a Savannah native. What a lot of folks in...
Bill blocks Georgia cities from outlawing puppy sales at stores
 The Georgia Senate is considering legislation that would prohibit local governments from regulating the sale of pets. Animal-rights lobbyists say the measure would strip local control from cities that want to crack down on pet sales and encourage adoption instead. Canton became the first city to enact a local ban last year shortly after a...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Georgia Senate is considering legislation that would prohibit local governments from regulating the sale of pets. Animal-rights lobbyists say the measure would strip local control from cities that want to crack down on pet sales and encourage adoption instead. Canton became the first city to enact a local ban last year shortly after a...
Georgia Senate backs bill to create new city of Eagle’s Landing
 Henry County residents hoping to create a new city got one step closer after the Senate approved measures Thursday that put the decision before voters. The legislation that would carve out a southern portion of Stockbridge and unincorporated areas of Henry County to create a new city of Eagle’s Landing, with vastly different racial...

Posted: 4 days ago

Henry County residents hoping to create a new city got one step closer after the Senate approved measures Thursday that put the decision before voters. The legislation that would carve out a southern portion of Stockbridge and unincorporated areas of Henry County to create a new city of Eagle’s Landing, with vastly different racial...
Georgia Legislature Today: Senators consider new city of Eagles Landing
 The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Thursday, Day 22 of the 2018 legislative session: Eagles Landing: Bills that would create a new city of Eagles Landing by carving out a portion of Stockbridge are scheduled to be debated on the Senate floor on Tuesday. Stockbridge leaders say the move is unprecedented, with the new city taking...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Thursday, Day 22 of the 2018 legislative session: Eagles Landing: Bills that would create a new city of Eagles Landing by carving out a portion of Stockbridge are scheduled to be debated on the Senate floor on Tuesday. Stockbridge leaders say the move is unprecedented, with the new city taking...
Black Panther: Comic book character predates the Black Panther Party
 Black nerds everywhere are rejoicing as the world is introduced to King T’Challa. More than 50 years after the comic book character first hit the shelves, T’Challa, his alter ego Black Panther and his African nation of Wakanda are finally arriving on the big screen with the release of Marvel’s latest installment on...

Posted: 5 days ago

Black nerds everywhere are rejoicing as the world is introduced to King T’Challa. More than 50 years after the comic book character first hit the shelves, T’Challa, his alter ego Black Panther and his African nation of Wakanda are finally arriving on the big screen with the release of Marvel’s latest installment on...
Senators approve bill studying local police officer pay
 The Georgia Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require local police departments to conduct salary surveys, which could help them determine how best to increase officer salaries. Lawmakers are trying to help local law enforcement departments retain their officers after passing a drastic pay hike for state police two years...

Posted: 5 days ago

The Georgia Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would require local police departments to conduct salary surveys, which could help them determine how best to increase officer salaries. Lawmakers are trying to help local law enforcement departments retain their officers after passing a drastic pay hike for state police two years...
Georgia Legislature Today: Will Talmadge Bridge get a new name?
 The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Wednesday, Day 21 of the 2018 legislative session: Talmadge Bridge: Girl Scouts are lobbying lawmakers to change the name of Savannah’s Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge — which honors the former governor, who was also a segregationist — to instead honor their founder...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Wednesday, Day 21 of the 2018 legislative session: Talmadge Bridge: Girl Scouts are lobbying lawmakers to change the name of Savannah’s Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge — which honors the former governor, who was also a segregationist — to instead honor their founder...
Savannah residents: Creek’s offensive slave-era name must go
 Sometimes it takes an outsider to draw attention to something that’s been obvious the whole time. That’s what locals say about their newfound desire to change the name of Runaway Negro Creek. Savannah natives say they’ve grown up knowing about the existence of the creek, which runs along the edge of Skidaway Island State...

Posted: 6 days ago

Sometimes it takes an outsider to draw attention to something that’s been obvious the whole time. That’s what locals say about their newfound desire to change the name of Runaway Negro Creek. Savannah natives say they’ve grown up knowing about the existence of the creek, which runs along the edge of Skidaway Island State...
Bill that would grant earlier Sunday drinking clears Georgia Senate
 After several years of failed attempts, a bill to expand the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings cleared the Senate on Tuesday. State Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, said the legislation was a compromise made to appease opponents of the bill, including several who object to any expanded access to alcohol. Senators voted 38-18 to send the bill...

Posted: 6 days ago

After several years of failed attempts, a bill to expand the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings cleared the Senate on Tuesday. State Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, said the legislation was a compromise made to appease opponents of the bill, including several who object to any expanded access to alcohol. Senators voted 38-18 to send the bill...
Georgia Legislature Today: ‘Brunch bill’ hits Senate floor
 The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Tuesday, Day 20 of the 2018 legislative session: “Mimosa mandate”: A compromise bill allowing restaurants to sell alcohol earlier on Sundays that Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, R-Athens, said he will not block has made it to the floor for debate. Senate Bill 17...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Tuesday, Day 20 of the 2018 legislative session: “Mimosa mandate”: A compromise bill allowing restaurants to sell alcohol earlier on Sundays that Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, R-Athens, said he will not block has made it to the floor for debate. Senate Bill 17...
Georgia Legislature Today: Will Georgia get a hate crimes law?
 The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Monday, Day 19 of the 2018 legislative session: Hate crimes: A panel will debate House Bill 663, which would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Georgia General Assembly at a glance for Monday, Day 19 of the 2018 legislative session: Hate crimes: A panel will debate House Bill 663, which would make it illegal to commit a “violent crime” against someone based on qualities such as their race, gender or sexual orientation. State Rep. Karen Bennett...