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GOP Turnover Fuels Effort To Turn Gwinnett Blue

Georgia Democrats are hoping 2018 is the year Gwinnett County finally turns blue. Five Republican lawmakers are either retiring or running for other offices. Democrats are working hard to mobilize voters ahead of the May 22 primary and keep them energized into November. Daniel Hilton is walking through a suburban neighborhood in metro Atlanta, holding his phone in one hand, and campaign materials in the other. His T-shirt also has a message: “It says Excuse my Complexion," Hilton explains. ...

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A handful of Georgia schools participated in the April 20 walkouts to draw attention to gun violence. As GPB’s Emily Cureton reports, there seemed to be a divide between private and public schools in Southwest Atlanta.

Students who walked out of one of Georgia’s most elite private schools were warned they’ll be punished for it. Anna Kathryn Hodges is a junior at Woodward Academy in College Park. And the prospect of an unexcused absence and detention didn’t deter her.   

On this edition of Political Rewind, with primary election approaching rapidly, a new poll from the AJC shows democratic voters remain largely disengaged from the race for governor, but there is a clear-cut favorite among those who have made up their minds.

  • Atlanta Makes Short List For Army's Futures Command Center
  • 7 School Bus Drivers Fired For Organizing Dekalb County Sick Out
  • No New Sentencing Hearing For Inmate Scheduled For May 3rd Execution

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Here are some Coastal Georgia headlines for Friday, April 20:

  • Accused murder of slain Savannah civil rights leader is executed
  • Tybee bans public drinking during this weekend's Orange Crush
  • South Carolina revises beach building rules

Spring has arrived in Georgia. Are you ready to relax outside with a good book? We asked Literary Atlanta podcast host Alison Law and Decatur-based author Nicki Salcedo to tell us about the best new books by Southern writers. We also talked with the Breakroom gang about the most discussed news items of the week.

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