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Georgia lawmakers passed a long-awaited hate-crimes bill that covers sexual orientation, and then they passed another measure that would ban abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

 

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The death of a Milledgeville man whose naked body was found lying in the yard of a residence on the 400 block of East Franklin Street last Friday morning remains under investigation by local authorities.

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University, college and technical school students have been strolling across their campuses for at least a month now adjusting to post-secondary life and coming a few steps closer to their future careers. 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part SunLight series. The second part will publish in the Wednesday, July 11 edition.

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Alma Young was born at the border between worlds.

 

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Kindall Keyek grew up in Orlando, Fla., and spent a fair amount of time around amusement parks.

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VALDOSTA — The smell of hot dogs, the sound of bands and the sight of children jumping in the bouncy house: these are the signs that a town's big festival is underway.

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When local residents throw their refuse into a recycling bin, their bottles, aluminum cans and magazines begin a journey that can span hundreds of miles. 

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One thing that anyone who works with victims of sexual assault is quick to point out is that the vast majority of sexual assaults are not reported.

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According to statistics gathered from the U.S. Department of Justice, incidents of sexual violence have fallen nationally by more than half in the past 23 years.

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Grant Green went missing from Lowndes County in September 1993.

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Homeless, three kids, everything she owned in the back of her truck, Tawanna Hines found herself at the Live Oak Housing Authority for the third time.

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VALDOSTA — Funnel cakes, fried gator on a stick, arts and crafts, bouncy houses, pony rides, live music and crowded streets — hometown festivals.  

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Prison cells across America are full of men and women who have been there once, twice, three times before.

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When Melvin Palmer set foot in South Georgia a few years ago, he had just spent 30 years in a Detroit prison for being a serial rapist convicted 10 times over.

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There was a time — back before 10-year-olds had smartphones and iPads — when children would put on a sheriff's star and strap on a six-shooter cap pistol to be the "cop" in a game of Cops and Robbers.

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In the late 1940s, a young black boy boarded a bus headed from Georgia to Birmingham, Alabama.

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Mrs. Jeanette Browning Chambers, 94, passed away on Nov. 28, 2019. Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Carmoney officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral…

Archie Dupree Calvert, 82, walked into the golden gates of Heaven on Dec.1, 2019 into the arms of his beloved wife, Lois T. Calvert. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the chapel of Couey-Reece-Stanley Funeral Home with burial to follow in Ramah Cemetery. Mr. Calver…

Shellie Smith Polimeni, 46, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1st at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with Dr. Jerry Pickard officiating. Burial followed at Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Shellie was born in Decatur and lived in St. Mountain…

Mr. Charles Lawson "Chuck" Ricks, II of Ivey passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at noon in Lakeside United Methodist Church in Brunswick, Georgia with Dr. Dennis Stalvey officiating. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery in B…