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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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