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A Georgia prisoner scheduled for execution this week has spent the last 27 years regretting the decisions that led him to kill his sister-in-law as she was on her way to work with his estranged wife, his lawyers said in a clemency application.

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Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson for the September 1990 shooting death of Jacquelyn Freeman.

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Metro Atlantans have debated for decades whether to expand commuter rail lines into the suburbs, with many residents outside the city rejecting plans for expansion.

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But another form of public transportation -- bus rapid transit -- has quietly captured the imagination of many public officials.

Johnny Kauffman / WABE

A bipartisan panel of Georgia lawmakers showed interest last week in a major overhaul of the state’s election systems.

But what may have been the first public indication in over a decade of significant support for the change showed signs of a likely debate over the cost to replace Georgia’s electronic-only voting machines, which were first purchased in 2002 and are being phased out around the country.

Cobb County Commissioners Approve 2018 Budget

Sep 25, 2017
Public comment lasted almost two hours as more than a dozen people spoke out urging commissioners to not cut funding for county non-profits.
Miranda Hawkins / WABE

 

Cobb County commissioners have approved a new 2018 budget, and, as many predicted, there are cuts this year.

 

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County officials recently approved a $25 million park bond and then decided not to raise the millage rate. Hence, the commissioners faced a revenue shortfall coming into the new fiscal year.

Brenna Beech / WABE

The role of Atlanta’s African-American leaders in the civil rights movement is well-documented. But, the city’s Jewish community supported the struggle too. 

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This is the 150th anniversary year of Atlanta’s oldest synagogue, called The Temple. The milestone has become an opportunity to honor The Temple's civil rights legacy.

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