Locals Condemn Expansion of Georgia Nuclear Plant

The Rev. Charles Utley was born in the rural town of Shell Bluff, Ga., in 1947, long before nuclear power facility Plant Vogtle was built, and says people swam in the nearby Savannah River when he was a boy. Today, very few swim, fish or drink from the river because it is one of the most toxic in the United States.

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Late-Night Rescue Reveals Horrors of Human Trafficking

The story of three teenage girls rescued from a pimp in a Chatham County, Georgia motel in 2015 was an eye-opener for victim advocates and law enforcement officials. But with no safe house to take them to and their parents not to be found, two of three girls was simply released. Today, their whereabouts are unknown.

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Voters Accuse Georgia of Racial Gerrymandering

As the Supreme Court heard arguments last week on a gerrymandering case from Wisconsin that has the potential to reform U.S. politics nationwide, Georgia voters sued their state in federal court, claiming their Legislature gerrymandered two state House districts, disenfranchising African-Americans so as to re-elect Republicans.

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Along Savannah River, Nuclear Depot Eyed Warily Despite Safety Assurances

A proposal to ship “highly enriched” nuclear material from Germany to Joint Base Charleston and then transport to the Savannah River Site by rail, is being panned by a citizens group that says the plan is not in the best interest of the general public.

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Judges Toss NAACP’s Claims of Gerrymandering in Georgia

A three-member panel of federal judges dismissed allegations of voting-rights violations brought by the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, finding the group did not prove that a state law allowing for the redistricting of two key districts discriminates against minority voters.

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