Dalton, Ga., is nearly half Latino. On the high school soccer pitch, the team is almost entirely Latino. Dalton is special in Georgia, and indeed across the south, in that it has become much more diverse much faster than most other similar communities. And the changing demographics are changing the community.
El Nuevo South. That's how some refer to the recent influx of Latinos to places like South Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia. The changing demographic has sparked racial tensions. But the city of Dalton, in northwest Georgia, has a different story.
A Georgia judge has questioned the constitutionality of a law that protects the businesses behind lethal injections, saying the secrecy could lead to a dangerous lack of oversight and inhumane treatment. The law was adopted to give pharmaceutical companies peace of mind if they are involved with lethal injections.
Right whales typically give birth in warm waters off the coasts of Florida and Georgia, but this past year, one whale mother didn't make the migration, and gave birth off Massachusetts. Scientists worried the calf would die but, against the odds, it survived and the pair met back up with its pod this spring.
Some 11 million people have come to the United States, or stayed here, illegally, according to researchers, the number may actually under-represent the number of people who are affected. In many cases, U.S. citizen children are also disadvantaged by their undocumented parents.
11 million. It's the estimated number of immigrants living in the US illegally. But how did we even get to that figure? From the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, reporter Adrian Florido finds out.
President Obama gave each leader at the G-20 summit a present. Each got a glass tree. For today's Geo Quiz, we ask where the artist made them. The answer? Atlanta, Georgia. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Peter Post, director of the Emily Post Institute.
Laurel And Hardy were huge back in the 1930′s and 40′s. Their slapstick was a hit throughout the US and Europe. Ollie, the wide one, was born in Georgia. And Stan, the skinny one, was born in ? For the Geo Quiz, name the county in Northwest England.
Today, Georgia is set to execute the first person since the Supreme Court upheld the use of lethal injections in April. At least 14 executions have been scheduled in six states. We speak with Deborah Denno, of the Fordham University School of Law, whose work was cited by the court.
China is tightly managing every aspect of the Olympics, even trying to control the weather. They're using cloud-seeding techniques, both to create rain to reduce smog and to steer rain away from outdoor events. The Takeaway takes a closer look at the often colorful efforts to control the weather.
Gas suppliers throughout the southeastern United States say refineries in the Gulf of Mexico are producing gas at a steady rate for the first time in nearly a month. But gas station owners and their customers are still feeling the pinch.
The surge in voter registration in Georgia is no surprise, but its racial breakdown is. The state has seen a 27-percent increase in black voters when compared to 2004 as the number of white voters has fallen 14 percent.