September 19, 2012 For the first time in decades, the historically black college in Tallahassee played its first home game of the season without its famous Marching 100 band. The band was suspended for the year after drum major Robert Champion died as a result of a hazing incident last November.
August 24, 2012 Since Republican Rep. Todd Akin first said the words "legitimate rape" last weekend, just about everyone in the Republican Party has condemned those comments. That includes vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. But it's also put a spotlight on Ryan's anti-abortion legislation and voting record.
August 23, 2012 Twenty years ago, Homestead, Fla., was in the eye of what was then the worst storm to hit the U.S. Hurricane Andrew wiped out nearly every building here. After a shaky couple of years, Homestead rebuilt, and by 2007, it was the fastest-growing city in Florida. And then the housing bust hit.
August 10, 2012 For decades, Dalton, Ga., has been known as the world's carpet capital. Recently, it was named something else: the town with the worst job loss. That's because of job cuts made by the town's carpet mills. Leaders want to attract manufacturing jobs but say it will take time to turn the economy around.
August 1, 2012 Conservative Christians are rallying on behalf of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A after comments by the restaurant's president in support of "traditional" marriage sparked a public outcry. The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned the chain not to come to their cities. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and other conservatives have organized a pro-Chick-fil-A day.
July 30, 2012 Growing up near Atlanta, Karin Slaughter learned that tragic crimes can happen to anyone — even children. She says she sets her crime fiction in Atlanta as a way to honor the city's people and turning points, from the election of its first black mayor to the 1996 Olympics.
June 22, 2012 One question left unanswered by President Obama's immigration action was what the policy change will mean for students. In Georgia, where illegal immigrants are banned from attending five public colleges, one professor says she worries students could identify themselves and end up at risk.
June 14, 2012 The idea that anyone can make it in the U.S. is personified by immigrant success stories. But what if you came to America for a better life, worked hard and made it — but now face an increasingly anti-immigrant environment? One South Carolina family continues to have faith that the next generation will have it better.