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article Sports gambling on the horizon? Big names in Georgia sports say it's already here
(11/29/2019)
(Georgia) -- It's hard to say for sure how much money is bet on sports in Georgia. Illegal in the Peach State, sports gambling exists online and in the hidden...
article Valdosta lays its cards on the table when it comes to bringing gambling to the city
(11/27/2019)
(Georgia) -- People across the City of Valdosta are speaking about how they feel about the possibility of bringing gambling to their community. It was less than a week...
article Gambling idea growing legs among legislators
(11/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- The way state legislators — including the speaker of the House — are talking, there’s a good possibility the General Assembly sees...
article Georgians say they're ready to gamble and would support legislation to do so
(11/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia voters said they're ready for a gamble. In an exclusive 11Alive Poll conducted by SurveyUSA, the majority of likely voters said they support...
article State committee proposes legalizing gambling in Georgia
(11/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia State Representatives are doubling down on a new way to generate some major dollars in the Peach State. Earlier this year, the Georgia House of...
article Georgia lawmakers start statewide gambling growth meetings
(11/20/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers studying the possibility of expanding gambling in the state are taking their show on the road. A House committee held a meeting Tuesday in...
article House panel pitches Valdosta on expanded gambling in Georgia
(11/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- Jim Hathaway said he’s had mixed feelings about gambling for a while. “When I go into a convenience store — I don’t buy the lottery...
article Torpy at Large: Atlanta teams say sports gambling will help. Wanna bet?
(11/13/2019)
(Georgia) -- They’ve already soaked Georgia taxpayers for hundreds of millions of dollars for stadiums and arena improvements. Now the heads of Atlanta’s...
article Atlanta Falcons, Hawks, Other Teams Form Alliance to Press Georgia Politicians For Legalized Sports Betting
(11/12/2019)
(Georgia) -- The presidents of the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, Hawks and the United of Major League Soccer (MLS) recently set up the Georgia Professional Sports Integrity...
article EXCLUSIVE: Atlanta pro teams to Georgia lawmakers: allow sports bets
(11/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- Four of Atlanta’s major professional sports franchises are putting their weight behind an effort to allow betting on games. Presidents of the Atlanta...
article Liberty Media CEO: legalized sports betting opportunity to 'strengthen baseball'
(11/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers will take a serious look at legalizing sports betting when the 2020 legislative session opens up next year. There’s been an effort...
article Atlanta wants voters to weigh in on legalized gambling
(11/7/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta City Council wants to give voters a say on legalizing gambling in Georgia. Council members voted 12-2 this week in favor of an ordinance asking...
article Opinion: Independent study of casinos needed before state places bet
(11/1/2019)
(Georgia) -- As preparations begin for the upcoming legislative session, state lawmakers are — once again – contemplating the legalization of casinos and pari-mutuel...
article Atlanta's First Ever $1 Billion Casino & Resort Looks Like A Massive Adult Playground
(10/23/2019)
(Georgia) -- Can you wrap your mind around the concept of gambling in Georgia? We get excited just thinking about the idea of a casino here and it actually might be...
article Extravagant renderings for Atlanta Motor Speedway casino resort complex unveiled
(10/23/2019)
(Georgia) -- Once in a blue moon, a development is proposed that befuddles nearly all who see it. In 2017, it was the RitaWorld Pearl Kingdom, a bizarre plan to turn the...
article $1B Atlanta Motor Speedway Casino Resort Proposed, Peach State Gaming Battle Off to Races
(10/22/2019)
(Georgia) -- Owners of the Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) are prepared to invest $1 billion to transform the property into a major casino resort complex that would feature...
article Atlanta Motor Speedway launches official proposal to add a resort casino
(10/22/2019)
(Georgia) -- In the southern state of Georgia and the boss for the Atlanta Motor Speedway has reportedly announced that he would like to bring a resort casino complete...
article Atlanta Motor Speedway may get a casino
(10/22/2019)
(Georgia) -- The first rule of business is that you always have to be looking to take operations to a new level in order to stay fresh. Those who don’t will...
article Excitement is high to expand gambling in Georgia, but so is skepticism
(10/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- A Georgia House panel that met three times last week to study whether to expand gambling didn’t start its hearings with the traditional invocation...
article Casino, horse racing reps pitch gambling to Georgia House panel
(10/17/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia has yet to expand legal gambling beyond the lottery, but that isn’t stopping a three-day parade of representatives from the world’s...
article Lawmakers hear arguments for, against gambling
(10/17/2019)
(Georgia) -- Lawmakers are weighing the pros and cons of legalized gambling, but ultimately, it’s up to voters to decide. A constitutional amendment could bring...
article Lawmakers push for expansion of legal gambling
(10/16/2019)
(Georgia) -- Your state lawmakers are thinking of taking a gamble on more gambling in Georgia. Horses, casinos, and sports betting!
article Special economic committee discusses gaming in Georgia
(10/16/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers held a series of meetings this week at the state capitol to look at the potential of launching a gaming industry in the state. The House...
article Casino, horse racing reps pitch gambling to Georgia House panel
(10/15/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia has yet to expand legal gambling beyond the lottery, but that isn’t stopping a three-day parade of representatives from the world’s gaming industry...
article Sports betting could be legalized in Georgia during the next General Assembly session
(10/15/2019)
(Georgia) -- In 2020 Georgia’s General Assembly may take up the question of whether to legalize sports betting. That comes after the U.S. Supreme Court this spring said...
article Georgia’s Got Sports Betting On Its Mind
(10/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- If recent media reports are any indication, sports betting seems to be very much at the front of the minds of Georgians. Just this week, a state Senate...
article Constitutional amendment could smooth legal betting in GA
(10/10/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia’s deputy legislative counsel, D. Stuart Morelli stated that an amendment to legalise sports betting in the state may not be required, but is...
article Industry pushes for mobile betting in Georgia hearing
(10/10/2019)
(Georgia) -- A Georgia Senate committee studying gambling has heard presentations and testimony from a series of industry stakeholders, including suggestions for a...
article Georgia voters just got more likely to get a say on any sports betting law
(10/9/2019)
(Georgia) -- There’s been an idea that next year, Georgia lawmakers might OK sports betting via a simple majority legislative vote and new law. But a new legal...
article Former Georgia lawmaker’s lobbying firm backs Braves sports bet play
(10/8/2019)
(Georgia) -- Shortly after the 2018 legislative session ended, a lobbying firm announced the hiring of a longtime Powder Springs Republican lawmaker who had decided he...
article Georgia explores legalizing sports betting, horse racing through study
(10/8/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers are debating the financial implications of legalizing sports betting and horse racing in the state. The Senate Gaming and Pari-mutuel...
article Georgia Gaming Fight Intensifies, as State Lawmakers Continue Arguing Potential Benefits and Harms
(9/9/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia lawmakers have varying opinions regarding the potential benefits and drawbacks of legalizing certain forms of gambling, and the heated fight is...
32 Total Articles on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article An hour north of Tallahassee, Native American Creeks preserve, teach their heritage
(11/27/2019)
(Georgia) -- Inside a sage green building off wooded Highway 93 in rural South Georgia, glass cases are lined with braided sweetgrass, bright sewn patchworks, turtle-...
1 Article on this Issue

Code Talkers

article Fort Benning highlights Code Talkers during Native American Heritage Month observance
(11/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- An audience of Soldiers and civilians here Nov. 20 got a vivid demonstration of how Native American “Code Talkers” during the two world wars...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Online petition to keep divisive Braves tomahawk chop nears 60,000
(10/31/2019)
(Georgia) -- Losing Game 5 of the National League Division Series was crushing, but losing the tomahawk chop as well would be too much for Kevin Mooneyhan. The Atlanta...
article Atlanta Braves Plan To Talk With Native Americans About Tomahawk Chop Chant
(10/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy...
article Braves' iconic chant and tomahawk on the chopping block
(10/21/2019)
(Georgia) -- It was a move that stunned some Atlanta Braves fans. Right before game five of the National League Division Series, Braves officials decided not to...
article Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians
(10/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy...
article Braves plan to discuss tomahawk chop with American Indians
(10/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- Atlanta Braves officials say they plan to have talks with Native Americans about the Tomahawk Chop chant that has drawn complaints and stoked controversy...
article Chiefs of Georgia native tribes call tomahawk chop ‘inappropriate’
(10/17/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves’ front office says it will hold talks with Native Americans during the offseason in deciding whether to keep or axe the 27-year-old...
article Chiefs of Georgia native tribes call tomahawk chop ‘inappropriate’
(10/14/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves’ front office says it will hold talks with Native Americans during the offseason in deciding whether to keep or axe the 27-year-old...
article MORON ALERT: Conservatives rail against Braves for reducing 'tomahawk chop' after Native American pitcher calls it 'disrespectful'
(10/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia conservatives tore into the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday for making game-day changes revolving around the “tomahawk chop” chant after...
article Braves fans taunt Native American pitcher with ‘tomahawk chop’ but karma struck back
(10/10/2019)
(Georgia) -- On Wednesday night, Atlanta Braves fans showed a display of disrespect by continuing to do the tomahawk chop despite a Native-American pitcher saying he...
article Native American pitcher's complaints prompt Atlanta Braves to rethink foam tomahawks for Game 5
(10/10/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves organization took a complaint from a Native American St. Louis Cardinals pitcher into consideration and on Wednesday the club did not...
article Braves cut back on ‘tomahawk chop’ after Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley complains
(10/9/2019)
(Georgia) -- Early in the National League Division Series, St. Louis Cardinals reliever of Cherokee descent Ryan Helsley expressed disappointment at the Atlanta Braves...
article The Atlanta Braves End Tomahawk Handout After Native American Pitcher Ryan Helsley Criticized The Tradition
(10/9/2019)
(Georgia) -- Foam tomahawks and the "Tomahawk Chant" are a hallmark of Atlanta Braves games, but for Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, the...
article Time for the Braves to take action on the Tomahawk Chop
(10/6/2019)
(Georgia) -- Depending on your perspective, the tomahawk chop is either a rousing, intense, rumble-your-soul call-to-arms or a cartoonish, ignorant modern-day minstrel...
article Braves take Helsley’s concerns about Chop chant “seriously”
(10/6/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves are promising to continue their dialogue with the Native American community in the wake of Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley’s...
article Cardinals pitcher calls Braves’ tomahawk chop ‘disappointing’ and ‘disrespectful’
(10/5/2019)
(Georgia) -- When Atlanta Braves fans perform the tomahawk chop, with its accompanying chant, it is perceived as a rallying cry for the team and a way to reinforce home-...
article Cardinals' Ryan Helsley, a member of Cherokee Nation, criticizes Braves fans for tomahawk chop
(10/5/2019)
(Georgia) -- As is often the case at Braves home games, Atlanta fans at SunTrust Park during Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals performed the "tomahawk chop...
16 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article SunTrust Extends $16 Million Loan to Tribe Transportation
(11/25/2019)
(Georgia) -- SunTrust Banks Inc. will serve as the sole lender of a $16 million deal to support the growth of Tribe Transportation, a Native American, female-owned...
article Native American Artist Luzene Hill Talks About Her New Exhibit
(11/25/2019)
(Georgia) -- Atlanta-based contemporary artist Luzene Hill, known for her conceptual installations focusing on issues that relate to Native American women, is a member...
article SunTrust Extends $16 Million Loan to Tribe Transportation
(11/25/2019)
(Georgia) -- SunTrust Banks Inc. will serve as the sole lender of a $16 million deal to support the growth of Tribe Transportation, a Native American, female-owned...
article Native American Festival and Pow Wow to gather in Georgia
(11/5/2019)
(Georgia) -- Billed as the largest Native American gathering in Georgia, the four-day Native American Festival and Pow Wow is preparing for this week’s showcase of...
article November 8-9: Intersecting Identities: A Symposium on Native Americans and African Americans
(11/2/2019)
(Georgia) -- This week on The Local Take I’m speaking with Dr. Candy Tate representing the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and...
article Atlanta Motor Speedway unveils $1 B casino resort project for Georgia
(10/24/2019)
(Georgia) -- The president of Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS), Ed Clark, released two conceptual drawings of a $1 billion project adjacent to the existing track which would...
article AMS Chairman Suggests Merging Nascar Racing And Casinos
(10/22/2019)
(Georgia) -- Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) chairman, Ed Clark, has prepared a few suggestions of how the state of Atlanta could do things a little differently, merging...
article POLL: Should Georgia expand gambling to include casinos and horse racing?
(10/16/2019)
(Georgia) -- Georgia has yet to expand legal gambling beyond the lottery, but that isn’t stopping a three-day parade of representatives from the world’s...
article A Latina novelist spoke about white privilege. Students burned her book in response.
(10/11/2019)
(Georgia) -- The white students gathered around the fire, speculating why parts of the book were not already engulfed in flames. “It’s a hard cover!” shouts one male...
article Cardinals' Cherokee pitcher is not a fan of the Braves' 'Tomahawk Chop'
(10/4/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves are in the National League Division Series and you know what that means: “Tomahawk Chops” being blared after every big Braves...
article Booth Western Art Museum Sheds New Light On Andy Warhol With Exhibit ‘Warhol And The West’
(9/24/2019)
(Georgia) -- Andy Warhol a cowboy artist? He did love cowboy boots. The Andy Warhol Museum in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has dozens of pairs worn by the...
article Two Law Professors Accused of Using the N-Word in Class
(9/22/2019)
(Georgia) -- Two Emory Law School adjunct professors were accused of using the N-word in their respective classes on Sept. 9, according to Assistant Vice President of...
article Two more Emory U. professors in hot water for use of the ‘N-word’
(9/22/2019)
(Georgia) -- A pair of Emory University School of Law professors is under fire after using the “N-word” in their respective classes. Although Assistant Vice...
article Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park holds Native American celebration
(9/20/2019)
(Georgia) -- There was singing, dancing, and learning about Native American history at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park on Friday as the park kicked off...
article Butts County Historical Society hosts 30th Native American Festival
(9/9/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Butts County Historical Society hosted its 30th annual Indian Springs Native American Festival and Powwow Saturday and Sunday.
article On Gardening: The year of the Joe Pye weed
(8/31/2019)
(Georgia) -- In Georgia, this appears to be the year of the Joe Pye weed. Everywhere you look it is providing staggering beauty, including along the 40-mile stretch of...
article Boxes of lottery tickets kept showing at this Georgia woman's home
(7/30/2019)
(Georgia) -- Veronica Taylor doesn't play the lottery. So imagine her surprise when box after box of Georgia lottery scratch-off tickets showed up on the front door of...
article Native Pop: People of the Plains Art and Culture festival
(7/23/2019)
(Georgia) -- Culture can be expressed in many ways whether it’s food, music or art. The Native Pop festival combined all of those and more. Native Pop had an art market...
article Valdosta professor fights for Native American Tribe
(7/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- One Valdosta State University (VSU) professor is working tirelessly to help a Native American tribe gain federal recognition. “Defining the identity of a...
article Department of Revenue agent faces racketeering charge in statewide gambling raid
(7/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- The Georgia Department of Revenue arrested a former high-ranking agent Friday, authorities said. Ronald Huckaby oversaw two enforcement offices for the...

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