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Georgia: The New Hollywood For Young Actors

Aug 15, 2017
Al Such / WABE

Television shows like "Stranger Things" and movies like "The Avengers" have not only showcased Georgia's landscape but also some actors from the Atlanta area. 

So, are we becoming the new Hollywood for young actors? 

Shannon Purser got her big break playing Barb on the hit Netflix show "Stranger Things." But before her stardom, she grew up in Roswell and still attends Kennesaw State University.

In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Andre Penner, File / AP Photo

Mosquitoes are thriving with all the rain in Georgia this summer, and that heightens attention on the West Nile virus.

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Standing water is a haven for mosquitoes, according to UGA Extension entomologist Elmer Gray.

“I was out looking around, and there are mosquito larvae everywhere,” Gray said.

Eight Georgians have been diagnosed with West Nile so far this year according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Toby Talbot / Associated Press

To help stem the opioid epidemic, all Georgia doctors will be required to get training on prescribing opioids under a new rule the state medical board approved last week.

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"The medical board felt that it was a situation where it was time that we needed to take some affirmative act in trying to assist with stemming the problem that we're currently facing," said Dr. Dan DeLoach, chairman of the Georgia Composite Medical Board and a plastic surgeon in Savannah.

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This weekend, about 150 abortion rights demonstrators gathered in downtown Atlanta to protest pregnancy centers that discourage people from following through with their abortion plans.

They marched Saturday afternoon to the Cura Women’s Care Clinic.

Protest organizer Erin Matson said the facility discourage peoples from getting abortions and uses inaccurate information to do so.

Ga. Entrepreneur Powers Up Electric Vehicle Startup

Aug 14, 2017
Courtesy of Atlanta Business Chronicle

Motorsport entrepreneur Don Panoz is making a $100 million bet on the future of transportation.

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According to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Panoz, founder of Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton, Ga., has launched Green4U Technologies, a boutique electric vehicle manufacturer.