First Slice 4-5-13: Georgia high school holds first integrated the year 2013

Plus, heralded film critic Roger Ebert dies.


An explosion occurred at a coal power plant in Eurharlee, Ga., located 50 miles northwest of Atlanta. The cause wasn’t clear, [|but four people were injured].

Georgia plans to pay more than $8 million to approximately 4,000 seasonal employees that were denied unemployment benefits payments last year. The decision follows legislation that died on Sine Die.

A Rochelle, Ga., high school will hold its first-ever integrated prom. “It’s embarrassing to know that I’m from the county that still does this,” said Wilcox County High School student Keela Bloodworth of the county’s segregated proms.

National Review speculates that former GOP gubernatorial candidate and Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will run for U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ soon-to-be vacant seat. Meanwhile, Tom Price’s website appears to suggest that he may finally dive into the race too. Gingrey and Broun, meet your foes.

In case you missed it, the Southern Center for Human Rights has filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections after they failed to disclose records. The nonprofit and a murdered inmate’s mother were asked to pay $250,000 and wait 31,000 hours before getting the documents.

According to the Center for American Progress, Georgia is the 10th worst state when it comes to gun violence.

Longtime Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert passed away yesterday. The paper he worked at since 1966 posted a lengthy story about him that’s worth reading.

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