Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:49:05 GMT
The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16thStreet in Columbus. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has identified the 62-year-old victim but saysMore >>
The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16thStreet in Columbus.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:50:23 GMT
In a letter to the Alabama State University Board of Trustees Governor Robert Bentley asked that board chairman Elton Dean and vice-chairman Judge Marvin Wiggins resignMore >>
In two separate letters sent to the Alabama State University Board of Trustees Tuesday morning, Governor Robert Bentley asked that Board Chairman Elton Dean and Vice-Chairman Judge Marvin Wiggins resign. More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:24:05 GMT
The College Career Ready Performance Index or CCRPI starts measuring students in kindergarten and follows them to their senior year of high school.More >>
The College Career Ready Performance Index or CCRPI starts measuring students in kindergarten and follows them to their senior year of high school, determining how well-equipped they are to succeed in higher education and finding a good job.More >>
WASHINGTON (CBS46) -
Atlantans traveled to be in the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders stood 50 years ago. Many believe now is the time to look at how far the country has come and to recommit to advancing the dream.
"I think Dr. King's message is as powerful today as it certainly was when he stood on the steps behind us 50 years ago," Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said.
Reed celebrated Let Freedom Ring with tens of thousands as the nation remembered the march, the man and the speech that changed our country.
"It's a powerful reminder that at the end of the day, Dr. Martin Luther King was reared, raised in Atlanta and really got his roots there, and from there a movement was launched and it changed the city, changed the state and changed the nation," Reed said.
Much of the message focused on realizing the dream, taking stock of where we are as a country, and working to advance the dream.
"I take away responsibility from the speeches. I think every generation has a responsibility to protect progress and strengthen the country by being inclusive," Reed said.
Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall has a special tie to this part of history. His grandmother marched on Washington. His dad was on Dr. King's staff. Hall felt he had to be at the Lincoln Memorial on this day.
"To now be a part of this movement that's pushing this country forward, it really is a testament to the progress that we've made," Hall said.
Hall represents the King Historic District. Hall believes without Dr. King's dream, he wouldn't have the opportunity to realize his dreams.
"We've made a lot of progress, and some people can't quite see it, but when you dig deep you see that we have come a long way. In this country I would not be a council member in 1963 in a city like Atlanta. There are big shoulders we stand on and a big responsibility we have to carry forward," Hall said.
The resounding thought from Atlantans and others, was they were part of history on the 50th anniversary, now they get to tell the story of what it was like to be here, 50 years later, still celebrating the dream, for decades to come.
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Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-07-22 10:26:05 GMT
On Monday, July 21 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Opelika Police Department received a call of a gunshot victim in the 500 block of Edmon Avenue. More >>
On Monday, July 21 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the Opelika Police Department received a call of a gunshot victim in the 500 block of Edmon Avenue. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile male suffering from a gunshot wound.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:32:04 GMT
Families in Alabama and Georgia are gearing up to go back to school and getting ready for the annual tax-free weekend, which gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers More >>
Families in Alabama and Georgia are gearing up to go back to school and getting ready for the annual tax-free weekend, which gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state sales tax.More >>