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Trash on the beach: This may conjure an image of plastic bags or bottles washed up on the sand. But a lot of the plastic in the ocean is very small, even microscopic. It’s called microplastic, and a study of the Georgia coast finds that most it is coming from our laundry. The tiny threads of plastic out there floating in the ocean known as microfibers come from things like sheets and clothes.

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DeKalb County commissioners are expected to schedule a November referendum Tuesday for a special-purpose local-option sales tax, or SPLOST, more than 60 percent of which would be for transportation projects.

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DeKalb County Commissioner Steve Bradshaw said county voters tell him they want potholes fixed and roads resurfaced as soon as possible.

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In upcoming elections, Georgia's state ethics commission will audit the campaign fundraising reports of all major statewide candidates, according to its executive secretary Stefan Ritter.

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Some law enforcement agencies in Georgia say they're having trouble affording a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.

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Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul said his county has been seeing more opioid overdose cases.

Naloxone, or Narcan, is a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, but Sproul said his department can’t afford as much as he’d like to see for his agency.  

“It’s a very limited number. I mean, we’re not near where we need to be with it,” he said.

Daryl Fazio

Theatrical Outfit continues its season of conversation-starting plays with “Boy.” This time, conversations center on gender identity and love: of other people and of ourselves.

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Based on a true story, the play introduces Adam Turner as an adult and unfolds with scenes from his childhood. Born male, a doctor convinces his parents to raise him as a girl after an accident, a choice that leaves Adam (raised as Samantha) in search of a truer self.