Atlanta has the largest underground sex economy of any city in America. That's according to a report released in March by the Urban Institute.That economy grossed $290 million in 2007. As major highways like I-75 flow through Atlanta, so does the city’s sex trafficking. According to the FBI, connected cities like Augusta, Savannah and Macon are part of the route that pimps travel with their victims. A group of Mercer University students decided to address the problem of underage sex trafficking through peer leadership.
Animal welfare advocates in Georgia are frustrated. New state laws they had been pushing for went nowhere during this most recent legislative session in Atlanta. One bill would have made it a crime in Georgia to torture an animal even when no injury results.
The Junior League of Macon wants women to “Lean In” and read. The group is hosting a community-wide book club from now through May. The book is Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 best seller Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. Amanda Morris, with the Junior League says their goal is twofold.