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Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Based in Savannah, Emily Jones is a climate reporter for Grist and WABE News.

Georgia ‘refilleries’ are having a resurgence, helping customers cut back on plastic

By: - May 5, 2022

This coverage is made possible through a partnership with WABE and Grist, a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Outside a Savannah apartment building last Thursday, next to a food truck serving up po’boys sat a small box truck emblazoned with green leaves. Inside are wooden shelves of […]

Georgia lags in emission-cutting policies even as it lands major EV maker

By: - December 20, 2021

Electric truck manufacturer Rivian’s announcement last week that it would build a $5 billion plant in Georgia makes it the latest in a string of businesses promising green jobs in the state.  But while Georgia has welcomed solar companies, a large battery manufacturer and now Rivian, the state lags on policies that would help cut […]

Judge denies bond for defendants in Ahmaud Arbery murder case

By: - November 13, 2020

A judge denied bond Friday for Travis and Greg McMichael, two of the white men charged with the murder of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said there was evidence of a significant risk of danger to the community if they were released from jail. The judge previously denied bond […]

Bond hearing for Arbery defendants to continue Friday

By: - November 13, 2020

After a long day in court, a bond hearing for two of the white men charged with the murder of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery went into recess Thursday without a decision from the judge. The hearing will resume Friday at 10 a.m. Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan each face nine counts on […]

Ahmaud Arbery’s mom implores court not to release man who filmed killing

By: - July 17, 2020

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery on Friday implored a judge not to release the man who filmed the killing of her son, saying he remains unrepentant, dangerous and unapologetic six months after her son was killed. “What is to stop him from doing this again?” Wanda Cooper-Jones said. The emotional victim impact statement came in […]