Emily Cureton

Emily Cureton is the senior producer of "On Second Thought." She’s been with GPB since March 2017. Her prior experience spans producing public radio talk shows, newspaper reporting and studying foreign languages. She’s won awards in all three pursuits. More importantly, her work has driven civil conversations and held elected officials accountable. Emily has lived in New York, Texas, California and Oregon. She spent time in Russia, and road-tripped through Mexico and Central America. Emily always wants to hear about what’s going on where you live. If you’ve got an idea for GPB to cover, send her an email. 

Editor's Note: Savannah State police chief James Barnwell was placed on administrative leave with pay as of March 23, 2018. The university says it is conducting an internal investigation and declined to comment further on the matter. Attorney Abda Quillian now represents two female officers from the university force. She tells GPB News that the University System of Georgia is investigating two misconduct complaints they filed against Barnwell.

Hundreds of animals and their humans have evacuated to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricultural Center in Perry, Georgia, ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Horses are welcomed with a free stall, three bags of shavings and access to the arenas. State veterinary regulations are suspended for animals coming from Florida and within the state of Georgia. As of Saturday morning, nearly 200 horses were on site, with at least as many humans tending to them. Barn managers say the facility can hold 350 horses in stalls, but no one will be turned away.