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Maria Boynton
April 30, 2018 - 3:45 pm
It's been a week since 25 year old Chikesia Clemons entered into an exchange of words with an employee of a Saraland, Alabama, Waffle House restaurant that resulted in her being arrested. The exchange was apparently over Clemons and a friend wanting to know why they were being charged $0.50 cents...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former medical examiner for several metro Atlanta counties was at the center of an opioid ring, writing prescriptions for powerful pain pills in exchange for sexual favors and nude photos, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Dr. Joseph Burton faces charges of conspiring to...
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February 28, 2018 - 6:17 pm
Dick's Sporting Goods is limiting the sale of guns, responding to the Florida high school shooting on February 14, 2018. Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of Dick's, one of the country's biggest sporting good chains, says the company will no longer sell assault-style rifles. With 5 stores in metro Atlanta...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of anti-gun protesters have descended on the Georgia Capitol, fighting through drizzling rain to lobby the legislature for stricter gun laws. Led by the advocacy group, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the gathering was joined Wednesday by several Democratic...
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February 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With Georgia having experienced a spike in both fatal crashes and auto insurance premiums, legislators advanced a proposal to make it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving. By a non-unanimous voice vote, a House committee on Wednesday voted in favor of a bill by Rep. John Carson...
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February 21, 2018 - 9:51 pm
The Atlanta Hawks accepted the #BlackPantherChallenge and will host a screening of BLACK PANTHER Wednesday at Atlantic Station for Atlanta-area youth and chaperones. Players Taurean Prince and Mike Muscala will speak with those in attendance and participate in a red carpet event and Q&A session...
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February 21, 2018 - 11:51 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The governor and lawmakers have announced a proposal to slash income taxes in Georgia in response to federal tax changes passed in December. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday unveiled what he called one of the largest income tax reforms in Georgia’s history. The governor’s...
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January 30, 2018 - 5:49 pm
Earlier this month, Smyrna became the first Georgia city to ban handheld devices for drivers, and Marietta may soon become the second. Under a proposed ordinance, which is nearly identical to Smyrna’s, operating your phone or other electronic device while driving without using speakerphone or a...
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