State

July 25, 2018 - 3:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground state. Kemp, a two-term secretary of...
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July 23, 2018 - 4:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is the latest public figure caught with his pants down on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's new cable TV series, this time literally, as the state legislator exposes his bottom, speaks with a mock Asian accent and yells a racial slur all in the name of fighting...
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Amanda Cooper
July 20, 2018 - 10:04 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is in jail after putting the body of her newborn son in a freezer. Results of an autopsy to determine whether the boy was born alive are pending. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cites a Cobb County police arrest warrant that says 45-year-old Carol June Sautter...
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Amanda Cooper
July 18, 2018 - 6:21 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars. News outlets report that 53-year-old Jesse Randal Davidson was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in a Whitfield County courtroom to multiple charges, including criminal damage...
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(Photo Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta)
Maria Boynton
July 16, 2018 - 2:21 pm
When I first wrote (July 13, 2015) about NAACP Atlanta President Richard Rose wanting the generals sandblasted from Stone Mountain, it was met with much protest, including claims that the price tag to do so would be too high. Now, three years later, Rose says, "we continue to be on the side that...
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Photo Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
Amanda Cooper
July 13, 2018 - 5:09 pm
Atlanta Police has arrested Jayden Myrick, 17, for the armed robbery and shooting that involved several wedding guest. The incident occurred July 7th, at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. Police said that four wedding guests were robbed at gunpoint while waiting for an Uber outside the club. One...
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Amanda Cooper
July 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, “Do not eat this cereal.” The agency says...
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AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Cher
Amanda Cooper
July 09, 2018 - 5:36 pm
(AP) —Church groups and volunteers from several U.S. states are stranded in Haiti after violent protests over fuel prices have led to canceled flights. Volunteers from churches in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those who can't leave, according to newspaper and television...
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Amanda Cooper
July 06, 2018 - 5:52 pm
BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man is accused of biting a 14-year-old girl’s buttocks while swimming underwater at Lake Lanier on the Fourth of July. Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth says the girl was playing in the lake near the beach area of Lake Lanier Islands...
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Amanda Cooper
July 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — State investigators say a man who identified himself as an Air Force veteran has died after he lit himself on fire in front of the Georgia Capitol last week to protest the Veterans Affairs system. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted Tuesday that 58-year-old John Michael Watts...
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