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Hearings begin on Georgia Power proposal to raise rates 12%

Sep. 27, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — State regulators began hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.'s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years, setting up clashes over how much profit the utility should earn, how much solar panel owners should be paid and how rates should be structured. The...

Biden praises Braves' 'unstoppable, joyful run' to 2021 win

Sep. 26, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday the Atlanta Braves will be “forever known as the upset kings of October” for their improbable 2021 World Series win, as he welcomed the team to the White House for a victory celebration. Biden called the Braves' drive an...

Patterson again proves he's the Falcons lead running back

Sep. 26, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's time to put away any thoughts that Cordarrelle Patterson's move from wide receiver to running back was destined to be a short-lived experiment. The 31-year-old Patterson again showed he is more than a novelty item on the Atlanta Falcons' depth chart. He set a...

Ga Tech fires Geoff Collins in 4th season with 10-28 mark

Sep. 26, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins is out as Georgia Tech’s football coach, fired Monday in the midst of his fourth season after failing to make headway with a brash plan to turn the Yellow Jackets into a national powerhouse through branding and promoting Atlanta’s big-city culture. ...

False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms

Sep. 26, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Outraged by false allegations of fraud against a Georgia elections employee in 2020, Amanda Rouser made a vow as she listened to the woman testify before Congress in June about the racist threats and harassment she faced. “I said that day to myself, ‘I’m going...

Prosecutor might seek sharecropper's posthumous exoneration

Sep. 25, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia district attorney said he may revisit a decades-old case in which the state Supreme Court overturned three murder convictions of a Black sharecropper in the killing of a white man to determine whether the sharecropper deserves to be formally exonerated posthumously. ...

Hawks look to improve communication between coach, Young

Sep. 24, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are heading into training camp looking for a bit of a reboot. First up: improving the communication between coach Nate McMillan and star guard Trae Young. McMillan already got the ball rolling after the Hawks were eliminated in the...

Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale

Sep. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country's most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a...

Voting equipment to be replaced after 'unauthorized access'

Sep. 23, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state on Friday announced plans to replace election equipment in one county following “unauthorized access” to the equipment that happened two months after the 2020 election. A computer forensics team hired by allies of then-President...

Meneses' 8th-inning HR snaps Braves' 5-game winning streak

Sep. 21, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian Snitker wants the Atlanta Braves to pay closer attention when they're running the bases. A fifth straight postseason awaits the defending World Series champions, and the Atlanta manager knows the team can't afford to make mistakes on the basepaths. ...