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Georgia at ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 7:25 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

Georgia school: 4 teens board school bus, attack kids inside

Nov. 19, 2019 4:10 AM EST

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Officials for an Atlanta-area public school say a group of older students boarded a bus and attacked elementary school students inside, sending one to the hospital. A statement from the Dekalb County School District obtained by news outlets says two middle school students, one high...

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 3:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College on Monday that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the...

Quinn hesitant to call Falcons’ 2 straight wins a turnaround

Nov. 18, 2019 5:40 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley has awarded himself an upgrade on his Twitter bio. The Falcons may soon deserve a similar rewrite on reviews of their once-dismal defense as they prepare to play Tampa Bay. Before McKinley got his long-awaited first sack of the season...

Atlanta to hold vigil for transgender victims

Nov. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The city of Atlanta is planning a vigil to honor transgender people who die in crimes. Transgender Remembrance Day will be held at Atlanta City Hall on Wednesday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports it will honor transgender people killed this year by hate crimes, mass murders or...

Last-minute audible: Kaepernick back to school for workout

Nov. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EST

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another surreal turn Saturday — a last-minute audible to nix an NFL-arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing display on a high school field in...

Atlanta looking for artists to design 2 street murals

Nov. 16, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta is searching for artists to design two street murals in the city’s West End as part of its Placemaking Program, which works to transform city streets and public spaces into cultural areas. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the murals will sit at the intersections of...

Plan would create a Marietta shelter for immigrant children

Nov. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A building in Marietta could be used to house immigrant children under a plan by a local nonprofit group. Freemont Grace Human Services has obtained approval from the city’s zoning department to refurbish an existing building and convert it into a shelter, The Atlanta...

Abrams’ group aims to reach Georgia voters who may be purged

Nov. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EST

Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization is aiming to reach Georgia voters who could be purged from the state’s election rolls as soon as next month. Fair Fight Action is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers coming out of Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta to make calls to...

Georgia ethics commission files lawsuit over Abrams emails

Nov. 15, 2019 8:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia ethics commission filed a lawsuit Friday seeking communications between Democrat Stacey Abrams’ unsuccessful 2018 campaign for governor and several third-party organizations. But Abrams’ former campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo said they’ve already turned...