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Georgia boat owner finds invasive mussels on Tennessee boat

Apr. 22, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia officials who are trying to keep zebra mussels out of Lake Lanier and other bodies of water say a boat owner recently spotted the invasive mussels in a boat purchased from a Tennessee resident. Georgia Department of Natural Resources...

Georgia Tech structure certified as 'living building'

Apr. 22, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's not too often that tours of new buildings start with the toilets. But they're a big part of a different kind of building in Atlanta. And so, Shan Arora, who oversees Georgia Tech's Kendeda Building, troops visitors pretty quickly to a ground floor...

Appeals court won't review denial of firing squad request

Apr. 21, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court has declined to reconsider its earlier ruling that rejected the request by a man on Georgia's death row to die by firing squad rather than by the injection of a sedative. Lawyers for Michael Wade Nance argued that his veins are...

Young scores 25, Williams 22, Hawks defeat Magic 112-96

Apr. 20, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 25 points, Lou Williams added 22 in his best game since returning to Atlanta and the surging Hawks pulled away in the final period for a 112-96 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. The Hawks began the day clinging to the...

Church leaders seek Home Depot boycott on Georgia voting law

Apr. 20, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of religious leaders is calling for a boycott of Georgia-based Home Depot, saying the home improvement giant hasn't done enough to oppose the state's new voting laws. African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has...

5 men wounded in shooting at Atlanta apartment complex

Apr. 20, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Five men were wounded — and one is in critical condition — after a shooting in Atlanta, police said. The gunfire happened Monday night on the city’s southwest side, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The critically...

5 private Georgia colleges to require vaccines for students

Apr. 20, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Five Atlanta-area private colleges will require students to have received COVID-19 vaccinations before class begins next fall. Emory University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, the Morehouse School of Medicine and Spelman College made the...

Georgia man wounded in gunfight with deputy after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot a metro Atlanta man after officials say the man shot at a deputy during a manhunt. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 26-year-old Mario Paul Clarke was shot in Newnan on Sunday afternoon and taken by helicopter to an...

More state money keeps Lake Lanier project on track

Apr. 19, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A government agency planning a $155 million new hotel and conference center at Lake Lanier says another $21 million boost from the state is keeping the project on track. The Times of Gainesville reports the Lake Lanier...

Georgia's Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set...