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Mayor: Jackson-Ransom, former Atlanta first lady, has died

Feb. 02, 2023 19:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, a former first lady of Atlanta and ex-wife of former Mayor Maynard Jackson, has died, city leaders said Thursday. Current Mayor Andre Dickens said in a statement that Jackson-Ransom “was an incredible force of her own.” ...

Georgia House passes amended budget with cash for tax breaks

Feb. 02, 2023 12:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House on Thursday approved money for a $1 billion property tax break and $1 billion income tax break as part of a plan to amend this year's budget to spend another $2.4 billion in projected revenue. The Republican-controlled House voted 170-1 on Thursday...

Murray scores 21 points, Hawks roll past Suns 132-100

Feb. 02, 2023 01:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Trae Young rose up for a 3-pointer in the second half that left his hands way too hard, hurtling toward the basket before slamming off the backboard and through the hoop. Atlanta's star guard shrugged and ran back down the court with a sheepish grin. ...

Despite 'Cop City' protests, Atlanta moves forward with plan

Jan. 31, 2023 19:30 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In the wake of the shooting death of an environmental activist, Atlanta-area officials reiterated Tuesday that they are moving forward with plans to construct a huge police and firefighter training center that protesters derisively refer to as “Cop City.” Atlanta...

Today in History: JAN 31, US enters space age

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer...

Firefighters put out flaming breakfast at their own station

Jan. 31, 2023 10:11 AM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The smoke was coming from inside the fire station. Firefighters in suburban Atlanta returned from a call Sunday to find their own breakfast was in flames. The Times of Gainesville reports that a Hall County fire crew accidentally left the...

Osman ties career high with 29 points, Cavs rout Clippers

Jan. 29, 2023 22:24 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cedi Osman tied his career high with 29 points and matched the franchise record by making all seven of his 3-pointers as the Cleveland Cavaliers built a 40-point lead on their way to a 122-99 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. All-Star starter...

Almada relishes World Cup win, looks forward to MLS season

Jan. 27, 2023 15:52 PM EST

First, he cried with joy and shared the news with his family. Then, Thiago Almada needed to catch a plane. Quickly. The Atlanta United midfielder was called up to Argentina's World Cup squad as an injury replacement mere days before the team's opening game. "I was a...

State of emergency declared over Atlanta 'Cop City' protest

Jan. 26, 2023 17:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Thursday, giving him the option of calling in the Georgia National Guard in response to a violent protest in downtown Atlanta over the killing by authorities of an environmental activist said to have shot a state trooper. ...

Georgia agency approves rules for medical marijuana sales

Jan. 26, 2023 14:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Legal sales of medical marijuana oil could be only months away in Georgia after a state commission approved rules for testing, inspections and sales. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission voted unanimously to...