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Georgia monastery welcomes additional solitude during COVID

Jan. 23, 2022 09:55 AM EST

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — The Monastery of the Holy Spirits outside Atlanta shut down public prayers and services and its gift shop, museum and food pantry when health officials urged people to shelter in place early on during the pandemic. The monks who live there told the Atlanta...

Sheriff agrees to improve jail conditions to settle lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2022 11:53 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has agreed to improve jail conditions for women with serious mental illness to settle a lawsuit alleging that prolonged solitary confinement and unsanitary conditions risked causing them serious psychological harm. Lawyers who visited the South...

Atlanta to spend more on tourism, seeking business travelers

Jan. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta tourism officials said Friday that they expect an increase in visitors later in 2022 after the the omicron variant of COVID-19 slowed the city’s tourism recovery during late 2021. WABE-FM reports that the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau announced...

Atlanta mother arrested after 1-year-old daughter dies

Jan. 22, 2022 10:58 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police have charged a woman with second-degree murder, saying her failure to secure her gun allowed another child to shoot and kill her 1-year-old daughter Amaiya Dachanel Williams, 22, was arrested on Thursday in connection with the Jan. 12 shooting. She...

Stray bullet kills English astrophysicist visiting Atlanta

Jan. 22, 2022 09:16 AM EST

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. (AP) — A stray bullet struck and killed an English astrophysicist while he was inside an Atlanta-area apartment, authorities say. Matthew Willson, 31, of Chertsey, Surrey, England, was visiting his girlfriend in the United States when he was hit by a bullet that...

Sisters raise $50,000 to help mother rebound from cancer

Jan. 22, 2022 00:03 AM EST

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The Scalise sisters from Smyrna fight back tears when talking about the day six years ago when their mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Samantha, Lauren and Emilie were only 15, 13 and 11. Mom Stephanie was 43 and had just seen her own mother through...

Young scores 28 as Hawks hold off Heat at the end, 110-108

Jan. 21, 2022 23:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 28 points, Kevin Huerter added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game after nearly blowing an 18-point lead in a 110-108 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. The Heat again were without star guard Kyle Lowry, who missed his...

Georgia hospitals warn of COVID-19 strain as wave crests

Jan. 21, 2022 18:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The latest surge of COVID-19 may have peaked in Georgia, but hospitals continue to warn of the strain they face from overloaded emergency rooms and inpatient wards, urging people to take precautions despite widespread fatigue with pandemic restrictions. Six...

NBA at 75: Wilkins soared in 1980s, often felt unappreciated

Jan. 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, the “Human Highlight Film," played his college basketball at Georgia and is best known from his NBA days as the biggest star that the Atlanta Hawks ever had. As part of an Associated Press series on the NBA at 75, Wilkins talks about what it was...

In Georgia, GOP upheaval over elections continues into 2022

Jan. 20, 2022 18:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The storm over how Georgia’s elections are run is far from abating, as Republicans echoing former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about a stolen 2020 election make new proposals atop last year's state law that set a benchmark for restrictive GOP voting changes nationwide. ...