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Atlanta school board says it will oust its superintendent when her contract ends in 2024

Jun. 02, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta school board members announced Friday that they're getting rid of district Superintendent Lisa Herring when her contract ends next year. Atlanta Public Schools Board Chair Eshé Collins, in a statement, didn't explain why the board decided to not renew...

Bond granted for 3 activists whose fund bailed out people protesting Atlanta 'Cop City' project

Jun. 02, 2023 16:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Friday granted bond for three activists involved in supporting the protest against a planned police and fire training center in Atlanta that opponents have derisively dubbed “Cop City.” Adele MacLean, 42, Marlon Scott Kautz, 39, and Savannah...

Gil scores twice in Revolution's 3-3 draw with Atlanta United

May. 31, 2023 21:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Carles Gil scored in the first minute of the match and again in the third minute of second-half stoppage time to rally the New England Revolution to a 3-3 draw with Atlanta United on Wednesday night. Gil scored unassisted 30 seconds into the match for the Revolution...

3 activists arrested after their fund bailed out protestors of Atlanta's 'Cop City'

May. 31, 2023 20:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Police on Wednesday arrested three Atlanta organizers who have been aiding protesters against the city's proposed police and fire training center, striking at the structure that supports the fight against what opponents derisively call “Cop City.” The Georgia...

Phillies 3B Alec Bohm has MRI, sits out again with tight hamstring

May. 31, 2023 19:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm is out of the starting lineup for the second time in three games because of left hamstring tightness. Bohm had an MRI on Wednesday and the Phillies were awaiting the results. Philadelphia manager Rob Thomson said it was...

Broncos sign kicker Elliott Fry after dumping veteran Brandon McManus

May. 31, 2023 17:25 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Elliott Fry will get the first chance to serve as Brandon McManus' successor in Denver after the Broncos signed the third-year kicker who has appeared in three career NFL games games with the Falcons, Chiefs and Bengals. The Broncos cut ties with McManus on...

Howard scores 20, Dream cruise past Sky 83-65

May. 30, 2023 21:40 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 20 points, Allisha Gray and rookie Haley Jones each added 13 and the Atlanta Dream eased past the Chicago Sky 83-65 on Tuesday night. Cheyenne Parker had 10 points and eight rebounds for Atlanta (2-2). The Dream made 18 of 24 free throws...

Dinosaur exhibition temporarily closes in Atlanta after intruders cause expensive damage

May. 30, 2023 19:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A dinosaur exhibition linked to the Jurassic Park movie franchise has temporarily closed its Atlanta location after police say people broke in and caused more than $250,000 in damage. Atlanta police say they responded Monday to a burglary call at the exhibition,...

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, still living 'happily at home' with her husband, The Carter Center says

May. 30, 2023 13:17 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dementia, still living 'happily at home' with her husband, The Carter Center says.

Public cost of Atlanta’s police and fire training center set to double

May. 27, 2023 14:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's proposed police and fire training center will cost taxpayers more than double the $31 million previously estimated by Mayor Andre Dickens' administration. City officials on Friday confirmed that there is a provision in the city's lease with the Atlanta...