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Stone Mountain Village to hold 1st Juneteenth celebration

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — In the shadow of the world’s largest memorial to the Confederacy, the City of Stone Mountain will host its first-ever Juneteenth celebration this summer. City leaders hope the holiday event, which honors the end of slavery, will highlight...

Hawks win 120-108, overcome 50-point game by Bulls' LaVine

Apr. 09, 2021 23:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 42 points, Clint Capela had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a sizzling performance by Zach LaVine to beat the Chicago Bulls 120-108 on Friday night. LaVine scored 39 of his career-high 50 points in the first...

Acuña's 4 hits, including HR, lead Braves past Phillies 8-1

Apr. 09, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. and the Atlanta Braves put on quite a show for their first home crowd since 2019. Acuña had four hits, including a long two-run homer that gave Atlanta the lead, and made a leaping catch to support Charlie Morton's six strong innings,...

AP Interview: Stacey Abrams on voting rights, her next move

Apr. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is at the forefront of the partisan fight over voting rights and election law. The Associated Press sat down this week with Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in 2018 and a leading voice on ballot access, to talk about a...

J&J vaccine 'paused' after adverse reactions at Georgia site

Apr. 09, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people experienced “adverse reactions” on Wednesday. At least three other states — North Carolina, Iowa and...

Hawks F John Collins (ankle) to miss at least another week

Apr. 08, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins will be out at least another week with a sprained left ankle. The team announced Thursday that Collins has progressed to drills such lateral shuffling and individual court work. His status will be reviewed again in seven...

Atlanta United signs D Alan Franco as designated player

Apr. 08, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed Argentine defender Alan Franco as a designated player. The team announced Thursday that Franco signed a five-year contract as part of a transfer from Club Atletico Independiente of the Argentine Primera División. ...

Judge wants info on prosecutor request to recuse in cop case

Apr. 08, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is asking a district attorney who has tried to recuse her office from any prosecution of the Atlanta police officers involved in a fatal confrontation with Rayshard Brooks to provide evidence showing why she shouldn't be involved. Fulton County...

Arrested lawmaker vows to keep fighting Georgia voting law

Apr. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state lawmaker who was arrested at the state Capitol after the governor signed a sweeping new election law urged people on Thursday to continue fighting that law. Rep. Park Cannon, an Atlanta Democrat was arrested March 25 after knocking on the...

Georgia "open for business;" some experts say it's too soon

Apr. 08, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is declaring that “Georgia is open for business” as of Thursday, loosening the restrictions he imposed last year to control the spread of the coronavirus by letting people sit closer together at restaurants and gather in larger crowds. ...