Latest Atlanta News

Fulton board gets new chair as Georgia reviews its elections

Sep. 16, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Commissioners in Fulton County have picked a former Atlanta City Council president to lead their election board as a state panel reviews how elections are conducted in Georgia's most populous county. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted...

No. 6 Clemson hopes to continue dominance of Georgia Tech

Sep. 16, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 6 Clemson is looking for some consistency on offense. Facing Georgia Tech the past few years has typically helped the Tigers find it. Clemson (1-1) has won the past six games in the series, the past three in dominant fashion including a 73-7...

Swastikas, Hitler messages found at 2 Georgia high schools

Sep. 16, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Swastikas and messages praising Adolph Hitler have appeared at two high schools this month in a large public school system in the Atlanta suburbs, school officials said. Someone scrawled a swastika and “Heil Hitler” on a bathroom door at...

Tapia's tiebreaking single in 10th sends Rockies over Braves

Sep. 16, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley knew the wet conditions were going to make it tough to grip the ball. That didn't stop him and the Colorado bullpen from shutting down the Atlanta Braves. “There's not going to be any stat line that's going to say it was...

Josef Martínez scores twice, Atlanta beats Cincinnati 4-0

Sep. 15, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored a goal in each half and Atlanta United beat Cincinnati 4-0 on Wednesday night. Luiz Araújo opened the scoring for Atlanta (8-7-9) in the fifth minute, dribbling past two defenders near midfield and racing down the right side to...

Georgia school district mandates COVID-19 vaccines for staff

Sep. 15, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Employees in the Decatur school system in suburban Atlanta have until the end of October to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The move could set up a showdown with Gov. Brian Kemp, who issued an executive order in May that he says bans government...

Official: Reality TV star sentenced for Ponzi scheme, fraud

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former cast member on the reality television show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy and wire fraud related to a Ponzi scheme and related charges involving a fraudulent Paycheck Protection Program loan...

Falcons' Ryan, 36, calls Bucs' Brady, 44, 'great motivation'

Sep. 15, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Following a dismal offensive debut, the Atlanta Falcons seek comfort in knowing there are still 16 games to play. Then again, how many more seasons are left for quarterback Matt Ryan, now 36? With an eye on Tom Brady, this week's opposing...

Weekend blast: Gas now shut off to Georgia apartment complex

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Gas has been temporarily turned off at an apartment complex in an Atlanta suburb where a building partially collapsed during a weekend explosion, sending four people to the hospital. Atlanta Gas Light said inspectors have identified appliance and...

Rodgers, Story go deep, Rockies beat Braves 5-4

Sep. 14, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are playing the role of spoilers as they face NL East contenders on the road. Brendan Rodgers likes the vibe. “These are big games for us," Rodgers said. “We’re playing good ball right now after taking three of four from Philly....