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Georgia man wounded in gunfight with deputy after manhunt

Apr. 19, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot a metro Atlanta man after officials say the man shot at a deputy during a manhunt. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says 26-year-old Mario Paul Clarke was shot in Newnan on Sunday afternoon and taken by helicopter to an...

More state money keeps Lake Lanier project on track

Apr. 19, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A government agency planning a $155 million new hotel and conference center at Lake Lanier says another $21 million boost from the state is keeping the project on track. The Times of Gainesville reports the Lake Lanier...

Georgia's Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set...

Reading, writing, renting: Atlanta units aimed at teachers

Apr. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A proposed apartment building in downtown Atlanta could feature 31 stories of teachers. Developers of the proposed $176 million project called “Teachers Village” say they plan to market 229 of the 438 apartments to Atlanta school system employees. ...

Savannah college plans largest US college movie studio

Apr. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Savannah College of Art and Design says it plans a expansion of its film and digital media studio that will make it the largest college movie studio in the country. SCAD says its Savannah Film Studios will include at 10.9-acre backlot, a new...

Restaurant owner gets $1.7M over claim of city harassment

Apr. 18, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta barbecue restaurant owner will get $1.7 million to settle a federal lawsuit claiming he was harassed by government officials and employees. The city of Stockbridge's insurer will pay the money to Arick Whitson, owner of Georgia...

COVID changed everything for Georgia group helping migrants

Apr. 18, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Rita Ellis got the call around 1:30 on a recent afternoon. Four men were being released from the Stewart Detention Center and were due to arrive in Columbus in less than an hour. The call was expected but came earlier than usual. A mass text went...

Republicans talk unity in Georgia but censure Kemp, others

Apr. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Kelly Loeffler had a warning. The former U.S. senator from Georgia, defeated in a January runoff amid Republican infighting, told her hometown GOP committee Saturday that only a unified party can avoid a repeat in the 2022 midterms. ...

Georgia governor gets GOP primary challenge from former Dem

Apr. 16, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Democrat Vernon Jones crowd-surfed across adoring Trump supporters in October after speaking at one of the former president's campaign rallies. Now the scandal-plagued politician hopes to surf their discontent to a Republican primary victory over Gov. Brian Kemp. ...

Giannis returns, Bucks cool off surging Hawks 120-109

Apr. 15, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109 Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had missed six games with an ailing left knee...