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Georgia board picks 6 companies to sell medical marijuana

Jul. 25, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia board tasked with overseeing the state's efforts to get patients access to medical marijuana has approved the six companies that will be allowed to sell the drug, a major step to finally getting patients legal access to the medication. ...

Petersen steps down as coach of Dream for health reasons

Jul. 24, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream interim head coach Mike Petersen stepped down because of health reasons Saturday night and will be replaced by assistant Darius Taylor. “For health reasons that the grind of the WNBA season will not allow me to adequately address, I have...

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds

Jul. 24, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Federal officials already distributed two-thirds of the $4.2 billion that Georgia schools received under the American Rescue Plan, the relief...

Georgia's plan approved to spend $1.4B in federal school aid

Jul. 24, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has received approval for its plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. The announcement by the U.S. Department of Education was made Thursday. Most of the money is being directly allocated to Georgia’s...

Falcons' Smith faces difficult rebuilding task in first camp

Jul. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA FALCONS (4-12) CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Georgia LAST YEAR: The Falcons' first 0-7 start since 1997 led to the firings of coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. Interim coach Raheem Morris managed four wins, but that was not...

$1M in fines after nitrogen kills 6 at Georgia poultry plant

Jul. 23, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are proposing nearly $1 million in fines against four companies following a January liquid nitrogen leak that killed six workers at a Georgia poultry processing plant. U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh announced citations...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

Jul. 23, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A homegrown football hero and businessman supported by his longtime friend Donald Trump, Herschel Walker has an attractive profile for Republicans looking to reclaim a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia. But as he decides whether to run, a more complex picture...

3 decades later, Georgia man is charged with killing boy, 8

Jul. 23, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A convicted sex offender has been arrested more than 30 years after an 8-year-old boy was found dead in the woods of an Atlanta suburb. James Michael Coates, 56, faces multiple charges, including murder and aggravated child molestation in the 1988...

Kanye West unveils new album, Jay-Z track at listening event

Jul. 23, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

Kanye West barely said a word during his album listening session Thursday night, but the mercurial rapper still had most attendees standing on their feet while hanging on every word of his new project. West unveiled his 10th studio album, “Donda” in front of a packed...

Hospital seeks to identify patient unable to say his name

Jul. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia hospital is turning to the public for help in identifying a patient who has been unable to say his name or offer information about his identity. The man has been at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale south of Atlanta for nearly...