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Timber industry wants Georgia to branch out for future power

Apr. 21, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Representatives of Georgia's timber industry want its byproducts to help power the state. The plan involves branches and other scraps of wood — organic matter which could be turned into fuel, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported . Industry officials recently asked the Georgia...

Brown to be sworn in Monday as new Atlanta councilman

Apr. 21, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta City Council's newest member officially takes office on Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports businessman Antonio Brown will be sworn in as Atlanta's District 3 councilman during a 12:30 p.m. ceremony at Atlanta City Hall. Brown beat former Atlanta Public Schools board...

Yokna Bottoms Farm celebrates 10 years amid flood recovery

Apr. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — While driving around his six acres of fields in his pickup truck, Doug Davis talked about the losses at Yokna Bottoms Farm from February's record rainfall and flooding in Lafayette County. When the water receded and damage was assessed, it felt like a total loss. Floodwaters topped off...

Ferreira, Gonzalez help FC Dallas beat Atlanta United 2-1

Apr. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jesús Ferreira scored for the third time in four games and Jesse Gonzalez had seven saves in FC Dallas' 2-0 victory over Atlanta United 2-0 on Saturday. Ferreira, an 18-year-old homegrown, opened the scoring in the sixth minute. Michael Barrios shook a defender at midfield and raced...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house Friday in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

Walker's 2-run HR helps Diamondbacks sweep Braves, 4-1

Apr. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Christian Walker had no reason to panic when he struck out in his first three at-bats. As always, the rookie was saving his best swings for last. Walker continued his remarkable late-innings production with a two-run homer in the seventh, Luke Weaver got Arizona off to a good start and the...

After tough season, Falcons facing greater urgency in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons spent the past couple of drafts filling in the pieces on a team with championship aspirations. This time around, they're coming off a hugely disappointing season that turned up the heat on coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff. The Falcons have...

Jones' bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

Apr. 18, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Jones managed to lay off a couple of pitches he wanted to swing at before settling in against Jesse Biddle. Biddle couldn't find the strike zone, and Jones won the battle. "Obviously we've got scouting reports that say, 'Make him throw strikes, make him throw strikes,' " Jones said. "I...

Guard 'Ant Man' Edwards heads Georgia's signing class

Apr. 17, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Highly recruited 6-foot-4 guard Anthony "Ant Man" Edwards has signed with Georgia, giving the Bulldogs a headliner of its top recruiting class in at least 25 years. Edwards, from Atlanta's Holy Spirit Prep School, was a McDonald's All-American rated as one of the nation's top prospects....