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Cyclorama to be unveiled again amid diverging views of past

Feb. 22, 2019 1:06 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — At a time when counties, cities and states across the South are removing or covering up Confederate monuments, one of the world's largest paintings of the American Civil War will reopen to the public Friday. But the artwork was never intended to celebrate the Confederacy, historians say....

Electronic voting machines clear hurdles in Georgia House

Feb. 21, 2019 7:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under fast-moving legislation approved Thursday by a House subcommittee and then by the full committee. The full committee vote split 13 to 6 along party lines, with Republicans in support....

Hawks' G League affiliate in College Park named Skyhawks

Feb. 21, 2019 12:27 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks' new suburban G League affiliate will be named the Skyhawks. The team name announced Thursday recalls the former Hawks mascot Skyhawk, who was retired during the 2013-14 season. The College Park Skyhawks will share their team name with Point University in West...

THC found in food sample from school where students fell ill

Feb. 21, 2019 11:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators say THC has been found in a food sample taken from an Atlanta-area middle school where students were sent to the hospital on Valentine's Day. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Thursday that tests showed THC, the main psychoactive component in marijuana,...

Hawks sign former 2-way player Jaylen Adams to new contract

Feb. 20, 2019 5:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Jaylen Adams, originally signed to a two-way contract in the offseason, has agreed to a new full NBA deal. Adams signed the multi-year contract, announced by the team Wednesday, after averaging 1.3 points in 10 games with the Hawks. He is moving into a more prominent role...

Ivanka Trump visits Georgia in workforce development push

Feb. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EST

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — President Trump's oldest daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump toured a plant in Georgia Wednesday in a workforce development push. Trump's visit to a UPS driving training plant outside Atlanta with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp was part of an effort to show the administration's work on the...

Delta contractor to lay off 1,100 workers at Atlanta airport

Feb. 20, 2019 11:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that cleans the interior of passenger planes for Delta Air Lines says it's laying off more than 1,100 workers in Atlanta as the airline switches to a new contractor to perform the job. ABM Aviation says in a letter to the Georgia Department of Labor it will "cease providing cabin...

Auditors: Atlanta spends more overtime than similar cities

Feb. 20, 2019 7:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Auditors say the city of Atlanta spends more on overtime than similar cities around the country. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that auditors say the city paid $58 million to employees in overtime last year, in part because of generous overtime policies and mistakes. City auditors...

Georgia Senate committee approves Medicaid waiver proposal

Feb. 19, 2019 6:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A proposal to allow Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue Medicaid waivers from the federal government was approved by a Georgia Senate committee Tuesday. The Senate Health & Human Services Committee voted 9-4 to approve a bill authorizing Kemp's office to pursue the waivers after lawmakers sped...

Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing

Feb. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places with a history of discrimination, said several people who testified Tuesday during a congressional field hearing....