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Kemp announces leader for rural economic development effort

Oct. 21, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The state is hiring a south Georgia economic developer to lead its efforts to bring more jobs and commerce to rural parts of the state. Gov. Brian Kemp and Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson announced Wednesday that Tift County's Brian Marlowe will be the new deputy commissioner...

Panel recommends renaming school honoring Atlanta editor

Oct. 21, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A committee is recommending that an Atlanta school now named for a newspaper editor who advocated for white supremacy after the Civil War be renamed for a Mississippi-born Black journalist who exposed atrocities including lynchings. An Atlanta school board panel recommended Tuesday that...

Police: Woman, 59, killed in drive-by shooting while asleep

Oct. 21, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Several shots were fired into an Atlanta apartment, killing a 59-year-old woman while she was asleep, authorities said. Eva M. Jones was killed Tuesday morning at her apartment on Cleveland Avenue, news outlets reported. Her death brings Atlanta's homicide count up to 116 this year, making...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger celebrates his home run with Enrique Hernandez against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 7 of a baseball National League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Arlington, Texas.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Football rules nationally, Dodgers in Los Angeles

Oct. 20, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers played for their season Sunday night on Fox, the seventh game of the National League Championship Series. Win and go to the World Series, lose and go home. At the same time, the Los Angeles Rams played a regular season game on NBC against the San Francisco 49ers, a...

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Macon, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

'Kamala' becomes a rally call against GOP senator in Georgia

Oct. 20, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are seizing on Republican Sen. David Perdue’s comments at a recent rally in which he made a spectacle of struggling to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, with critics accusing Georgia’s senior senator of mocking her and...

Man gets prison for sabotage that caused PPE delivery delay

Oct. 20, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former vice president of a medical device packaging company has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for sabotaging his former employer's electronic shipping records, which prosecutors said delayed the delivery of personal protective equipment to health care providers. Christopher...

Judge considers challenge to CDC order halting evictions

Oct. 20, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta is weighing a challenge to a Trump administration directive that halts the eviction of certain renters through the end of the year in an effort to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month issued an...

Metro Atlanta school system remains virtual citing virus

Oct. 20, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — One of Georgia's largest public school systems says it's continuing with online classes rather than traditional teaching because coronavirus cases in the area are still too high. The DeKalb County School District said Monday cases of the illness caused by the virus, COVID-19, aren't dropping...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Candidates in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Loeffler are set to square off in their first debate Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Loeffler faces a large field including Democrat Raphael Warnock and fellow Republican Doug Collins in a race for the seat she was appointed to 10 months earlier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Loeffler, Warnock, Collins spar in 1st Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins both accused the other of lying and touted their own conservative credentials in their first debate, while Democrat Raphael Warnock assailed Loeffler for associating herself with a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon...

FILE - Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux, shown in a Nov. 12, 2018 file photo in Lawrenceville, Ga., is running for a U.S. House seat representing suburban Atlanta’s 7th Congressional District, after narrowly losing the 2018 general election.  She debated Tuesday with her general election opponent, Republican Rich McCormick, as both vie for an open seat that includes parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Bourdeaux seeks Democratic gain in Georgia's 7th District

Oct. 19, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Even after gaining 41 seats in the U.S. House in 2018, Democrats believe there are chances to pick up more this year, including in the fast-growing suburbs northeast of Atlanta that make up Georgia's 7th Congressional District. College professor Carolyn Bourdeaux almost stunned...