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This Jan. 11, 2020 photo shows the Eastside Theater in Savannah, Ga. As the 1950s and ’60s found the Eastside Theater hosting the premiere entertainment for black Savannahians on the eastside, the following decades would not be as kind. While during its heyday, the theater would see matinee movies, live performances and 15-cent popcorn, the next decades would see the decay of the roof, the isolation of the property and the disappearance of its community purpose for the neighborhood. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Old theater faces uncertain future, possible disappearance

Jan. 18, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As the 1950s and ’60s found the Eastside Theater hosting the premiere entertainment for black Savannahians on the eastside, the following decades would not be as kind. While during its heyday, the theater would see matinee movies, live performances and 15-cent popcorn, the next...

These undated photos provided by Floyd County, Ga., Police show from left, Luke Austin Lane of Floyd County, Jacob Kaderli of Dacula, and Michael Helterbrand of Dalton, Ga. FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Friday, Jan 20, 2020, that agents assisted in the arrests of the three Georgia men linked to The Base, a violent white supremacist group, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder and participating in a criminal street gang. Details of their cases have been sealed by a judge, Floyd County police Sgt. Chris Fincher said. (Floyd County Police via AP

3 more linked to neo-Nazi group arrested in Georgia

Jan. 17, 2020 11:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three men linked to a violent white supremacist group known as The Base were charged with conspiring to kill members of a militant anti-fascist group, police in Georgia announced Friday, a day after three other members were arrested on federal charges in Maryland and Delaware. A senior...

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Jan. 17, 2020 9:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court on Friday upheld a ban on firearms at an upcoming pro-gun rally in the state's capital, an event that authorities feared could erupt in violence at the hands of armed extremists. The Virginia Supreme Court's decision came a day after gun-rights groups sued to...

Delta and its pilots ask mediator for help in contract talks

Jan. 17, 2020 7:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines and its pilots want a federal mediator to step in after eight months of negotiations have failed to produce a contract agreement between the airline and the pilots’ union. In a statement Friday, Delta said filing for federal mediation “allows both sides to have...

Atlanta United signs defender Castillo to bolster left back

Jan. 17, 2020 6:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United announced the signing of defender Edgar Castillo on Friday. The 33-year-old Castillo gives the MLS team a veteran left back to compete for playing time with teenager George Bello. Castillo spent more than a decade in Mexico's Liga MX before moving to MLS in 2018. He spent...

File-This Dec. 19, 2019, file photo shows Jenna Garland appearing in court in Atlanta. The ex-aide of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has requested a new trial to appeal her conviction for violating the state's open records laws.  Garland previously served as press secretary under Reed. She was convicted in December on two misdemeanor counts after she directed a subordinate to “drag out” a records request that a local TV station had made. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP,File)

Aide of former Atlanta mayor wants new trial in records case

Jan. 17, 2020 5:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An ex-aide of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has requested a new trial to appeal her conviction for violating the state's open records laws. Jenna Garland previously served as press secretary under Reed. She was convicted in December on two misdemeanor counts after she directed a...

Georgia says new voting system on track, critics skeptical

Jan. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is on track to have its new election system ready for the presidential primaries in March, lawyers for the state assured a judge Friday, but critics pushed for a more concrete backup plan in case things don't go as planned. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg tried throughout a...

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections, shows death row inmate Donnie Clevelan Lance, who was convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago. State Attorney General Chris Carr announced Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 that Lance, 66, is scheduled to die on Jan. 29, 2020, at the state prison in Jackson, Ga. (AP Photo/Georgia Department of Corrections)

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing 2 people

Jan. 17, 2020 3:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago is set to executed later this month. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is scheduled to die Jan. 29 at the state prison in Jackson, state Attorney General Chris Carr and Department of Corrections Commissioner...

Gov. Brian Kemp, center, is flanked by House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, right, and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan as he speaks during the State of the State address before a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Beyond teacher pay raise, agency cuts lurk in Georgia budget

Jan. 17, 2020 2:44 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After budget cuts hit Georgia state finances this year, Gov. Brian Kemp's budget proposal for the upcoming year projects that happy days are here again — for some. Teachers and state employees making less than $40,000 a year would get a raise. Schools, colleges, universities and...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken watches a drill during an NFL football organized team activity session at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken was named on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Georgia's Smart hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head...