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Warnock, Walker: Starkly different choices for Black voters

Dec. 05, 2022 06:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier for one of the original 13 states with a special election victory in January 2021, almost 245 years after the nation’s founding. Now he hopes to add another distinction by...

Heyward brothers lead Steelers to 19-16 win over Falcons

Dec. 04, 2022 23:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ironhead would've been proud of his boys. After a morning trip to their father's grave, Cameron and Connor Heyward played an inspired role in Pittsburgh's first winning streak of the season. Connor hauled in the first touchdown of the rookie tight...

Mariota's future unclear as Falcons drop to 5-8

Dec. 04, 2022 18:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Marcus Mariota doesn’t know how much longer he will be the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. Having overseen four losses in the last five weeks, Mariota played perhaps his worst game of the season in Sunday’s 19-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. ...

Atlanta house fire kills 2 during gas leak in front yard

Dec. 04, 2022 12:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta house fire killed two people over the weekend and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the agency announced Sunday. The fire involved natural gas, according to a tweet from the NTSB, which investigates pipeline mishaps. ...

In Georgia, how sports explain a political battleground

Dec. 04, 2022 09:37 AM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The reception area of a metro Atlanta office suite is a veritable museum of Herschel Walker’s football success for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the NFL. The office is part of the Atlanta Braves' real estate development in the Major League Baseball franchise's new...

No. 1 Georgia romps into playoff with 50-30 SEC win vs LSU

Dec. 03, 2022 23:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia swatted away the field goal attempt, the ball spinning to a stop at its 4-yard line. The LSU players trudged off the field, thinking the play was over. Christopher Smith knew better. He suddenly scooped it up and took off the other way, sprinting 96 yards...

Murray scores 34 points, short-handed Hawks beat Nuggets

Dec. 02, 2022 23:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Dejounte Murray scored 34 points, rookie A.J. Griffin tied a career high with 24 subbing for injured Trae Young and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. “I think we just showed how deep we are," Murray said. “Young...

Young sidelined with sore shoulder, the latest Hawks injury

Dec. 02, 2022 20:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young was scratched from the lineup on Friday night against the Denver Nuggets with right shoulder soreness, the latest blow to the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks were already without starters John Collins and De’Andre Hunter, who both underwent MRIs...

Distaste for Walker provides tailwind for Warnock in Georgia

Dec. 02, 2022 15:39 PM EST

MORROW, Ga. (AP) — It might go without saying that Democrats generally vote against Republicans. But in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff, it can hardly be overstated how much Democratic voters — and others — are driven by not wanting Republican challenger Herschel Walker to be their U.S....

Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...