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Georgia State Representative and Democratic candidate of District 44, Connie Di Cicco, center, looks on as her campaign manager, Katie Terry, left, hands out signs on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. Calling themselves sign ninjas, a group of people, including Di Cicco, routinely gather to trade and assemble campaign signs around their districts for local elections in Georgia and then venture out in the dark to install them along main thoroughfares. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Sign ninjas busy at night as Election Day fast approaches

Oct. 23, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — With Election Day fast approaching, the sign ninjas have only a few nights left to take action. They work best after the sun sets, gathering to trade and assemble campaign signs and then venturing out in the dark to install them along main thoroughfares. For weeks now leading up to...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2020, file photo, voters wait in line to cast their ballot early at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Ga. Black people are going to the polls by the thousands and waiting in lines for hours to vote early in Georgia. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP, File)

History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia

Oct. 14, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — They came by the thousands to vote early, descendants of slaves, children of the civil rights era and other Georgians standing in line for hours when all could have been somewhere else. Yet in a year when issues including prejudice, racial justice and voter suppression are at the...

In this photo provided by Ember Studio, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and his wife, Debbie Meadows, walk down the aisle at their daughter's wedding, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Atlanta. (Courtesy of Ember Studio via AP)

Newspaper: Trump official ignored virus rules at wedding

Oct. 8, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday. Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing...

Charisse Davis poses for a portrait on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. Davis was recently elected the only Black woman on the Cobb County School Board.

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

Sep. 17, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarten teacher and librarian, she was more accustomed to shuttling her two sons to basketball practice than being seen as a local...