Latest Atlanta News

Sisters raise $50,000 to help mother rebound from cancer

Jan. 22, 2022 00:03 AM EST

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The Scalise sisters from Smyrna fight back tears when talking about the day six years ago when their mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Samantha, Lauren and Emilie were only 15, 13 and 11. Mom Stephanie was 43 and had just seen her own mother through...

Young scores 28 as Hawks hold off Heat at the end, 110-108

Jan. 21, 2022 23:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young scored 28 points, Kevin Huerter added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game after nearly blowing an 18-point lead in a 110-108 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. The Heat again were without star guard Kyle Lowry, who missed his...

Georgia hospitals warn of COVID-19 strain as wave crests

Jan. 21, 2022 18:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The latest surge of COVID-19 may have peaked in Georgia, but hospitals continue to warn of the strain they face from overloaded emergency rooms and inpatient wards, urging people to take precautions despite widespread fatigue with pandemic restrictions. Six...

NBA at 75: Wilkins soared in 1980s, often felt unappreciated

Jan. 21, 2022 10:45 AM EST

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, the “Human Highlight Film," played his college basketball at Georgia and is best known from his NBA days as the biggest star that the Atlanta Hawks ever had. As part of an Associated Press series on the NBA at 75, Wilkins talks about what it was...

In Georgia, GOP upheaval over elections continues into 2022

Jan. 20, 2022 18:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The storm over how Georgia’s elections are run is far from abating, as Republicans echoing former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about a stolen 2020 election make new proposals atop last year's state law that set a benchmark for restrictive GOP voting changes nationwide. ...

Georgia DA asks for special grand jury in election probe

Jan. 20, 2022 18:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor looking into possible attempts to interfere in the 2020 general election by former President Donald Trump and others has asked for a special grand jury to aid the investigation. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday sent a...

EXPLAINER: What's a special grand jury and how does it work?

Jan. 20, 2022 13:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor who’s investigating possible attempts by former President Donald Trump and others to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia on Thursday called for a special grand jury to help move the case along. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis...

Georgia AFL-CIO endorses Democrat Abrams for governor

Jan. 20, 2022 13:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A federation of labor unions in Georgia is endorsing Democrat Stacey Abrams' campaign for governor. The Georgia AFL-CIO announced its endorsement at a news conference with Abrams in Atlanta on Wednesday. The federation also endorsed Abrams early in her previous run...

Young's scoring surge sends Hawks past Timberwolves, 134-122

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After leading Atlanta to back-to-back wins for the first time in almost two months, Trae Young wasn't ready to say the Hawks have regained last season's winning formula. It's far too early to talk about a return to the Eastern Conference finals for the Hawks, who are...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 19, 2022 17:53 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen-News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Expansion of free COVID testing program in North Georgia comes at an important time As the omicron COVID-19 variant burns through the country, many people attempting to get tested for the virus have found long...