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Georgia plans $1,000 bonuses to responders with federal cash

Sep. 27, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that he will use federal COVID-19 aid to pay $1,000 bonuses to every police officer, sheriff’s deputy, firefighter and emergency medical technician statewide. Kemp made the announcement flanked by House Speaker David...

Man accused of using Turkish background to defraud investors

Sep. 27, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal regulators have brought civil charges against a Georgia man they say defrauded investors who shared his Turkish cultural and religious background. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint Friday in federal court in Atlanta...

Braves, Phillies to go head to head with division in balance

Sep. 27, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are in an old-fashioned battle for the NL East title, with the wild card looking unlikely for whoever finishes second. They'll face each other in a three-game series starting Tuesday. Atlanta leads the...

South Fulton police recover 2 kids from stolen car

Sep. 26, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities have safely recovered two kids who were in a car that was stolen from a gas station, South Fulton police said. In a Facebook posting the police said around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday police responded to a call at a BP Gas Station...

Voter registration event set for Atlanta area rail stations

Sep. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's transit authority plans to host a nonpartisan voter registration event at several of its rail stations. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA, is set to host local nonprofit organizations who will help people register to...

Georgia child’s legacy seeks to aid families battling cancer

Sep. 26, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Alex Dexter never saw his second birthday, but his legacy could help bring a life-saving therapy to Augusta all while comforting other families battling cancer and serious illness. Dr. Erin and Chris Dexter created the AlexStrong Foundation in honor...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= ACE Charter 35, Wilkinson County 6 Adairsville 22, LaFayette 6 Alcovy 24, Rockdale County 6 Allatoona 35, Wheeler 13 Andrews, N.C. 41, North Georgia Falcons 16 ...

Alabama native portrays FDR in doc about his time in Georgia

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — James Fowler has managed to combine two things he enjoys — history and acting. “If you’re a history teacher, you have to develop a sense of the dramatic,” Fowler said. “You have to infuse drama into your lectures to make them more...

Home Depot to expand distribution system in South Carolina

Sep. 24, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Home Depot is announcing plans to expand its operations throughout South Carolina. The Georgia-based home improvement retailer will grow its distribution operations at facilities in Charleston, Greenville, Jasper, and Lexington counties, WIS-TV...

3 arrested in Tennessee, charged in fatal Georgia shooting

Sep. 24, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Tennessee and charged with felony murder in a shooting death this year in Georgia, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Jamar Quarles and two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, were located in Memphis and taken into custody,...