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Board finds mayor's talk show doesn't break ethics rules

Apr. 19, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — An ethics board has dismissed a complaint that a south Georgia mayor violated the city's ethics language by making offensive comments on his politically conservative radio talk show. The Valdosta board voted 2-1 Wednesday, local news outlets report,...

Georgia's Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set...

Punter Pressley Harvin III is a big presence in NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

It wasn't just Pressley Harvin III's powerful right leg that NFL scouts wanted to see at Georgia Tech's pro day. They had to get a look at this plump punter's robust right arm, too. “I had a feeling it was going to come up,” said Harvin, the 2020...

Man dies after running from officers; police dog shot

Apr. 18, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man who shot a police dog as he ran away from a traffic checkpoint in Georgia was found dead by a SWAT team in the woods several hours later, authorities said. Members of the SWAT team said they heard a gunshot as they tried to talk to the man...

Reading, writing, renting: Atlanta units aimed at teachers

Apr. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A proposed apartment building in downtown Atlanta could feature 31 stories of teachers. Developers of the proposed $176 million project called “Teachers Village” say they plan to market 229 of the 438 apartments to Atlanta school system employees. ...

Advisory panel says to move Forrest statue to museum

Apr. 18, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

ROME, Ga. (AP) — An advisory committee says that a northwest Georgia statue of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest should be placed inside a local museum. The statue of Forrest, credited with being a founder of the Ku Klux Klan, was removed from its base in...

Savannah college plans largest US college movie studio

Apr. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Savannah College of Art and Design says it plans a expansion of its film and digital media studio that will make it the largest college movie studio in the country. SCAD says its Savannah Film Studios will include at 10.9-acre backlot, a new...

Legal community food fundraising competition set to begin

Apr. 18, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's legal community is getting ready to compete to see who can collect the most money to help stock the state's food banks. The 10th annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy kicks off Monday and runs through April 30. The campaign went fully virtual last...

Restaurant owner gets $1.7M over claim of city harassment

Apr. 18, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta barbecue restaurant owner will get $1.7 million to settle a federal lawsuit claiming he was harassed by government officials and employees. The city of Stockbridge's insurer will pay the money to Arick Whitson, owner of Georgia...

COVID changed everything for Georgia group helping migrants

Apr. 18, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Rita Ellis got the call around 1:30 on a recent afternoon. Four men were being released from the Stewart Detention Center and were due to arrive in Columbus in less than an hour. The call was expected but came earlier than usual. A mass text went...